My encounters with premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, have been annoying at best. There were times in high school where the symptoms were so unbearable that I'd curl up in a bathroom stall for momentary relief. Luckily, as I got older, the PMS and general period pains subsided. But that doesn't mean I still don't experience a few weird signs of PMS every now again (because why should things get easier with age, right?) .
PMS doesn't follow any rule book, and will mess with you in any and every way possible. has no rulesI've cried at very act on America's Got Talent (even the comedians), dealt with migraines so pailful I can't get out of bed, and screamed after my touching overly tender breasts.
In the end, however, everyone experiences PMS differently. For a lot of women, common side effects like heightened emotions or muscle aches exist when it's almost time to reach for the tampons. This is generally because PMS is a time when your hormones are all over the place. As a result, the chance of weird reactions are high. If you find yourself wondering what strange behaviors you may experience during PMS, check out the signs here.