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How Twitter Reacted When A Doctor Said Period Cramps Are As Painful As An Heart Attack

by Elzaan Van der merwe

Period cramps are something women worldwide are struggling with each and every month. We sometimes see it as a punishment for being a woman or not being pregnant. Some women have it worse than others, where they are immobile for a whole day.

But still, this is so under-researched and frown upon by men saying "It's not that bad" but they have no idea what it feels like. That is why a doctor did research on period cramps and compared it to the pain of a heart attack. This statement has raised confrontations and a lot of questions that women have been keeping buried all this time.

Like why is women's pain not taken seriously? Why do we have to keep quiet, take a pain pill and go on with our daily activities? Would it have been an issue if men had to deal with it? These questions have prompted further research into the subject and hopefully, doctors and employers will start taking it seriously.

It's not a fun thing to have and even though women have a high tolerance for pain, we still experience it on a much more intense level than men. Most people are uncomfortable when it comes to discussing periods and don't want to get involved when social media is buzzing with it. It took one man to realize that maybe this is as bad as they say and it took Twitter by storm with women all over sharing their stories.

Marie Claire posted the article on Twitter

Marie Claire posted the article on Twitter
via: Twitter

This post received a lot of tweets from women and some men, asking questions and sharing their period cramp experiences.

No one has survived a heart attack? Are you sure?

No one has survived a heart attack? Are you sure?
via: Twitter

It took them 100,000 years

It took them 100,000 years
via: Twitter

Heart attacks are nothing to be afraid of now

Heart attacks are nothing to be afraid of now
via: Twitter

Not a valid excuse

Not a valid excuse
via: Twitter

And if a man had it?

And if a man had it?
via: Twitter

Menopause is a blessing!

Menopause is a blessing!
via: Twitter

They always seem to know better

They always seem to know better
via: Twitter

Heart attacks are only for men

Heart attacks are only for men
via: Twitter

Every person is different

Every person is different
via: Twitter

They finally caught up to us

They finally caught up to us
via: Twitter

The pain is everywhere!

The pain is everywhere!
via: Twitter

Our pain is being validated. Get out the tissues ladies!

Our pain is being validated. Get out the tissues ladies!
via: Twitter

Crying in bathrooms were our lives back then

Crying in bathrooms were our lives back then
via: Twitter

Show to all of them

Show to all of them
via: Twitter

It's not that painful, please!

It's not that painful, please!
via: Twitter

You better, boy!

You better, boy!
via: Twitter

Are you a doctor then?

Are you a doctor then?
via: Twitter

Cramps are nothing if you are not experiencing it

Cramps are nothing if you are not experiencing it
via: Twitter

What a great nurse she was

What a great nurse she was
via: Twitter

Now, this is a man you need in your life ladies

Now, this is a man you need in your life ladies
via: Twitter

No joke, indeed!

No joke, indeed!
via: Twitter

We can never be over dramatic when it comes to periods

We can never be over dramatic when it comes to periods
via: Twitter

Women power!

Women power!
via: Twitter

We are used to hell already

We are used to hell already
via: Twitter

Like a balloon bursting

Like a balloon bursting
via: Twitter

And may more realise it

And may more realise it
via: Twitter

They were supposed to understand the most

They were supposed to understand the most
via: Twitter

Not at all

Not at all
via: Twitter

Truly terrible

Truly terrible
via: Twitter

Pfft it's worse than muscle cramps

Pfft it's worse than muscle cramps
via: Twitter

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