I can’t remember a time when I didn’t suffer from excruciating period pain. The upside of suffering from period pain since day one is that you know your body well. You know the different levels of pain and you also learn what makes you feel better. The downside is that it took me years of suffering to learn what actually works. And I didn’t find out until very recently.
The first obvious solution was to start taking the birth control pill, which I did for many years. But then it was a nuisance when I traveled because I couldn’t keep track of the days with all the different time zones and what not. I didn’t need it for birth control either since I preferred other methods, so it was pretty pointless.
Then I tried the whole list of tips from exercising too long warm baths. Well, all of it worked but only while I was doing it. Which, again, doesn’t actually solve the problem. I wasn’t a fan of taking painkillers because they would make me feel drowsy and completely unproductive for the day.
And then, a miraculous set of events happened. I met a woman at work with the same problem as me, and I had never talked to her before. It was an awkward moment but I felt so relieved at the time. We were both standing in line at the hospital cafeteria and she looked at me and said: “you look like you’re experiencing period pain”. The minute she said it I thought I must have looked really awful and I felt embarrassed thinking everyone had probably noticed it all day. She assured me we had a very particular “period pain look” that only other women experiencing the same would know. She had suffered a lot too until she started reaping the organic Chaga benefits of its anti-inflammatory properties.
That was the first time I heard about the organic Chaga tea in my life but, as you may realize, it wasn’t the last. The problem with the things I had tried before the wild Chaga mushroom tea was that they helped mask the symptoms but they did nothing to actually improve my condition. If only I had known about the tea before! Well, better late than never, right?