Another thing I have noticed that doesn’t seem to stop once puberty ‘finishes’ is the random mood swings. Now I know hormones and periods have a lot to do with emotions, but OMG! …. The other day I woke up totally fine, completely happy, then it was like my boyfriend smiled at me, I yelled at him for it and then cried about it afterwards. Does anyone else have days like that? Oh and to top it off he said ‘do you have your period?’ Arrh!!!!!!
So I’ve never really experienced noticeable mood swings related to my period and find it hard to relate to that kind of commentary in popular media. I hate THAT question though, and don’t the hormones and therefore mood change come before the period @Nurse_Nettie?
Hi @Kit, this commonly called premenstrual tension/stress (PMT/PMS). There’s lots of theories about the cause of this though none have yet to be proven. There has been reported links with stress, smoking and weight gain. Its important to know that not all women get PMT and some have varying levels with each cycle. With puberty and mood swings, it’s common with guys too. Check this link called Body Talk.