The tea towel won’t go back on the hook properly, oh geez you dropped the spoon, the kids seem to have PMS too, your husband keeps asking annoying questions and demanding things (ok, so he is probably just asking politely but who cares at this stage of the month). You feel like eating a whole block of chocolate and bugger weight watchers….what do you care anyway! Oh, that’s right, there is nothing sweet in the whole house, the only thing you can find is custard, that will do.
Oh geez Louise, stupid idiot, you just over cooked the eggs, the world is officially ending. Bloody hell. Things have hit an all time low, nothing is going right, how do all of these Super Mums do it? Sound familiar. That nasty voice that creeps into our head. I have self diagnosed, because that is what Mr Chardy and I like to do, and it is official, I have PMS… PMT………PMsomething……!!!!
Yes, today we are talking PMS. I put it out there to my Facebook readers, asking them for advice on PMS and if they had any remedies and things went crazy. I simply had to know if anyone had suggestions on how to combat this cranky, tired, yucky feeling. Any miracle pills or potions that I should know about. And with that I was hit with many suggestions for which I am very grateful. I don’t suffer from cramps or pains, I am just generally the pain.
Perhaps it isn’t PMS – maybe it is just called “BITCH”! Oh no, what if that is it? There isn’t a pill for BITCH….I am doomed.
Last night I flopped onto the lounge and left the kitchen in a mess. What do I care anyway…. I sat there feeling sad and sorry for myself, trying desperately not to snap at the children for the 18th time because I couldn’t hear what the entree was on My Kitchen Rules. Just go and play Lego kids, before you end up completely scared for life.
In the meantime Mr Chardy shocked the shit out of me and cleaned up. I am talking scraping plates, sauces away and stacked AND turned on the dishwasher. If that wasn’t enough to put a smile on my face then I don’t know was going to do it. I muttered a little thank you and went back to feeling sorry for myself.
Does this sound like you? It isn’t fun is it. I think I need a special room to shut myself in for a few days, maybe a few weeks….gee when I say that it really does sound like I suffer from BITCH rather than PMS. Oh well, we will run with PMS.
It is days like this when you should probably avoid confrontation. Or maybe it is the best day for it – I mean you won’t hold back one single little bit. You will “let it flow……. let it flow….up and down like a Yo Yo…………PMS never bothered my anyway”…. oh sorry, I am getting of track… These are the days where you make a simple phone call to find out how to, oh I don’t know… say – fix your computer – and end up on hold and then getting the run around and then the person on the other end of the line seems to loose patience with you (they actually don’t but you think they do) and you end up about to burst into tears and quickly say goodbye and hang up. NO ONE can help you when you have PMS, no one!
Thanks to all the fabulous suggestions from our Facebook community, here are some of their brilliant remedies:
Wow! I have just checked this out thanks to Linda from our little Facebook chat and have now discovered they have a whole brilliant range of “remedies” …. and I have also just discovered that my friend gave me some of the Pastille lolly things not long ago and said she swears by them…. now I know why. They have everything from drops, sprays or pastilles. Yes – add to cart thanks very much, i’ll take the lot. Just head on over and check out the whole Rescue Remedy range. They even have a “Sleep Spray”.
Now just listen to this, written about the spray:
* Use in times of emotional upheaval or shock such as arguments, grief, accidents, mental tension, dentist visit, exams, colic, or tantrums
* Calms, relaxes, reassures, gives courage, neutralises shock and enables clear thinking
* Suitable for babies, children, teenagers, adults and animals
YES – DID YOU HEAR THAT MUM’S WITH YOUNG COLICY BABIES…….SUITABLE FOR BABIES……YIPPPEEEEEEEE!!!
Directions: Bring spray nozzle up to mouth and apply 2 sprays on the tongue.
Can you believe it – I simply have to get my little paws on some of this. Why have I never heard of this before my friend gave me one of the lollies?? Why – I swear I keep saying it but It is true, I really do live under a rock and have done for the past 10 years…..but I am coming out people…oh yes I am coming out….look out world, Chards is emerging from the giant rock she has been under. And I will be spraying myself with this stuff left, right and centre. MOVE OVER CHANEL!!! Ok, so that is an exaggeration, all you worry warts, please don’t get your nickers in a knot. I really am quite stable…… ha ha ha I nearly said that with a straight face too.
Clary Calm by doTERRA
Clary Calm uses 12 essential oils targeted to help manage the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause and hormonal issues. This blend is especially helpful for temporarily easing cramps, nausea, hot flashes, fatigue and emotional swings commonly associated with both PMS and menopause.
I also asked my friend Leonie, who is a doTerra consultant, to tell me what I should use today, as I have some of their essential oils. She told me to pop a couple of drops of Serenity & Balance on my hands, rub them together, put my hands over my nose and
basically gas myself breath in and out deeply and slowly. She said it is akin to “putting on your own oxygen mask first”. And let me tell you – it actually worked. I have used it a few times today and feel a whole lot better. Tom was asking me question after question after question, anyway I just placed my hands over my nose and took a few deep breaths and started laughing…poor Tom…. he did think it was pretty funny too though. Because: Aint Mumma happy, aint nobody happy! So thanks a million Leonie, I like it.
30 PLUS by NuWoman
30 Plus is a scientifically formulated natural supplement for women, to assist in the relief of symptoms associated with hormonal fluctuations or imbalances related to PMS symptoms beginning in the 20s and progressing through to peri-menopause. I found it at Pharmacy Online for $25.95 for 60 tablets (take 2 tablets per day). I think I will be ordering some of this.
Evening Primrose Oil
Blooms Evening Primrose Oil: $29.95 from Pharmacy Online for 400 tablets.
Pms hormone balancing formula works by helps to relieve pms symptoms and helps regulate and balance hormones.
Combining seven beneficial herbs and nutrients this formula offers comprehensive support to help mange pms. Chaste tree berry, also known as vitex agnus castus , helps to relieve pms symptoms, including breast tenderness, tiredness, cramping, headaches, abdominal bloating, mild fluid retention, mood changes and irritability.
It can also regulate and balance hormones and may assist in the relief of heavy periods.
Withania a herb that has been tradtionally used in ayurvedic medicine is included to help calm the nervous system, help reduce stress and infuse the body with fresh energy and vigour. Black cohosh also plays a role in assisting normal menstruation.
Adults: take 1 tablet daily with food. If symptoms or fluid retention persist consult your doctor. It is not recommended to take black cohaosh for longer than six months without consulting your healthcare professional.
Not recommended for use for pregnant and lactating women.
Warning: In very rare cases, black cohosh has been associated with liver failure if you experienceing yellow of the skin or whites of the eyes dark urinem nausea, vomitioong, unusual tiredness, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, loss of appetite stop using this product and see a doctor.
That last part about black cohosh scares me a little about this one. Are there any health professionals out there who can shed some light on this one?
This was another one that was highly recommended. Combining a blend of magnesium compounds into one tablet daily, Bio-Organics Magnesium Forte may be beneficial for nocturnal leg cramps and sleeplessness associated with restless legs. It may also help relieve PMS symptoms including mood swings, irritability, tiredness and fatigue. Extra co-factors have been added, like vitamin B6 which works synergistically with magnesium.
Now, tell me DD – does this really help with your “restless legs”?
Another suggestion was Mirena. I know everyone is so very different and what works for one person is not going to work for the other. So please share your suggestions here in the comments. I promise you that you will be helping someone, somewhere.
I just typed in PMS on the Pharmacy Online website and 44 search results came up, you can see them here. But I warn you, it did bring up “Horny Goat Weed” as a suggestion and I am telling you now people…. I think we can all agree that this is not the time to be showing us this sort of tablet.
What is your top tip for combatting
Do you know anything about black cohosh? Can you mix too many of these different nutrients together? Can I, for example, take the 30 Plus NuWoman, plus Evening Primrose Oil plus Magnesium – a whole cocktail of tablets really.Could be my new Slipper.
**Disclaimer: ok – so I am not a real doctor, just call me Miss Chardy…..