Remember When PMS Only Meant One Thing?

I’m pretty blessed in the fact that I have never suffered from PMS.perimenopause

Ever.

Until about 3 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 PMS but it’s wicked nasty?

I’m talking “batten down the hatches, thar she blows” nasty.

“Not safe for children and animals” nasty.

Really?

This is the pay off for being a “female” for 44 years? PMS after 30 years of not having it?

This is my reward for bringing 3 wonderful human beings into the world to hopefully continue the human race? And have you seen my girls? They ain’t bad looking so it’s not like I went and put bad mojo into the gene pool.

I had no idea what was happening to me until one day I was talking with one of my oldest friends (tenure, not age… ) and as girl talk often does, it turned to “what the hell is going on with ____________” type conversations. So of course I mention this sudden onslaught of PMS and she’s like “OHMAHGOD!! Me, too!!!” and then tells me that it could actually be peri-menopause symptoms and not pre-menstrual.

But wait… it gets better…

Apparently peri-menopause can start TEN YEARS before you actually go thru menopause. ย 

WTF?!

So let me get this crap straight… it’s not bad enough that women have suffered with Pre-Menstrual-Syndrome pretty much our entire lives but now we get the added bonus of Pre-menopause at the end of our “glory years”. And adding insult to injury.. we get to experience BOTH versions of PMS at the same time?

I won’t bore (or scare) you with theย details/symptoms, but suffice it to say that it’s like your “younger” PMS on steroids.

With this news, I have decided that Eve really was a piece of work, Adam should be shot and apparently everyone in my life needs to take cover for a few years. Because this storm could take a long time to pass.

 

Grrrrr……

 

14 comments

  1. So *this* explains why after decades of no PMS, I suddenly cry for no reason and go into the corner and eat chocolate once a month? Oh, that Eve. I’d like to have a word with her!
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    • I love that Ilene!!! I say that all the time about Eve!! HA!

      And Kristen, I had night sweats and near panic attacks and literally crying spells when I started this lovely ten year shindig!!!

      WTH? Yeah… it super sucks.

      Kinda grateful they yanked my uterus out and I got to crash right into menopause at the tender age of 43. Thanking God for Premarin. (Estrogen in a pill) ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  2. Ha! I have been resentful lately because I know I am done having babies and we have taken steps to prevent anymore. My youngest is almost 6. So, for six years I have been having to deal with it once a month for absolutely no reason. AND I will likely have to deal with it for at least 10 more years. 10 years. That’s 120 months. 120!!!!!!! So yeah, thanks Eve!
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  3. i don’t know if y’all remember Oh Mrs. Tucker’s post about this in the LOBS, I thought I was peri at the ripe age of 29, turn 30 in August… went to Dr. that Monday & I have diagnosed premature menopausal at age 29… I am taking estrogen pills now to fight hot flashes & all the menopause side effects… blah! So, I am definitely feeling you KD, I am so sorry you are going through this. :( Hollar at me (well not literally, please) if you need to vent. :)
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