The PMS Chronicles

7:40 a.m.: Send kids off with kisses and hugs for a week with their dad. 7:45 a.m.: Enjoy a delightfully quiet cup of coffee as I happily review my to do list and prepare to attack the mountain of mail and paperwork that used to be my desk. Ahhhhhhhh... I feel good. 9:52 a.m.: Flop down on sofa, stare blankly out the window, start to cry, quickly move on to full-blown bawling, curl up in fetal position as tears and snot soak the cushion. I feel sad. ...more

Hot Flashes Are Not Cool

It all started one cold January morning. I was sitting at my kitchen table. Furnace blasting. Swaddled in a big blanket. (I so dislike the cold. I do not retain heat. In fact unless I am under a blanket I pretty much shiver till spring arrives. I consider it my cardio in the winter!) I was nice and cozy, reading the paper when it hit! Suddenly I'm immediately...more

This Chick Is Gonna Go PMS Crazy All Up In Here

Purchasing a box of tampons and 5 chocolate candy bars will get you pretty fast service at the checkout counter. No words were exchanged as the items were laid on the counter. The clerk quickly (and I might add a little nervously) scanned the items. I think she was thinking "this chick is gonna go PMS crazy all up in here". It didn't dawn on me until I was outside the irony of my purchase....more

April 20th 1993 – Depths of Despair

Well, let me see whats new in the exciting life of me! Oh, the adventures are too numerous, too wild, too detailed, to express in their full intensity and potential on paper. Ah, anyway! Well yesterday I was in the depths of despair! Why? Oh who knows! PMS maybe, probably, most likely. I went to Karate – on the way there something went SNAP! Like walking through the woods and stepping on a stick! My priorities clicked into place! My brain shifted into the ready position, a smile arose on my face, my fingernails grew, my body relaxed and there I was!...more

Here is to a Day Full of Laughs, Pistachios, Normal Hormone Levels and Great Sex

Yesterday happened to be one of those days that started off shitty thanks to the total "I could so easily rip your head off" mood I woke up in.  Thank you so much PMS and the stuck on repeat, seems to be never-ending menstrual cycle I now have.  Have I mentioned how much I am so enjoying getting older?  My 30-something self has become a battle of wills.  Me against the machine.  The machine being age, my body, hormones.  I am pretty sure my face now breaks out more than it did when I was a teenage girl....more

That Old-Fashioned Hysteria!

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather lately, both emotionally and physically, so I went back to one of my comfort books – Ami MacKay’s “The Birth House”. Now, I’m not really a natural birth advocate at all, but I love this book because of its mysticism. I also love this book because it talks about turn-of-the-century treatment of women, including the much-diagnosed “condition”, hysteria....more

Some Days Just Need Sweatpants

(originally posted @ My Really Real Reality) Don't look at me like that.  You know just what I'm talking about.  Even if you won't admit it.  You still know.Some days are just lazy days.  Bloaty days.  Nothing else feels like it fits right days.  Blah days.  Just want to be comfy days.  Sit on the couch and crochet or read days. You know......more
Yes! Lady in the streets, sweatpants everywhere else I always say. ;-)more

Create Your PMS Support System

Years ago I had a tough time with PMS symptoms – and felt very alone. I had precious few girlfriends that I could really talk to about the pain, discomfort, and emotional stress that came with my PMS, so most of time I had to endure these dark times alone.Since I created, I’ve come in contact with many women from all over the world who also suffer from PMS or PMDD. Interestingly, most of them thought they were fighting this battle alone as well....more

Sweet progesterone ... bitter estrogen

Now that we have developed more understanding about how male brain works. I feel compelled to look at how female brain works. Did it ever crossed your mind, our male fellow, that you are probably married to a psychic? Fine, not quite! According to Scientists, females, are not psychic. We have been pre-wired to remember every details of emotional events way better than our counterpart, male....more

PMS Now Has TWO Meanings?!

I have never suffered from PMS. Ever. Until about 2 years ago. Then, seemingly overnight I became a wicked, nasty person at least once a month. How is it that I managed to escape my entire life without suffering from PMS and then KABAM! out of nowhere not only do I have it but it's nasty....more