How to Survive Hormone Swings

If you have read my posts about my medical history (Part 1 and Part 2), then it comes as no surprise that I am on a hormone replacement therapy (HRT).  People joke about “the change” and how it affects women.  I’m here to tell you how to survive hormone swings as it is no easy task.  Seriously, people, the threat is real!

A woman without hormones is like a gun without a safety.  She won’t go off all on her own, but it requires only a quick squeeze of the trigger before she is on you like white on rice.  Every person experiences the symptoms of a low hormone count differently.  For me, I get headaches, hot flashes, night sweats, and lose all patience for the human race.  I know when my count gets low…there is no doubt  in my mind.

All of this is to say, I have experience in this particular scenario.  All that was a background to get to this point – there are rules of engagement when it comes to dealing with women who are suffering from hormone issues.


Modern Belle Life Survive Hormone Swings 8Don’t assume it’s about you.  I just hate my life.  If you had zero energy, wanted to eat everything you came across, didn’t fit in any of your clothes, were constantly pissed off, cried randomly for no reason, broke out into sweating fits while suffering from a hormone triggered migraine you too would hate your life.


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Don’t tell me, “You seem a little hormonal” or “You seem tense” or worse, “Why are you being such a bitch?”  At that point I’m not responsible for anything that follows because….



Modern Belle Life Survive Hormone Swings 6That is probably going to be my response. “You are dumb…really really dumb.” And that will be my nicest possible response. Because honestly, I can’t help it.  I know that seems like a cop out but if you have ever personally experienced it you would understand.  It’s not that I want to be a bitch…I honestly just don’t have the capacity to be any nicer if you are being a moron .




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A successful day is going home, completely exhausted but not having uttered any of the awful things that have been running through my head.  You try to just suffer through and not ruffle any more feathers than absolutely necessary.

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Modern Belle Life Survive Hormone Swings 1If you are stuck with a friend, wife, or loved one that is suffering from hormone imbalances, the best thing you can do is placate them with wine, chocolate, compliments or any other means of giving them happiness.  If you are really close to them, gently in the most positive and sweet way possible suggest that it’s time to check hormone levels…and then quickly retreat as that could cause another outlash.



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12 comments on “How to Survive Hormone Swings

  1. I need to send this to all my family and friends although I am pre menopause i.e. My periods haven’t stopped yet. I too am suffering most of these symptoms and you are so right a successful day is one where I haven’t actually torn strips off anyone. Now where’s the chocolate?!

    • Yesterday I was just thankful to get home. Every single thing that came up during the day just made me more and more irritated and pissed off. Then I got home and realized I didn’t have any wine…that’s how this post was born.

  2. This post is hilarious, fantastic, and TRUE. I am going through it all right now… the night sweats are the absolute worst. The WORST. Don’t even get me started on the mood swings. They come at the dumbest times! Although I already know I’m not the only one going through it, it’s great to read about someone else and see the humor of it through their eyes, so thanks for that!

  3. I love how you’ve put a funny twist on this, but in reality it must be extremely hard. I struggle to get through the day without telling people they are idiots sometimes, add the hormone thing to that and how you manage to not do it is beyond me! #AnythingBut

  4. Ohh, this sounds like me one week (or two) every month. I have always blamed it on everyone else being hormonal awkward extra annoying arses for those two weeks. Men have hormones too right??? #anythingbut

    • Men totally have man-periods. They get so pissy at random times for no reason! I’m totally at fault when it happens. I have a couple of co-workers who have decided to start calling me out on my moments by very nicely saying, “Have you scheduled your bloodwork appt yet? We think it’s time.” At least they try to help instead of just hating me. 🙂

  5. I struggle with my hormones already (always suffered from PMS and then experienced PND after my son was born) so I don’t look forward to going through “the change” at all! Thanks for sharing your thoughts (and the hilarious images!) #anythingbut

  6. Coming back from #abitofeverything. I have to say in all fairness my hubby is extra sensitive of my mood swings and tries really hard to make me happy when in being a grump bless him.
    Thanks for linking up, Tracey xx

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