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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:36 AM
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PMS - What The Hell Is It?
I've been doing the monthly thing with a vengeance for over 27 years now; in fact, I've had a deliberate 3rd degree burn applied to the entire inside of my uterus to slow it down. I know what cramps are (and how!) and I know the meaning of cool terms like "menorrhagia," "anemia" and "mittelschmerz" but what the hell is PMS? Before my periods, even after the 'burning,' all I ever got was increased migraines and hypoglycemia (and now I take Topamax, and I all I get now is unstable hypoglycemia). Is *that* PMS, or is there more to it, like crying and shit?

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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:38 AM
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1. Um
This is probably the most intriguing post I've ever read. :shrug:
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:43 AM
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7. I'm Humbled (Or) You Need To Get Out More!
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:53 AM
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8. I meant it in a flattering way
I mean that post just warped my brain. A burn on your uterus? That you had done before you ever got your periods? To slow it down? All those words... hypofuckinsomething... And all in the context of asking the question "what is PMS?"... while saying that you've been having your periods for 27 years.

Yo, you can't say that shit ain't strange. :D
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:11 AM
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14. More Than You Ever Wanted To Know
Menorrhagia: unusually heavy menstrual flow, often causing anemia

Anemia: Low red blood cell count, commonly caused by excessive bleeding (there are many other causes as well)

Endometrial ablation: burning away of the lining of the uterus to end menstruation, usually to correct menorrhagia

Hypoglycemia: low blood glucose

Mittelschmerz: German for "middle pain," referring to one-sided abdominal pain felt by many women about half-way through their 28-day cycle as the ovum ruptures the membrane of the oviduct

"Syndrome": Medicalese for "may or may not be a real thing, but we can make money off it"
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:24 AM
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17. Thanks!
:hi:
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:38 AM
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2. Damn, I thought this said" PSK- What Does it Mean?"
By my man Schooly D:



Carry on..
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:40 AM
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4. That, I Do Know
It's the periodic PMS alerts that confuse the hell out of me.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:40 AM
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3. PMS is when some women act, once a month,
like a lot of men act, all the time!
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:42 AM
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5. You Mean, Make Equal Pay For Equal Work?
Hel, That NEVER happens to me!
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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:43 AM
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6. Now that is VERY funny!
n/t
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:58 AM
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9. It's funny
but what's even funnier is that nobody minds the joke when it's in this direction. Switch genders, and oh, the indignation! :)
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:03 AM
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10. I Tried To Make It Right
Personally, I find the idea that something that happens to just about every woman at some point in her life makes her irrational or something as distasteful as the 'cute' man-bashing.
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:24 AM
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16. I agree with that.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:09 AM
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12. I should have included a picture of John Bolton.
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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 08:50 AM
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22. I mind - however, please note the number of jokes on this thread
that refer to women vs. the one joke that refers to men as well as the number of people who do indeed mind and are responding to your post but the lack of response to anyone "minding" the jokes about women. Not sure the facts really support your assertion at this point anyway.
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 11:11 AM
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28. I was making a general comment, not one about this thread
and in that sense, my comment's pretty indisputable.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:04 AM
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11. As A Man I Can Not Know
But as it has been explained to me and as I have seen its effects I would say it is about like Tripping, only backwards.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:11 AM
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13. Basically,
the theory is that mood changes can occur when shortly before a womans period, the level of the hormone progesterone dramatically drops.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:13 AM
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15. Doesn't It Increase?
Progesterone is the hormone responsible for cramping. That's why NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxyn are so effective in treating them.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:26 AM
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18. I believe it's prostiglandins that increase.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:35 AM
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19. I Believe You Are Right And I Am Full Of Shit
I'll have to double-check!
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jmcon007 Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 04:24 AM
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20. as a man with experience, my guess is 'petty mean streak'.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 08:54 AM
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23. A Man With Periods? How Amazing!
Do you use pads or just stuff the tampon up your ass?
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 04:41 AM
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21. It's the one time a month my wife can really be herself...
Edited on Fri May-27-05 04:42 AM by ALiberalSailor
Just kidding sunshine...
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 08:57 AM
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24. Doubled Over In Pain? What?
I don't know what the fuck PMS is supposed to be, so I don't know what you mean. If the time right before my period is the "real me," that means the "essense" of me is blind in one eye from a migraine and fainting from extremely low blood glucose. Is that what you meant?
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 09:00 AM
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26. No, I was refering to the wild mood swings...
...but I really don't care if you understood the "humor" behind it or not. My wife did, and that's all I really care about.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 09:04 AM
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27. I Don't Understand "Mood Swings"
What are they?

Did you just demonstrate one with your two posts, and was that on purpose?
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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 08:58 AM
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25. PMS?
Putting up with Men's Shit!
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