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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/12/12 10:28 A

Yeah....my beloved knew I was pregnant before I did. Pretty scary.

I'm done, too. got my tubes tied after my mancub was born. We have a girl and a boy. He's got four other girls and two other boys. We're good.

Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 1/12/2012 (10:29)
JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,069)
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1/12/12 9:38 A

My husband actually keeps track of my cycle-mentally. He then knows when my mood changes what is up.

I think keeping track my self also helps. Then I have a heads up on food cravings and can be prepared. I have an app on my phone. I think it is call Menustration. I can track all sorts of things especially if you are trying to get pregnant, but I am done with that.



MEWHENRYSMAMA Posts: 6,290
1/12/12 2:56 A

I AM DONE WITH ALL THAT...BUT BOY, DO I REMEMBER. IT IS JUST AWFUL! YOU HAVE SOME GOOD SUGGESTIONS HERE...THE NATURAL ONE I HAVE HEARD WORKS IS EVENING PRIMROSE OIL...COMES IN CAPSULES. CHECK OUT ON LINE OR AT TRUSTED NUTRITION/ HEALTH FOOD STORE. IT IS A TRIAL AND ERROR THING TO SEE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. I WOULD CRY AND SOB OVER COMMERCIALS (HALLMARK, ETC.)...WHOA, DON'T MISS THAT. AS FOR MEN..OH, YEAH, MY HUSBAND HAS HIS...SOMETIMES I THINK THEY HAVE MORE THAN ONE A MONTH...LOL! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. I DO THINK LOSING WEIGHT AND EATING HEALTHY ARE REAL PLUSES...
GOOD LUCK!
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UCANGOME Posts: 393
1/11/12 9:22 P

Thank you so much, everyone. I appreciate the feedback. I don't have a husband, so I didn't know much about male PMS, but, I do have peppermint tea! emoticon

PRINCESSMANDIE Posts: 4,820
1/11/12 4:09 P

GreatfulStella you're lucky. My FI says "PMS is just an excuse for women to be b*tches" Ummm hate to tell him but its not an excuse. I'd love it if I didn't cry hysterically and want to throw things on exactly the 16-20 day of my cycle. After I blow up at him over something stupid (and usually can't remember what I was mad about the next day) I will look at the calendar, count and go "Oh yes, I'm on day 18". I think some people it is a societal thing, but for me I really am hormonal and I hate it. Some months are better than others.

And my man HATES when he gets his Male TOM and I will tell him that my tampons are under the sink I think it's time for him to change his lol. Men do get their man periods they just don't want to admit it.

SUZIEB1971 SparkPoints: (4,804)
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1/11/12 11:50 A

hate to be 'boring' lol, but ever since i started regular exercise, i have never once suffered from the pms symptoms that used to plague me every month.
exercise is the magic cure. i promise you x

GRATEFULSTELLA Posts: 34
1/11/12 11:33 A

I swear my husband PMS's all month every month...LOL but really when it comes to my TOM he is great. He is really understanding. TMI but I had mine this past weekend and was being a total hag to him- finally it clicked and he asked if I was on it...yes...he had an ah ha moment and changed his whole demeanor. He says he gets it that my hormones are all out of whack :D

BITTERQUILL Posts: 1,370
1/11/12 11:25 A

My husband calls it mAnstruation. XD

NAPLESMOM24 Posts: 119
1/11/12 10:58 A

HA! So true!

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/11/12 10:54 A

@ Bitterquill-Yeah. My s/o gets his man period every so often..

PRINCESSMANDIE Posts: 4,820
1/11/12 10:06 A

Hot Peppermint Tea is my magical cure all during my TOM. The warm drink helps to reduce cramps and the peppermint is uplifting so it helps to bring me out of my bad mood funk. I also take iron because I really get fatigued just before and during TOM. Ibuprofen and heating pads also help with back pain and cramps. And I love how there are now heating pads that are disposible and don't need a plug, they just stick to the area.

As for food, eat protein for energy, veggies and fruits to regulate and lots of water. Stay away from caffeine as much as you can d/t cramps as well as salt which can make you bloat and retain water.

Exercise helps keep you balanced during TOM. Even if you feel crampy, or grumpy still do something to help with PMS symptoms; walk, jog, bike, lift weights, cardio class or even just stretching and strength training at home will help.

BITTERQUILL Posts: 1,370
1/11/12 8:21 A

I drink a lot of hot drinks and try to take hot baths. I try to get more sleep, although that's not always an option now with a small baby in the house. And I don't worry if I eat just a little more than usual, as long as I'm not crazy about it. When I just can't stand it and want to munch for hours, I chop up a bunch of raw veggies and just have at it.

Side note, everyone (males included) go through monthly hormonal cycles. PMS is just considered a female "problem" because we have more...overt monthly symptoms, and we get a bad rap about it because we tend to be more direct about expressing the emotional element (which I personally believe is the result of social conditioning, more than anything else). Some men might get a little squicked out when women discuss these hormonal changes, but it's part of the human experience and they can handle it. ;)

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1/10/12 11:45 P

Working out really helped me.

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (35,936)
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1/10/12 11:25 P

Try reading up about the processes that happen pre and post menstration.. What does the body loss, what components should a women tank up on to avoid cravings.. The body craves items, but not what most women use as mastering skills...

A good direction to read is iron for making blood
A good direction is decent food for energy to replace the blood lost
A good direction is exercise to burn off feeling down about it and stress hormones..
A good direction is getting enough sleep..
A good direction is communication skills to avoid bitting idiots heads off that say the wrong things when we are down..

This cycle is not a illness- how we master it makes a difference..
xx
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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/10/12 10:58 P

I can just tell you from experience-Chocolate makes cramps waaaay worse. Drink lots of water. Try to avoid sodium laden foods. Pamprin PMS and Midol are magikal.

UCANGOME Posts: 393
1/10/12 10:03 P

Does anyone know of any good articles about staying on track during PMS time?

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