Three little letters and a whole mess of problems, PMS, or premenstrual fucking-kill-me-now syndrome, affects women 1 to 2 weeks before their period (read: we ladies either have our period or PMS every week of the month except one, if we’re lucky). Because the universe is unfair and men only have to experience orgasm to procreate, we take collective offense at this monthly curse that all women must endure to populate the planet.
For anyone lucky enough to not know this (yes, dudes I’m looking at you), the symptoms of PMS include such delightful things as acne, bacne, back and breast pain, bloating out to ungodly bulbous shapes, feeling exhausted and pissed (so so pissed) at the universe and everyone in it, and being emotional enough to cry at a a kite flying in the sky, or because the Starbucks barista spelled your name right.
The only things that seem to help ease the trauma in any way are greasy food, hot baths, chocolate, and orgasms, and even then, the relief is just temporary. So, here you go, 15 hilarious and real confessions revealed by women about life during their pre-period weeks of undeserved punishment.
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