Hello my cinnamon twists,
Today I’m sharing with you my personal tips on how to deal with the horrible monthly monster that is PMDD !
If you’re lucky, you only have to deal with the slight irritation and sometimes severe moodiness that comes along with PMS. If you’re anything like me, you have to deal with suicidal thoughts and hopelessness, extreme anxiety/anger and the possible breakdown of personal relationships each month. How fun!
These are my tips on how not to totally mess up your daily life (trust me it can happen) and feel somewhat in control during PMDD:
1) Avoid things/people /topics that you KNOW piss you off/irritate you in general; this has been the most crucial tip for me as it has helped me avoid many arguments with people that would have ended so badly due to PMDD and how it affects emotions.
2) Exercise/eat well even though it’s the last thing you ( and I!) want to do ; I don’t mesn run a marathon or go boxing, I mean walk/jog or go for a swim. Take your vitamins and eat your veggies too! Not sure if it’s a placebo or what, but it helps immensely and helps clear my head.
3) Eat the damn chocolate; Don’t question this, just do it. Now is not the time to deprive yourself the treat(s) you’ve been craving. They make you feel better I promise. As long as you don’t over do it; I once ate 3 WHOLE LARGE SLABS of chocolate and regretted it VERY quickly. Threw up…bad. Be smarter than me! 😊
4)Understand that you’re NOT crazy and this is temporary; When you feel extremely depressed and anxious for no apparent reason, and think nothing is worth anything in life anymore, remember this tip! It’s a lifesaver.
5)Surround yourself with feel-good things/people and TRY to relax; watch a movie, take a bath, go to the park. Try to remain as stress free as you can, even though it’s difficult.
I hope these tips help some of you ❤ Feel free to share any more tips below 😊