Dealing With PMS month after month after month!!!

  1. Anyone care to share how you deal with PMS each month??? I am having a really obnoxious time PMSing today. Just finished downing a Hershey's Almond Chocolate Candy Bar without missing a crumb......and I'm getting ready to bake me the first cake EVER in YEARS.....no kidding......YEARS. Pray for the poor cake, my oven that it doesn't blow up, the house that it doesn't disintegrate with the oven IF it blows up, my tummy and my hubby's tummy IF the cake makes it to its CAKE FORMATION with icing to boot. I'm baking a Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Yellow Cake with chocolate icing.

    Heather....I'd rather have one of your cakes, but since you are sooooo far from TX, I guess I'll have to settle for Mrs. Duncan Hines instead. :chuckle

    Back to PMSing.....can't sit still long today...feel anxious inside....about what -- I don't know...up and down...all over the place...hubby gave me a nice back/shoulder rub just now as I was trying to type...had to stop and enjoy the moment. :chuckle

    Soooooooo......share.....how do you deal with this womanly melodrama each month??? :kiss
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  3. by   delirium
    That bites.
    But let me tell ya, Renee, it isn't really that hard to blow up your oven, and you might get a new and better one to boot.

    My cure for PMS? Sex, and lots of it.
    Generally, I deal with my moods with prescription medication. Sorry, that's not too exciting, but everyone on this board knows I'm a nutjob. I have issues with taking the medication, but its not for this discussion.
    So I have no noticeable PMS symptoms, usually. Sometimes I get a moody breakthrough and I need to eat large amounts of chocolate, drink a couple Amstel lights, or both.
    Oh and guess what? Today my order for my, er, adult novelties arrived... so I'll be relieving some stress later on with my pearl panther buddy.
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    Sex :imbar:
  5. by   live4today
    MsPurp.......living in military quarters doesn't afford one the opportunity to get an even better anything.....we all get the very SAME appliances....and not always better than the one being removed. It doesn't even have to be a new one....but they can and do replace nonworking appliances with USED ones. So much for serving our country, eh?

    Sleepyeyes.....SEX works........I'll try that out later after I serve hubby a nice big fat piece of my Duncan Hines cake that he doesn't think I will EVER get around to making because I'm so addicted to my allnurses CHAT room.

    It's storming to high heaven here today.....just started....must be Bertha trying to make her grand entrance. Thought she would have mosied on elsewhere, but guess she is in a TX PMSing mood right now. Somebody or something here in TX must have pizzed her off really bad, I think, or else she wouldn't be here messing with the southern end of the LoneStar State.
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 10, '02
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    I believe I should qualify for medicinal marijuana with my PMS. Then again, if I were allowed to do that, I would be on the Las Vegas episode of "Cops" each month. And eating an entire pizza would not be difficult. :chuckle

    "bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do?....." :imbar
  7. by   shygirl
    Going bike riding, reading a good book, having a great glass of wine, focusing on the positive things. If none of these work,.................GO SHOPPING
  8. by   live4today
    LasVegas......."bad girl bad girl.....watcha gonna do...watch gonna do...bad girl bad girl??? :kiss

    shygirl......now that SHOPPING spree just might do the trick. First I'd have to send hubby to the bank to hold up the place so I could shop real good before the "bad boys" come and arrest him for trying to resolve my PMS drama. :chuckle
  9. by   moonchild20002000
    Renee,
    Sex is always a great PMS reliever. Lots of it.....


    Exercise is another way to get relief,gotta get those endorphens flowing ........

    And you can't go wrong with a bottle of Charnonnay!
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    Added Black Cohash to the med regemin----less 5AM hot flashes waking me up but am more sluggish.

    CHOCOLATE ADDICT in last week of cycle too.

    Relaxation with cup of Constant Comment or Strawberry tea helps to relax nerves as generally no -caffiene beverages rest of time.

    To think possibly 10 more years of this. Heaven help me!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   debralynn
    I strongly recommend that you become a member of the UTERUS FREE CLUB! I am, and completely LOVE IT!:roll
  12. by   live4today
    Okay......so far I am receiving the following advice:

    SEX SEX SEX

    CHARDONAY WINE

    EXERCISE

    BLACK COHASH

    CHOCOLATE

    MEDICINAL MARIJUANA

    A COUPLE OF AMSTEL LIGHTS

    ADULT NOVELTY TOYS AND PLAYTIME WITH SPOUSE

    PIZZA

    WINE

    RX MEDS

    UTERUS FREE LIFESTYLE

    Alrighty then.........I'm feeling better already just reflecting on the choices I have to choose from. :chuckle

    **This is what I've done already to relieve my PMS for today:

    Ate pizza.....DiGiorno's......yum-yum!

    Ate chocolate candy bar and a slice of yellow cake with chocolate icing on it.....another yum-yum....especially since I FINALLY broke down and baked the darn cake after years of NOT baking anything at all.

    Rx Meds......Celexa and Tylenol; Allegra and Flonase for my allergies [which is one less thing I need to bother me when I'm PMSing].

    The SEX.....well.....aint got that yet, but I will. Count on it!

    As for the "uterus free-lifestyle"......I lost my uterus in Aug 1980 at the age of 28...sad to say...I wanted four more children, too, but...... Losing the uterus does NOT stop the PMS....only losing the ovaries solves that dilemma.....and BOTH my ovaries are intact and functioning quite nicely.....got hormones like a much much younger woman according to my hormone panels. :chuckle

    Thank you sisters for all your help! :kiss
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 10, '02
  13. by   l.rae
    if men had periods, hysterectomy would be an elective surgery.....how do l relieve stress...what u all said...and...allnurses.com....LR
  14. by   NurseDennie
    l.rae - if men had periods, hysterectomy would be a freaking SACRAMENT!

    Love

    Dennie

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