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    I'm Still Waiting...

    I'm still waiting for my period to start. I feel a bit more collected today. but I don't feel like doing anything. All of my motivation is gone. I know i'm near the end of this pmdd cycle. its as if i'm just waiting around for it to come so I can start my life normally again. I'm...
    britt005 britt005 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    I am a 44 year old single female,

    never been married, no children, no boyfriend/spouse, not many friends, few relatives, have diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, hyperhidrosis, depression/anxiety and now, PMDD. As if the other health issues weren't enough to deal with. How's that for an...
    Willow2014 Willow2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    How Do We Tell The Man In Our Lives?

    I am in a relationship with an amazing man but I find that my PMDD has almost (on many occasions) ruined it. I don't like it when I am going through the intense and worthless thoughts and he merely says "it's that time of month again". This absolutely is the WORST thing he could...
    sweetness23 sweetness23 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    Hi, I am new to this site

    and have read some peoples experiences and can relate to a lot of it. I have previously been diagnosed with depression and have taken citalopram and more recently fluoxetine which I stopped taking in October. I also attended counselling and CBT. Since then however, I have...
    Be4gle Be4gle 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    What a breath of fresh air finding this group

    is! I am not alone! I have been dealing with PMDD for as long as I can remember. I'm at the tail end of a comparatively mild "episode" right now. (HOORAY! I started my period! Maybe by tomorrow I'll let my boyfriend touch me and not be overwhelmed by simple chores!) i...
    shayrae585 shayrae585 26-30, F Feb 6

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    UGH! Hate My Period!

    My PMDD starts right before my period and doesn't end till a few days after my period. Sometimes its anxiety with depression, sometimes its migraines with depression. But it always comes with extreme fatigue. I can sleep half a day away and still be ready for bed at 10pm. The...
    DarkVixen29 DarkVixen29 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

    It feels like the sky is black and all hope is lost. It feels like a bomb waiting to explode from the littlest annoyance. I found out I had PMDD when I was 15. I was too young for anti-depressants from an OB/GYN, so he sent me to a child psychiatrist. Had to go to several...
    chantemoiuneberceuse chantemoiuneberceuse 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Hormone Hostage Seeks Cure

    I have this bad habit of wanting to ignore all things PMDD related when I'm not actively experiencing the symptoms. My thinking is, "I have two weeks a month to enjoy my life, I'd rather not talk about this right now." But I've decided to break that habit and finally tell my...
    Anastasia174 Anastasia174 26-30 4 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    Hormonally Deranged Lady

    Hello to my beloved fellow sufferers looking for some relief from the prison of this difficult, painful, seemingly hopeless condition of the body mind and spirit. I am taking a big important step towards taking better care of myself by joining this- I just do not join things...
    k8Krisis k8Krisis 41-45 3 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    Coping In College

    I have been dealing with my PMDD diagnoses since I was a freshman in college (3 years ago). This year it has gotten exponentially worse. I left my school and comfort zone for a semester and felt amazing there. My mood swings were mitigated and I had a lot of new positive...
    meghan1492 meghan1492 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    PMDD... Huh? What's That?

    I have come to the long awaited conclusion that I have PMDD. When I tell people (even healthcare professionals) this, they usually ask me what it is. I reply that is it basically suicidal PMS because that has been my experience with it. Every month I get severly depressed. I...
    CrimsonRose CrimsonRose 22-25 21 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    Acceptance

    This weekend was probably the first time I fully accepted that I suffer from this... It engrossed my thoughts . But I made some moves... I exercised and ate well.."clean" . I feel a little better but only time will tell...
    ScubaGirl2013 ScubaGirl2013 41-45, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Someone Who Understands...

    I'm currently on the "happy 2 weeks" of my cycle, but I want someone else who has PMDD to talk to for when I slip back in to the depression. I hate sounding all mopey especially because I'm enjoying the two-week euphoria haha...I just want to talk to someone who understands..
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    Hello. My name is Jackie.

    I am recently discovering I most likely have PMDD. I am also hypothyroid. Years and years of severe PMS and thousands of gas lighting remarks later I finally accepted that I have something that I can't just rationalize out of my mind and body. It sucks, I've read a lot and it...
    jacquelynmarie jacquelynmarie 36-40, F Jan 20

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    I have severe PMDD, everyone I know has

    dismissed me and said to go on antidepressants, thinks I'm just overreacting and I'm just making excuses. I get severe insomnia, I have to cancel everything for a complete week or two despite my plans, get suicidal depression and if I go out, I have crazy road rage that most...
    cptnspaulding cptnspaulding 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Dr Jeckyl & Mr Hyde.....

    3 weeks out of the month, I feel fabulous. I am a positive, loving, playful, happy girl. I have an amazing little family, great small circle of friends, and an amazing (crazy sometimes lol) boyfriend.I have a bright future and a passion for what I do. But then the week of hell...
    Music2MySoul Music2MySoul 22-25, F Sep 19, 2013

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    I'm glad I found this website today.

    More than anything I need to know that I am not the only person dealing with this. I actually developed PMDD after stopping Yaz 3 years ago. Previously I had pretty bad PMS, but never anything like this. Of course my doctor decided to tell me that this is, "just how my body is...
    coolleen7 coolleen7 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Severe PMDD

    Everything in my life was perfect. I have the perfect boyfriend, a supportive family, and happily attending college for a degree in radiology. I awoke one morning, normal routine.. Text my boyfriend, eat breakfast, and go for a run.. I came home and took a nap and woke a totally...
    jrumley jrumley 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    I also have PMDD. I have never met anyone else

    who knows exactly what I go through but I suppose you don't introduce yourself as Bob and I have PMDD. Honestly - this is the first time I have "publicly" spoken out about it. My close friends and family know but I tend to talk more so about it when I'm feeling "normal". It's...
    onebeaner onebeaner 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    It happened again. I have PMDD

    and I manage it by diet, but I gave into the craving for Cinnamon Toast Cruch- made myself sick. I am (as much as possible) a clean-eater. Last time this happened I ate a piece of pizza and it made me faint, puke, etc. Well, this time I was having difficulty concentrating...
    Kasekosmos Kasekosmos 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Advise From A Pmdd Grandmother.

    I am 53 and have had PMDD for a long long time. I have read everything about it and tried everything suggested. this is what I know. You must be kind to yourself. Find whatever gives you comfort when you are suffering. Do not expect much from yourself when you are having symptoms...
    kristinem61 kristinem61 51-55 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    I came across this website tonight whilst

    desperately searching for some kind of recognition that what I am going through might not just be me, and that there are others out there the same. Thankfully, there are! I can honestly say, that for 1 and a half weeks out of the month, I am a completely different person. I find...
    Emmieebem Emmieebem 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    I stopped eating 'clean'

    and as healthy as I should be - which is "why put poison in my body" (ie. typical american food.) for the last month or two. And it got bad again. Within the first few hours of starting bleeding this month - I got really nauseous and dizzy. So I got up to go to the bathroom and...
    Kasekosmos Kasekosmos 18-21, F Jan 27

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    Pmdd Is Ruining My Relationship.....

    Greetings to everyone. I just joined yesterday, and commented on a similar topic,but since the origin of that thread was two years ago, I thought I'd begin from scratch, write my own story, and hope for som replies from people who are suffering as I am. I didn't use to have...
    hasail hasail 41-45 74 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    Pmdd Is My Hell

    Hi everyone, I'm glad to have found this forum. I have been suffering from pmdd for a long time. Always thought I was just crazy until I got diagnosed my my gyn. Right now I'm going thru an "episode" . My "episodes" start every 2 weeks sometimes earlier. I've tried all kinds of...
    Pmddcurse Pmddcurse 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    I'm tired of it being

    such a huge secret. I'm tired of my mom glaring at me in the doctor's office because she doesn't want me to speak about it. No, I'm not "normal" mentally, I have a condition, but why should I have to hide it? When we moved, I was scared to go to the doctor we go to because she...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Ive Got Help For Us!! :) 15 Year Pmdd Sufferer

    Let me start off by telling you what has not cured but changed my life and worked for me. It's called Estrosense and I got it at the health food store. I took it for about a month before I saw any real changes but holy has it made a difference in my life. Let me give you my...
    Lynnaa Lynnaa 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    My Pmdd Changed Who I Was..now I Am Me!

    "You just want to argue"...."do we need to talk about this again?" ...."What do you want me to do?" ..are some of the statements from my family that I received at a young age...I thought that I was strong headed...they thought I was a basket case...This was 12 years ago...and I...
    PMDDmama PMDDmama 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    Not Only Monkey Swing Through The Trees

    Hello, I'd to share my journey through PMDD. For me, hormones and depression come as a team. Starting with severe cramping during my periods as a young teen. Then came post partum depression with my first two children. The antenatal depression (depression during pregnancy). THose...
    mmariona mmariona 41-45, F Dec 5, 2012

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    Hi everyone, It's the middle of the night

    and I have insomnia and a horrible case of the "no one loves me" even though I know that to be untrue. I'm 24 and I've grown very tired of my pmdd. I become depressed for a few days of the month and even though I know why it's happening, it's still so hard to see the light...
    sirem21 sirem21 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Hi, I have always said I have the hormones of

    at least 3 women. All my menstrual life I have had PMT but on a massive scale and it was't until recently when I had a major episode, I just wanted to die and was trying to think of how to do it, that I realised I might just have PMDD and did some research and went to my doctor...
    toothfairy155 toothfairy155 41-45, F Mar 15

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    Day 21...

    ...of my 30 day cycle. Started feeling down about 5 or 6 days ago. Cannot get out of bed in the morning, even when I wake early. Hard to make what should be the simplest decisions. I know I'll feel a bit of respite in 8 or 9 days when my period comes, but it's fleeting because I...
    LACullen LACullen 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    Physically Mentally Damn Debilitating

    I am a 36 yr old mother of 3. I've suffered with PMDD since I was 16. At 16 I went to the free clinic for my gyno care. One day while refilling my bc pills, I saw a poster about PMDD. I told the nurse I thought I had it and she laughed and said I was too young. I got pregnant and...
    Brownap Brownap 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    My whole reason for finding this site was to

    find people dealing with pmdd. Thanks to everyone who shared their stories. It helps to know I'm not alone. I was diagnosed about 9 years ago after the birth of my son. I'm 35 and have 5 kids. With each additional pregnancy the symptoms have gotten worse. My periods are...
    mynx559 mynx559 31-35, F Mar 25

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    I am just SO glad to have discovered this app

    and the amount of experiences posted on here that I can relate too. I am currently 'cured' of PMDD, or at least let's say it's WAY less noticeable than it used to be. However, in the past years PMDD was basically ruining my life. Winter 2013 was by far the worst winter of my...
    oneredwine oneredwine 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 26

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    It's Not A Period, It's An Exclamation Point!

    I was diagnosed with PMDD 10 years ago when it first became a "thing."  Honestly, no one took me seriously about it (except my mom, who also had it).   When I was first diagnosed, the doctor put me on birth control pills.  I went through 5 or 6 different kinds because they...
    RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    Ended My Marriage.

    We have always had a fiery passionate relationship... We are so in love most of the time but arguement can get so bad, i feel a rage towards things that are normally not a problem but all off a sudden they are infuriating. I can become physical, verbally malicious, wishing death...
    Monkeymum Monkeymum 31-35 3 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Pmdd Is Destroying Me, And My New Relationship.

    Yesterday was a repeat of the time when I first realized I had PMDD – about 5 months ago – and I sobbed uncontrollably for hours. So much that I threw up for most of the morning. I didn’t leave my bedroom. I had to call out sick from work (this wasn’t the first time). I...
    leapoffaith leapoffaith 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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    Think I Have Had Pmdd Since I Was A Teenager...

    I am 99.9% sure I have suffered from PMDD since I was a teenager, with its intensity increasing as I got older. I, and my parents/siblings, always noticed/commented that I was moody, more tired, and emotional the week before my period. My sister and mom tend to be somewhat...
    kgoeswhat kgoeswhat 31-35 8 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Hi everyone. I'm glad to have found this site.

    I have struggled with PMDD for about 8 years now. I'm very irritable/angry/anxious around day 9-13 of my cycle (just before ovulation), tired/unfocused day 14-20, depressed/overwhelmed/food cravings start by day 21, leading up to the worst doom and gloom/hopelessness/psychosis...
    daisy126 daisy126 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Pmdd

    I found out when I was in my early 20's that what I was going through was most likely PMDD. I had spent years on anti-depressants with little change. After a few years I decided I didn't want to be on drugs anymore and would face it without medications. After researching PMDD...
    sunbunnie sunbunnie 31-35 4 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    What A Ride

    I have PMDD. I first realized something was not quite right about 4 years ago when I started getting debilitating anxiety attacks. I didn't start associating this with my menstrual cycle until the mood swings became more sudden and severe making me feel like I was bi-polar or...
    Suddenlysullen Suddenlysullen 31-35 5 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    This Is A Little Far Fetched But Curious On Your Thoughts Of A Program Similar To This Being Helpful With PMDD

    I'm curious if a 12 step program like that of al anon or AA would at all be beneficial in helping cope with PMDD. In my mind is sounds like it could in fact work. One thing that I notice with being in a PMDD support group is that we all feel a lack of understanding and loneliness...
    britt005 britt005 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Hi there, I'm a newbie here

    and I have battled with "anger management" issues since my teens & frequently loose the plot. It's only been in the last 18months with my current partner (a wonderful, kind, loving & understanding man) that a pattern has emerged. Since I decided to go back to taking the...
    Lllypp1979 Lllypp1979 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Hi, I'm 32, engaged and over the last few years

    have started to feel like PMS or PMDD is taking over my normally logical, happy self every month. Before I met my fiancé I could handle the weepy, lonely, sad 1-4 days a month but now it is putting such a strain on our relationship. I am conscious of when my body is changing...
    mhtbrees mhtbrees 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Sleeplessness

    Now that I am fulling accepting and aware it's making me feel like I can control this . Of course I am not at that point of my cycle yet . I guess that will be the true test The past three days however, I have been waking up every hour. Why? Is this part if IT? I don't know...
    ScubaGirl2013 ScubaGirl2013 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    Pmdd Cured!!!

    I have never written a blog/review/experience before online, bult I felt I needed to do this! Ok.. Since having my son & being sterilised, my periods had been awful. Every month, about 7-10 days before I'm due on, I have a week of pure HELL. I feel a dip in my mood, so low I feel...
    Adele13 Adele13 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2012

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    Hi my name is Priscilla,

    I'm new here but I'm not so sure If I have pmdd but I feel like there's a good chance I do. I've been with my boyfriend for a year and a half and for the past year I've broken up with my bf at least once a month and it's always during my period. I feel annoyed by him and I start...
    Cilla1387 Cilla1387 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    From a Guys Point of View...

    I am a simple guy who truly loves his fiance.  She is the woman of my dreams for approximately 3 weeks out of the month.  10 to 14 days before her period she begins to start displaying her moodiness, anger, and horrible comments toward me.  It wasn't until last night that I...
    ovomedia ovomedia 26-30 39 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    I have had bad periods

    for as long as I can remember. I mean, other than knowing your equipment's working somewhat correctly there's nothing good about bleeding for a week every month and all that comes with it, if you have it like me and a lot of other women. I thought I was just crazy til I read the...
    DyreWvlf DyreWvlf 36-40, F Mar 9

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    Started A "Secret Group" For PMDD On Facebook

    Come check out and join PMDD on Facebook. Only members of the group can see post. While I think it's important to spread awareness of what PMDD is, i'm not ready to share details with all my friends and family. One of the things I'd like to focus on in this group is remembering...
    britt005 britt005 22-25, F Nov 9, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I hate PMDD and all its side effects, 50% of the time I had mood swings that no one understands. I hate that I'm under 20 and considering a hysterectomy. I hate how people tell me...
    txaxomel txaxomel 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Well here we go again. If I could lock myself up for the next week I would. I just have to try and stay positive. Take my meds. And remember this to shall pass.
    mynx559 mynx559 31-35, F Mar 25

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    I have taken three classes with one professor. Initially, he was just a teacher to me. Gradually, he became so much more. He is funny, intelligent, and down to earth - as well as...
    queenvm queenvm 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    After losing such a close friend it has become more evident that the stigma that comes with someone being mentally ill needs to be removed. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks etc...
    kiara95 kiara95 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I found out i had HPV less then a month ago. I'm a single mother but I'm still so young. 22. I feel like i managed to ruin my whole life. My ex had told me how i got it and it's...
    Jackie1991 Jackie1991 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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