It has been over two months now since I experienced my miscarriage and my hormones are taking a while to settle down again. I have been getting many of the PMS symptoms again and was curious about which ones we might share.
1. Headache before my period
This seems to be a common one for me at the moment. I get a headache just before my period is due and it only lasts a day or two. I used to get headaches much more frequently than this and they would come at any time of the month but now, this has become a signal that my period is coming. This is one of those PMS symptoms which many women perhaps don’t connect as being one of them!
2. Change in my digestive pattern
I know my digestion always changes just before my period. In most cases it goes really soft but sometimes it goes the other way too. I sometimes feel like this symptom actually affects me on other levels with my PMS symptoms. Our gut is ultimately also connected to our mental health!
3. Extra feeling of stress or teariness
Those hormones alter just before our period and for me this often comes out in one of two ways. Either I get more stressed, more anxious or I just overanalyze things. I just can’t stop thinking about one particular topic—I almost harp on it! Then other times, I just get really emotional for no apparent reason. I will be really sad and feel like my world is coming to an end! You might also know some of the other PMS symptoms like moodiness, irritability, frustration; which ones do you get?
It is amazing because once my period starts or even on the day that it is coming, I feel so much lighter and that everything is possible again. I have learned to tell myself that these are merely hormone reactions and that they too will pass and not to take them too seriously.
4. Soreness in my lower back, shoulder etc.
I tend to ramp up my yoga exercises just before my period as I notice there seems to be more lower back pain and tension in my shoulders a few days before I am due. There is so much tension in my body and I need to let it out! I will often also take long baths and hectic walks to get things moving better. It is a great excuse to take extra care of myself! In a way this is not a bad PMS symptom.
5. Skin break-outs. I get spots!
You know those nasty big ones? They seem to appear out of nowhere and can often be quite painful. Sometimes I am lucky and they come out on my back or neck, where I can hide them more easily. I hate it!
Please let me know your most common or strange PMS symptom in the comment section below: