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Yeah, I definitely seem to have issues that are related to menstruation. Sometimes a few days before my period is when I’ll get itchy (typically only for a day or so), but never right before my period. I’m actually the most itchy the first two days of my period, which is annoying, because it’s already so awful! Once the heavy bleeding dies down, the itching stops.
I stopped using tampons because I know they can lead to yeast infections, and have been using organic cotton pads. But I just bought a LadyCup (menstrual cup) which I am definitely going to try when I get my period. It sounds like it is much healthier…now I just have to get more comfortable putting it in and taking it out!
It’s so annoying because there is nothing we ladies can do about our hormones changing…as strict as I am with the diet, I think my hormones may be giving me issues. I asked my dr. to test my estrogen and progesterone..I don’t know if that will provide any helpful info or not but thought it might be interesting to see if they are out of whack or if one is much higher than the other causing problems.