Today I cried because I ran out of cheese, which means my period is imminent.
There are at least 200 known symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, aka PMS, separated out into physical (cramping, bloating) and psychological symptoms (irritability, anxiety, sadness). I’m sure "cheese breakdown" is included in that stupidly long list of symptoms.
Jokes aside, my PMS symptoms are relatively mild in comparison to Eden Church, a 22-year-old student from Toronto who was diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), sometimes referred to as PMS on steroids, when she was 20. "There are [days] where I will wake up and feel like a different person than I did the night before," Eden says. “It’s like coming home to your house three weeks out of the month and then one week of the month, you come home and all the furniture is on ceiling.”