Damn hormones messing with my head

standard August 13, 2008 7 responses

Let me just go on record here to say: HORMONES SUCK. Well, that’s not entirely true. They’re great at their job. And they are essential and all that jazz. But why, oh why do they have to make you feel so crazy? Why do they have to grab your emotions by the throat and beat their little heads senseless against the floor until you don’t know what’s right, wrong, or completely off the wall out of control?

A couple weeks ago M shielded his body, took hold of my hands, and gently told me that in the eight years he’s known me my PMS hormone moodiness had never, ever been worse. He looked at me and waited for my reaction. I’m convinced he thought I was going to kill him, but I just nodded. I knew my hormones were out of control, but I was powerless in the face of the onslaught.

Now I know that the first few menstrual cycles post pregnancy are wonky. I know the hormones are all out of whack. I know it’s just a temporary glitch. But grrrrrr. Oh and thank you my dear body for throwing in some weird ovulating PMSy hormone fun in the middle of the cycle. Because becoming a raging bitch once a month just wasn’t enough.

And if that wasn’t enough? Because, really, why would it be? It would seem that my brain has also been hijacked by some madness inducing weaning hormones. I didn’t even know that those existed. And seriously, I figured that the glacial pace of our weaning would prevent any hormonal madness. But noooo, that wouldn’t have been any fun, now would it? Double grrrrr.

So let’s recap: I navigated the choppy waters of PMS Hormone River rather badly, sailed right into Ovulation Hormone Lake, only to run aground on Weaning Hormone Island. And when I manage to work myself off that treacherous beach… well it’ll be just about time for the PMS Hormone River waters to get all choppy again, won’t it? Sweet! Not.

Eih. Don’t mind my grumpiness. It’s just the hormones talking. And if you see my husband around, be nice to him, he has to deal with me every day.

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7 responses

  • Oh good grief, you’ve got me worried. I think I’ll c/p this as an apology to my husband in a few months time. So sorry and so not looking forward to it myself.

  • I am right there with you, expect for the weaning hormones, haven’t had that experience yet. But I do get the ovulation hormone craziness/bitchiness every month along with the grumpiness at cycle time. Just took me a couple months to figure out that is why I was getting so irate at the mess in the house every month. I like the names you have given the stops on your hormonal journey.

  • I feel your pain. My hormones have been whacked since my daughter (age 2 1/2) was born. I’m currently trying lots of different naturopathic remedies with varying degrees of succes…don’t know if you’re into that stuff, but might be worth a try…

  • Wow. I’m thinking soft and comforting thoughts for you right now.

  • I hate it when I’m acting like a madwoman and I know why but I’m powerless to stop. GRRR!

  • Oh God do I know your pain… I hate hormones. They are the bane of my existance. Good luck. I know that I have no solution other than taking a trip to looney tune town.

  • My hormones have their issues and I have no baby to blame…just midlife perhaps. Take care.

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