Don’t you just love it when someone annoys you and you become really angry with that person, then all of a sudden they ask you: “Are you having PMS?” This question can only be their imminent doom. It’s easy to blame your irritation on PMS, the premenstrual syndrome, or as most people know it, “get away from her today or give her some chocolate and hope she likes it”.
That First Morning
Every woman knows it. That day when you wake up with the instinct to murder something and you know you will be in this mood for a few days. As if that wasn’t enough, you woke up with a really bad headache. And if that’s not enough, you feel bloated and crave for something sweet. Maybe you even have heavy menstrual bleeding clots. You went over the top during holidays, and now you have to deal with the irresistible urge to eat everything sweet you have in the house. Okay, we have to get that under control somehow. It’s not really that bad, you don’t lash out at people randomly but you aren’t really cheerful either.
It’s Going on Every Month, You Learned to Deal with It
It’s true. It’s nothing new, nothing special really. Premenstrual syndrome comes back to visit every month and it would be funny to assume you don’t know how to handle yourself when it kicks in. You admit that you don’t have your usual patience but you have it under control. You satisfied your urge for sweet with some coffee; a bit more sugar than usual does the trick. Everyone’s work is stressful to some degree and you do your best to separate your irritability from your workplace. Your colleagues can be really hard to handle and sometimes they joke around too much. This is one of those days when you experience period blood clots. And you just can’t resist commenting on that. Right after you spit some poison on their careless behavior, the dreadful question is thrown back at you: “Are you on PMS?” No honey, it’s not PMS, it’s you. I don’t need to be on PMS for you to tick me off. So sit back to your desk and do you work. There’s plenty more to do. Of course, after that it’s really fun to have the PMS sticker on your forehead for the rest of the day. You can hardly wait to come home.
Home Sweet Home
As you arrive and pass your doorstep, you realize you forgot to buy groceries. The good news is that the store is only five minutes away. The bad news is you aren’t really in the mood to go back and get the stuff you need. Okay, focus. If you don’t go, you won’t have anything to eat. Is that really bad? Maybe it’s best to skip the lunch. But your hubbie has to eat too. Okay, let’s go grocery shopping. You just need onions, meat and some pasta. You get home with 2 full bags. You bought onions, meat and pasta. Oh and some chocolate. And ice cream! Did you mention you found this great 2 for 1 deal on those cookies? Oh and since you are making pancakes today you bought some more eggs. Wait a minute… Note to self: never ever go shopping while on PMS. That is just one of the things women have to deal with, while other wonder is it normal to have blood clots during your period.