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Is the pandemic playing havoc with your period?

Before the advent of Covid-19, journalist Chrissie Russell (40) had a menstrual cycle you could set your watch by – now it is erratic and unpredictable. And she is not alone ...

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Some women have reported having two periods in a month and experiencing longer PMS symptoms

Some women have reported having two periods in a month and experiencing longer PMS symptoms

Some women have reported having two periods in a month and experiencing longer PMS symptoms

As I write this I’m currently on day nine of my period…and it showed up five days earlier than expected. This time last year such an occurrence would have been unthinkable. I had a 28-day cycle you could have set your clock by, five days of tampons in operation (three heavy, two light). Never exactly a delight to look forward to, but completely reliable and unremarkable. Then the pandemic hit and, along with so much of life, my menstrual cycle got thrown into chaos.

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Chrissie Russell

Chrissie Russell

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