Short Stories December 14, 2018

Every Woman’s Monthly Nightmare – PMS!

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!

PMS

Image from my Insta story

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 me@chideramuoka.com

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5 Comments
  • Favour Epuna
    Favour Epuna
    December 14, 2018

    Really love this post. I’ve never had PMS before but my emotions do go crazy throughout the duration of my period.

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    • Zeta
      Zeta
      February 2, 2019

      Your emotions going crazy is a part of you PMSing.

      Reply
  • YourAlibi
    YourAlibi
    January 20, 2019

    This could be a case of misery loves company (as much as I hate that me, you and others go through this)
    It’s comforting to know I’m not alone.

    In my case, it has gotten worse that it would herald other illness into my system.
    If I catch cold during PMS I’d develop Pneumonia, if I get hot I’ll develop fever, if I’m too tired I’ll develop one thing or the other.

    I usually quickly treat the symptoms to help, keep warm and do some mild exercises then visit the hospital if I come down with any other illness.

    It’s different for everyone but I hope you’ve been able to find a routine that helps.

    Shout-out to Migos 🙂

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    • Zeta
      Zeta
      February 2, 2019

      It is not a case of misery loves company at all! It is wonderful to know you’re not alone.

      Wow! I have friends who are ill all through and on medications during the whole process. I feel finding your routine is a really great way to overcome it and also prepping for your usual symptoms help as well.

      Thanks for your comment. Love it!

      Reply
      • YourAlibi
        YourAlibi
        February 3, 2019

        Thank you Zeta!!💛

        Reply

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