How to know the difference between actual pain and discomfort (because everyone has different pain tolerance levels)?
It is true that periods are never comfortable. There is always some kind of discomfort that is normal, for instance:
– Mild pain in the lower stomach
– Rise of the body temperature until 37 C
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. But periods are not supposed to make you unable to function as usual. If a woman is unable to get up from her bed without taking a painkiller or she can't get herself ready for the day without the meds, or if the pain is accompanied by diarrhea, headache or constipation – it is in fact painful period and a problem that has to be resolved.