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What is going on with my mind

When ever I get close to my menstral cycle I obsess about travelling and even impulsivly take off to anywhere I can get.  It's so weird, all of a sudden my budget disappears and out come the credit cards for what ever strikes my fansy.  I am exagerating but it is that ridiculous, it's as if I become a stranger to myself.  Why is this happening to my life?
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I haven't run into this one specifically, but you can regard it as a variation on compulsive shopping.  There is some information and support groups on the web and you should definitely consider sitting down with a mental health professional to get to the bottom of it.

As with any compulsion/addiction, it is likely about the avoidance of emotional pain.  Facing the pain will ultimately feel better and be cheaper.

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