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[–] Liandra 13 points (+13|-0) Edited

That's what I thought and why I found the whole concept even more puzzling, but then I learned that some do not take the same dose every day but a variable one throughout the month, so it does create some kind of hormone cycle. They take (synthetic of course) estrogen and some also progesterone. I don't know why some do the consistent dose and others do not and what would be the benefit of one over the other. But of course, there will also be some where it's purely psychosomatic.

Edit note: I forgot to add, injections (that are not daily) would also need to fluctuations, since you inject a bigger dose that is staying over time but it might not decrease at a linear rate.

[–] Luckystar 13 points (+13|-0)

They are recommended to take a consistent dose every time. A few do mess around with dosage to try to simulate what they think a period is like. Mood swings due to the cycle is one of the least reported female symptoms (I think something like 10% of women?) but it is extremely commonly depicted in pop culture “har har she must be on the rag” so TIMs cling to it.