Back in April I asked social media followers for one word to describe PMDD. As you can see, the adjectives were mainly negative. I've also heard those PMDD weeks called "hell weeks" and even "werewolf weeks." But what stands out to me are those few positive adjectives.
How is it possible to view something that can feel so debilitating be considered a gift or a blessing?
So I spent some time reflecting on this and here are my thoughts:
And that's what I have so far.
To be honest, I wasn't sure that I'd be able to come up with more than two positive things, but it's a matter of seeing things in a different light even if it might be challenging at first.
Yes, the bloating sucks. No, I don't like feeling pissed off for petty reasons. But I've learned that my PMDD is a part of me and some good can from it.
If you've been able to find something positive about having PMDD, I would like to hear it. Share it in the comments!