Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Girl Talk

I have probably said this before, but I am noticing a pattern in my moods that is eerily similar to PMS. Now this next part is strictly girl stuff. So if you are a guy, be warned. Get ready, this is really girl stuff.

OK-here goes. For years I suffered from the severe form of PMS known as PMDD. My mood swings were so terrible I could barely function. I would cry, rage, experience moments of euphoria. All within the time span of about fifteen minutes. I found that the Depo-Provera birth control shot relieved my symptoms immensely. In recent years, they have discovered that this shot causes reversible bone loss. Which means at the ripe old age of thirty two, the shot is no longer an option for me. A little over a year ago, I had an IUD implanted. It releases a low dosage of hormones.

It seems to reduce some of my moodiness, but I am beginning to think it is not as effective as the shot was. For example, this morning when Sissy locked her purse in the house with her house key inside, I was really angry. I shouldn't have been. That could happen to anyone. When she couldn't make up her mind about when to schedule her next orthodontist appointment I was irritated. As I was sitting at my desk this morning I started thinking about a rude comment that someone made to me. About three months ago!!!!!! The more I thought about my crankiness, I remembered that someone on Sunday night was rude to me and I cried my eyes out.

Not to mention unexplained soreness in the breastal area. I have very logically deduced that while I don't have a menstrual cycle any longer, I still suffer from some mild PMS symptoms at certain times of the month. I am actually relieved to realize this. I was really starting to doubt my sanity. Regular blog readers know I pretty much always doubt my sanity, but at least now I know that I am not psychotic. What really clued me was the fact that I sat at my desk fuming about a rude comment from THREE FREAKING MONTHS AGO! Hello!

I am really pleased that I am able to blame these emotional episodes on hormones. It would really be devastating if that was just my personality. I have enough character flaws as it is.

In other news, I found out that I will not be able to file to get my tax refund until the first of February. Which is not really a big deal except for the fact that I am so ready to trade my car in. If I could, I would get rid of it tomorrow. So, for the moment the car shopping has been put on hold. I have pretty much decided what I want, so now I am just waiting to have the funds in hand to knock off most of the negative equity on my Dodge. On that note, I am going to retreat to the living room. Super Mario awaits


Anonymous said...

This is your NC cousin, Jennifer. :)

I have the same PMS symptoms, though if you ask anyone, they'd probably state that it IS part of MY personality! Ha! But, I know exactly what you mean and how you feel. The rude comment from three months ago? I've found myself pondering such things and beginning to boil over with anger. Women have to be the most interesting (and dare I say, "scary?") beings in this world! ;)

Glad to know I'm not alone... I think all women should read this blog entry! :)


Susiewearsthepants said...

So glad you decided to stop by for a visit. Hope to see you here again soon! :)