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Do you find your whole body shape changes when you are PMS?

Asked by Just_Justine (6501points) March 19th, 2010

OK, I’ve just had a wardrobe moment from hell. There are bra’s hanging off the light shades, trousers flung all over, belts tossed down in disgust. I can wear these clothes normally, but today I cannot I am five days away from you know…. Anyway, my point is, do you notice such a drastic change in your body? I seem to go for average to horrendous. How do you deal with it? How do you cover it up and hide? Do you get upset over it? I guess some women will say they are the same al the time (sob!). Surely there are others like me? I have been prescribed diuretics but not sure if they are bad really.

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j0ey's avatar

yes yes yes yes yes….that happens to me. I feel for you, I really do… sucks.

Not only do you look like crap….you’re so emotional that everything makes you angry/sad anyway, so the fact that clothes don’t fit properly is enough to make you cry…terrible. I don’t venture out of my cave at this stage lol.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

No, I can honestly say that I’ve never noticed that. However, I also have never felt bloated, so if that’s truly a female experience outside of Midol commercials, I may have something wrong with me.

Just_Justine's avatar

@j0ey Oh thank God. I felt like an alien for a moment. I have an appointment too in 45 minutes which is important. I’ve had to wear “what fits instead of what looks great”. I am virtually near to tears. I hang onto the thought that I will return to normal. But at the time you cannot believe it really!! thank you :)) p.s. I will return to normal I will hey??

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Just_Justine Were you being serious of factitious? Cuz personally, I’m pretty ok with it.

Violet's avatar

My favorite thing for these types of days are black fold over, 97% cotton 3% spandex, yoga pants. You can get them almost anywhere; Target, Victoria Secret, Old Navy, etc

Pandora's avatar

Oh, yeah! I get almost a whole cup size bigger. Over the years I’ve found that by drinking a lot of water I’m able to lower the amount of water I retain. It will actually make me go to the bathroom more so I get less bloated.
Also a lot of the pms pills really do work. (at least for me) I find it works best if you start a few days before your cycle is to start. Pamprin exta strenght work.
Some women say taking certain herbs and vitamins help as well. My sister says taking zinc helps her.

BoBo1946's avatar

wow, after all these years, now i know….loll

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

No,but I have changed the configuration of a few bodies….

deni's avatar

all my pants are tighter and i feel huge. its really pleasant, i love my period.

Cruiser's avatar

Yeah…I become invisible around that time!

Just_Justine's avatar

@Pandora thank you !! xoxoxo

IBERnineD's avatar

How I know I’m about to have my period:

1. I cry, a lot. About anything.
2. I crave everything that is detrimental to my health.
3. Get really horny
4. My boobs get tender and grow a size, which is a lot in my book since I am already well endowed in that area.

Just_Justine's avatar

@IBERnineD tell me about it, nothing worse, than a pizza mouthed michellin woman running after a man for sex while sobbing.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I get all weirded out about what I perceive as a change in my body odor and of course the smell of the messy, that and feeling a few months pregnant is uncomfortable especially since my already high sex drive goes up. “Hi sweetie, I feel absolutely cranky and gross but I want to get nekid and play”, poor man.

IBERnineD's avatar

@Just_Justine your answer made me hysterically laugh, although I don’t look like the Michelin man on my period thank god!

Just_Justine's avatar

@Neizvestnaya you know you reminded me, the one month the bloat was so bad, I could have posed for preggy porn and made a fortune. Ugh! Maybe lets auto suggest, keep preggy porn as screen savers so the men in our lives are well tuned subliminally to the pregnant look and want to ravish us?

lonelydragon's avatar

I laughed at your description of the clothes flung all over the room, because that’s how I am during that special week. Haha. Around that time, I retain so much water that even my thighs swell a bit. I feel like I gain at least 5–6 pounds during that week. Of course, I get bustier, as well, so that’s one (not so) small compensation for the bloating.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Funny but my partner thinks it’s (the belly) cute and likes to check it and rub it. I know he’s doing it mostly because he knows it makes me feel better both physically and mentally (that I didn’t suddenly become alien and gross for a week) but I swear he gets a kick out of it for himself too.

Just_Justine's avatar

@Neizvestnaya aw he sounds adorable. maybe he does like it? you know you never know!!! I will post a question on the belly and see the answers cringe

monocle's avatar

For the first day or two, yes.
Then I drink water and crawl into a corner to mope.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I get bloated around the week before my period and know not to step on the scale then.

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