We girls hate periods, don’t we? Some girls confessed the weirdest things they did while they were PMSing and we can’t help but laugh and agree! While mood swings can be annoying, at least you can find comfort in knowing you are FAR from being the only person in the world who experiences them and all the other bizarre effects of premenstrual syndrome. More than 3 million women suffer from it. It’s downright cruel that you have to suffer before AND during your period.
For some people, the stage before menstrual cycle, aka PMS, can cause weird emotions. Girls might be irrationally angry one second, and the other second, they may be crying. Maybe, you usually can’t stand the sight of mayonnaise, but suddenly start craving a mayo sandwich.
Let’s have a look, what girls confessed about their PMS…
- Sometime you know when it’s about to happen, and other times it just surprises you .Your breast start to feel tender, you get headaches, mood swings, fatigue and food cravings. It’s PMS — or your body’s way to tell you that your uterus is about to shed and bleed LITERALLY everywhere. Boys like to laugh and make fun of how emotional we get during “that time of the month,” but we really can’t help it. We’re just overfilling with hormones and emotions. If guys think it’s unpleasant for them, then they have no idea , what’s it feel like, for us.
- Everything goes better with chocolate PMS: Today I dipped a hot cheeto in chocolate frosting. No shame.”
- Every time I’m PMS-ing, I totally avoid my BF for “me time” and needing him to wait on me hand-and-foot. There’s no in-between. Some days (the worst days), I fully have to avoid him (pretend he doesn’t exist) because I fear that if he says or does the “wrong thing,” I might do something I’ll later regret. Other days, anytime he leaves my side, even just to go to the bathroom, I get such bad anxiety I end up in tears. To an outsider or anyone who doesn’t have ovaries, this all makes me sound like a total lunatic and the worst girlfriend in the world. But, to be frank, I’m a really sweet and endearing GF the other 27 days out of the month.
- “I called in sick to work this morning because I was PMSing and was pissed off cause my outfits didn’t look cute enough. I calmed down and now I am like ‘WTF, me.'”
- Personally, I think everywhere should be a no-judgement zone when you are PMS-ing or on your period. Nobody needs to comment or judge you . Even ,if you got mad at your boyfriend for looking at some girl’s selfie for 1.7 seconds too long. Or, that you haven’t changed your underwear in two days because they are your “period panties” and you don’t want to ruin any of your non-period panties. Everything you do when your PMS-ing is 100% your business, 100% justifiable, and should never be questioned.
- “I was PMS-ing so bad once that my microwave told me to enjoy my meal and I burst into tears coz I thought it was the only one that cared about me.”
- I like to utilize my PMS time to grant myself permission to do the things I wouldn’t normally do. Such as ordering (and eating) an entire pizza to myself, playing hooky from work so I can stay in my PJs all day, or skipping my trip to the gym. And, I can’t be alone in this.
- Laughed so much at nothing I vomited into my hands then looked at my boyfriend at the time and said I’m sorry and started crying hysterically.”
- Whenever I’m PMS-ing, I react as if I’m the hungriest girl in the world. Which is why I like to do all my heavy eating in private, where no one can judge me for my supersize order. Or make inferences about my weight or body type. In fact, I would go so far as to hide my binge-eating by ordering pizza and pretending I was ordering for two people .
- “In 7th grade, I raised my hand and asked if I could murder someone.”
- As soon as you feel that sneeze coming on, you know it’s game over. And If you’re lucky, it’s happened to you in the privacy of your own home where you have the means to “deal” with the situation (shower and change immediately). But most of us aren’t that lucky. And a perfectly timed powerful sneeze has the ability to catalyze that unwanted gush between our legs, send us awkwardly rushing to find a bathroom “I presented a period PowerPoint for my boyfriend and some of his frat brothers to explain to them why ‘shake it off’ is not the correct response to ‘I have cramps'”.
- Also, If I’m PMS-ing & were in a more political mood, I might comment on how society’s current ideal beauty standards portrayed by the media are having a detrimental effect on the female population’s body image and self-confidence.
Girls turn into a ‘ferocious monster’ when they are PMS-ing? The fury is real. They are like , don’t even look at me the wrong way or I might lose my mind. What if we saved all the hard stuff life throws at us ,for that time of the month when you don’t take crap from anyone.
Honestly, we females get a bad wrap for our PMS antics. I can’t tell you how many times I have wished that my husband, or any member of the opposite sex, could experience just once, the emotional, hormonal rollercoaster we endure every month so that they might lay off us a little the next time the lady in red comes a knockin’. However, in some ways, I’m glad it’s us and not them…because can you imagine the damage that might come from a swarm of men PMS-ing? I don’t think they could handle it. If there is a time you deserve more respect, it’s on that time of the month. It seems to me, we might be capable of putting our PMS to good, and winning some of life’s smaller (but still noteworthy) battles by wielding the great power of our hormones
Girls, While PMS blows, try to see the silver lining in it all as often as you can. Yes, your hormones are playing tricks on your mind, and the whole ‘shedding of your uterine lining’ thing is zero fun, but how utterly amazing is it that your body is capable of creating new life? Just try to remember that there’s always a positive side. When you are in the height of your pre-menstrual symptoms, you must use the occasion as an opportunity for self-care. Maybe you can have a hot bath or meditation/yoga to relax yourself, and just crawl into the bed well before bedtime to catch up on your favorite TV programme.
Women ,are simply expected to suffer silently through their PMS cramps? I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to suffer silently. Why should I? It’s a perfectly natural thing that happens to all women. We literally cannot change the fact that we get our period so everybody else needs to get over it if they’r not comfortable talking or listening about it. We deserve the right to cringe a bit when it feels like someone is reaching up inside, grabbing a fistful of our fallopian tubes and twisting, twisting, twisting. The point I’m trying to make here is that PMS- and the cramps that come with it, are really, really painful to many. And we all probably deserve a medal or an award or something for enduring them every single month.
The greatest advice I was ever given about PMS was to simply feel your feelings and then own them 100%. So, to every other girl out there- go forth and own your crazy, tumultuous, hyperbolic, sometimes insane feelings. It’s all going to be okay in a day or so.