Like a Colicky Baby 1


I’ve cried a lot the past few days and I’m not exactly sure why. I think it has to do with my period. It started over the weekend and is, of course, heavier than what is considered “normal” for most people. (It’s lighter than what I normally deal with, though.) I started thinking about how every time I have my period, I hurt all over and I cry for days on end. I end up more depressed than usual and start feeling guilty about things that I shouldn’t even feel guilty over.

But I hate the idea that sadness can be hormone-related. I know that they can be, and I know that on Ortho-Tri-Cyclin I wanted to jump off buildings on a pretty regular basis. (That was one of the first medicines I ever took myself off of without doctor approval.) This isn’t that bad, so I guess that’s good. Still, it is absolutely frustrating.

And all of this crying has given me a headache, which sucks a hell of a lot.


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.


One thought on “Like a Colicky Baby

  • Jenn

    I’m sorry. 🙁 Periods suck, and the irritability/weepiness they often cause just makes them worse. And crying-induced headaches are a special kind of misery.

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