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HappyKitty

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#1
Ladies, like this is me starting back to work and I have been resting a long time and I know some hard days I need to fight motivation to get out of bed cause I am trying my best to not let it effect my salary. And I know I rarely get my pms but how do you not let your pre-pms or pms not making you lazy to work? Like... I imagine I want to take time off every month but that seemed impossible. 😹

I just want perfect attendance and not cut my salary. *sigh
 

Lane

SF Supporter
#2
I know it used to make me irritable and I'd want certain foods. Theres also medicine you can take and a good diet I believe, but I'm not a doctor Kitty. For me the moodiness was the worst 😈. Wish I could offer some better advice.
 
#3
Hm, speaking as someone who is a complete wreck one or two days a month... it depends on your symptoms and your type of work really? Here‘s some things I do so I don‘t call in sick every few weeks:
- Self care. Keep hydrated. Less caffeine (caffeine tends to make it worse for me)
- I have a few sets of office-appropriate, but super comfy clothes - anything tight or constricting is just not an option.
- Spend every minute outside work basically resting.
- Painkillers.
- Research typical remedies (some herbal teas, light exercise, balanced diet etc) and give them an honest try - some might work for you, at least a little.

Thing is, no matter what I know I will spend the day miserable (either in too much pain to walk or sleepy and befuddled from meds) - so I don‘t expect myself to give 100% at work then. It‘s just not possible. So whenever I can I plan work around those days, schedule important tasks for other times/work ahead so that I can spend that day per month basically doing the bare minimum while looking busy and trying not to fall asleep at my desk. As long as I make sure I catch up on my tasks, I don‘t feel too bad about one bad performance day anymore.
As for mood swings, I try and cut myself some slack and just keep my interactions at work to the bare minimum, or honestly retreat to the ladies‘ room for a cry once in a while. It‘s just what it is, it‘s hormones and I feel as long as I don‘t snap at people, I‘ve done a good job.
 

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