While there are plenty of things to celebrate when it comes to womanhood, we can all pretty much agree that dealing with our periods is (sometimes literally) a huge pain in the butt.
Sure, certain times of the month aren't "too" terrible -- but there are definitely times during our approximately 28-day menstrual cycle where it's almost like we become possessed or something.
Actually, most of us take on quite a few different personalities over the course of any given month. The progression goes a little something like this.
Your period is finally over and you totally do a happy dance. You're in the clear for a few days at least.
But then you start ovulating again and Mittelschmerz pain kicks in and you're all ... "Why me?!?"
And if having an aching side isn't bad enough, a few days later, you notice your boobs are sore, and you just want to crawl into a hole somewhere.
The pain starts to subside a little -- but then all of a sudden, you can't stand anyone or anything, and you feel like you totally suck at life. PMS is such a bitch ... and so are you.
Yet another symptom of PMS rears her ugly head. Yep ... hunger you just can't seem to satisfy. All you can think about is food. And all you do is eat.
A couple days later, you're so bloated that even your fat pants are a bit too snug.
And then you wake up the next morning after barely getting a wink of sleep and realize your husband forgot to take out the trash. The monster is officially unleashed.
And then the unthinkable happens. Aunt Flo arrives two days early and you ruin your favorite pair of underwear.
And if that isn't bad enough, the cramps are so bad that you start having flashbacks of giving birth.
But just when you think you can't possibly take anymore, you're able to make the switch to light absorbency tampons and you breathe a sigh of relief.
And then you hop on the scale after your last flow day and realize you're down two pounds. You're all, "I'm sexy and I know it."
But then you repeat the whole process again about a week later, which is a total buzz kill.
Yeah. Being a woman really sucks ... like most of the time.
What do you hate most about your period?
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