Hello! I've been ill recently and I've suddenly realised it's probably period-related, as I've started having them again in the last year or so after years on the injection. This made me realise I haven't learned anything new about periods since my days of 'have you started yet?' PSE lessons and Just 17 magazine (and the excellent Mooncup thread a while ago). So I thought it would be helpful to pick up some advice/tips here.
On Monday morning I started throwing up (was sick five times in total) and I ached all over and was exhausted, and thought I must have norovirus or something. The next day I felt a bit better but still rough, and my period started. I've had the same thing before in the past (not every month though) but never connected it together. So I did some research to find out if being sick could be connected to periods, and found loads of things saying it's massively common (I had most of the primary symptoms here: http://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory/d/dysmenorrhoea)
How did I not know about this?! At least now I know what it is so can try and manage it. I've been taking ibuprofen, but I still feel quite sick. I presume some of you here must get the same symptoms, so any advice for what you do to deal with it?