Why So Stressed during PMS?

We’ve all heard the term stress, we’ve all experienced it.  But defining stress is a whole lot harder.  For each person it feels different and manifests in very different ways.  But to define it, it is when you feel unable to cope or completely overwhelmed because of pressures that feel unmanageable.

Adults and Children experience stress.  And stress can last for minutes or days at a time.

Stress is our body’s response to pressures from a situation on life event according to the Mental Health Foundation. Stress and how it manifests can vary from person to person and differ based on social, political, and economic circumstances. It is when we feel out of control, it can be when something new arises, and our body triggers a “fight or flight” response to activate our immune system.

These feelings might arise before the first day of school, not knowing what it might entail, going to work with a deadline coming up, giving a big speech over zoom, or when PMS arises for women.

We all Stress, especially during PMS

Stress is a part of life, and especially with all the madness we’re experiencing in the world, it makes sense that your menstrual cycles are a little more severe than before! If your PMS has been more out of control this year it’s because:

  1. This year is Crazy. We are in a GLOBAL pandemic! We’ve been in it for A YEAR. You have the right to feel more stressed.
  2. You’re More Attuned. You’ve been at home for 12 months now and have probably found yourself more attuned to the aches and pangs of your body. You’ve been watching for signs of the coronavirus and now you’re more in tune with your cycle. Therefore, you might have a better understanding of your PMS symptoms, one of them being stress.
  3. Thing are Weighing You Down. There are so many political and social issues coming to a head this year, it’s important to recognize that these weigh on your physical and mental parts of your body, and can manifest into stress.

A Mom is on the phone feeling stressed during her PMS while her son looks on.

How to prepare your body for the Stress of PMS Instead of Punishing it

You sometimes talk about PMS like it has a power over you, because that’s exactly what it feels like, but that doesn’t need to be the case!  We can prepare for having our period, realize we have it and then reduce the amount of stress we actually have!

It’s important to change our perspective on our stress during PMS.

Stress during PMS is part of life.  It’s part of how we cope with our physical bodies, with the everyday, with the madness of the world.  It tells us that we’re human.  To be human is to have stress and all of our emotions are ok!  Everyone experiences stress at some point, but now we have to reframe how we see it.

In the course of reframing how we deal with stress, we can prepare our body to better deal with it by eating healthier, meditating, exercising, and taking supplements to help us feel a bit better.

A woman sits with her hand on her head, stressed because of her PMS.

We need to change our thought process on Stress.

I know I think about all the things I did wrong in the day or how “ugh I just feel so stressed I need to cancel all my plans and eat all the sugar ever.” But what if you made the choice to say “I have PMS right now and everyone has it, but I’m going to do something to help myself feel a little better.”

Saying something and doing it are extremely hard.  And you will never be perfect at pushing the tress away, but your body will tell you what it needs, whether it’s that extra piece of chocolate or to just take a breath.  You need to listen to what your body has to say about those anxieties and stay attuned.

And with this article, you’re better informed about stress, how it manifests and ideas that you can use to help those anxieties.  Knowledge is power and now you can start to do something about it.

So What about PMS Stress?

As women, we all know what this is.  During that time of the month we experience PMS in the forms of anxiety, stress, gloominess, and irritability.  This happens to me every month like clockwork, but there is a solution from the science now looked at about our periods!

Scientific studies show that during PMS women with severe PMS mood symptoms send much larger amounts of glucose to a specific area of the brain, the cerebellum.

If there is not enough glucose (energy), the cerebellum can’t properly perform important functions like mood regulation, managing fear, pleasure responses, and motor control.  This leads to the four core mood symptoms of PMS:  anxiety, gloominess, stress, and irritability.  You may have experienced these same mood alterations outside of PMS when you are hungry.

The real secret to my success in fighting off my anxiety and stress has been taking Jubilance for PMS once a day, every day to help me with my cycle.  The supplement helps with the emotional side of PMS, and one of those issues is stress!!!

The daily frustrations are of course still there, but I’m able to help myself get out of my cyclical thinking and take a breath before I respond to my anxieties.

I can actually feel like myself and not want to eat a pound of chocolate.  It’s like I get a week of my life back when I’m not feeling so stressed at all points during that week.

Let me tell you, it’s changed mine too.  No more stolen week, I get to have my life back EVERY DAY of the month!

A Woman holds up her Jubilance supplement for PMS smiling

Jubilance for PMS (oxaloacetate) is the only clinically tested supplement on the market for anxiety and stress during PMS

And unlike those other supplements and vitamins on the market, Jubilance has only two ingredients, you know exactly what is going into your body, vitamin C and oxaloacetate (part of the krebs cycle).  This OAA Oxaloacetate Supplement for PMS is the answer to those stressors and anxieties.  It’s the PMS Supplement you need it your life!

Between all the pseudo-science and half-truths out there, choosing what to put in your body can seem overwhelming. Supplements are no exception, which is why Jubilance has reinvented your support for PMS — minus the B.S.

It’s also risk free!  It’s super easy to start and easy to cancel and they want you to love Jubilance just as much as I do, but if you don’t there’s a money back guarantee, so there’s really no excuse to try it!

Stress is something that we all experience, but it doesn’t have to control our lives.  Find the solution that works for you and keep on breathing.  This is a tough year, but we’ll make it through.  We don’t have to continue to be stressed.

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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