Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome... the reason I am here blogging at this time of the night and I want to just say that it is not fair for women to undergo this and many more of the hormonal changes we go through all in one month.

First comes the pre-menstrual syndrome which annoys me thee most, which some times lasts five (5) days, and when it comes it comes with:

Physical symptoms of:

  • Breast swelling and tenderness.
  •  water retention, weight gain.
  • Changes in bowel habits.
  • Acne.
  • Food cravings, especially for sweet or salty foods.
  • Sleep pattern changes.
  • Fatigue, lack of energy.
  • Decreased sexual desire.
  • Pain and low back prior to menstrual bleeding.
Behavioral symptoms of:
  • Aggression.
  • Withdrawal from family and friends.
Emotional and cognitive symptoms include:
 sadness, hopelessness.
  • Anger, irritability.
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings.
  • Decreased alertness, inability to concentrate.

 ....then the Menstruation begins which lasts five days (for me) with all its associated pain and discomfort that sends one running to the medicine cabinet and getting you so drunk/groggy on drugs in order to kill the pain, so that you can concentrate on everyday activities around you ... and after that when you are beginning to relax and  enjoy life Ten (10) days or so later Ovulation begins and drives you nuts cos you feel constantly like a she-animal on heat. And it doesn't take long for the whole cycle to begin all over again from the top.

And one is expected to go thru all these every month with a smile plastered permanently on one's face???

Is this fair? Because it seems like the woman was created to go nuts every month.... and men keep wondering why we act crazy sometimes? hahahahah...What a laugh!!!

Nutty J


  1. I do exactly those listed symptoms above just before my menstruation begins. And my husbands knows exactly too because of my erratic behavior. LOL.

  2. Utah: Its simply terrible... and I'm happy you have an understanding husband

  3. hmmm...When PMS swings along, I get irritated at almost anything, my temper blows to the surface,I get this really painful waist pain and then I hold my back like a pregnant lady...My period shows up...and the cramps start....u need to see the way I position myself on the a fetal-like hurts.....Still,if i'm out,i pretend like nothin's wrong wit me plastering one fake smile on my face till I get home and change into sweats lying once again on my bed in a fetal position...*sighs*

  4. Yes,i go through exactly the same symptoms!!!
    Pele ooo!

  5. One needs to be a woman to know how it feels but all the same, we men must be understanding...

    - LDP

  6. I have to admit your post hit the right nerve I am in that time now and I spent the whole of last week feeling depresses and now I'm high on painkillers... its crazy and it does get to me sometimes...

  7. OddNaijaChic and Misslara: I feel you girls o jare... and we are supposed to still function perfectly at work, school and socially when all we want to do is curl up on a sofa and pray it all passes

    LDP: Na so ooo... but God dey sha

    T. Notes; Laugh wan kill me... you no just sound at all

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  8. I just stared at the screen cos i have EXACTLY the same symptoms. And one rather embarrassing one too. It is crazy. Sorry about it dear.

  9. Thank you Lily.... it happens to the best of us

  10. Being a woman aint easy at all at all jere

    Lmao@Tnotes you are just a very naughty somebody

  11. hahahahaha... totally not fair if you ask me :(

  12. Menstruation is another reason i respect women alot,you guys really go through alot.Once i dated a gurl who cries during her PMS and damn,i never wanna experience such again till my wife is about to deliver.

  13. Mood swings? tell me about them. I cry at the drop of a hat.
    bBut the actual period is usually/mostly hitchfree..thank God!

  14. I must be sexist...considering i was grinning all through the post. Not to make light of it Nutty, but right now, damn i'm glad i'm a guy!

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  16. I just have to say lol My BONESSSSS ACHE LIKE FUCKKK WHEN IM ABOUT TO BE "on" like I've gone to the hospital at midnight because of the way my bones ache. I don't know if anyone else in the world experience this like me :( it really isn't fair

  17. It seems that i feel almost of the symptoms listed above. LOL

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