That Time of the Month... Mood Changes?  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
7/14/2005 12:07 pm

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That Time of the Month... Mood Changes?

Not all women seem to become crabby when they reach their time of the month.

How many people are bothered by the potentially drastic mood changes that can occur during a woman’s cycle?

(Not all women suffer from this and I do not think they should be picked on for it. I am mentioning it just as a conversation piece. I understand why women experience those mood changes; therefore I don’t want this to be a bash session on women).

ANewLevel4Us 38M/37F

7/24/2005 8:42 am

I tend to get snippy a week before. Then, during the week that Aunt Flo is visiting, I am a giant raging hormone. Wish it were the other way around. I end up not having sex due to my poor disposition during the week that I still can... and then wishing like hell I had some ass during the week that I can't. Murphy's Law.


7/23/2005 1:24 pm

Well, it's certainly a very real emotional time that women go through. I've learned, however, that diet and exercise, especially the latter, help all the symptoms, even the manic parts. For awhile, on top of the crabbiness, I was having migraines at the very beginning of each cycle. Once I got on a regular exercise routine, those stopped, and the rest of my symptoms also benefitted from it. Even with that however, my mood swings during that time are very obvious.

I also believe that even men go through some changes every month. They just don't have the flow to prove it. *s*

rm_lucytart 50F
590 posts
7/20/2005 6:59 am

I've found I'm a lot MORE uncomfortable that time of month (and just before, and one day a couple weeks earlier - hmm - guess I know when I ovulate) since I changed from the pill to an IUD. Literally in pain, where I never had pain - bent over in cramps, just totally knocked for a loop.

Oh, boy, do I understand now.

pussinboots4u 50M/47F

7/19/2005 10:35 am

i have major mood swings just before - i wouldn't call it mood swings - more like mood shift. i will wake in the morning and just not speak to anyone because EVERYTHING and EVERYONE bothers me. at least now, I can recognize it. Don't know why it took so long - I am usually happy and don't easily get irritated or bothered. Now that I am recognizing it - it is much easier for me, I know that I won't be rational and I tell myself that, makes me a bit more rational, I think. Still I think here, on blogland, it just may be recognizable when I'm PMSing - I know I've let the "don't say anything, it will pass" rule I have for myself slip a few times during PMS.

MsLoveRose 33F  
2432 posts
7/17/2005 10:48 am

i think your mood always depends on your surrounding environment. If you are around people who just need to shut up...then you are gonna want to scream shut up!!!! the only thing i ever experience while i have my cycle is the ability to try and control my emotions....i am the type of woman who doesnt really get moody, however i do wear my emotions on my sleeve...i try to remain around happy people so i can stay happy. I have a low tolerence of liars and disrespectful its hard to come across that path anytime of the month!!!

live more, laugh often, love much

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
7/17/2005 4:44 am

Lol yes it is insteresting Needsome...

Last time I posted a question similar to this one they stayed away from it as well

angelsstorm 38F
6 posts
7/17/2005 1:15 am

the mood swings are not simply isolated to a womans monthly

often it can be brought on by medications and other factors not just in women but men as well, how does anyone deal with someone suffering mood swings?

they take everything with a grain of salt, and when they are volatile they don't bring up tender subjects instead keeping their distance and averting their eyes until it is over.

NeedSumfromU 54F

7/16/2005 11:29 am

Interesting side not.. the men have stayed the hell away from this topic.. huh? Notice that girls?? lol.... smart guys!

NeedSumfromU 54F

7/16/2005 11:28 am

Hasn't there been studies that show that women who spend great deals of time together, like co-workers, roomates and family members, cycle together eventually? That is why so often your best friend and you have your periods within days of each other.

Thank god for the hysterectomy.. I don't have to do that any more.. but mine was only partial.. I still have ovaries, just no uterus.. so I still have the mood swing.. just not so bad.

CuriousKitty675 41F
365 posts
7/16/2005 10:07 am

The chemical changes in the body effect the hormonal state. It's a proven fact that when women hit thier cycles that their levels of seratonin and endorphins drop drasticaly. These are the 'feel good' chemicals our body produces (for example when a runner gets all pumped and experiences a Runner's high or when you have sex). It is also why so many women crave chocolate at this time of the month because scientists have found that when the chocolate begins to break down in the body it stimulates the glands to produce more of these natural homonal chemicals and alleviates our mood. Now some women who are very active might be able to boost thier chemical levels by excercise and thus not have a drastic of mood swings.

Basic fact of the matter is that in Western Medicine we've greatly overlooked such subtle things as hormones and thier impact on a person's body and mind. Men also have a cycle they go through where thier hormonal levels become unbalanced every month. They just don't bleed like we do. What's interesting is how the cycle of the moon has such a strong relation and effect on the human body. Of course it makes sense if broken down in the most basic of principles. The moon effects the tides, the human body is composed of anywhere from 75-85 percent water (moreso in females than males) so why shouldn't it effect us as well?

TehTigerLily 31F

7/16/2005 2:21 am

What happens for me during the time Aunt Flow is visiting, depends soley how my whole month is goin. If Ive had the shittest month ever, and Im stressed, then Im goin to be the biggest bitch ever, but if the month has been goin good and Ive been in a great mood then theres really no change, except I want chocolate the whole week, and then after that, fuck

czyswt1 38F

7/15/2005 3:01 pm

I think with whatever is going on with me during that time, depends on my mood. Sometimes, I am just normal, but, during other times, I just don't want to be bothered or annoyed.

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
7/15/2005 3:57 am

What's interesting, is sometimes you're only crabby around certain ppl. One co-worker and i... were best of friends 3 weeks out of the month, and at eachother's throats the 4th. Finally realized we hit our cycles at the same time, and we set eachother off. That was easily remedied though, once we discovered the problem. Hmmm... though now that i think of it, even male chat friends know when it's "about that time of month" for me.... so it must be more obvious than i think.

I believe most people just figure the hormonal imbalance/crabbiness is just part of life and don't get too bothered by it.

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