That time of the month

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hope this isn't TMI, but as that time of the month rolls around I emotionally check the hell out and go topsy turvy for a quick minute.

I have for all my life since I first got my period in the 5th grade been highly irregular where my period is concerned. PCOS does a lot to your body and one of the symptoms is irregular periods. Well for me I can sometimes go 2 years with no period then WHAM!!! Hello mother nature and with her she brings moodiness, crying binges, depression, tiredness - more tired than usual, and at time extreme b!tchiness.

Ever since I started working on getting healthy my TOM has been around more than usual which is great since that means my body is reacting positively to the changes in my lifestyle, but man oh man does it play with my emotions.

It was this time last month that I couldn't figure out why I was suddenly craving everything under the sun, feeling depressed, anxiety, and crying so frequently. When after 3 days of this my period came around and I cried cause I realized that I wasn't going crazy and that there was a chance that once my period was done that I could conquer these new developments.

So it has happened again and I am fighting to stay with my eating healthy and forgiving myself if I stray. I know that I surly am not the only one that goes through this crazy dance when mother nature decides to drop in for a visit. I can work through this and make it through.

I just needed to get this craziness written down so the the next time I start to freak the heck out I will know that I can make it through. I made it through last month. I can make it through this month.

I hope everyone is having a beautiful week and that it got off to a great start.

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  • LWALL1
    I have PCOS too, and I am more regular when I am eating healthy. I usually notice PMS symptoms, but for some reason, I don't attribute them to PMS, I just walk around wondering why my pants feel uncomfortable and I just crave sugar and I feel extra snack-y. Then my friend comes, and I understand what the problem was. I think if I was regular, then I would not forget what the problem was.
    2795 days ago
    Oh man, I am right there with you when it's my time. I'll be doing great, then all of a sudden I want to eat everything in sight and feel emotionally drained and defeated! (Of course the scale NEVER moves that week either, which makes me feel worse.) Then... it all makes sense. It definitely takes some extra effort during these times, but you can do it! Hang in there.
    2806 days ago
    I hear the crazy howl myself...Tom arrived this morning but he is two months late...I am down two pounds this week so I think that is an even trade...I am peri meno so hoping my Toms are soon gone for good...Hey just a funny FYI- I always want to cut my hair off when it is time for Tom. Maybe I think I need to get pretty for him IDK. LOL

    2806 days ago
    we all dance the crazy dance is some way. my emotions play havoc with my saneness. just stay on track and eat healthy and keep moving and it will help keep everything in check. vitamin b12 helps too.
    2806 days ago
    Hi there,
    I just wanted say "I hear you!" I, too, have PCOS and it's an absolute bugger! I become a shrieking, banshee-madwoman every 5 weeks or so (I know, I know - I'm lucky I'm regular ish). I also, being usually really keen on veggies and fruit - y'know, the good stuff - crave the worst possible foods available!

    In the run up to my period, I give myself a little slack; I still make sure I stick to my calories, but if my food includes more chocolate than spinach for a couple of days, I don't worry about it. I've become a dab hand at knowing the sub 100cals chips and chocolate choices and figure that a couple of days won't do me any harm. It also probably stops me committing violence! ;-)

    Hope you continue doing well. emoticon
    2807 days ago
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