It’s unfortunate that for someone like myself, it always happens that whenever I have a long vacation scheduled It’s also the time where my first days of period comes in. Ugh, my fault, I should always check my period calendar. But, I have learned my lesson and now I’m sharing you the tips that I, myself will follow next time. I won’t let period stop me from adventures and travel no!
#1 Always Know Your Period Schedule
Unless you want any nasty surprises, make sure you track your monthly menstrual schedule so you can avoid surprise mishaps. There are a lot of good mobile applications out there and it doesn’t hurt to download. I use My Period Calendar and it’s pretty accurate and gets the schedule a day or two accurately. If you’re not a regular, always have a pad or two in your bag! Make sure it’s the one for heavy flow because it’s the first 2 days that expels 70% of our fluids.
#2 Always Bring Enough Pads
This should be a given. Speaking of always having a pad in your bag, always bring more than the usual . I experience this that whenever I travel my period seems heavier than usual. It’s probably because of the sudden change of weather or trying out exotic dishes. Not only that, being in a different country, you’ll end up wearing napkins that may be uncomfortable to wear so having a pad you trust can make you feel secure. I only trust Modess because they make the pads really comfortable and cloth like.
#3 Have Pain Killers on Hand
Travel = Activities. You can’t do this when you’re cramped up in your bedroom, lying in fetal position because your menstrual cramps. It’s safe to take pain killers once in a while. Bring them on hand because sometimes it is not so easy buying medications from other countries.