This Twitter Thread About PMDD And It’s Fatal Effects On Women, Is An Eye Opener

Soon the year 2018 will come to an end. This year had us see many ups and downs as a nation. On one hand, the number of rapes and sexual violence cases reported is enough to make our skins crawl. On the other, we as a nation, have finally decriminalised homosexuality, a small step in the right direction. However, even among the young men and women, or anyone who is relatively open-minded for that matter, one topic is most often hushed.

Periods. Menstruation. Or chums, as some call it. Or the “ladies problem” for those too embarrassed to use any of the other names. Even in this day and age, there are people who consider a woman to be impure during those days of the month when her body goes through a perfectly natural biological process.

And in that case, it is rather ambitious to expect people to be aware of or even interested in how a woman’s body and mind is affected by the menstruation cycle.

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As soon as a woman shows the slightest indication of being annoyed or irritated, be whatever the cause of her discomfort, it is widely assumed that she is on “those days”. This ignorance often develops into being completely oblivious to the harmful side effects of menstruation.

Shehla Rashid took to Twitter to shed light on one such manifestation of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) that could have fatal results. She started with the following disclaimer:

She then got into the matter on hand and turns out, its something most women go through:

PMDD or Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, is a severe, sometimes disabling extension of PMS. Its symptoms include extreme sadness, hopelessness, depression, irritability or anger apart from the usual symptoms of PMS.

Shehla continues:

And then she spoke about another rising unchecked danger of this electronic world we live in:

She ended her Twitter thread with a piece of important advice:

Be careful ladies. Your body goes through insane changes every single month. We can have our periods every month and still be bosses, but not if we don’t take our health seriously. So, do not take shifts in your mood lightly and always be aware of what’s happening to you.