Umm, so I'm going to write about menstruation here, so all you peeps who don't want to read about girl crap--peace out!
I've decided to write about menstruation because I'm currently experiencing an unfortunate influx of girl hormones. As a result:
1) I am tired.
2) I feel lazy and worthless and unable to do the simplest of tasks.
3) I feel fat.
4) I suddenly feel even more uncoordinated in my group exercise classes.
5) I feel doubt about everything.
6) David's poop jokes are less funny.
7) David is generally less funny.
Now I read _Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret_ the same as every other adolescent girl, so I know about the slew of "symptoms" that are associated with PMS. But really, who gives a shit about cramps and acne when the most disturbing part of hormones is that they make you feel like you're not yourself. Anyone? Is it just me?
Because I stopped having my period for about three years, from ~27-30, and was previously on a birth control pill that regulated my cycle, the last year or so of having real, hormonally unregulated menstrual cycles has come as something of a shock. It took a lot concerted effort for me to get my period back after I lost it, so I don't say this lightly ... but, man it was great not having a period!
*So, umm, can someone else weigh in on this issue? Are you affected by menstrual hormones at all? (Or do I just have a mood disorder?!!!)
*Also, any thoughts about attitudes towards PMS in other cultures? Somehow I doubt that I'd be boo-hooing about "not feeling like myself" if I lived in rural Africa...