I'm looking for some help. Some of us don't feel the intense symptoms of PMS and I'm not sure if that's because you're superwoman, on birthcontrol, or know some ancient practice to help mediate your symptoms. But there's some of us, myself including, where PMS takes over our lives for one to two weeks.
The cramps and acheyness I can deal with but the borderline depression the week before my period I cannot. For two to three days I slip into this overwhelming sadness for seemingly no reason at all. My motivation extends to shoveling food in my mouth and watching Netflix, as a result I'm riddled with guilt for being so lazy...it's a downward spiral from there. People are counting on me but I can't muster up the energy to care.
I'm learning to mark these days on my calendar each month so I don't schedule any work or meetings during this time. Is this surrendering? I'm learning to listen to my body and take time off when my body is trying to tell me to do so. But I understand not every woman has this luxury and I know I won't always have it either.
Are there any women out there that experience this same thing? How do you live with it or have you found a way to control it? Thank you in advance!