I may have made a connection between my days of complete sadness and my period. Too much info? Sorry. But it's a revelation, if I'm correct. Pre-baby, and even pre-work, I wouldn't suffer too badly with pre-menstral symptoms. Cramps, a little irritability, stuff like that. Nothing major. (Unless you ask my husband, hah!)
But all this week I have been feeling intense blues. Like, want to cry all.the.time. And I think I'm due to start my period soon. And, wasn't it about a month ago that I had a few days stretch of sadness? I can't remember exactly, but I might be on the right track. Maybe my hormones aren't quite back to normal. Maybe it's because I'm still nursing. Maybe this whole motherhood thing just affects me so deeply and some days I don't know how to handle the whole thing, working, money woes, my love handles, absent friendships and absent family members, and dreams of different circumstances. Somedays it all seems too much. And I think those days just might be happening somewhat predictably.
So I'm making a note of it on the calendar, these darker days, and when Aunt Flow shows up. And next month, if it happens again, I'll know there's a connection.
And if there is indeed a connection, I'll be looking up ways to counteract the blues. Maybe there's a supplement I can take the couple weeks leading up my period, maybe I need to spend as much time outdoors that week, I don't know. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone else? If so, what do you do to handle it?