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I Have Pmdd

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    I have this. I can't believe it.

    I don't want it. I feel ashamed. I feel like if I tell people I have this they will either say, oh yes pms, no big deal. Hormones. OR they will say, your crazy, its a mental disorder. And then talk about me behind my back. Well, here it is, almost a week before my period begins...
    angelania angelania 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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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, 2014

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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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    omg I think I finally figured out what's wrong

    with me!!! these stories are me. I'm fine until my cycle is about to start and then I just lose it. now I have to get help!
    2isbetterthan1 2isbetterthan1 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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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 not sure i have pmdd

    but i really need an opinion..! i am from greece so excuse me for my english. I used to have pms ( bad mood, cramps, anger ) but the last few months i live a nightmare. After the ovulation i have panic attacks and i can't get up from my bed.. My anxiety levels are very high and...
    thaliagreecee thaliagreecee 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    i don't know who has a harder time with it me

    or my husband. :( i worry that one day he may give up on me...i feel like a lost cause.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    I've had PMDD since I was a teenager

    and it has almost ruined my life, it definitely ruined my marriage. My ex-husband used to joke that I had "superwoman days" and "supervillain days" and he was right. Since my marriage ended for good 3.5 years ago, things seemed to get a bit better, which made me think maybe he...
    castamere castamere 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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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 44 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    I have PMDD, and I can't control myself.

    I feel like I belong in an insane asylum because I'm trying to contain a mentally ill woman who wants to come out and wreck havoc on those around me. I need help. I just don't know what to do anymore.
    christykto christykto 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 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 3 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    I'm 40 and self diagnosed PMDD in 2007.

    My doctor had never heard of it and googled it while I was there! He said that the medical advice is treat with Prozac/ Fluoxtine. I was scared. Am I one of those 'nutters' I thought. But after suffering since my cycle started at 13 I was ready to try. Within 10 minutes of...
    nessypoohs nessypoohs 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I usually take prozac to help me with pmdd

    but i forgot to take it for a few days here and there lately and now I am feeling sad. I wish I just felt normal.
    kris03 kris03 26-30, F Feb 2

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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 1 Response Mar 9, 2014

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    Hi all. I just found this site tonight.

    I was diagnosed with PMDD nearly a year ago. I manage it by taking Prozac cyclically. So far that's been a great option for me but this month I'm really struggling. Today is particularly hard because I'm feeling completely out of sorts and my husband is not here to help with the...
    jk2006 jk2006 36-40, F 2 Responses May 28, 2014

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    I never normally comment on these threads i

    just read and try to diagnose myself like any other person. But reading your story has helped to know im not the only one. I am 20 years old, been with my partner for 2 years and we just moved into a new home. This should be an amazing time but its not.. we are on the verge of...
    JClaridg1 JClaridg1 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    I am 30 years old. I have never had PMS symptoms

    before in my life. My ex husband and friends always said you could never even tell when I had my period, because I was always the same. Happy. Nice. Normal. Around the time I turned 29, my husband and I decided to divorce. It was stressful. I got bad acne, severe migraines...
    CCBatman120 CCBatman120 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2014

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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 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    I got diagnosed with pmdd almost two months ago

    and I got put on loryna birth control pills. after taking them for a month and a half I have had a period now for two weeks..and is now starting to smell bad..sorry tmi..unexplained severe neck pain that comes and goes and I just quit taking my pills yesterday and I feel blah...
    randa86 randa86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    Pretty long intro. I never thought I'd have to

    urge to write about my experience. But recently it got to the point where it really threatened my marriage. Not fun. The worst part about it is how real it seems. How suddenly everything around you takes on an edge. If clouds looked fluffy and soft before, they look more like...
    odalis odalis 18-21, F Jun 13, 2014

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Hi i self diagnosed myself with having pmdd

    reading forums like this and realising its exactly what i am suffering with,and its getting so bad i am on the verge of losing my man who is amazing and i love him so much. i just wish i could control the angry me which rears her ugly head in the two weeks leading up to my...
    jofred32 jofred32 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    Hi everyone, I'm sure my question/experience

    has been covered, so I will keep it short. I was on Yasmin for PMDD for many years. It worked great-any months without were uncertain HELL. Flash forward and I'm now 30, married, and wanting to start a family. I went off Yasmin in January and have been trying very hard to...
    AMarieH84 AMarieH84 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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    Hi. So in January 2015 I was at work

    and i had a panic attack or anxiety attack. I wash hair in a salon so im dealing with people all day. I was washing someones hair and my ears zoned out. I got all white in the face and felt like i was gonna faint. I could not breath. I left work in the middle of this all. The...
    FaFa416 FaFa416 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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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 36-40, F Mar 25, 2014

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    When I was younger my family thought my mother

    had bipolar disorder. I grew up in a behavioral mess of bad decisions my mother had continuously made. When I was 8 my mother started to morph into someone else. Before my mother was selfish and silly considering she was a young unprepared mother but what had happened next...
    tswmcgee tswmcgee 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2014

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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 3 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    I'm currently on oestrogen gel .

    ....worked at first....
    cannavo cannavo 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I suspected years ago

    that I had PMDD, but my doctor back then didn't know much about it. She was eager to help and just tried Prozac, but that did not work. I have recently gone back to my new current nurse practitioner, who is more knowledgeable (it is nearly 10 yrs later) and has me on birth...
    Anghope72 Anghope72 41-45, F Jan 30

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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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    yep. sounds just like me.

    last night was bad. always sneaking up on me and trying to meas with my brain, but I caught it on time with the help of u ppl! it's trying to ruin my relationship and I'm scared of who I become. also I'm scared I won't become successful at work...who likes a monster boss or a...
    cicemice cicemice 26-30, F 1 day ago

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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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    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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    I am 34 year old with a wonderful little family

    that I am destroying bit by bit due to my severe pmdd. I am a ticking time bomb just waiting to explode every month. I hate everything at this time of the month, my home my family my job I could just pack up and walk away from the lot. This has gone on for years and I'm a...
    marchymoo marchymoo 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    Vent About My Maddness

    I don't understand why it is so difficult for my husband to understand when I give him a warning that I'm experiencing my PMDD, that if you poke the dragon...that I'm going to blow out fire. And that the best thing to do is to leave me a lone and let this pass. Why say things...
    britt005 britt005 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31, 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 2 Responses Feb 19, 2014

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    Im 17 and right before

    or around the time for my period i get really upset to the point of cutting and have even made myself not eat and made myself throw up. i get really angry at my family and ignore most of my friends. i dont know for sure if i do have pmdd but i really think i might
    ktmosl ktmosl 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    I am pretty sure I have PMDD

    but don't know what to do about it. I've been with my boyfriend for a year and it gets so crazy and intense and emotional once a month and happy and relaxed the test of the month. My boyfriend is getting really frustrated and so am I. What next?
    mckellann mckellann 18-21, F 1 Response May 22, 2014

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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 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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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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    PMDD is maddening and exhausting to go through.

    I wish I would have came across this site several days ago when I was in my Pmdd mindset. What a whirl-wind of 4-5 days it takes me through (I am so sorry for those that last upto two weeks or if it never seems to subside, for real...I can't imagine). I am a 31 years old...
    Pamij Pamij 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    We Should'nt Have To Suffer!

    Hello, I have been suffering for many years and have noticed that its gotton worse a with age and after my tubal ligation. I get depressed, my body hurts, servere cramps, irritibility, no patience. I am taking zoloft and tramdaol. It seems to help but still there, I am missing...
    deem1979 deem1979 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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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, 2014

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    It's the worst feeling in the world.

    You feel like your not actually in reality, everything irritates you and all you want to do is cry. I have irregular cycles so my pmdd goes on for more than a week. I'm so lost
    final666 final666 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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