Monday, 6 August 2012

Oh Yes It's Ladies Week!



Today has not been a good day. Nothing major - first day back to work after a week's holiday, dodging the random torrential rain shower, FOUR broody hens, a house that looks like a bombsite and a minor fallout with our new neighbours over some squashed plants.

And then, to top it all off Aunt Flo has come to stay and I feel tired and crap and unable to cope with all of the above.

It's a filthy lie that exercise helps period pain. It doesn't. Nor does drinking plenty of water, eating plenty of leafy green vegetables or any of those other 'helpful' tips that so called professionals (usually men) like to dole out.

So here are my own tips;

Dose up with painkillers
400mg Ibuprofen or Paracetamol/Codeine are my drugs of choice if there's no Feminax around. As often as you need them, don't deny yourself. If you really suffer there are some good homeopathic remedies around too eg calc phos. for backache.

Use heat
A hot bath with aromatherapy oil followed by bed/sofa with a hot water bottle helps me relax and makes me feel tons better.

Entertain/distract yourself
As many magazines as possible, a girlie film, box set or a good book can only make things better. Just have tissues at the ready.

Stuff your face
You already feel bloated so what's the problem? You want salt? Eat salt. You want sugar? Eat sugar. Go with it.

So here is tonight's dinner offering



A huge pile of mac'n'cheese as I was craving stodge. Normally I'd eat salad with this but not tonight my friends.

And if that doesn't work, there's always pudding






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