I know this subject is not the faint of heart, but yet, it is a fact of nature, and most of you reading this are adults. We can have grown folk conversations about many subjects and topics so here we go! Each and every month, I find myself deep in pain, self misery, and overall attitudinal with everyone I come in contact with. I tell most close people in my life to simply blame it on my period. It’s not ME, its the PMS!
When I began having my monthly visitor at the tender age of eleven years old, I quickly saw the signs of change that were not only in my body, but in my mind as well. I was irritable, easy to get agitated, and overly sensitive. I would have panic attacks, migraines, mood swings, and go to complete highs and lows within a blink of an eye. I knew what I suffered from because I grew up in a household where my father avoided my mother like the plague when ‘Aunt Flo’ came to visit. My mother had a tough time during her period, and I inherited her problems as well.
Fast forward to now where I am completely schizophrenic when I am on my period. I can go from a nice, rational person, to a crying ball of blood, organs, water, and bones. I’ve tried everything to stop the rollercoaster that is my period (or PMS) but to no avail. Medication has not helped and neither has changing my diet during this time like I had been instructed to.
I don’t mean the mean things I say when I am menstruating. I am a really nice person, really I am. Don’t let this monthly affliction fool you into thinking that I am a bitch on wheels. Charge it to my period and not my heart.
I know that I am not alone, and there are others of you who suffer the same fate as me. PMS’ers and volatile menustruaters unite!
Say it with me: Blame it on my period!
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