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Well kick butt. We now

Well kick butt. We now have a new excuse to be whiney, crabby women! First there was PMS … but now I can have PMDD too! Yes, I too suffer from tension, sudden mood changes, sadness, overwhelmed, bloating the week before chick week. Think it’s PMS? Oh no, think again! It’s Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. And it can clearly interfere with my daily activities and relationships. “A distinct medical and physical condition” Thank goodness for Serafem, which contains the same active ingredient that is in Prozac. Ok, but here’s the catch. Side effects include tiredness, upset stomach, nervousness, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating. So what’s the point? Why on earth would I want to swap one for the other? Do they bother to even tell you what the difference is between the two in the commercial? No! That just annoys me. It’s hormones, people!!! Accept it! If you are human, you have hormones. I really question messing with them – what is going to be the side effect 5 or 10 years from now? … Sorry, I just saw the commercial again and I just had to rant. I think it is simply insulting to women that the fact that we have hormonal swings means we need to be medicated with a prozac-like drug. Insane.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

2 replies on “Well kick butt. We now”

When the emotional mood swings of PMS manifest themselves as violent outbursts aimed at mischievous children, or hapless passerby’s, it is more than just hormonal mood swings. There does reach a point where the sleeplessness and effects of depression take their toll on women. When you are unable to feel any joy in life, you feel like something should be available to improve the situation.

I was talking – 2+ years ago when I wrote this – about the average reactions that most women have to their monthly cycle. Yes, if it is severe, that is a whole different story.

Even now, I’m not sure if I would want to trade off the symptoms for the side-effects.

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