I know PMS affects every woman differently. From cramps to heavy bleeding, breast tenderness and moodiness. It all varies. Until I had my first baby, I never ever had experienced that level of breast tenderness. If I hadn't been told that it was normal for my boobs to be tender, I would have thought I was dying. It was that painful. So now when I get it occasionally, it's not really a big surprise and I mark it down to my period coming.
Too, I've been lucky on the whole PMS symptoms front. Sure I might get a few cramps but nothing like it was when I was a kid when it was a day off of school and the whole day spent in bed in a tylenol induced coma. Now the side effects tend to be fairly mild. Except, of course, for the moodiness. But when I combined the stress of my life all into it, some times it was hard to separate what was PMS related and what was just plain old me being miserable.
Still when you get to recognize the symptoms and correlate that with the time of the month you do start to get into a rythm and with that comes understanding of your body and yourself. However, it has been with some surprise that I have been noticing that my body or my brain has been getting it ass backwards. I go through the whole routine, a little breast tenderness, the obligatory headache, a cramp or two and then when the whole thing is over, bam PMS moodiness. I have been finding myself short-tempered and snapping at the kids, something which I had been making great strides with since we moved and now it's like every 3 weeks we're back to square one.
Has anyone heard of this? Or perhaps you've experienced this too? Cause I'm thinking if I'm getting moody at the end of my period, there must be something I'm lacking, hormone wise.
Do you have any tips for me to help with the moodiness?