Why does the menstrual cycle mess up your energy levels?

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  1. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    The issues that aren't physical, but just because they involve the mind does not mean there are any more controllable. I would love to will my irritability and depression away as much as I would love to will away my uterine cramping. And no my cramps don't make me depressed or irritable. As the depression and irritability always start first.
     
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  3. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry, I don't.

    I have mild ASD. Subtleties and nuances tend to make a whooshing noise as they go past my head.
     
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  5. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    I think normally when people are experiencing a dull aching continues pain even be it minimal they become crabby and short fussed, maybe I'm confusing cramps for PMS. But women should be thankful that they usually don't have the "thinking about sex every 6 seconds" and enhanced violent nature that a non-cyclical continues supply of testosterone produces, the difference is you don't see man going around blaming their hormones, they usually take the blame like men: they take it on them selves alone.
     
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  7. Enmos Staff Member

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    Ok.. I meant that when there's anything amiss inside the body, the body has to work hard to repair or defend. That leaves less energy for other things.
     
  8. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    We don't?

    I would love to not have an overly high sex drive, or get ragingly horny from too much caffeine.
     
  9. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Caffeine? Dam! you need to see a doctor! Note I did say "usually"
     
  10. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    I can't say caffeine makes me horny, hyper but not horny. Lots of women have high libidos, but many repress it for fear of people thinking they're crazed or sluts. Despite all these years reforming people's beliefs about women's sexuality, women are still not truly free to express it without facing any negative consequences.
     
  11. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    Man what a critical assessment of a mans testosterone ... "cycles" anyone?
     
  12. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Damn, is it that abnormal?? O_O


    I agree, girls/women make it hard for each other too, you admit to being sexual and other girls act like you just grew an extra head or something...
     
  13. Enmos Staff Member

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    I'm pretty sure your caffeine intake is marginal compared to mine

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  14. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    I dated a nympho for awhile, were still technically friends, I had nothing against her sexuality, my problem was her blatant disregard for safety, I warned her that she should be diligent about protection, but eventually she got knocked up (not by me, mind you, I always played it safe

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    ) I believe many women also get an instinctively desire for children, which is way they may not use protection or actively try to get impregnated.

    I also believe the production of the male birth control pill will be a god send for men who fear women getting knocked up and trapping them into martial and financial responsibility, that and the great joy of says "Oh so your pregnant, well I guess you been cheating on me because its not mine, how that you say, well because I'VE BEEN ON THE PILL! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, oooh don't believe me well lets do a genetics test on the fetus shalt we... oh don't cry so I caught you lieing, no big deal, now get out of my house, bitch!"
     
  15. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Just how much do you ingest every day?

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    I meant, is it abnormal to get horny from too much of it? ElectricFetus made it sound like a disorder.

    By the way, could the lethargy and stuff be purely due to blood loss? I do get more head rushes then, and often develop a definite craving for iron.
     
  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    Hrm.. you should know that I just drink a lot, always have. I'm just thirsty you know

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    About 4 to 6 liters I guess..

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    I don't know.. I don't think caffeine makes you horny. It doesn't work for me at least (good thing too).

    Well, the iron craving speaks for itself. This probably also accounts for the lethargy. I don't know how common your symptoms are but perhaps you should get yourself checked for anemia.
    You can get head rushes from a sudden drop in blood pressure. It seems reasonable to assume your blood pressure is a bit lower than normal when you're having your period, so that might account for the increase of head rushes.
     
  17. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    You seem like you might have issues. And as far as the male birth control pill goes, I read quite a few survey's that said most men would not take it. I believe only 37% said that they would actually be interested in taking something like that. But I don't know the few guys that I asked personally also seemed a bit shaky about it too. I don't understand why, just like how many men refuse to use condoms.
     
  18. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Certianly, my fathers sexual habits and all my varied half-brothers and sisters has scared the shit out of me. Once I get enough money for it I'm getting a vasectomy.

    I never said most men would take it. I don't understand there mentality either, I would guess they feel it would interfere with their virility: many men may in fact instinctually desire to impregnate, also condoms may be rejected for comfort reasons.
     
  19. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    I meant caffeine...Not liquids in general..
     
  20. Enmos Staff Member

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    I'm talking about Coke..
     
  21. Blue_UK Drifting Mind Valued Senior Member

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    Vis, you know how the hormone levels oscillate? I've been told the drop in progesterone, which affects mood, is responsible for PMS. A bit like coming off a drug.
     
  22. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Why does PMS cause other random symptoms not apparently connected to female hormones?

    Last time I had a period, I actually had an auditory hallucination beforehand. My hearing in my left ear cut out entirely, then I heard white noise static and a male voice talking in a low monotone. ?

    I also get other stuff...random pains in internal organs...Am I the only one?
     
  23. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    That has nothing to do with aunt flow, that god talking to you.

    that Endometriosis and that could lead to problems.

    Again the human body was designed like shit, it would have been better to have infused ovaries and closed uterus and internal absorption or immunology attack instead of menstruation. While I'm at it I can also wish for internal testicles, unidirectional air sack lungs and multiple hearts, but hey I'm not drunken hack of a designer that is god.
     

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