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During PMS you (or your sig other) are . . .

dangerous
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easy to be with
1 (16.7%)
a pain in the *
1 (16.7%)
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?????
1 (16.7%)
floating in the clouds (one of my friends uses this)
0 (0%)

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« on: 21/01/2008 19:34:02 »
I suffer from PMS, mainly cramps. To lessen the severity of the cramps, I run. What's your cures for PMS symptoms?

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« Reply #1 on: 21/01/2008 19:38:26 »
Heating pads help.. But I haven't had regular cramping for a long time. I used to have really bad ones.. now just occasionally. Never did have terrible mood swings, mostly just got tired and iron deficient.. with an occasional nippy period.. but mostly slightly depressed and quieter then normal..

I am easy to be with.. I think! I am more cuddly! LOL!

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« Reply #2 on: 21/01/2008 19:39:55 »
 Now heating pads don't work for me. The cramps get worse before they get better. 

Heating pads help.. But I haven't had regular cramping for a long time. I used to have really bad ones.. now just occasionally. Never did have terrible mood swings, mostly just got tired and iron deficient.. with an occasional nippy period.. but mostly slightly depressed and quieter then normal..

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« Reply #3 on: 21/01/2008 20:07:24 »
Buying wifey a new pair of shoes or a handbag usually helps me deal with my wifeys PMS symptoms !!.but I'm still guilty once a month !!!
Men are the same as women, just inside out !

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« Reply #4 on: 21/01/2008 20:32:43 »
Now heating pads don't work for me. The cramps get worse before they get better. 

Heating pads help.. But I haven't had regular cramping for a long time. I used to have really bad ones.. now just occasionally. Never did have terrible mood swings, mostly just got tired and iron deficient.. with an occasional nippy period.. but mostly slightly depressed and quieter then normal..

Try exercise..if you get on all fours and rock forwards and back stretching it helps.. and sometimes just going for walks or light floor exercise helps a lot! I think too many women just stop moving cause it hurts.. Mine would get really bad while I was passing clots.. the cramping was worse I could feel them move down and then would pass the clot with the cramps.. It was much like labor pains after when my placenta was delivered only on a slightly lighter scale, but The cramping was worse the passing was better as they were like 1/2 golf ball sized clots.. Sorry to be so explicit.. But I had a surgery two years ago which really slowed down clotting.. although it still comes and goes.. almost back up to the old standards, but I am not worried right now..

Exercise helps even if you don't feel like it!

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« Reply #5 on: 21/01/2008 20:34:59 »
Buying wifey a new pair of shoes or a handbag usually helps me deal with my wifeys PMS symptoms !!.but I'm still guilty once a month !!!

LOL.. Shopping eh! LOL... Does it help you or just her...?? Hee hee. Sorry you are still the guilty party thats no fair!!!

Maybe you two are on the same cycle!!! LOL I hear men go through monthly changes also...???

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« Reply #6 on: 21/01/2008 20:49:39 »
The cure for me was a hysterectomy......and I've never been happier! [;D]

I do still get moody once a month though....don't know why.

...........but even when I'm moody, I'm still a joy to be around....just ask Nic. [;)]
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« Reply #7 on: 21/01/2008 23:20:42 »
Ugh. Kayla. Its not a purdy sight when she's PMSing. I found out the days I thouhgt it was. Cuz we aruge and fight and everything once a month on those days every month. BUt she says it ai'nt them days lol

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« Reply #8 on: 21/01/2008 23:39:45 »
I always get more worries and kinda a down about 5 days before then it subsides...

Oops I also have a chocolate craving then.. a sweet tooth which also goes away..

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« Reply #9 on: 21/01/2008 23:48:40 »
whats PMS? [???]

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« Reply #10 on: 21/01/2008 23:54:59 »
Post Menstrual Symptoms. I think something like that lol its girlly stuff
« Last Edit: 22/01/2008 00:02:42 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #11 on: 21/01/2008 23:57:48 »
Mensuatal? [:D] never heard that one before

Menstrual buddy

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« Reply #12 on: 22/01/2008 00:03:30 »
I think it is Post-menstrual syndrome ! *smiles*
« Last Edit: 22/01/2008 00:07:34 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #13 on: 22/01/2008 00:06:52 »
I can't spell! lol

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« Reply #14 on: 22/01/2008 00:07:54 »
I know.. I fixed it! LOL!

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« Reply #15 on: 22/01/2008 00:08:14 »
Hee hee hee!

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« Reply #16 on: 22/01/2008 06:25:05 »
I think it is Post-menstrual syndrome ! *smiles*

No, it's Premenstrual Syndrome.

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« Reply #17 on: 22/01/2008 10:10:48 »
Yes.. Thats true too...Part of pms is premenstrual,usually followed by post menstrual...

Premenstrual happens 1 to 2 weeks before and usually ends with the start of your

period. Post menstrual can happen throughout and after the cycle. Symptoms are

usually about the same! It is all considered  part of PMS, They are phases of the cycles therein..



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« Reply #18 on: 22/01/2008 12:18:11 »
Good god. You guys are only yourselfs for like 12 weeks of the year?

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« Reply #19 on: 22/01/2008 17:36:46 »
I think it is Post-menstrual syndrome ! *smiles*

No, it's Premenstrual Syndrome.
Why do you know that?
Nothing is absolute. It takes a thousand people to make a stereotype, only one to grind it into the dust.

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« Reply #20 on: 22/01/2008 17:50:06 »
Good god. You guys are only yourselfs for like 12 weeks of the year?

Hee hee hee.. Very funny young man! And I usually was hit by the premenstrual phase and less severely by the later postmentrual end of things!
« Last Edit: 22/01/2008 17:52:32 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #21 on: 23/01/2008 04:51:20 »
Don't know about you ladies, but I'm always either Pre or Post PMSing. Ahh the joys of synthetic hormones [:)]
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« Reply #22 on: 23/01/2008 05:27:43 »
The cure for me was a hysterectomy......and I've never been happier! [;D]

I thought the other cure (at least a remission) was pregnancy. [;D]

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« Reply #23 on: 23/01/2008 16:48:29 »
 LOL DIDDO HERE!!
Don't know about you ladies, but I'm always either Pre or Post PMSing. Ahh the joys of synthetic hormones [:)]

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« Reply #24 on: 23/01/2008 16:51:37 »
It makes me wonder how most of the responses to this thread are from dudes. . .  [;)] [::)] [:o)]

(which is why I modified the poll (again))  [;D]

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« Reply #25 on: 23/01/2008 18:16:08 »
I find the best solution to both PMS and the cramps I get during my period is a small amount of alcohol.

I get very gloomy/moody before my period (less so if I get a lot of exercise but I don't have time to play a team sport regularly and hate jogging/lane swimming on my own enough that there's no way I could get myself motivated when I'm feeling down anyway).

A couple of times in the last three years (since I stopped playing fairly high-level university sport) my period has come early/I've lost count of time (on both occasions when I've been quite stressed anyway for different reasons), and have got really embarassingly drunk because after having one drink I've felt so much more cheerful I've had another, and another. Which is now something I'm aware of and watch out for.

I also feel better if I've had enough to eat (actually, that's true the rest of the month as well, but more noticable when I've got PMS), I tend to come in from work and fail to make supper for hours unless I have some chocolate/biscuits to hand to snack on before I start cooking.

I also find a small drink works much better than ibuprofen to get rid of the stomach/back pain I get in the first two/three days of my period... sadly (or possibly fortunately for my liver) I don't think I'd last long if I were working in the lab on the strength of a stiff drink..

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« Reply #26 on: 23/01/2008 18:56:28 »

I usually run laps, my friends think I'm crazy but it helps.

Now heating pads don't work for me. The cramps get worse before they get better. 

Heating pads help.. But I haven't had regular cramping for a long time. I used to have really bad ones.. now just occasionally. Never did have terrible mood swings, mostly just got tired and iron deficient.. with an occasional nippy period.. but mostly slightly depressed and quieter then normal..

Try exercise..if you get on all fours and rock forwards and back stretching it helps.. and sometimes just going for walks or light floor exercise helps a lot! I think too many women just stop moving cause it hurts.. Mine would get really bad while I was passing clots.. the cramping was worse I could feel them move down and then would pass the clot with the cramps.. It was much like labor pains after when my placenta was delivered only on a slightly lighter scale, but The cramping was worse the passing was better as they were like 1/2 golf ball sized clots.. Sorry to be so explicit.. But I had a surgery two years ago which really slowed down clotting.. although it still comes and goes.. almost back up to the old standards, but I am not worried right now..

Exercise helps even if you don't feel like it!

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« Reply #27 on: 23/01/2008 19:02:15 »
I find the best solution to both PMS and the cramps I get during my period is a small amount of alcohol.

I get very gloomy/moody before my period (less so if I get a lot of exercise but I don't have time to play a team sport regularly and hate jogging/lane swimming on my own enough that there's no way I could get myself motivated when I'm feeling down anyway).

A couple of times in the last three years (since I stopped playing fairly high-level university sport) my period has come early/I've lost count of time (on both occasions when I've been quite stressed anyway for different reasons), and have got really embarassingly drunk because after having one drink I've felt so much more cheerful I've had another, and another. Which is now something I'm aware of and watch out for.

I also feel better if I've had enough to eat (actually, that's true the rest of the month as well, but more noticable when I've got PMS), I tend to come in from work and fail to make supper for hours unless I have some chocolate/biscuits to hand to snack on before I start cooking.

I also find a small drink works much better than ibuprofen to get rid of the stomach/back pain I get in the first two/three days of my period... sadly (or possibly fortunately for my liver) I don't think I'd last long if I were working in the lab on the strength of a stiff drink..


Interesting. . . maybe I'll try it out!! Thanks!