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Surviving Your First Period

Updated on January 24, 2019
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Brianna is a working mom with 25 years of general life experience. She has a little girl and several exotic pets.


As you grow older and your body matures, it goes through many changes. For some that may be fantastic and for others, not so much, but it’s innevitable. This article contains some tips, tricks, and helpful information to make this an easier experience.


Be Prepared

People are beginning their period at a much younger age than they did “back in my day” which means you never know when it will hit. Make sure you are prepared to deal with what may come.

Make sure to have some products handy. Always have a pack of pads or tampons available. Keep a pack under your sink and have a couple in your purse or backpack for when you’re on the go. Also try to bring a spare pair of underwear just in case the ones you’re wearing become soiled. Make sure there are always Tylenol, Midol, or any other pain reliever available at your house.

If there are no other bio-females in your household, this can feel embarrassing to ask for, but it is very important and having a period (or the possibility of it) is nothing to be embarrassed of.


Having the products available is fantastic, but you also need to know how to use them. Each type of item has a little information and direction booklet inside. Make sure to read them thoroughly, so when the time comes, you aren’t fumbling with the product as much. They still take some getting used to, but knowing what to expect helps a lot. Look up some more information online as well, the internet is very helpful when it comes to anything and everything. This may even help you decide what products you will want to use.

Know the Symptoms

its very important to know your body and what it’s trying to tell you. Periods can follow different signs, but there are a few common ones to look for.

1. Cramping in your lower stomach

2. Feeling like you have to poop constantly, but not being able to go.

3. Lower back aches

4. Moodiness/mood swings

5. Feeling generally bad

These symptoms could also be signs of illness, so if you get concerned, please speak with a doctor or your parents if you have a fever or feel worse than mild symptoms. It’s also a good idea to do more research to know what to expect.

Mid you start feeling anything like this, make sure you bring your tampons or pads anywhere you may go.

Thank You

Thabk you for reading. I hope this helps you on your joirney into adulthood. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below and I will try to answer them to the best of my ability. In no way am I a doctor or medical professional, but I do have about 16 years of experience in having periods. Have a great day!

© 2019 Brianna Knight


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