I have heard that being on birth control kinda tricks your body into thinking its pregnant. Well, I've noticed that shortly before I start my period, I start getting EXTREMELY emotional, and during the week I'm not taking the pill, I just feel terrible. I'm not really like that when I'm not taking birth control. I hadn't heard that extreme "mood swings" were a side effect, but it's really the only thing I can think of that could cause it. Am I crazy or is that pretty common?
Exercise definitely seems to release some steam. Working out before, and during your period controls mood swings and irratibility more than anything else that you could try. And hey...it is actually good for us. Even if you just take a walk. You don't have to engage in anything difficult. Good Luck!!
All righty, I'll definitely give it a shot, and maybe even get my bf to go on a walk with me (I'm sure he won't mind if it helps with the mood swings ;). I'm really relieved to know it's not just me being silly; it does happen! :)
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