It’s that time of the month again. I feel bloated, achey, fatigued, unsatisfied, angsty, and on the verge of screaming “MOVE BITCH” if anyone crosses my path the wrong way. I can’t focus on my work and I can’t stand everyone around me, which is a far cry from my usual happy-go-lucky self.
Why does PMS suck so much? Why is it that girls are automatically programmed to be bi-polar on a monthly cycle? And why is it that all the information that’s out there about PMS is dense medical stuff I haven’t got patience for? (especially when I’m PMSing and impatient for relief from my gloomy uncomfortable self)
PMS is all about self-knowledge and I’m still working on trying to figure my own cycle out. The severity of PMS and coping mechanisms differ for every girl, but here are a few easy and handy ways for me to spot it and deal with it each month that I’ve figured out over the last eight years of the monster:
1) Spotting it: There are apparently over 150 symptoms documented for PMS and everyone has a different way of categorizing it. But the way I know it’s PMS and I’m not just having a sucky day is when any 3 or more of the following is true at once:
2) Dealing with it: The more stressed and active you are the more these symptoms are going to bother you (especially if you’re on birth contorl, in which case get a big sign that says “WATCH OUT”). Assuming we’re all busy girls and don’t have much time to spend on cures or relaxation, here are some tips:
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