If you are a woman who still gets her period and you noticed a shift in your cycle, you aren’t alone. Many women have taken to social media and asked their followers/friends if they are experiencing what they are.
Some women after receiving their first Covid vaccine ( including me) have seen a difference in their cycles…. even dealing with Covid Stress before the getting the vaccine has had an effect on their menstrual cycles.
Menstruation is a complex process, which can be influenced by many factors, such as environmental changes, stress, sleep and some medications. The lining of the uterus, is considered to be an active part of the immune system. When your immune system is ramped up because you’re vaccinated or sick, you may experience changes in how the endometrium reacts. ( As one OBGYN pointed out)
There are some things you can do if you are experiencing changes in your cycle:
- If you have pain, take anti-inflammatory over-the-counter medications.
- A heating pad or hot bath can ease menstrual cramps.
- Psychological stress can impact your flow, so try your best not to get over stressed by doing yoga, meditating, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep.
If your period is out of whack for a couple cycles, then please contact your doctor.