02-02-2008, 12:32 PM
Dear Miranda and Silent Wolf (and everybody else): First of all, I'm so sorry you've had such awful experiences. I've also been through all those things you descibe. I've had the killer cramps (and needed the heavy duty pain killers) and the extremely heavy flow and the extra-long periods. You name it, I've had it.
But I still insist that our society' attitude (aided and abetted by the mega pharmaceutical companies and medical supply houses) encourages females to see their reproductive cycles as a nuisance and worse.
I also think the medical profession is extremely lazy and should be researching the causes of painful and unpredicatable cycles and trying very hard to find real cures for these things. I mean real cures that fix the underlying hormonal problems and not just bandaid remedies that cover up the symptoms and leave the underlying problem to fester.
PS: the ground hog saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter!