As hormone levels rise and fall during a female's menstrual cycle, this can surely affect the way she feels, both physically and emotionally. This is known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and it can make a girl feel like hiding in bed with the blanket over her head. So yeah, you should know that it's normal to have the blues or feel sick before and during a period. There's absolutely nothing shameful nor abnormal about this. Despite this nature fact, we still find people who judge how we feel during 'that' time of the month, including ourselves.
Today, we're here to tell you that there's nothing wrong with you. The proof? Well, here are 7 confident ladies sharing some unusual moments/situations that they experienced before and during their periods, and that turned out to be hilariously funny later on! So just know that it's totally okay not to feel okay or to act in an unusual way during your menstrual cycle.
Disclaimer: You may crack yourself up reading the following lines!
"I get the weirdest cravings, cravings of things I don't normally eat; chocolate frosting, Cinnabon, and no matter what I eat, or how much honey I I take, nothing works to help my sugar craving except Cinnabon and chocolate frosting. Of course, I end up feeling very guilty for eating so much sugar and don't really feel all that great, and so I get lost in Netflix."
"Well, tell me about it. My period got me throwing my BlackBerry at the wall. It ricocheted and came apart. lol."
"I once and for a reason I can't even remember, got so frustrated that I punched my laptop in the keyboard. God that made my fist hurt so bad!"
"I cried a lot after finding out my Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince DVD was broken. I felt like a part of my childhood got shattered in pieces. The next day, I got my period and calmed myself down by reminding myself that it was 2016, and I can easily stream it online. Still not totally okay with it being broken by the way."
"I woke up deciding to break up with my boyfriend for no apparent reason. Him being so understanding of my hormonal situation made me take that back. He asked me to calm down, and rethink it only to find out it wasn't him, it was just my period playing around. Again."
"When I'm on my period, I feel like I'm a balloon that's ready to explode at anytime. For literally ANY reason that I may find frustrating enough."
"I once arrived early to work only to find out that my laptop charger wasn't there. I sat there crying alone in the office, till I realized I can simply borrow one from my work mates!"
I consider that these ladies subtly and unwillingly are teaching us to take things easy on ourselves especially when it comes to periods, and our ultimate frustration moments can actually make the best stories and funniest memories! My personal opinion is that it's a new level of maturity to realize that it's fine to become in deep need of a little bit more love, care or any sort of warmth. So here it is clear and straight forward: It's not just you who may sometimes experience an extra-emotional version of herself, it's every girl on the planet who can possibly have her mood swinging back and forth continuously before/during her period. No, you're neither a drama queen nor someone who's hard to deal with, you're just a heroine facing emotional and physical changes in her body every month!
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