Monday, March 10, 2014

When a woman has PMS ( Monday Musings)

Hi Guys, 

How have you been? Been so busy that its been an uphill task updating my blog. How was the weekend? Mine as usual was a case of so many things to do with so little time. I had to be a good daughter, a good girl friend and a good friend, Women try oooo. I had to cook, clean, do laundry and still run errands and i still didn't get everything done. The scary part is my life is going to get a whole lot more hectic and crazy as my life progresses into being a wife and a mother.

Well the working week has started again and i must say i am not in the best of moods. Not because its monday specifically but because i am suffering from both Monday blues and PMS aka Pre menstrual Syndrome and i could kill a fluffy white rabbit in my mood.  

Everything sucks right now and i am just like a keg of gun powder waiting to explode. I am just waiting for someone  to misyarn or just say something out of turn and they will see my full blown rage. Almost everyone in my office thinks am all cupcakes and sunshine but when am in this mood and you cross me? Shit gets real! 

No matter how upset or out of sorts i might feel, i am still very good at hiding my murderous urges. I am usually very reserved and quiet and my face is always in scowl and this has always helped in  keeping would be victims away from my scathing tongue in this period . So what exactly is PMS? We know its an acronym but what exactly does it mean and why do women act like either deranged banshees during this period or walking water faucets, i have heard men ask? Well its something that plagues a large percentage of women and its basically like an hormonal surge that just throws everything out of wack,  is what i tell them, but to be more scientific and specific. I decided to do some research for our clueless male species, so they get with the program. So here we go: 

Definition: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to a woman's menstrual cycle ( Source: Wikipedia) 

Symptons: Common emotional and non-specific symptoms include stressanxiety, difficulty in falling asleep (insomnia), headachefatiguemood swings, increased emotional sensitivity, and changes in libido.[4] Physical symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle include bloating, abdominal cramps,constipation, swelling or tenderness in the breasts, cyclic acne, and joint or muscle pain.[5]( Source: Wikipedia) 

Managing PMS: 

  • family and friends can provide emotional support during the time of a woman's cycle;
  • avoid salt before the menstrual period;
  • reduce caffeine intake;
  • quite smoking;
  • reduce alcohol intake; and
  • reduce intake of refined sugars. 
  • Exercise  
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So there you have it. PMS is actually a medically recognized illness  and its severity differs from woman to woman and month to month.  Another way, men can help is just to give us a good dose of ' Leave us the hell alone' during this time and just be supportive. 

Wishing you all a PMS free week ahead. 

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