Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Covid Vaccines ‘Very Likely’ To Produce Menstrual Cycle Changes…

When Katy Fyksen got a heavy period a few days after she received her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, she didn’t consider there might be a link.

The 43-year-old Plainfield woman hadn’t had a period in over a year and a half because of her Mirena IUD, so the sudden red flow was a surprise. But she didn’t think about the timing in relation to when she received her vaccine until she saw a Twitter thread.

“I didn’t really think that it was anything until I saw that someone had said that, that it might’ve been a symptom or a side effect of the vaccine. It was like, ‘Oh, that’s interesting,’” she said.

Our survey was approved and made it through production! VACCINATED MENSTRUATORS ASSEMBLE:https://t.co/YY1eolCnWi

(This is a project to explore whether the covid vaxes affect the periods – if you have menstruated before and got the vax, take 15 min to tell us your experiences!)

— Dr. Kate Clancy 🏳️‍🌈 (@KateClancy) April 7, 2021

I’m on day 3 of my period and am still swapping out extra long overnight pads a few times a day. Typical for me at this time is maybe one or two regular pads (though extra absorbent, Always Infinity ones) for the whole day.

— Dr. Kate Clancy 🏳️‍🌈 (@KateClancy) February 24, 2021

Ok this is too cool, the colleague and I are already plotting a self-report tool to try and gather these experiences.

— Dr. Kate Clancy 🏳️‍🌈 (@KateClancy) February 24, 2021

Two weeks exactly after shot number 2, my cycle started 12 days earlier and heavier than it’s been for the last three years.

— Sista Ninja (@mcjack75) April 7, 2021

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