The first time I saw a close expression of what PMS was, was on one of Yagazie’s videos, I remember laughing a lot because I couldn’t relate to it. I also can’t remember if this was on YouTube or on her Instagram page, so you are out of luck on me sharing that video with you.
Fast forward two years later, every month is worse than the last. I feel angry, dejected, defeated, happy, spontaneous, erratic, impulsive and downright crazy all at once.
If anyone had told me about 10 years ago that I’d have cramps that made me want to sleep in the fetal position and run a warm bottle on my stomach all day, I’d have done one my evil laughs. If someone told me I won’t be able to control my emotions because it will be Bloody Mary soon, I’d have kicked them in the face and done the evil laugh while at it.
But here I am, it’s almost that time of the month and I am the one getting kicked. It’s bad enough I have to deal with the pain and the uncomfortable 3-5 days of being on my period, I also have to make sure I don’t kill myself and the people surrounding me in the days that lead to it and while at it.
At the moment, I’m enjoying the PMS boobs, ignoring the acne and trying to survive the dreaded lady – PMS!
I carried Migos (my teddy bear) to work and shared this post on my social media page. A couple of people did not know what PMS meant and for those people, I‘d define what it is. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the one to two weeks before a woman’s period. A lot of women deal with this and having to survive and act like all is well while there’s a whirlwind of emotions gnawing and physical symptoms that announce – I am about to be on my period!
If you feel up to it, you can also share how PMS gets to you and how you resolve them. I believe someone will find the information useful. Kindly send your stories and image to firstname.lastname@example.org