If you’re a woman who goes through the harrowing realities of bleeding for a week-a week and a half every single month–you know it’s no day at the damn beach. Yes, while having your period is a universal norm for women everywhere, it’s also true that some women suffer from debilitating period cramps. When I was younger, my cramps were so bad that on the first few days of my cycle, I couldn’t leave my bed or my heating pad–the struggle was real. But, you know how society is when it comes to women and pain–it’s never “that bad” and we’re just being “babies.” Now, one doctor is saying that period cramps can be as painful as a heart attack–and every woman is like “duh.” For years, some women have suffered from such pain, without any true form of research, prevention, or aid into the problem. After the doctor had published the statement, many people on the Internet reaction accordingly.
And it only took 100,000 years for men to admit we weren’t making it up about painful periods… pic.twitter.com/QjVkPm67Mh
— Dr. Dina McMillan (@drdina1) March 1, 2018
Which is why women should have birth control accessible to them, which is used to manage the pain. Also: WE ALREADY KNEW THIS ? https://t.co/xB3EjFgC9f
— Phillipa Soo (@Phillipasoo) February 28, 2018
After millions of years of human menstruation, doctors finally conclude that period cramps can be as painful as a heart attack. Said every person with a uterus ever: pic.twitter.com/JJewgna9uP
— Riley (@rileyisokay) March 2, 2018
“menstrual cramps are as painful as heart attacks”
id like a lil acknowledgement that I’ve been having a heart attack at work or school once a month for 26yrs
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) February 28, 2018
It’s 2018 and a doctor had to come out and say that menstrual cramps are painful for men to believe that they are. ? as if women haven’t been saying this since the beginning of time.
— anita (@theanaXO) February 28, 2018
Then how come my uncle had 3 and my grandma had 2 yet they survived ? must’ve been heart cramps?
— ??♀️✨ (@InaayaMirza) February 28, 2018
If a man doesnt understand it's like getting kicked in the balls all day! If you experienced this you would demand companies give man off at least 4x a month with pay. Forget if they got pregnant. If man had to go thru all this healthcare would be so different. pic.twitter.com/gepvfQ7CqZ
— Venda Breadling (@MsBreadling) March 1, 2018
I can’t stop laughing at all the comments from cis men denying that period cramps are as painful as people with a uterus say.
I’d be intimidated too if I suddenly realized a large portion of the population deals with heart attack-levels of pain regularly and survives.
— Jocelyn Galey ✨? (@miss_galey) February 28, 2018
*doctors say that menstrual cramps can be as painful as a heart attack*
men: but are heart attacks even that painful..?
— ✨ irelyne ✨ (@irelynelavery) March 2, 2018
I saw doctors ruled period cramps as painful as a heart attack and I just wanna say bout fucking time.
— kat (@_imKaylee) March 1, 2018
So it really just hit me that guys really don’t know how serious and painful cramps can be when a girl is on her period ??♀️??♀️??♀️??♀️? like gtfomf, stop talking, don’t even breathe ?
— Neno Nero (@TUFF_LOVE92) March 1, 2018
I wish I could show this to my male principal in hs who told me that missing school bc of my period wasn’t a “valid excuse”.
— Tamizzle ✨ (@tmhsxoxo) March 1, 2018
"In fact, ignoring women's pain has been a concerning medical practise for, well, forever" https://t.co/Lh8Gr4eBfr
— susan ev ??? (@susan__ev) February 28, 2018
Mine were so bad I twice fainted. Every month sheer torture for at least 24 hours. Menopause came as a blessing.
— Pauline Dear (@PaulineClaraMar) March 1, 2018
We've beeeeeen saying ☹️??
I was once sedated because the pain was so excruciating, the only way I couldn't "feel" it was if I was sedated. https://t.co/lPQrfpHDcg
— Ottilia Anna M ? (@MaS1banda) February 27, 2018
Tbh at times I’ve had cramps so painful that I was sweating, dizzy, and almost blacked out. One time I remember literally crawling from the bathroom to my bed because I knew if I tried to walk, I would faint. I don’t think this is an exaggeration. https://t.co/cK6JkTsxhb
— Mariessa ❤️ (@MariessaChyanne) March 1, 2018
Men in a nutshell: they always know more than you even when they don't. ESPECIALLY when they don't.
— Tymia (@tymiataylor) February 28, 2018
When I was in labor and the midwife said, push, and I said, you mean the contractions are over, and she said, yes…at that moment, I realized that all those years, my menstrual cramps had been more painful than giving birth: https://t.co/7vx8MSmsST
— bhanu kapil (@Thisbhanu) February 28, 2018
Scientist have come to the conclusion that menstrual cramps can be as painful as heart attacks, now fucking tell me that just bc I'm on my period doesn't mean I can't be a bitch.
— El (@ell1e24) March 1, 2018