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PMS makes you smarter!

.. From Cosmo Girl.

* During PMS certain hormones drop, like testosterone, which feeds the left brain.. And the left brain controls logic and makes you sharp at math and other rational areas. So when there's less tesosterone in your body, you end up using your right brain more - and that's the part that controls creativity. This is a good time to write a song, redecorate your room/house - anything artistic. If there's a personal problem you've been stuck on, brainstorm solutions now. The right side of the brain is good at thinking outside the box..
* You're also more intuitive because the right brain is tapping into your subconscious. Put it to use!
* You're more assertive. Progesterone drops, which drives your maternal, nesting side.. The less you have, the less "needy" you feel as far as wanting to feel settled in a relationship. You're more self-reliant and less apt to tolerate people you don't really like much. So sit a friend/boyfriend/husband/etc down and confront them... just be careful.

Mon. Feb 20, 2:58pm

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sounds like a horoscope. and how does this have to do with dieting????????

Monday, February 20, 2006, 10:29 PM

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Thank you to the OP - that is very interesting.

The the next poster - PT is about much more than dieting, it is about healthy lifestyles .... understanding menopause certainly has lot to do with that!

Monday, February 20, 2006, 11:20 PM

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Oh, this is so wrong for me and most people I know. PMS time is the the time I will say things I regret, pick fights, think irrationally that people and my husband don't like me. I've actually said "do you hate me?" to my husband, who of course doesn't. I don't feel that way at other times. PMS is a time for me to lay low, think before I talk, and breath deeply. This is so wrong!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 5:34 AM

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I think that's what it's saying - the rational, logical part of your brain isn't functioning as well as the less rational, but more creative and subconscious side of your brain. It make so much sense to me! But, it gets me in trouble too! I don't know of any cycles recently where I didn't end up in tears at least once while PMSing, over something that just sounded stupid once the PMS was over!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 11:47 AM

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