Does anyone else have funky PMS symptoms?

It doesn't happen every month, but sometimes I have a day right before AF shows up where I'm a raging bitch while simultaneously a little depressed. This happened yesterday. I started feeling restless towards the end of the day at work. I was so bored, but I also REALLY didn't want to do anything, and I was irritable to boot. I'd been exhausted all day and just wanted to crash - until I got home and was wide awake.

The cat was whining non-stop even after I fed him, and I kept yelling at him to shut up (of course he just looked at me like, "Yeah right. Now gimme what I want!"). Then hubs came home and wanted me to help with some housework which I absolutely refused. Both lounging on the couch and getting up to clean sounded equally horrendous. Hubs finally convinced me to take a Xan.ax and I felt (and acted) human again after that. But man! I really hate feeling like that!

I feel much better today, it probably helped that I finally got a full night's sleep for the first time in days. No nightmares, no waking up in a pool of my own sweat; it was heavenly! AF is due today, so we'll see when she actually decides to show. I'm curious to know how bad she'll be this month, since it was soooooo light last month. I always think if I have a milder cycle than usual one month that the next will be extra awful. If that's the case I'm going to be totally screwed!

Alright. I'm off to do some SUPER FUN reports. Try not to be jealous, okay?


Caitlin said...

Ugh that absolutely sucks. I have strange PMS symptoms too, and they change from month to month. I like to keep the hubbs guessing. ;)

Last month I had 3 days of solid crying - literally at the drop of a hat. Then one day of angry bitchiness. Can't wait to see what's coming in the next week!

Hope AF isn't so bad on ya this month!

E said...

I wouldn't call mine "strange" but more like intense, severe, bitchy, angry, sad, depressed, tearful, hungry, sleepy, achy, restless, nothing-makes-me-happy mood.

There. I think that covers it.

I have PMDD.

It is thought that sometimes the hormone shift can in turn cause the serotonin level to shift.

Estrogen is the happy hormone, progesterone is not. Progesterone is what is secreted after ovulation by the corpus luteum to support pregnancy. It sucks.

Anonymous said...

I have them all !!!!

-my husband grows cotton- said...

Ugh. I hope AF isn't too bad and she lightens up on the mood swings!

Steph O. said...

I have some like that. I HATE feeling that out of control of my emotions. Then I end up with guilt for being so mean to poor DH. I'll trade him, just one month he can have all the fun of AF. I'm sure I'd be better at not saying stupid things to antagonize it!

I hope AF lightens up on you soon!