The weather is beginning to be good, everything is filled with colour, the flowers are the protagonists… but you are more downcast and tired than ever. Do not worry because you are not the only one who feels more unmotivated even though everything around you is determined to transmit happiness. And, on top of that, since your period has come…
This disorder causes irritability, difficulty sleeping, and some apathy. But how does spring asthenia affect the period?
What is spring asthenia?
It is a disorder for which some people feel more tired and sad during this season of the year. It is a controversial issue since there are doctors who recognize it as a disease, while others do not consider it necessary to apply any treatment.
The cause should be found in the acclimatization of the body at the arrival of spring: the change in time, the increase in daylight hours, changes in atmospheric pressure, warmer weather, but also rainy, etc.
Spring and rule
It is common to confuse the symptoms that are related to spring asthenia and the sensations of the menstrual cycle, since they are very similar. Every moment in the rule has a feeling attached to it, and sometimes it’s hard to set limits. These are some of the symptoms.
An increased feeling of fatigue
It is said that spring asthenia makes us more tired. However, fatigue is also one of the most common symptoms of PMS. Therefore, it is difficult to know what is causing this general tiredness. It is common to feel this lack of energy both in the days before having your period and in the first days.
More irritability and mood swings
The same happens with increased irritability, since it is one of the symptoms related to spring asthenia, but also with the moments before the period comes. We are more susceptible, we have mood swings, it is harder for us to concentrate and the pain caused by the period also puts us in a bad mood.
Less sexual desire
With spring asthenia, it is common for the desire to have sex to drop, something that also happens before our period comes. However, during ovulation it is normal for us to feel more attractive and for our libido to increase.
Increased general malaise
We have all felt general malaise caused by the upcoming arrival of the period, but it is also common to feel bad when we suffer from spring asthenia. We feel an upset stomach, some nausea, weakness, headache, desire to rest, etc.
More severe headache
Women who are prone to headaches such as migraines and headaches often have a worse time during this season. This could be due to spring asthenia, but it must also be taken into account that the rule also favors these discomforts. Those known as menstrual migraines cause severe headaches, and even dizziness, during the period.
How to feel more energetic?
- Both spring asthenia and the period make us feel less energetic. Therefore, we give you some tips that will help you regain all your strength.
- Eating a healthy and varied diet will help us feel better, both in relation to spring fatigue and the dreaded premenstrual syndrome. Fruits and vegetables will provide you with the nutrients to feel more energetic. And don’t forget to drink enough water!
- Even if you don’t feel like it too much because you’re more tired, doing sports will help you fill yourself with energy. You don’t have to beat yourself up in the gym if you don’t feel like it, but you can go for a walk, practice some yoga, play a game with friends…
- If the lack of energy is creating self-esteem problems or a low mood, reading motivating phrases every morning will help you feel stronger to face the day to day.
- Even if you don’t feel very stressed (something strange nowadays, but possible), it will be very useful for you to know and practice relaxation techniques. It will help you connect with yourself, feel more relaxed, empty your mind of worries, relieve stress from your body, etc.
- Laugh! Laughter is the best remedy for everything and will help you feel even more energized.