What to expect on your first period… Some may have already started, many have not.. But either way, it’s good to be prepared, right? Well, today I’ll be explaining to you what to expect on your first. Let’s get personal here lol….. The first time I found out I had started, the day was NOT GOOD AT ALL…. It all started during lunch… I was simply eating my lunch, talking, laughing, LIVIN’ LIFE TO THE FULLEST when all of a sudden, my stomach started hurting REALLY bad.. After a while though, it went away, so I thought that maybe it wasn’t anything big so I didn’t put much thought into it.
I went back to laughing and I was just fine.. After lunch, we have specials (which varies from PE, Music, Art, or Technology), that day I had PE. I know what you’re all thinking. “OMG, DOING PE ON A DAY THAT YOU’RE ON YOUR PERIOD?!?! I feel so bad for you!” . Actually, it’s great to do exercise while you’re on it (trust me, my doctor told me lol). Anyways, back to the story.. I obviously didn’t know that I had started and not even thought of the fact that I might’ve started, popped into my head. PE went along just fine; I ran, I played volleyball, etc… Then came Reading& Writing.. As I went into writing and sat down, my stomach starting hurting again, but this time, it did not stop what so ever, until I placed myself in a position where I felt comfortable and it also didn’t hurt. I probably moved to 5,000 different positions when it hurt … I came out of Writing and when I stood up, I had realized that it went away so I went on with life and started talking with my friend, again laughing (BTW, shoutout to my #1 since day one,, ryan, and yes she’s a girl not a guy…. but anyways we laugh like 24/7 together so that’s why I’m always saying “then I went on laughing” lol ). After, I had sat down at my seat, our teacher told us that we were doing Benchmarks, which if you don’t have this at your school, it’s basically a long test that isn’t graded, but used to test our knowledge from that month (we take it every month). All of us obviously groaned… UGH! lol,, As soon as she had said that, for some odd reason, there it went again, my stomach, I decided to leave it alone but after 10 minutes of pain, I asked if I could go to the restroom. I walked in that restroom thinking that I was about to vomit (whoever knows me that well, knows that I have a phobia of throwing up) so I was on the verge of crying,don’t judge lol. I decided to go pee and maybe I’d feel better, only to see RED inside of the toilet, I started freaking out, thoughts running through my mind like how will I tell my mom, will I have to wear a tampon…Finally, I decided that I would just put toilet paper on my underwear and just leave. Right when I was walking out, I saw Ryan walking towards the restroom asking me “Are you okay?” I said “Yeah! never been better, there were just so many people going in” (which actually was not a a lie btw lol) and she said that our teacher was worried and had her check up on me to see if I was okay.. But I wasn’t.. I was SCARED AS HECK… Class suddenly ended, and I felt like I was about to puke.. I ran out, grabbed my sister and ran towards the car. As soon as I opened the car door, BAM, *BLARGGG*
That is the story of my first time, do you dare to tell yours? So, what to expect?
- Pain or discomfort that can vary from person to person, I take ibuprophen and it works like a charm, I also bought myself a heat pad that I place on my stomach and it helps relieve pain, you can also use a a warm towel.
- Blood, lol yes blood and don’t freak out that is totally normal, that is what the period is all about, lol and you will have it every month.
- You can’t stop your life just because of your period, like I said you will have it for many, many years every month for at least 4 days and you can’t stop your life because of it. You are not sick, so try to keep your life as normal as possible.
- Try to memorize or write down the day of when your period came, this will help you be prepared for what is coming, but it is a good idea to keep a pad in your backpack just in case. The first couple of months, your period will be crazy, so don’t be worried if you “skip” a month, that is normal and it’s just your body adjusting to the new you..
- Keep a nice hygiene, take a bath, use deodorant, lotions, foot powder; the change in your body may affect other areas with a not so pleasant smell (you know what I mean)
- Tell your mom, seriously, this is normal and you will need to go shopping for pads which for me is not very comfortable yet.
- Get your self different pads for the different flow days and long ones to use at night.
- Take a lot of water and eat healthy- yes that includes broccoli and spinach, because if my mom made me eat it you should too, lol