I have always considered myself lucky to be one of those women who has no pain during periods. In fact, I am my best, most creative, motivated and focused self when I am menstruating.
But in my mid 30s, PMS hit me like a ton a bricks. For a couple of years, I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. I felt so overly emotional! I would be sitting at my desk working and the waterworks would start out of nowhere! After I linked my emotional upheavals to PMS, I decided to take charge of my feelings. I started tracking the waves and learned to ride to them. Wasn't easy initially, but I just rolled with the punches. It has gotten easier with the years. Exercise has helped me the most. When I focus on what I am going to do in the gym and how I am becoming a more efficient human being, I have less time left for crying spells. Still have good days and bad days. But there are more good days than bad.