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PMS and chocolate binge... any suggestions

Thursday, November 04, 2010

My day was going reasonably well until after I cleaned the entire house. I was home alone and chocolate was calling me. I usually only eat dark chocolate and only one square a week. PMS is a horrible thing. This is all new to me. I have never experienced this before the summer. I had a procedure called and ablation done and this was going to help eliminate all periods or at the very least make them bearable. Well it is quite the opposite for me I am a raging bitch, severely campy and as ravenous as they come for the week before the TOM. I had never been like this in my 29 years of experience so why now? How can I get through this? I am miserable and feel sick to my stomach. Just for the record I had 7 small bite size halloween chocolates. I will count them but it sure does burn my butt!! I have to really exercise to work off the extra junk today. emoticon
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  • WILD22
    thank you for all your suggestions everyone. I am going for a long hike today with the dogs! I will be drinking my water and eating many small meals throughout the day. I would try the nutella but I hate the taste :( I will also try looking at it like "if I can just make it one hour" and go from there. I will also look into cutting out foods one at a time and see if any of them might be part of the problem. I do soak in our hot tub to try and relieve some of the cramping. It must be easier being a man, lol emoticon
    2592 days ago
    Awwwww. :( I'm sorry you're feeling so down. :( I'm sending you a private msg too, but also, I have found I crave sweets like MAD (and I`m not a sweets person) at that TOM, and the more sugar I eat, the worse it is. If I do something - anything - to avoid getting it into my system the raging insanity that I become isn`t so bad. Neither are the cramps. I try to drink a ton of water, and eat very frequent small meals so I never feel hungry enough to justify snacking. (ie. snacking on chocolate) And even though I feel like ass, and am sore, I make myself workout. Or even walk, and then have a really hot shower and I feel a million times better!

    Midol doesn`t hurt either! ;)

    Feel better!
    2594 days ago
    I'm not sure I have any suggestions but I can relate to the raging bitch part of TOM. The Mr really hates that time because I'm unreasonable, unbearable and down right nasty.
    The obvious question, "have you talked to your doctor about the new symptoms?" If not, do.

    My physical symptoms stopped when I stopped eating a number of foods: dairy, soy, eggs, gluten, sugar and soda. I stopped eating those foods because my body can't process them but this side affect is fabulous.

    2595 days ago
    I working through my craving today, by just telling myself if I can make it through just one more hour with out it. Eventually the day will be over, right. If not, a protein bar works. I also am reading a really good book to get through this & trying to stay busy. I want to finish the book today & return to the library today, I'm on page 193 of 250. I also need to get my w6d2 of the c25k in. emoticon
    2595 days ago
    Sometimes when i crave chocolate really badly have a teaspoon of nutella. It kills my chocolate cravings in its tracks. I'm not sure if it's very healthy though. Hang in there, you'll get through this trying time =)
    2595 days ago
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