Which week are you on
in your monthy cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your day has in store:
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: With people-shmoozing estrogen rising today, you’re happiest when reconnecting with friends, family and co-workers you haven’t seen in awhile. This hormone is also making you chatty so you’ll probably want to block out time for a long, long, long lunch to catch up on all the latest news and gossip!
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: High adventure-loving estrogen and testosterone are making you a little bored with your day-to-day routine. To spice things up, you may be tempted to flirt with someone new, do a little shopping or switch the office coffee to decaf and totally deny it!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Here’s what confuses sweethearts, coworkers, family members and people who you’ve met during the first two weeks of your cycle: Just last week you were chatty, high-energy, adventurous and flirtatious. So, when you suddenly clam up, slow down, play it safe and turn it off, they can’t understand what’s behind the change. You can try explaining to them that rising progesterone and lower levels of estrogen and testosterone affect brain chemicals that moderate mood, energy, confidence and libido. And if that doesn’t work, tell them you’re just hungry and invite them join you in a delicious meal of homey goodies that progesterone has you craving, like fried chicken and biscuits, meatloaf and pot pie!
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Here’s the thing about PMS symptoms: They don’t happen to every woman and they can vary in you from cycle to cycle depending on the foods you eat, stress and other things that affect your body’s chemistry. And, while I often focus on PMS moods and aches during Week 4, truth is, PMS is more like the punctuation in the sentence that is this week. That is to say, it pops up here and there, but it’s usually not a steady constant. So, what happens between the PMS symptoms? This week is mellow and low-key, but you’re probably not as sleepy as you were last week when sedating progestrone was on the rise. You may have difficulty remembering a few details or words, or lose your train of thought as brain-sharpening estrogen and testosterone plunge. And, your libido returns with a roar as your body prepares for menstruation, stimulating nerve endings down below!
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