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Hormones and cleaning

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Twonker Wed 19-Sep-12 17:44:36

Hi housekeepers!

Can I do a quick poll?

Do any of you find there is a time of the month where you feel more like cleaning and tidying?
Has anyone ever found that a hormonal contraceptive gave them a side effect of feeling more or less like cleaning?

Grasping at straws here! But no, seriously wondering whether a recent burst in level of cleaning might be due to the pill?

sherbetpips Wed 19-Sep-12 21:20:02

Definitely feel the need to clean when hormonal, any dose of it via pill or period gets me scrubbing! Cleaned round the outside edge of the shower with bleach and a toothbrush last week - god knows why can't even be arsed to sweep up this week!

ICantFindAFreeNickName Wed 19-Sep-12 21:25:04

I'm the same. When I start de-cluttering, I know my period is due in a day or two.

Twonker Wed 19-Sep-12 21:34:38

Thanks for your replies, sherbet and nickname,

So what hormone is the cleaning hormone?

Is is progesterone? In which case I might change my contraceptive decisions!grin

Mumofjz Fri 21-Sep-12 12:50:48

My hubby always knows when it's time of the month pending on how i'm cleaning. When within a day or two, the whole house gets blitz and woe-be-tide anyone who gets in the way!!!! shock

vix206 Sun 23-Sep-12 21:08:08

Yup. I always get the nesting/cleaning instinct at the same time of the month. Normally mid cycle for me. Then PMT hits and I couldn't care less again!

bitsnbobs Sun 23-Sep-12 22:20:16

When I get PMT I am too nackered to bother, then period starts and I am in mad organisation mode! Wierd.

Twonker Sun 23-Sep-12 23:09:59

Right, so oestrogen peaks on approx day 12, and progesterone peaks on approx day 22. Do you all reckon it's progesterone that gets us cleaning.

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