03 October 2010
I think it had a lot to do with the fact that I didn't exercise much, I was working insane hours and had too much pressure at work.
My stomach bloated up so much this month that I looked like I was 4-5 months pregnant. I couldn't button up my pants properly and they're made from a stretchy material!
This photo here, of a pregnant woman, is about as big as my stomach actually became!
Not only that, but I was also feeling very dizzy, like I was about to pass out any moment. That was a bit scary, especially when I was driving to work and felt this way on the highway!
I also felt very nauseous, like I wanted to throw up so badly, even though there was no reason for me to feel sick like that.
I generally don't have such painful menstruation and have only experienced these types of symptoms only a few times before.
While I could tell I had PMS as my emotions were more intense and my thoughts were a bit emotional at times, I didn't have the really irrational thoughts that overwhelmed me to the point where I thought I was going to go crazy from them, like what used to happen to me during PMS before.
I used to get PMS so bad before that those erratic thoughts just totally overwhelmed me and I felt absolutely awful before. It felt like I was not in control of my emotions or thoughts (I knew I was, but with the intensity of my emotions it felt like I wasn't).
My emotions were a bit more intense, but very recognisable as PMS and the trick I use (telling myself it's only PMS, that it's not real and will go away), helps me to manage those PMS thoughts and see sense.
And even though I havent been exercising enough this past month and have been under incredible pressure at work and I have been working over 50 hours each week, I still have managed not to get terrible PMS symptoms, only the 1-2 days just prior to my periods. That is so brilliant!
All my tactics and strategies to manage PMS naturally, are obviously working well. Thank goodness!