PMS worse with life stressors?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2011
PMS worse with life stressors?
Thu, 03-28-2013 - 3:13am

I hope I'm posting this in the right thread. Without going into too much detail, I've been going through a pretty difficult breakup the past 3 months and the past two cycles I've noticed my PMS way more intense than normal. I'll be making emotional progress and then *wham*, it's like 3 steps back. I even noticed it set in about a  1 1/2 vs 1 week before my period. 

Is it normal that an all around sensitive time like this will intensify PMS? 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-25-2013
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 8:21am

I would think it is probably from the stress. You know stress can make anything seem way worse. And you probably aren't eating like you normally do so that isn't helping either.

I'm so sorry you are going through this. Can you try a new hobby or something (jogging, quilting, etc) to help get your mind off things?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Sun, 04-14-2013 - 5:56pm
Hello! I think the hormones can have an impact on how you deal with stress in your life. Hormones make us see and feel things differently. I'm sorry you are going through this. Try to find something to help you get through it. Take a walk, eat some chocolate!