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5 Period Symptoms Not To Ignore

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5 Period Symptoms Not To Ignore

If you’re googling “period symptoms not to ignore”, you are my girl!!! I’m proud of you wanting more out of your life and better periods and not settling for the “norm”. Because let’s be honest, the “norm” is taking Advil + Midol because it’s the time of the month. There is so much more to it than that! We’ll uncover what period symptoms not to ignore + why and the next steps you should be doing to figure out your body!

Your body is desperately shouting out SOS + we’re here to listen + learn! It’s pretty incredible in what it tries to speak out to you when you take time to listen.

Period Symptoms Not To Ignore

Painful Cramps

While we’re taught that the answer is popping Midol for your painful cramps, this is A HUGE SOS that the body is trying to tell you something. When women are struggling with painful cramps, there is a higher chance of estrogen dominance. Painful cramps can also signal there are high levels of prostaglandins.

Prostaglandins are fats that have hormone-like effects and certain kinds of prostaglandins are inflammatory, which causes the issue here!


Speaking of too much prostaglandins, that’s what causes diarrhea before/during your period. You might be thinking “why the heck do I have prostaglandins if they cause so many issues?!” They are a natural result of your body stimulating to shed your uterine lining, but too much can be a bad thing.

Tackling inflammation utilizing food as medicine + potentially even taking some supplements can encourage better balance here!

Tender Breasts

Ever have those tender boobs before a cycle? Nothing like feeling icky up top! Tender breasts are also a sign of estrogen dominance. Breasts are a very sensitive to hormonal changes! So, if you’re having really sore breasts and nipples before your start bleeding, remind yourself this is SOS!

Extreme Mood Swings + Severe Headaches

Mood changes throughout your cycle is normal, but if they are severe enough – this ISN’T normal. You shouldn’t be hitting rock bottom depression or super high anxiety where it is affecting your day to day life. You may be a little emotional before you start your period, but if people are avoiding you due to your mood swings, this is SOS.

Severe headaches can happen throughout the cycle, but commonly happen right before you start bleeding or during your bleed. This is usually due to hormones dropping and your body being sensitive to that. If it’s happening during your bleed, iron levels could also be affecting this + potential supplementation is necessary for before/during your bleed {DO NOT SUPPLEMENT WITHOUT TESTING!}

Are you ready to take charge of those period symptoms not to ignore?

We hope you are! The next steps in figuring out exactly what your body and hormones is doing is booking a free 15-minute call with our team. In this call, we learn more about you, create a game plan on what we should do, + get you onboarded on our platform! We are eager to help you take back your period + start thriving even during your period!

Lahana Vigliano
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Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).