Know Thyself! The Importance of Tracking The Menstrual Cycle

Menstrual Matters
Dec 6, 2016 · 5 min read
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1. It can save your life

A Roman ‘memento mori’ mosaic –used to remind people of the inevitability of death- from excavations in the convent of San Gregorio in Rome, “Know thyself” is written in Greek.
A Roman ‘memento mori’ mosaic –used to remind people of the inevitability of death- from excavations in the convent of San Gregorio in Rome, “Know thyself” is written in Greek.
A Roman ‘memento mori’ mosaic –used to remind people of the inevitability of death- from excavations in the convent of San Gregorio in Rome, “Know thyself” is written in Greek.

2. It can improve your life

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3. It can inform your doctor’s diagnosis

Although doctors are aware of the relationship between various symptoms of ill health and the menstrual cycle, time constraints and the process of differential diagnosis (the prioritisation, then ruling out of potentially serious diagnoses before considering less serious ones) can ‘hide’ the hormonal causes of ill health (as explained in a previous post).

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How best to track…

Call us biased, but we think that the Menstrual Matters tracker is currently the best way to track your menstrual cycle-related symptoms over time. The linear format allows users to easily compare cycles to spot any patterns that may emerge…

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  • Record symptoms daily
  • Indicate when you take any medication(s)
  • Indicate the severity of symptoms (e.g. M-moderate, S-severe)

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