Hope everyone is having a nice holiday season! To celebrate, I have some questions about periods!
1) I used to know when my period was due because the day before, my boobs and lower back would get really achey- typical PMS stuff. However, for the past 6 months, all that has TOTALLY gone away. Now, without fail the day before my period i start experiencing CRAZY cravings for chocolate. I am 100% sure that there is something biological going on, because i've always relied on my body to warn me that my period will be arriving and i never "expect" the chocolate cravings. 've tried googling it, however, nothing seems conclusive - so, does anyone know what could create a biological need for chocolate BEFORE one's period? I read that choc has lots of iron to compensate for blood loss, but i don't crave chocolate during my period... just in the day or 2 before.
2) another weird period thing.. this happens to me about 6 months out of the year... If i don't have any physical signs, and if i'm too busy to give in to choc cravings, i will have a dream during the night that i've got my period... it will be so crazy situation, like i'll be in a canoe and my period will arrive. Then i'll wake up in the morning, pee, everything's normal.. and like, 2 hours later, my period will show up. does anyone get these weird period-predicting dreams??? i'm really interested because i'm very curious about the connection of the mind ( unconscious, too!) to the body, and have always wondered if anyone else experiences this.
Looking forward to hearing what you all have to say!