For years, every once in a while, I would feel as if I was suffering early-onset senility. I was extremely forgetful and absent-minded, had trouble concentrating, and just felt like a ditz.
For example, a few days ago, I bought lunch to bring to work. I had already entered my work building when I realized I had forgotten my lunch in my car. So I returned to the car, and since I felt cold, I grabbed my jacket. I walked to the building again and realized that I forgot to grab the lunch when I went to the car. When I returned to my car again, I forgot why I was there until I looked around. [color=gray]Oh, there’s my lunch.[/color] Finally, I was in my office, with my lunch, which I had to heat up. So, I went to the kitchen to use the microwave, and I put my lunch in the refrigerator.
No, no, I wasn’t so retarded that I tried to heat up my lunch in the refrigerator. :rotfl: It’s just that by the time I got to the kitchen, I forgot the specific reason why I went there, so on automatic pilot, I put my food away in the refrigerator. doh!
Recently, with the help of my PDA to help me keep track of time, I’ve discovered the pattern: my retardedness occurred reliably with my PMS week. I know at least one other woman who has this happen to her.
Before this, I was so ashamed and wondered [color=gray]why do I feel so stupid?[/color] every once in a while. It is a relief to know that it’s PMS’s fault. It is similar to when I get really or around PMS time. I tell myself to consider that I’m not truly feeling those emotions, but it’s my body acting in turmoil and clouding my thoughts and feelings.
Does anyone else experience this?