Women and PMS Message Board

  • View author's info Author posted on Feb 15, 2006 09:36


    I am wondering when women experience their PMS if it effects there daily life and by how much? What happens in those moments ? I know some can be very cranky, some mixed up etc..Would enjoy your answers on this..open to both gender to offer their views.

    BQ
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  • View author's info posted on Feb 19, 2006 12:38


    statuesque4u write:

    weelassy1 write:

    Tasha1978 write:
    Hello Wee! I have a question.... Why is it when women get around each other their periods get on the same scheduel? I mean I used to work in an all woman office and when one would start, we all would. Is this just our imaginations or what? Or are we in sync?

    lol...The stock answer to this phenomenon, known as menstrual synchrony, is pheromones?odorless chemicals given off by some animals to provoke a reaction in others of their kind. Presumably, women pick up pheromones from each other that cause them to ovulate around the same time for some still unknown evolutionary benefit.

    A professor at the University of Chicago, came out with a breakthrough study.She and a fellow researcher took swabs from the armpits of menstruating women, then distilled them and wiped the juice under the nose of female test subjects.YUCK...LOL (I Hope they were paid well.) Sixty-eight percent of these subjects had their cycles altered by one day to two weeks.

    Though still unconfirmed, this well-designed experiment seems to demonstrate the existence of human pheromones and the ability of some women to alter some other women?s menstrual cycles.



    Ha I knew someone would have the answer to that one and since i haven't paid attention to this type of stuff for a loooong time it went Pooof!!!!

    Way to go Bud!!!!!

    Well now I can explain that to my roommate when she tell's me I got her off scheduel lol

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  • View author's info posted on Feb 19, 2006 11:50


    beautynbrains4u write:

    cutiepie01 write:
    Im sorry but as a woman i am really ignorant about this and i am getting alot of education too. All you women seem to be very educated on these things. I am curious if PMS or menopause could cause vertigo. I mean vertigo that never goes away, its always there. The feeling of having a 5X hangover and loss of balance and getting hives at times and serious loss of concentration. If so....WeeLassy would evening primrose help that? or what would? Wow im impressed with this post


    Hi Cutie, if you would allow me to respond too...the loss of balance and hives sounds like it could be a viral infection of some kind which is affecting your inner ear...thus causing you vertigo and hives...Not related to pms. You should contact an ear doctor if it continues..It could be 2 separate problems as well. Vertigo can be caused by many things...do you have chronic sinus problems? The hives could be viral, autoimmune response, or a contact dermatitis (allergic response).

    You hit it on the nail brains. Vertigo as nothing to do with PMS. I would suggest Cutie you go and see your Family Practitioner and inform her/him of your symptoms. They will assess you and take a complete history...followed by bloodwork and most likely referr you to a ENT specialist. Other test that would be helpful are Computer Tomography (CT), Balance Test, Hearing Test, Ear Microscopy, Detection of the Nerve Conduction Speed (BERA-Test) and Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT)

    I hope that helps you Cutie. So get your wee arse to the Doctors

    Vertigo is a symptom, not a disease. Vertigo USUALLY occurs as a result of a disorder in the vestibular system.

    My Mother was diagnosed with Menieres Disease of the inner ear years ago. My daughter was also diagnosed with Benign proximinal postional vertigo.

    Oh! and the hives can be viral but not always. First is it Acute or Chronic? You need to keep a journal of when the hives occur. It it only when you are work or home? HAVE YOU changed detergent? lotions? Foods? Have you been recently sick? Cold? Many infections can cause hives. But Your doctor will need to ask many questions in an attempt to find the possible cause. Since there are no specific tests for hives, testing will depend on your medical history and a thorough examination by your dermatologist also.

    However it could also been a symptom of a underlying disease. I hope that helps.
  • View author's info posted on Feb 19, 2006 11:19


    Tasha1978 write:
    Hello Wee! I have a question.... Why is it when women get around each other their periods get on the same scheduel? I mean I used to work in an all woman office and when one would start, we all would. Is this just our imaginations or what? Or are we in sync?

    lol...The stock answer to this phenomenon, known as menstrual synchrony, is pheromones?odorless chemicals given off by some animals to provoke a reaction in others of their kind. Presumably, women pick up pheromones from each other that cause them to ovulate around the same time for some still unknown evolutionary benefit.

    A professor at the University of Chicago, came out with a breakthrough study.She and a fellow researcher took swabs from the armpits of menstruating women, then distilled them and wiped the juice under the nose of female test subjects.YUCK...LOL (I Hope they were paid well.) Sixty-eight percent of these subjects had their cycles altered by one day to two weeks.

    Though still unconfirmed, this well-designed experiment seems to demonstrate the existence of human pheromones and the ability of some women to alter some other women?s menstrual cycles.
  • View author's info posted on Feb 19, 2006 09:23


    cutiepie01 write:
    Im sorry but as a woman i am really ignorant about this and i am getting alot of education too. All you women seem to be very educated on these things. I am curious if PMS or menopause could cause vertigo. I mean vertigo that never goes away, its always there. The feeling of having a 5X hangover and loss of balance and getting hives at times and serious loss of concentration. If so....WeeLassy would evening primrose help that? or what would? Wow im impressed with this post

    Hey Wee... We need a forum called Ask Wee or Ask Lassy. A medical diagnostic post.
  • View author's info posted on Feb 19, 2006 09:18


    cutiepie01 write:
    Im sorry but as a woman i am really ignorant about this and i am getting alot of education too. All you women seem to be very educated on these things. I am curious if PMS or menopause could cause vertigo. I mean vertigo that never goes away, its always there. The feeling of having a 5X hangover and loss of balance and getting hives at times and serious loss of concentration. If so....WeeLassy would evening primrose help that? or what would? Wow im impressed with this post

    I am a BIGTIME PmSS'r lol, but no vertigo. Never heard of that happening from pms... pms is when all your pants feel tight and just feel biotchy lol, short tempered. Eating chocolate too, I always crave chocolate before.
  • View author's info posted on Feb 18, 2006 16:28


    Hello Wee! I have a question.... Why is it when women get around each other their periods get on the same scheduel? I mean I used to work in an all woman office and when one would start, we all would. Is this just our imaginations or what? Or are we in sync?
  • View author's info posted on Feb 18, 2006 15:59


    cutiepie01 write:
    GEM!! do women actually try to avoid sex??? are you kidding me? no way. i dont get it

    GeminiDi write:
    I've never experienced PMS although I have endometriosis. In fact, I thought it was an excuse women made up to avoid sex and to excuse their behavior. lol



    Oh Jeez... Have you ever told your guy "My back hurt's or I feel sick"? That's what I always said lol until he started thinking I was a hypochondriac ... I just did'nt feel like doing anything.
  • View author's info posted on Feb 17, 2006 15:38


    beautynbrains4u write:

    robtest write:
    My ltr GF 2x ago suffered from perimenopausal symptoms. Thought at first it my be some psychological type thing due to the mixed feelings from her wild youth, but have very real symptoms and impact on the relationship. She tried some hormonal type treatments towards the end of our time together that did seem to help some though...

    I agree that discussions like this do help people understand better, and because it doesn't effect us the same way, men do seem to be quite blissful in their ignorance...

    There are just times that it good to be a man. Most of our changes "chemically" are due mainly to diet, rest and exercise, and change at much slower rates.

    I have never really heard much about male menopausal subjects. Is this the catalyst for mid-life crises???



    sounds like she might have had pre, present and post syndrome!!

    yup, men in their 40's start to have declining testosterone levels, some as a result have decreased sex drives, emotional problems...(you just had a birthday right ..lol)some even need replacement therapy. Maybe thats why they get the ragtop sportscar...us women are way to smart to publicize this though.it would give some guys a legitimate excuse for bad behaviour!!LOL


    beautynbrains4u,

    Don't spare us, say it like it is..it is the education which make us presevere not our ignorance.

    Good you brought the subject about men also. I can't contribute to this as I have not experienced anything alike a menopause...maybe after years of supplements and cleansing intervally I have done something right and spared myself from this.

    BQ
  • View author's info posted on Feb 17, 2006 11:28


    thegoodlife421 write:
    How interesting that Asian women don't suffer PMS the same way? They tend to have less wheat and dairy in their diets . . . Asian diets have lots of vegetables and rice and only a little bit of meat and fish. Hm. Sounds just like my diet these days. Interesting "food for thought!!!!!"

    BQ if you do a search on "Dr. Kenneth Fine" and Enterolab, you will have your answer! He is a medical doctor and a naturopath specializing in food intolerances.


    thegoodlife421,

    Thanks for the information, appreciate this and will do a search.

    As for Asian women, I read it was there diet which made it easier on there system, said North American women were much more nutrition starved than Asian because of our manufacturing processing system and also load us up with chemicals the body has a hard time cleaning out or some it doesn't clean out but remains in your body.

    Since Asian, especially the Chinese they eat just about everything fresh or dry everything fresh, when you buy a chicken you buy it alive and not something which died of old age or some other disease and then is thrown in again in the bin to be processed for an extra buck. Some processors do that, I've known inside workers. It is one of the reason big breeders only deal with chickens for 8 months and bring them to be slaughter house to be processed.

    Much of our chicken feed which on the label reads crude protein is the remains of guts,heads and other part which is not salable to the grocery store shelve which is re-mixed with some wheat and with antibiotic and made into feed to be fed again to the chicken...there was a program a few years ago on how it was processed..it was on the French Channel. So how do you expect people to really be healthy is beyond me and with the blessing of our Gov't.

    I could go on with pig manure on crop etc..some of it, is really shocking but as long as the people don't care it will be shoved down our throat till the people demand accountability for there food diet with some sense of sanity.

    BQ
  • View author's info posted on Feb 17, 2006 10:34


    My ltr GF 2x ago suffered from perimenopausal symptoms. Thought at first it my be some psychological type thing due to the mixed feelings from her wild youth, but have very real symptoms and impact on the relationship. She tried some hormonal type treatments towards the end of our time together that did seem to help some though...

    I agree that discussions like this do help people understand better, and because it doesn't effect us the same way, men do seem to be quite blissful in their ignorance...

    There are just times that it good to be a man. Most of our changes "chemically" are due mainly to diet, rest and exercise, and change at much slower rates.

    I have never really heard much about male menopausal subjects. Is this the catalyst for mid-life crises???
  • View author's info posted on Feb 17, 2006 08:36


    LASTONENSTOCK write:

    billzeke write:
    This should be a must read for all guys. Now that I have read it I may be able to modify my own behavior a bit. Should lead to more harmony in some of my relations.



    YEAH, AND DON'T FORGET IT, UNDERSTAND???
    Just kidding....lol


    Not to worry. LOL. It's become like a bible to me and I have joined a study group. I feel safe enough now to shed the helmet and garnish a rose.
  • View author's info posted on Feb 17, 2006 08:11


    beautynbrains4u write:
    Hi Wee,
    Yup perimenopausal, for those of you who might not be aware, can start as early as 10 yrs prior to menopause. Its a gradual change caused by declining hormonal production. usually starts in your 30's. As wee suggested some women face it earlier but often caused by pituitary or endocrine dysfunctions. Lots of great natural remedies...read susan Weed's books for suggestions. I am not an advocate of hormonal replacement therapy unless a woman has tried everything else,and is still experiencing severe symptoms.

    Of interest: Ever hear of male menopause..I.e. andropause? Testosterone levels start to fall in the 40's which can cause physical and emotional changes in men as well!!


    beautynbrains4u,

    Of interest: Ever hear of male menopause..I.e. andropause? Testosterone levels start to fall in the 40's which can cause physical and emotional changes in men as well!!

    Read about this before, I was surprised there was such a thing for men.

    Well, I am 48 fortunate years, my engine is still on high gear and shows no sign of croaking yet- maybe it is a French genetic sort of engine I have..lol..

    BQ
  • View author's info posted on Feb 17, 2006 06:29


    This should be a must read for all guys. Now that I have read it I may be able to modify my own behavior a bit. Should lead to more harmony in some of my relations.
  • View author's info posted on Feb 17, 2006 03:25


    weelassy1 write:
    unsnaggedeagle write:
    PMS, I thought that was(Post Man Syndrome)LOL

    Lol....thats is so fricken funny. I must remember that one.

    I am pleasantly pleased I have not experienced the seriousness that others have. However have been really uncomfortable at times. You know ladies the pain that radiates down your legs and the lower back pain...Ouch.

    But on a serious note I am very sorry GEM that you have Endometriosis as it can be a very debilitating disease and can attack all other internal organs. Causing infertility...Fistulas and yes become inflamed internal bleeding and attack ones intestines resulting in also a colostomies. THAT is just a few things to mention.

    I do hope that others(Men) stop making light of such a diagnosis such as PMS....Premenstrual emotional and physical changes occur in nearly 80% of menstruating women. The symptoms vary from woman to woman and from cycle to cycle. Their intensity ranges from mild to incapaciting. About 20% to 40% of women who have PMS experience symptoms that make life difficult and 2.5% to 5% experience PMS that is debilitating.

    Has anyone ever heard of a woman being Peri menepausal? It can happen as early as the tender age of 19 although uncommon.

    Although I am in traditional medicine I recommend every woman to start taking Evening primrose.....Said sincerely

    Weelassy1


    Weelassy1,

    "I do hope that others(Men) stop making light of such a diagnosis such as PMS"

    It is a subject my ex rarely discussed and if they discussed it they had a hard time to put it in words and they would just say it is a PMS thing or reaction...this was started in hope to give us all insight into the problem.

    Not all men are crude or insensitive to a woman health..just many of us don't know how to communicate it and stay away from it...but being curious like I am I posted it to get an education again.

    Your insights are well appreciated.

    BQ
  • View author's info posted on Feb 17, 2006 03:17


    unsnaggedeagle write:
    PMS, I thought that was(Post Man Syndrome)LOL


    unsnaggedeagle.

    Are you Bob's relative ? lol..

    BQ
  • View author's info posted on Feb 16, 2006 23:34


    unsnaggedeagle write:
    PMS, I thought that was(Post Man Syndrome)LOL

    Lol....thats is so fricken funny. I must remember that one.

    I am pleasantly pleased I have not experienced the seriousness that others have. However have been really uncomfortable at times. You know ladies the pain that radiates down your legs and the lower back pain...Ouch.

    But on a serious note I am very sorry GEM that you have Endometriosis as it can be a very debilitating disease and can attack all other internal organs. Causing infertility...Fistulas and yes become inflamed internal bleeding and attack ones intestines resulting in also a colostomies. THAT is just a few things to mention.

    I do hope that others(Men) stop making light of such a diagnosis such as PMS....Premenstrual emotional and physical changes occur in nearly 80% of menstruating women. The symptoms vary from woman to woman and from cycle to cycle. Their intensity ranges from mild to incapaciting. About 20% to 40% of women who have PMS experience symptoms that make life difficult and 2.5% to 5% experience PMS that is debilitating.

    Has anyone ever heard of a woman being Peri menepausal? It can happen as early as the tender age of 19 although uncommon.

    Although I am in traditional medicine I recommend every woman to start taking Evening primrose.....Said sincerely

    Weelassy1
  • View author's info posted on Feb 16, 2006 19:30


    Seeing it from a partnership perspective, I believe that it does vary greatly in each individual woman. I have dated some that suffered greatly from it and some not at all.

    The body chemistries of women is so much more complex than a man's as it cycles. There is even great variance in the length of the cycles.

    I have dated post hysterectomy women that seemed to have no ill effects on their sex drive.
  • View author's info posted on Feb 16, 2006 16:40


    PMS, I thought that was(Post Man Syndrome)LOL
  • View author's info posted on Feb 16, 2006 16:37


    I must confess, I seldom, if ever, experience PMS. Nothing that I can recognize as a pattern, anyway. Sometimes I get frustrated if crap happens in my life and I react with a geyser of tears, but if I had a man in my life, I'd just go to him for a hug and then it would lead to e x t r e m e gratitude from me and then......
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