Is It Her Time Of The Month, Or His? How To Keep Your Mood Swings Under Control


This article will help you understand the symptoms behind PMS and IMS, by addressing ways that women and men can alleviate discomfort during discomforting times of the month.

Why Do I Feel So Annoyed?

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Is it Her Time of The Month Or His?

Women have some unpleasant encounters with their menstrual cycle, which includes breast pain, depression due to irritability and acne. There are only a small percentage of women who loose work due these symptoms.

Now that research shows that men can also deal with similar symptoms doctors are baffled as to what truly causes this problem. Some doctors believe that the symptoms which cause IMS and PMS could be mental, while others believe that it could be psychosocial.

There Are Some Men Who Suffer From IMS

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Irritable Male Syndrome

According to recent reports a large sum of men suffer from IMS (Irritable male syndrome.)

Experts claim that the same symptoms which burden women during their premenstrual cycle, also pertain to men, during their IMS phase. Hot flashes, back pain, and irritability are some of the symptoms many men claim to struggle with during their time of the month.

Ranging from, bouts of depression, introverted behavior, and fits of rage, men are searching for ways to keep their agitating symptoms under control.

If you are a man suffering from (IMS), venting your emotions in private could help. Take Mikey for instances, he prefers to openly express his (IMS) discomfort via YouTube; to help relieve built up tension caused by (IMS).

The Top 20 Discomfort List Reported Monthly By Women

70 to 90
60 Percent
30 To 40 Percent
1 To 20 Percent
Cravings for sweets
Brest tenderness
Mood Swings
Fluid retention
Weight gain
Ninety Percent of All Women Experience One or more of the 150 reported Symptoms.

Warning: The following video contains some adult language which may not be suitable for young kids. However, the following footage can be useful to men who suffer from (IMS)


Male PMS: "Man"Stration

Just Leave Him Alone

There may be some men who feel withdrawn during their time of month, and unlike Mikey they may prefer to be left alone. If this is the case, find a place of solitude in which you can relax your mind and body.

Don't Bother Her, She's Annoyed Already

For Women, (PMS) may bring on severe irritability, if possible you may want to find a relaxing environment as soon as possible; until you can regain control of your emotions. My advice to stay at home mothers, is to thank God for pain pills and chocolate.

Nonetheless, finding healthy ways to keep your stress level under control is highly recommended. Pilates is a great form of relaxation, and don't forget to drink plenty of warm water or tea, to help prevent extreme cramping.

If you're blessed with a loving family that is fully aware of your (PMS) conditions; out of respect they may give you plenty of space, and time to recover from your symptoms. A clip from the sitcom, 'Roseanne', expresses such concern.

The PMS Diet

Some believe that a good diet is all one needs to control the discomforting symptoms.

What To Eat: Whole grains, breads, cereals, rice, potatoes, pasta, seasonal, fruits, and vegetables.

The PMS- IMS Poll.

When It comes To That Time Of Month Which Sex Do You Believe Suffers The Most?

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How To Control (PMS) & (IMS) Mood Swings.

Mood swings are a very serious matter. And rather you are a male or female certain percussions should be taken to keep your temper under control.

1. Try to stay away from caffeine, which could aggravate your mood swings.

2. Stock up on plenty of Omega-3’ vitamins which keeps your brain healthy, and supports a stable mood.

3. Try and stay away from sugar to help maintain your blood sugar balance.

4. Try to limit your alcohol intake. Too much alcohol could cause anxiety.

5. Get plenty of exercise to help stabilize your blood flow.

6. Try to avoid rowdy individuals.

7. Find a place of rest. Your body and mind needs plenty of relaxation.

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flint3099 3 years ago

I think mood swings definitely have to do with your diet. Like you said, caffeine can have a profound effect on your overall mod.

Great hub Emunah!

- Flint

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Emunah, it just always struck that if I am 85% + water and the moon can move the whole ocean -- how silly to think it does not effect me. But women are stronger internally so their clock rules the days.

I definately get IMS or whatever it is.

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swilliams 3 years ago from Arizona Author

Your funny Eric. Your articles don't reflect a man that deals with IMS on daily basis. But I think we all get moody sometimes. Thanks for the feedback!

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swilliams 3 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks for the feedback flint3099

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