Generally, I think it's before that it's crappy for lots of women.....the arrival seems to be like the monsoons when they come, after the build up, if you get pmt.
This is certainly the impression I get from the discussions I have had.
If you get bad cramping it is awful during, too.
I haven't had that problem, either, so I can't comment from an insider's POV....but I have had friends almost pass out, so it must be awful.
Apparently, lots of us feel very energetic and sexually charged after......so I hope that's true for your girlfriend.
Apparently its all mens fault anyway.
It is after all MENStruation.
Nah. It's just naturestruation. Life as a mammal can suck.
It's mens' fault though, I hear, at the last stage of labour, when many cries of "YOU did this to me!!!" can be heard.