Monday, December 7th, 2009
Worry about approaching examinations can work in exactly the same way and the more worried you are, the more likely you are to start off your period just in time for the examinations! And as you may probably know from experience, this may mean you won’t do so well. Dr Dalton’s research showed very clearly that girls who took examinations in the weeks after their periods obtained much better results than their equally intelligent friends who took them when they were either in the middle of their periods or suffering from the miseries.
There are times when the dice seem to be loaded against you. And you are right —they are. But at least the examination system allows you to plead your case. If you’re taking State exams like O level, A level or CSE, you can have a special note fixed to your paper to explain if you are so unwell that the quality of your work could be affected. Period pain of either kind would certainly qualify. So don’t be too shy, or too proud, to take advantage of the system.