Other common changes...

  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness/ low blood sugar
  • Fuzzy brain
  • Sensitivity to light/ sound/ odour
  • Fatigue
  • Temperature control
  • Sleep problems
  • Vaginal infections

Tips and tricks...


An uncomfortable feeling of being unable to be still and relaxed, or feeling as though you’re on edge and something is about to, or needs to, happen.

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Fatigue can be described as a unusual feeling of tiredness, without an obvious cause like extreme exercise, or a missed night’s sleep.

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Dizziness/ low blood sugar

Feeling lightheaded, off balance, that your surroundings are spinning (also known as ‘vertigo’), or that you might faint, or need to eat some food.

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Temperature control

Internal body temperature changes throughout the menstrual cycle, usually peaking during the 14 days before menstruation.

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Fuzzy brain

Difficulty concentrating (aka ‘fuzzy brain’) is a normal occurrence for everyone; the most common causes are tiredness, emotional stress, or dehydration.

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Sleep problems

This could be an inability to get to, or stay, asleep for very long ( insomnia), or sleeping too much, especially during the day (hypersomnia).

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Sensitivity to light/ sound/ odours

Sometimes ‘triggered’ by foods or drinks, or behaviours e.g. alcohol (especially red wine), caffeine, an empty stomach, too much or too little sleep, or stress.

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Vaginal infections

The two most common forms of recurrent vaginal infection are Thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis (BV).

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Relevant blogs...

Washing your lady bits (vagina and vulva)… The facts.

The menstrual taboo, plus the sexualisation of the female body, means that most of us do not know how to keep the vagina and vulva clean and healthy

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Know thyself! The importance of tracking the menstrual cycle.

Tracking your menstrual cycle really can; save your life, improve your health and wellbeing, and inform your doctor's diagnosis.

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6 breath-taking facts about asthma and the menstrual cycle…

Of all menstrual cycle-related health issues, asthma really ought to be the best known. And yet, very few asthmatics are aware of how their cycle can affect them.

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