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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hormones are the devil


Usually I'm a pretty functional, happy, productive person. But about once a month I lose it. It usually starts with feelings of "I can't", which then leads to some time curled up in fetal position. (Leaving my kids unattended.) When I get it together to get up and resume my parental responsibilities, I emerge from my room to find my house in a mess-- which then leads to major flip-out....then guilt...... more 'I can'ts'.... and more fetal position.


Please tell me I'm not alone.

12 comments:

Shana said...

Jessi, you are sooo not alone. Its so crazy to me because I have never had such horrible hormones in my life as they have been the past 3 months. I get so emotional and I too do exactly what you just wrote in your post. Today I actually picked up the phone and made an appt with my dr about them. And like you say, its only usually once a month... but my once a month lasts about 4 days. I feel sooooo mean and yell at my kids. I hate it!! We need to talk, my dear. ;) I'm so sorry you are dealing with it too. Its soooo not fun!! And like you said, hormones are the devil... but I think I'm the devil when my hormones are raging. Love you!! (P.S. I relate to you in so many ways.)

Dani said...

You are so not alone! And I'm glad to know that I'm not alone either. Darn hormones. Its just not fair.

Sweetest Of All said...

okay to be honest I would have given you a bad time two years ago. Not that I don't have my fetal poBsition moments, they just aren't hormone induced, of course, they maybe personality induced, so what is the difference.
But in the last two years my body has begun to wreak its revenge against me for all those times I thought pms girls were just whiners. I admit they are not. It is akin to going nuts for a day and having had your butt kicked heartily in a body bruising fight the night before.
I'm with ya sister! Perfect mom's exist on papered memories and in heaven. The rest of us are just doing the best we can.

Sally said...

I'm so there with you! It's just crazy how a couple days a month I hate my life, kids, everything. I feel like there is no hope, and just want to run away! Usually, I remember that I am a generally happy and positive person, so these feelings are not "me". But it doesn't make those feelings any less real. Hate it! Thanks for reminding me that I'm not the only one.

Abbi said...

Girl, you know you're not alone! You know me and Audra! :)

Last night I came home from work, got a call from someone asking me to do a small favor for them, and I layed down on the couch and cried. I couldn't make dinner. I couldn't go to the store. I couldn't face my job anymore. I couldn't handle one more small thing asked of me in life...

But it passed. I made dinner (cereal). I didn't go to the store, but life went on. I faced my job today (and it was actually a pretty good day). And I even did the small favor without dropping dead! Haha.

We'll make it through these times together. I sure do love you, and I hope this passes soon!

Emma said...

I agree that hormones make me crazy! However I usually don't have to worry about it, at least not monthly. I used to think that was a blessing - until we tried to get pregnant. Going without it for 2 years can be a problem. Somehow we have been blessed with 3 beautiful children despite the inconsistency of my hormones!

Chris said...

Oh the joys of a hysterectomy. :) For sure you're not alone as you can tell by the comments. At least you recognize there's a problem and admit it. Can you imagine what David will be going through in a few years? hahah..keep your chin up. On the other "non PMS" days I'm sure you're a wonderful, loving mother so that makes up for it!

Natalie said...

Yes! And sometimes its way worse than others. I had a day a few weeks ago where I just couldn't control my temper for anything. I kept saying, "I'm just sooo grumpy! Everything annoys me today, so just stay back!" And I get really sleepy too. ugh.

Audra said...

You are not alone. 100% guaranteed!

tara said...

you are not alone! And the fact that you can come out and just admit it on your blog makes me love you all the more! I have 10 weeks left of this pregnancy and today I feel like all I want to do for the next 70 days is curl up in the fetal position and wake up when it's over. I skipped church. It was that bad. (I have legitimate physical complications that validated that decision, but I still feel guilty for it!) I don't skip church! Well-- apparently I do! Being a woman is so much fun sometimes! (: We even have a hard time figuring ourselves out-- our poor husbands!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being brave enough to put this in writing. The week before my period I feel like a big dark cloud comes over me. I hate everything and everyone, mostly myself. I live in a house full of boys so no one understands or relates. I feel literally like Satan takes over. Why is this? I hate it.
Thanks again for sharing.

rachel said...

You are SO SO SO SO not alone in this.