I'm having this bad PMS (again!), and believe me, I break someone's heart every month because of this. When this curse takes over me, I turn into a witch bitch and ruin someone's life, and then feel sorry afterwards. To be honest, there were a few very bad decisions that I've made on impulse (courtesy of my raging hormones), which, when I think about it now, caused my life to be a bit messy.
Imagine this happening every month. If you're the unlucky one who is the object of my outbursts and endless drama, even if you know I'm just having my period, you wouldn't put up with me for long. I wouldn't put up with me, too.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
According to Mr. Wiki, Women with PMDD suffers from anger, anxiety and depression. Other symptoms, which can be disabling, include:
- feelings of deep sadness or despair
- feelings of intense tension or anxiety
- increased intense sensitivity to rejection or criticism
- rapid and severe mood swings
- bouts of uncontrollable crying
- lasting irritability or anger
- increased interpersonal conflicts (sufferers are unaware of the impact they have on people close to them)
- disinterest in daily activities and relationships
- chronic fatigue
- insomnia or hypersomnia
- increased need for emotional closeness
It's not that I'm using this to rationalize my regular tendency to ruin my life and those dearest to me. I know what's wrong, but I can't control what I'm feeling, saying, and doing when I'm having my period (this usually happens a week before my period starts). Little Red Riding Hood turns into the Bad Wolf.
Desperately looking for a cure, I stumbled upon some articles and online forums about women suffering from PMDD. The good news is, there are ways to treat this or alleviate its effects, such as:
- regular exercise
- balanced diet
- vitamin B6
- some SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (a form of antidepressant)
- birth control pills
- homeopathic treatment
LOVE is Always the Best Cure
But for me, the best cure is lots of TLC! More love, extra care, and lots and lots of understanding and attention.
Loving a woman with PMDD may be hard. But if you love her dearly, then it's no big thing.
Shower her with all the love and attention and understanding she needs.
Never ignore her. That will just drive her away.
Hug her and tell her it's okay, it will pass.
Let her cry if she wants to, for whatever reason.
Buy her favorite ice cream and chocolates (Choco Almond Fudge, Coffee Crumble, Kisses with Almonds).
Don't let her walk out the door. You'll never know what she's capable of doing.
Listen to her outbursts. She's just feeling down at the moment.
Always forgive her afterwards. She doesn't mean to hurt you.
Don't let her do anything stupid, something that will ruin her life, or yours.
Ask her out on a date, watch a movie or something.
Sing to her.
Cook her favorite meal.
Give her lots of kisses.
Tell her you love her every 10 minutes.
This list is endless! But you know where it's going... this Girl From Hell needs your help.
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