Now that is it just us ladies, I have a question. Well, more like a story leading to a question. Since November (well, that is when I initially started tracking it, it could have been earlier), I have been suffering from a DEEP depression 3 days before PMSing (which is usually 2-5 days of slightly more B****ness ;)) and then my period come for about 3 days (I have been blessed... I KNOW!)
BOYS: I told you to stop reading! GO AWAY!
I have never really had an issue with it before. Example, this month, I am in the grocery store, shopping for the family when all of a sudden I get this incredible desire to not be here any more. Like my family doesn't need me, the world doesn't need me... etc. It was crazy. I was in the grocery store, shopping for my family.... obviously they needed me. I actually recognized it and laughed at how crazy the thought was... and said to myself, I bet my period is coming. Sure enough.... the next days followed as mentioned above.
Okay, so my question is: has training affected your hormones, cycles, PMS, etc? I don't think I am training more now than I did for MCM. Actually I know I am not, but I am doing different things. I was only running, but since November, I have been swimming and biking as well. I have read where hard core female athletes don't get their periods for months, but I do not think I am doing anything hardcore. And my PMSing and period have remained the same... it is just the couple of days of FUNK that I cannot seem to shake.
Don't worry... I have my annual on June 8th where I plan to ask the professionals, but I wanted to see what this community had to offer. I DO NOT want to go on some drug but any herbal remedies out there? Thoughts? Advice?
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Oh and boys... if you are still reading and have advice for me, I'll read your thoughts too!