I shall call this a Radical Feminist Gesture. Bringing the misery of hormones out from the shadows! Or, alternatively, just the usual nice virtual DCIB support group. Whatever, I’m all fragile and sad feeling, I don’t want to be alone. And any boys that are out there, you can just ignore this post if it makes you uncomfortable. Or read it if you want to learn about other genders!
Which is worse, having bad hormones descend upon you from God, or being on medication that you know is causing them and you have to keep taking it?
I vote, the second! I’m on a mild hormone pill now to regulate my cycle and I hate it! I hate it so much! 5 days a month I have to force myself to do this TO MYSELF. It’s like ripping off your own band aid, just so SO much worse than if an outside force were doing it.
Does anyone else start thinking about cleaning behind the refrigerator when your gynecologist is talking about why periods are important?
Not, like, a distraction. But as the nice lady is talking about how you really need to just “clean yourself out” once a month, I start thinking about how it is just like the gunk behind the fridge, and either you move the fridge once a month and really clean it, or it just builds up there, and you can’t see it, but you know it is there and it is driving you crazy. If I could give the fridge a pill that would make it clean itself out, I would do it. So why not do that for myself?
Does anyone believe that “chocolate is a culturally reinforced way to deal with that stressor”, versus something that for some reason our body is actually craving?
I swear, I’m not brainwashed by pop culture or anything, but I just crave chocolate like a mad woman 5 days a month. The research I can find says that super super dark chocolate does contain iron and blah blah that your body needs, but there still isn’t a clear scientific reason for the craving. So far as I am concerned, that’s just because science hasn’t figured it out yet, it’s THERE.
General question: do hormones make you weepy and sensitive, or angry and sensitive?
This was a weird thing that I am guessing other people have experienced. There were some hormone pills I was on that I ended up telling the doctor I just couldn’t keep taking because they made me angry. It was the strangest thing, my normal biological response to hormones is to get really fragile and sad and sensitive. But taking these particular artificial ones made me really really angry and I didn’t like that. I know for other people getting short tempered is a normal response, but it wasn’t for me, and I didn’t like that somehow these artificial things were messing with my normal response. Anyway, are you a sad and sensitive hormone person or an angry hormone person?
Final question: Should I stay at my parents and be spoiled, or go home and eat chocolate alone on the couch watching Bridgerton?
I’ll probably split the difference. Go home tomorrow or the next day, stay here for now and let them feed me. No matter what, Albie is coming with me, because holding a dog snuggled on your lap is the BEST. Like, better than chocolate even. And I know, because yesterday I could choose between staying on the couch cuddling and getting up to get chocolate, and I opted couch and Albie.