PMS – Pardon My Sobbing

1 Jun


Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a collection of physical and emotional symptoms related to a woman’s menstrual cycle.

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on January 22, 1998.  Cyclical fluctuations in blood levels  of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone play an important role in the syndrome’s onset.  So what may seem to some husbands as the “monster inside” during PMS may indicate the wife falls into the category of severe PMS symptoms experienced by about 2.5% of the female population.

The study provides evidence that cyclical  variations in estrogen and progesterone may lower levels of key brain chemicals, such as serotonin, in some of the women.

Symptoms of PMS usually last for about a week.  The most common symptom is low energy and fatigue. Other symptons are bloating, cramps, craving for sweet or salty foods, sore breasts, swollen feet or hands, headaches, acne and gastrointestinal problems.

Emotional symptoms of PMS are depression, irritability, anxiety, or mood swings.

Do you loose your playful teasing and joking?

Do you loose your carefree joy and instead feel like you are being CRITICIZED?

As hormonal change excels, your self-esteem is affected.

Psa.42:5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?  And why art thou disquieted in me?   Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.”

David talked to himself during his depression.

Romans 12:2 “…be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…”

You must SET new goals.

Trust in the promises of God.

PMS JOKE:  Definitive Signs of PMS are:

  1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
  2. You’re adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.
  3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
  4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
  5. You’re using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says, “How’s my driving?  Call 1 800 ***-****.”
  6. You’re sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
Keep in mind that only 2.5% of women suffer from severe PMS.
Don’t use that as an excuse to ACT ungodly.
There is never an excuse to pattern yourself after anyone but Jesus.

NOTE:  Don’t miss tomorrows post.  Daily there is a new post.

6 Responses to “PMS – Pardon My Sobbing”

  1. Gracie Watson June 1, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Loved the definitive signs of PMS!! Although for me I am at or should I say past yesterday’s post! Lol!

    It reminded me of a code my husband and I had during our girls teen years…whenever it was that time of the month my husband always seemed to ask “what’s wrong with _________?” and I would simply tell him “Eve’s in da house!” He immediately knew what was going on! 😉

    • nancysalazar June 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

      Hi Gracie! That is a good way of putting it. Thanks for the great comment.

  2. Nikki Romero June 1, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    OUCH!!!!! and LOL!!!!!!

    • nancysalazar June 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

      Hi Nikki! Thanks for your comment. It is truthful!! We are all there, have been there or are going there! Lol!!

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  4. nancysalazar June 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

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