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PMS Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
28th Jul '13

Do you think women should be able to get used to having periods so that it doesn't affect them emotionally?



The women in my family all seem to have a rough time with it ( including myself) emotionally.



I was told today " You should be used to it...you have been having them since you were a little girl".



Thoughts?

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
28th Jul '13

I would love to be able to get used to it, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
28th Jul '13

I get easily frustrated....and kind of bi polar..



Sometimes I want to cry over nothing at all.



I wish I could get used to it too!! :/

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18188 posts
status 28th Jul '13

It's hormones. Not like we control them. Lol

Wiggity Wack 1 child; Connecticut 10780 posts
28th Jul '13

You can try natural methods of dealing with your cycle (diet, exercise, adequate sleep, ect.) but for some those aren't enough. Some people need medical help to deal with the hormonal imbalance. No shame in asking for it.

Pickle Due September 2 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 4228 posts
28th Jul '13

I'm assuming this came from a male so just kick him in the balls until he starts bleeding and after a few months of complaining tell him he should be use to it by now :)

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
28th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Andrea0510:</b>" I'm assuming this came from a male so just kick him in the balls until he starts bleeding and after a few months of complaining tell him he should be use to it by now :)"</blockquote>




Ahahahahaaaa I loved your post......l o v e :3

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
28th Jul '13

I don't know that you ever get used to it, but I still don't think it's ok to use it as excuse to be a total beast to everyone.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
28th Jul '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" Do you think women should be able to get used to having periods so that it doesn't affect them emotionally? ... [snip!] ... emotionally. I was told today " You should be used to it...you have been having them since you were a little girl". Thoughts?"


I don't think that was a good choice of words.
With PMS you become "aware" of it but "getting used to" doesn't describe how one copes.
I have no idea what is prompting the comment. Perhaps he is an insensitive idiot or perhaps there is too much drama for anyone to tolerate.... or perhaps it's somewhere in between.
If it's "acting hormonal" that is alienating him, MAYBE it's best if you find ways to keep your distance from him or better ways of taking care of yourself like having some time alone and/or getting pampered in some way.
It's also important to let him know how to HELP get thru those unpleasant days of the month by being on his best behavior and being more considerate. maybe you have a request???

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
28th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" I don't think that was a good choice of words. With PMS you become "aware" of it but "getting used ... [snip!] ... thru those unpleasant days of the month by being on his best behavior and being more considerate. maybe you have a request???"</blockquote>



I didnt originally give details because its so petty to me.



He was in a shit mood all day because his meds stopped working ( antideppressents)....was coming off rude and frustrated with everything....He got upset that I wasnt tolerating any of it and that I needed to be more understanding. Well I am in a similar boat due to PMS...and thats when he said that. Its different for me because I should be able to control my mood by now apparently.



Its annoying just thinking about it again...immature and annoying -__-

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
28th Jul '13

Oops double posttt

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
29th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" I don't think that was a good choice of words. ... [snip!] ... I should be able to control my mood by now apparently. Its annoying just thinking about it again...immature and annoying -__-"</blockquote>




Yes, immature and annoying BUT both of you have valid reasons for being frustrated. I hope he finds some meds that work for him.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16208 posts
status 29th Jul '13

PMS issues change with time, as you age, as well. How do you get used to that?