Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,
Spacefem
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PMS

It's a phenomenon, it's a disease... and most of all it's something that you can only understand if you've had it. I'm not even sure I understand it, but as I get older my confidence in identifying and dealing with it improve dramatically.

I think the big reason most people don't understand PMS is that they equate it with just being a bitch. Not so... I can be a total bitch and not have PMS. I can also get mad about something that might seem trivial to someone else without having PMS. PMS is different for everyone, but I've found a few things to be true at least for me and some close friends...
  • If I don't feel like doing anything and can't bring myself to leave my room but get really mad and hate myself for it, that's PMS.
  • If I feel uncomfortable around people at all for no apparent reason, it may be PMS.
  • If I feel gross even after taking a shower and my room gives me anxiety even after cleaning it, I probably have PMS.
  • If someone cuts me off in traffic and I shout angry words at them, that's not PMS. That's just what happens when someone cuts me off in traffic.
  • When I have the guts to tell someone stupid that they are in fact really stupid, that's not PMS, that's just me being blunt.
Basically, I don't have it all down yet, but I know I've felt like utter crap all afternoon on what should have been a good day, and it's that time. Yup. So I'm blaming PMS. This feeling I have like I'd rather not be in my body, I'd rather just melt to a glob on the floor and not exist anymore? That's not a bad mood, no, that takes a special chemistry that doesn't happen to me often enough to get used to it, it only happens... oh, every 28 days or so.

And I really, really hate it when my brain doesn't work like it's supposed to.
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