Women and PMS Message Board

  • View author's info Author Posted on Feb 15, 2006 at 09:36 AM


    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 21, 2006 at 02:36 PM


    GeminiDi write:
    Ok. I admit it. I have PMS, Permanent Male Symptoms. I don't want to go to work, I don't want to clean house, and I want someone else to do everything for me ... bring me the remote, take care of the kids, cook my meals, bring me a beer (or at least a glass of wine), stay out of my way during Desperate Housewives, let me nap until bedtime, and THEN ... IT'S PARTY TIME, BABY!!! Put on your sexiest thong and shake it, baby, shake it!!! Put me in Sexual LaLa Land, listen to me snore, and make sure I get up on time in the morning. Oh, and make sure I get a good, home-cooked breakfast. How else will I be able to start a hard day???

    Anyone else want PMS? LOL

    Gem


    Gem, sounds like a full time job. Where do I apply?

    Let me ask what is the pay? Oh wait there is a small forfeiture, the guys weekly salary including alimony, house, car, kids and his dog when you get fed up with me! - LOL.

    .
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 19, 2006 at 03:17 PM


    I worked in an all-female office for years and the ones who hadn't gone through menopause were all on the same cycle. But that meant we all got PMS at the same time too, OUCH!!!!
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 19, 2006 at 12:38 PM


    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 at 11:59 AM


    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!!!!!
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 19, 2006 at 11:50 AM


    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 at 11:19 AM


    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 at 09:23 AM


    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 at 09:18 AM


    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 19, 2006 at 01:13 AM


    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?


    Tasha that is true they do. I wish i could remember all of it as one of the member a ways back wrote the story on that one. Maybe someone will remember what was the reason.
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 19, 2006 at 01:02 AM


    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


    Cutie what you are talking about is not what happens during PMS/menopause. My suggestion to you is to go have some blood work done and speak with your doctor. You have named symptoms that could be a number of things. Permanent vertigo could be something to do with the inner ear. Thats your balance center. Go to the doctor!!!
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 18, 2006 at 04:28 PM


    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 at 03:59 PM


    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 at 06:33 PM


    Devoted2FindingU write:
    Tall, I wasn't sure if you were hinting at taking me up on that pms suggestion. So how about get back to me, ok? LOL.

    The hysterectomy came during her 40s and during the early menopause so that may have contributed to the loss of libido. But what got my goat was the lies these doctors tell, example: he said it was an early change of life - she got pregnant! How about this one I asked the doc after one of her many operations if he found the MEAN bone - he said YES he took it out. Lying RASCAL. LOL.

    He was most definitely a lying bastard if she had a hysterectomy, then got pregnant...or did I misunderstand??
    Sorry Love, I really wasn't hinting anything, however, if you'd like to travel this way sometime, feel free!!
    I have to say that some women do experience a loss of libido when they start menopause, but I'm one of those who didn't. Even tho my hyster was at 33, menopause didn't hit till I was 50, and I have sailed thru it with ease and medication........and no anti-depressants.
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 17, 2006 at 03:38 PM


    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 at 11:28 AM


    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 at 10:34 AM


    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 at 10:00 AM


    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.
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 17, 2006 at 08:36 AM


    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 at 08:11 AM


    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
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