Post # 1
Yes, I get it. It is horrible. I get the “I could stomp on baby bunnies for fun” version. It is bad. I don’t even like myself right now and certainly dislike everyone else. My poor husband, he has been bringing treats home every night this week as a peace offering to the PMS demons.
Post # 3
I get emotional PMS and I get tummy cramps. It sucks balls. I think though, that my birth control pills help curb them a lot, if not completely.
It’s better overall, but sometimes I miss it cause I don’t have an excuse for crazy behavior lol. I think back to a Roseanne quote – “Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.“
Post # 4
im with both of you ladies! Im on it right now; my BC helps with the cramps and stuff but it use to be so bad I would be puking all day and passing out from pain. On top of feeling like shit i get MEAN!!!!!! I was shampooing the carpets today and DH mumbled something and I just threw the shampooer down and yelled at him “I CANNOT HEAR YOU WHEN YOU MUMBLE, EITHER TALK LOUDER OR SHUT UP BECAUSE I CANT HEAR YOU!!!!” I started laughing afterwards because its so stupid lol. I had to apologize for being so dumb. Im right up there with wanting to punch everyone in the face, eating like ive been starved for a week and never moving off my heating pad. Im so vicious; sometimes i cant stand myself lmao
Post # 5
I get bitchy, too, but usually not bunny-killing bitchy. You know what sucks, though? The ONLY week of the whole month that my skin is clear is the week I’m riding the cotton pony. That is simply not fair. I had to schedule our engagement shoot around my rag and my photographer knows it. How embarrassing.
Post # 6
@MrsRuby: Hahahaahaha I have had the same “quit your mumbling reaction”! Too funny. Thanks, I needed a laugh.
Post # 7
I get pretty bad but the situation I am in right now doesn’t help. I have arthritis and my leg is constantly sore. (my hip to my knee) I hate it when people talk with me about the same thing that I have heard them say over and over. I can ignore it any other time because I zone out and think of something else, But during PMS time, it’s like “shut up, I’ve heard this a million times already!”
Post # 8
My depression gets pretty bad.
Post # 9
YES. Ugh. I had been on BC for most of my life and this is my first bout of PMS on my own. On one hand, I’m glad. I’ve got PCOS and have been on drugs to stabilize my hormones… so I feel a little more like a normal-girl again.
On the other hand I cried for just about anything for a few days then was the biggest grouch ever with FI this past weekend. We’re in an LDR so I went from snapping at him to almost crying because PMS was ruining our visit! He’s never seen me like that at all, I felt so bad for the guy!
Today I just want to go back to bed– depression is creeping in and I have no motivation to do any work.
Post # 10
@Juliepants: also “riding the cotton pony” is probably the best euphemism I’ve ever heard.
Post # 11
@bookworm88: Agreed! I’ve never heard that phrase before, but it made me laugh!
I never used to get PMS, but over the past year or so it has gotten much worse. I’m not on BC, but the cramps before hand are awful…and people who are around me are lucky to survive without decapitation. I hate feeling completely unreasonable and moody.
Post # 12
I don’t know any woman who is pleasant that week!
Post # 13
I must be weird because I never feel any different during my TOM. I get the occasional cramp now that I’m off BC, but I don’t feel like I’m anymore bitchy or emotional than normal.
Post # 14
I get stomach cramps a bit, and, eh, upset tummy. Plus, 2 days before, I’ll cry. Could be I dropped something, I love Mr.ND, I’m mad at Mr.ND, my soup was too warm or too cool. Anything. Haha. He knows this now, and when I bust out in tears, he’s just a doofus and says ‘two day countdown begins now!’ LOL.
I’m a bit nervous to see how it is after I go off HBC, because that was one of the main reasons I went on it in my teens, the emotional crankiness and the physical pain. :-/ I’ll let him know in advance, we could have a fun few adjustment months. Grrrr.
Post # 15
I don’t get any kind of PMS but when I’m not on BC pills, my cramps during Aunt Flo leave me curled up in the fetal position with a heating pad.
Post # 16
OMG, I get so crabby that it hard for me to be around myself! I am emotional and angry all the time… Do you guys know of any exercises that might help? Maybe running? I have never paid attention to my PMS until I moved in with poor Fi that has to deal with my mood swings…