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Hormones, Menopause, and Periods Thread


Ok thanks guys .

@ChickenLittle holy shit I literally own 9 belts because nothing is comfortable for me!! I thought it was just me and in my head !!


I recently went on Yasmin, a birth control pill by Bayer (https://www.drugs.com/yasmin.html) and noticed that I’m starting to break out and get a bit of PMS (feeling emotional, water retention and bloating) for the first time since getting my period about 5 years ago. Has anyone had the same experience?
More importantly, how has it affected your gym performance? My squat performance went down quite a bit last month right before and during my period and it’s come back. However, I’m not sure if it’s actually the pill since deadlift, bench and conditioning were fine.