As a new cycle-tracker, I have realised that my once a cycle transformation into a Beast rather than my normal Pumpkin is caused by progesterone, I think… And this has been bothering me. Being cranky because of lack of sleep, or not eating correctly, that’s fine. Those are things that are mostly under my control, and it’s usually my own fault if I’m lacking in those areas.
I have always thought that in life, even though we can’t always control in the way of our circumstances, we can always control how we react to them by making the best we can, offering it up to God, and doing our best to be cheerful, etc. But then suddenly I hit this point in my cycle and I turn into a recluse for a week or so because I don’t want to be tempted to bite anyone’s head off, and my poor bf gets the brunt of it. He has figured out, after 2 years of courtship, that I just get like that once a cycle. I get sort of but not really depressed, really negative and angry and cynical and b*tchy, for lack of a better word. I flipped out at him yesterday for a teensy mistake that he made that wasn’t even entirely his fault. God bless him for being the sweetheart he is, he didn’t get mad back at me… Then I swung out of Godzilla-Pumpkinbeast mode, only to realise what I must have sounded like, etc… I don’t even want to know what dealing with pregnancy hormones would be like!!! :eek:
I guess I’m just wondering how you other ladies deal with being a big bag of hormones somedays, and feeling like you can’t control yourself. I don’t want to be a Beast, but when I am, it honestly seems like the most logical course of action to me… I did try taking a walk last time, to try and cool down, but it didn’t help, I still blew up. And I have a bad knee, so I just ended up regretting the walk entirely in the end… >< So, any suggestions?