Are you more emotional before and during the monthly period?

@mermaidivy (15421)
United States
April 23, 2009 12:33pm CST
I have noticed I'm easy to get grumpy before the period, during the period, I'm fine and normal. But I just feel grumpy, uncomfortable, sore body within the week before it comes. How do you mentally and physically feel before and during the period? Do you get grumpy easy during that? Guys are lucky that they don't need to suffer from that... it is hard to explain to the guys how painful it is and sometimes when you say stuff about it, they act like it is the most gross, nasty thing in the whole entire world... I don't feel good about that... What do you thikn about this?
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23 responses
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Hi, mermaidivy! Yes, I do get emotional before and during my monthly period. I curse more and my temper is very short. I am moody that is for sure. And I can't stand to be contradicted. That is what pulls my nerves the most! I feel very tired and lazy. I feel fatter and bigger. And like I don't want to be bothered by anyone that does not interest me at all. Most of the time, my lower back will ache and I will want to lay down more than I am sitting up.
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Oh and btw, I am on my monthly cycle as of now, and I can't stand the feeling! I am aggravated as I type this message.
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
27 Apr 09
And I get very sensitive too... I do feel fatter and bigger, I don't think any girls like to have this :-(
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
During my period, I got irritated because I feel comfortable. There are times my thigh and tummy hurts even my back bone. And my temperature is cold. But that is only on the first day, I can adjust on the second day of period. Some of us change moods because of irritability all we need is understanding because is never easy what we are going through.
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
what i mean is uncomfortable not comfortable, my apology!
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I feel very cold and tired body too, it makes me very irritated.
@Archie0 (4674)
27 Apr 09
I am not much emotional, but yes i tend to get very aggressive and irritated at those times, i feel weak too. and yes even my stomach seems to be grown a bit bigger.
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
30 Apr 09
It is like how I feel too... that sucks...
• Canada
25 Apr 09
I feel the same way my whole lower body hurts my back and everything. Iam also very moody before mostly i get in fits of rage!! My boyfriend is so sweet he will rub my back for hours go to the store and get evrything i need or want. My boyfriend never acts disgusted or anything i know he has empathy for me definately!! I dont think its very fair of guys to say anything about it if they cant say anything sympathetic. Guys dont understand the pain and hell we go through but there is plenty that will feel for us in what we go through every month!!
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
27 Apr 09
That's sweet... My hubby never noticed when my period comes and if I get emotional, he will yell at me... I try hard not to be have bad mood...
@substance (588)
• India
24 Apr 09
ya.. i have such big PMS that i don't recognize myself during this days. my emotional level will go into over drive just before starting my period and i am likely to be hot tempered and any small things will hurt me. i do gets achy but no painful experiences for me here, just a little uncomfortable physically. whenever i am emotional/ aching to picks up a fight, my bf will usually inquire whether i am having my period and now he always jokes and pull my legs saying that he has also got period. Funny man, but i expects man to be sympathetic to a woman's monthly period after all its a natural process. Regarding food, i do gets hungry and have a taste for sweet stuffs before my period but during/after my period, i am usually not hungry at all. And after it goes, i usually feels like I can take the whole world single-handed and I feel so feminine!huh!
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
It doesn't seem they have sympathy for us... most of them anyway, not saying all.
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
I get irritated easily a week before and after my period. Sometimes I also experience menstrual cramps and heck it's really uncomfortable. I think it's just normal for us girls to experience this PMS as what they call it because of hormonal changes/imbalance in our body. Most of the boys though not all tend to overreact on this matter because they aren't the one who is going through such things and I agree with you. I don't also feel good when they(boys) react as if it's the most disgusting thing in this world. How I wish that boys also menstruate! haha!
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
hehe :-p THanks for responding!
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
24 Apr 09
The same things happen to me monthly.Well,sometimes its not so obvious that I can hardly notice.There's also some change on my face.It becomes less smooth before and during the period.Whats more,I find myself easy to be hungry during the period.lol Does that happen to you,either?
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I will getting some pimples before the period and I feel very full actually because my stomache is full.
@cheenlly (3485)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
Not really emotional but i am kinda moody before my period like 3 days before my period. I don't really understand why but its pretty normal to woman. I tried hard to control my moodiness and being irritable sometimes. Its the changes really but the moment my period arrived, i felt relief and feel good. I am just lucky i don't have that pain on my abdomen every time my period comes.
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
That's lucky, you should be grateful :-)
@vivianchen (2649)
• China
24 Apr 09
Hi Mermaidivy, I feel grumpy few days before the period. I just easy to get angry on little things. I only get angry on my boyfriend, i don't get angry on my friends. And i feel lazy about work, i don't want to talk much during the first and second day. I get back to normal after the period. Physically i am fine, mentally i am easy to get grumpy. Yeah, that's why i want to become a man in my next life. lol
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Yea women need to suffer from that but I still want to be a woman the next life :-p
@paulw33 (297)
• United States
24 Apr 09
well this might be the forst but this is yes im a man but im going to answer i do get grumpy the begging and end of it i get very agravated you might say ok this guy is trying to be funny but no im not i admit i get my period i think all males do at least once a month even know we really in a sense don't i believe we do we just don't have some of the symptoms you guys do do u agree that men get there periods to
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
You mean like men get arrgravated once a month? like stress?
@mymaria (379)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
yes me too girl!
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Yes because we are girls... one of the things that we need to go through monthly...
@subha12 (18472)
• India
24 Apr 09
I have not noticed that very well. may be it is possible .I have seen there are many PMTs. it is one of them.
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Yes, it is possible but I don't appreciate the pain at all...
@xParanoiax (7006)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I actually don't usually have any mood fluctuations before, during, or after mine. OCCASIONALLY I'll have intense pain in my abdomen before, and occasionally during, but this isn't very common. ...maybe I'm lucky/weird? ...just don't tell me I'm a liar, 'cause I hate it when people say that xD
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I think you are lucky because women generally get some signs of telling them visitor is comin glike sore body, emotional temper etc. You should be about that! ;-)
@maezee (19126)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I'm weird. I get angry about 5 days before my period comes, and I'm SO easily upset by just about every little thing pepole do. It's like I get 10x more irritated by everything a couple of days before my period, than I would any other day. It's bizarre, actually. I ESPECIALLY get road rage! But on my period, I'm actually happy as can be (except for when I'm cramping and in pain, but that's pretty rare). I feel physically better during my period than before it, and I'm actually a lot nicer than usual. . It's kind of backwards, actually.
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I'm easy to get at some tiny little things too...
@lvyanyan (42)
• China
24 Apr 09
Different people may suffer different feelings.befoue my period, i have the same situation of you, i will be get mad even for such a small stuff,i try my best to control my temper,but i can't.that is out of my control.i aslo have a pain on body,but all the mental and physical sympls will disappear when my period reach.as a woman we may suffer that man never have,so take good care of yourself.
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Yea... we need to suffer from that being a woman unfortunately, but it is what it is, we cannot complain :-\
@reichiru (749)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
My mood swings aren't really that regular, so there's really no set pattern for me. Usually I'm fine during the month, but the week of my period I tend to be a bit more grumpy and unreasonable. I also have abdominal pains a few days before it starts (that's how I know it's starting soon), and usually the first 24 hours I can't get by without a Tylenol, it really hurts. It's usually better after a while, and at least my boyfriend knows not to irritate me when I have my period. He's quite good for a guy, he totally understands and doesn't bug me when I have it. I think it's different for everyone though, my sister is grumpy almost all of the time, whether or not she has her period, and hers never hurts like mine do.
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I have triple times sore body in some months, that really kills me... which leads us to a grumpy mood...
• United States
24 Apr 09
I am more emotional before than during. I am so glad to start I can not help myself. I can not even stand my own self before my cycle. My nerves are so very bad it makes my brain hurt. My nerves feel like shattered crystal.
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I do too sometimes... plus the stress...
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
24 Apr 09
Hello mermaidivy, I used to feel awkward before the time comes. Even my husband can notice that. I can get irritated easily and always try to find fault. When my husband realizes that I am more prone to get angry over a small matter, he won't argue with me as he knows pretty well that the time has come!
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
24 Apr 09
That's good that he can notice you and accommodate, it reduces lots of problems. Thanks for sharing! :-)
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• Philippines
23 Apr 09
You can say that again, i do also feel grumpy when my period is coming or when the red flag is up. Hubby is cautious not to joke on me too much since i will really feel easily irritated. I think it is really part of us, that once a month we get this uncomfortable feeling. Very choosy, very emotional, it's really part of us as a woman. Sometimes i do get more sensitive when it is soon to come. But i feel much more frustrated now since i wanted to have a baby and i am still waiting for my period not to show up although it does , regularly even if i don't need a calendar, my period will tell me, it's TIME!
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I just approximately remember it is around the beginning/middle/end of the month, I don't need a calendar either. I wish you and your hubby's baby is coming soon!!! :-)
23 Apr 09
I have good months and bad - occasionally I feel like I'm barely affected by it, but it's more common for me to get quite bad PMS, i get pretty emotional. I also suffer from very 'heavy' feeling legs and tummy, not so much pain before but acheyness. It's certainly no fun! Luckily my OH doesnt get to 'ick' about it, and he's generally very sympathetic when I tell him I am feeling bad due to it!
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Thats good that your loved one understands it.