How bad mood swings can be during PMS?

Just to give an overview, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the duration just 7-10 days before the actual menstruation date which is full of vicissitudes and instability; physical, mental as well as emotional. PMS brings with itself a wide variety of symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression.

Those who missed my age in the previous blogs; I am 33 and what is happening to me now has never happened during my PMS. I have always heard from my friends that a woman’s body undergoes a lot of hormonal changes after marriage and I feel now I am experiencing all of them one by one. I got married last year and I encountered horrible UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), uncontrollable sweet cravings and now these unpredictable mood swings during my PMS.

Honestly, I never had such bad mood swings before marriage but this time what is happening to me is on another level.

I am not telling something that happened in the past, it is today’s incident. Owing to my sweet cravings, I gained 5-6 kgs and I started working out in the morning to get back into shape. I woke up at 6:15 am and completed my workout session by 7:15 am. I took my bath, did the household chores and got ready for the office as usual. It takes almost 1 hour 15 min for me to reach the office, therefore I generally leave home by 9am.

I started booking the cab till metro station from three different applications and all of them initially showed me the vehicle. One canceled, second canceled and even the third too. I kept crying continuously till 9:25 am but the applications kept searching for the drivers. There I got my first emotional breakdown. I started crying like hell and my husband got scared seeing me in that state. Since I was getting late, he tried booking the cab and  finally we got one at 9:35  am.

Wait! It didn’t get over. I reached the office and was feeling a little better. I work in a Diplomatic Mission; my diplomat called me and my colleagues to plan for his birthday tomorrow and asked me to bring a chair. As I cried a hell lot since morning, it was visible on my face. He asked me about my agenda for the day and my tears came rolling down.

Again, I cried for almost 10-15 min. No no no…. it is not over yet. Since I am on a mission to shed some weight, I ordered fruit yogurt for myself. The moment I opened the box, it was full of malai (clotted cream originating from milk) and it made me cry again. I was crying at the loudest of my voice.

Stop…. don’t go… there is still more. Also, I work with a magazine as Creative Director. One of the team members received the hard copy of the recent edition and she shared that the printing is not to the Mark, the colors have faded, margins got disturbed, content is not proper and a lot more mistakes. You all know now what happened the next moment… I bursted into tears again.

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I am talking about this kind of emotional breakdown during PMS. I mean how bad one’s mood swings can be during PMS?

I know people might laugh reading this but today what I experienced is really bad. I am sure women who have gone through such a situation will understand me better. It’s very difficult for a woman to control her hormones during PMS. I don’t know what made me write this but I wanted to share it with my readers.


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Smriti Malhotra

Smriti Malhotra is a Delhi girl and an avid dreamer. She works at the Embassy of the Republic of Congo by profession but is a writer by passion. She began writing while at school and read more...

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