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