Ever since I first started getting my period, I have had to deal with some seriously horrible PMS. I am indescribably jealous of all of you girls who talk about easy periods where you don’t have drastic mood swings that make you think you might be legitimately crazy, or cramps that make you want to crawl into a ball on the next available surface. I have never had an easy period, no matter what I try.
PMS is just bad for me, and I don’t know why. I guess I’m just unlucky. But because it’s not this severe for every girl out there, a lot of people don’t really understand why I act the way I do when I have my period. It’s really frustrating, because a lot of the time, blaming my actions on PMS sounds like a lame excuse… but it’s genuinely not.
If you experience really bad PMS also, I know you get it. So, this is for you… it’s also for my poor boyfriend, who has to put me up with me when I’m like this. Here are 15 things you’ll only understand if you deal with horrible PMS:
There are times when you literally have no control over your emotions.
You’re like, “Why am I feeling this way?!?!” But no one understands.
For example, sometimes you just feel angry at everyone, but you have no idea why.
They did NOTHING to make you mad, yet you still feel the urge to punch them in the face. But you know they did nothing wrong! So what is happening?!
Also, you’ll just start crying about things that would normally never even make you feel sad.
Yesterday, I cried because I saw an old lady who looked happy. I couldn’t even explain my emotions!
You don’t want to pick fights, but you really can’t help it.
You just want to argue with someone, you know? But wait, maybe you want to make up. Ugh, you do, fighting is stupid. Actually no, you’re pretty furious right now.
Your cramps will make you feel like you’re giving birth to an invisible baby.
It. Is not. Okay.
All you really want to do is lay in bed and feel sorry for yourself.
But noooooo. The world still has to be functioning normally.
At a certain point, people stop considering PMS a legitimate excuse for your behavior.
THEY DON’T GET IT.
During this time, your stomach becomes a bottomless pit that can never be satisfied.
You know you just ate, but you’re still hungry, OKAY?!
You will eventually stop caring about tact and you will just tell everyone who will listen that you have your period.
TMI? What’s that? WHO CARES?
If you’re dating someone, they will eventually begin to instantly recognize the first signs of a PMS meltdown.
And they know there is nothing they can do to stop it.
You begin to understand what desperation is. It is wanting that one week out of every month to just stop.
You’ll do anything. Seriously.
Guys will say stuff like, “Oh come on, it can’t be that bad, right?”
When that happens, you are not responsible for what you will do next.
Everyone will try to give you some sort of weird remedy they think will help you.
Just… stop. You know they mean well but this is not the time.
By now, you have just accepted that there will be a few days of each month where you become an emotional wreck who can’t get anything done.
What are you supposed to do about it?
But at least your closest friends know that whatever you say during your PMS time, you don’t actually mean.
Do you get really bad PMS? Can you relate to this? What did I forget? Tell me in the comments!