By Zoë Ruderman
A team of scientists at Oxford University took two groups of women-those who experience PMS aches and those who have fairly "comfortable" periods-and observed how they responded to pain stimulus.
The experiment was done when the subjects did not have their periods and weren't reporting any sort of period-related afflictions. The females in the first group (the crappy period group) were more sensitive to the pain stimulus than the second group.
If you're someone who suffers from period pain, you are so not alone. One estimate puts the percentage of women with monthly aches at 90 percent. And while researchers haven't yet discovered how to decrease your sensitivity to pain during the rest of the month, there are someRead More »from The Surprising Side Effect of Painful Monthly Cramps