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Hey loves!

Hope you’re enjoying the new week we’re blessed to have. Today I’m adding something new to the lifestyle/beauty column, I’m talking about being woman and the joys and sometimes pains of that. Specifically I am talking about when Aunt Flo decides to visit and just some ways we can try to push past the suffering.

The Uneasy Start

We’ve all been there, that seriously un-easy first time of experiencing our menstrual cycles. If I am completely honest, I don’t really remember the first day it happened, but I do remember that I was not thrilled that it arrived. I was around 11/12 or so and I was pretty embarrassed that it came, lol.

After moving past the awkward fact that yes, this is normal and it will happen (granted my mom prepped me countless times – still doesn’t change the fact that I wanted no parts of it), I realized another reason to hate on Aunt Flo was that she causes some real pain and discomfort.


I don’t know about you, but every time Aunt Flo decides to show up I feel as though I am in my own personal World War 3 with myself. I am hitting walls to deflect pain, I’m all nauseous and extremely bathroom bound for fear that I may just die from excruciating pain, and of-course hugs hurt too, because let’s face it the girls get super tender.

  • Tender boobs
  • Nauseous
  • Excruciating Pains in abdomen
  • Severe pain in my joints
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Insomnia
  • Easily Flustered
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Like seriously, Aunt Flo has me looking crazy each month lol!

Tell me below, what are your symptoms?

Some Solutions

So far nothing as really helped my situation completely. I do natural remedies mostly because for years I was a pain-killer-pill junkie and that did nothing for me, except I think to add to more problems in my body. Now I am frequent user of natural Ginger tea with some honey, I also like eating some bananas during that time of the month and recently I came across a new supplement called Violet Iodine.

Violet iodine is a molecular iodine supplement that, when taken daily, alleviates the most common symptoms of premenstrual breast discomfort, including swelling, tenderness, aches and heaviness and it promotes optimal breast health. Visit for more information. I’m pretty excited about the Violet iodine supplement and how it can help me feel a bit better during that time of the month and beyond. I’m over the boob pain!

What do you use?

Thank you Violet iodine and Blogger Babes for this wonderful opportunity. Let me know what you think by tagging #HugsShouldntHurt on Facebook and Twitter.


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~Hope you enjoyed! Till next time stay lovely and afroniquely you!

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xoxo Shae

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