Originally Posted by Pekoe & Nigel
Okay, so everyone is being super open and honest here. Are you the same in real life? I'd rather poke my eyes out with a red-hot... um poker, than get into these discussions in real life (particularly if there might be any men wandering close by). Of course I was taught to be consumed with shame over my femininity...
I used to be like that when i was younger. Perhaps because i started so young at 11 (I don't think that's considered young anymore, but it was in the 80s). Now I've had it for almost 25 years, which is hard to believe. Same goes for most of my friends and female co-workers. So, now it is just a part of normal life and normal things to complain about or to excuse yourself for being in a bad mood, having a 'fat' day, using the fascilities more often, popping Advil.
In regards to the first post, I have noticed that it has gotten shorter. Also, when I was about 29 I started having more PMS issues like a swollen chest about 10 days before. BF doesn't mind if I go up a size, however it is a bit tender especially when a cat decides to walk over me when I'm laying on the couch.
If anyone wants to appreciate normal PMS, try using an IUD for a year. I tried it as an alternative to taking the pill (which gave me migraines) and it was a killer. The cramps were so bad I almost had to take days off work. I kept waiting every month for the pain to let up like they say it's supposed to. It never did. When I had it removed, i didn't have to take advil for a few months as the pain of normal cramps felt like feathers in comparison.