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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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    Nothing like looking at your calendar to

    realize tomorrow you will be another stranger.
    yari531 yari531 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Another very helpful web site (can't link it,

    you'll need to google search it) when needing to talking with your doctors is Professor and medical doctor John Studd in the UK. He talks about the progesterone intolerance and why it's an endocrine issue and NOT physiological. The US classifies it as a physiological disorder...
    yayme24 yayme24 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Anyone know of a medical establishment

    that treats just PMDD? I've researched local doctors that say their PMDD specialist, but just medicate. I'm 40 and don't want to suffer anymore. I really just want surgery to remove my ovaries. You know it's bad when your begging your doctor to take Lupron with all its known...
    yayme24 yayme24 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    I am mid in to my pmdd.

    This month is not so bad but again I get rapid thoughts,uncontrollable outbursts. Hate myself,cannot sleep,major cramps. Everything aches. My mental state has been far worse but I am on a low dose of anti depressants to help my mood swings but honestly Wth is the crappy...
    4getmenot79 4getmenot79 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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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 45 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    I'm 22 years old and was diagnosed with PMDD

    about 4 years ago. I was lucky to have been diagnosed almost as soon as my symptoms started but it's been a constant battle. I was put on an SSRI but hated how I felt. I ended up even worse so got off of them. I had done well with handling my symptoms up until this year when the...
    KRod2228 KRod2228 22-25 1 Response Nov 4, 2015

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    I am suffering really badly today.

    I finally found a doctor that knows about PMDD and is going to help me I hope but It means she wanted me to come off my birth control for 6 weeks to see my true cycle before she starts me on some hormone therapy and it is killing me. The last week I have been an absolute mess...
    beatingpmdd beatingpmdd 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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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 10 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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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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    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 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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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 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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    THE DEVILS MICKEY Hi my PMDD sufferers.

    I have just learned that I have not just PMS but PMDD, WOW! I have tried to describe this to my family for so many years, not only the psychological stress of it-of being someone else for a few days out of the month, but the physical sickness too, nausea, SOOOO tired, eating...
    HollyHysop HollyHysop 36-40, F Nov 25, 2015

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    im having the worst episode.

    thankfully reading bout this has helped me recognize wen it starts. but im trying so hard to get a handle on this and i cant seem to stop being overly sensitive, emotional, angry, irritated this week. im making a mess of things with how im acting. can anyone relate?any extra...
    Lreyes19 Lreyes19 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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    Ever feel like your an imposter?

    Failing at everything, everyone, especially yourself. Like my kids deserve a better mother and completely understanding why your son chose to be with your ex husband, his father, the financial loser bipolar alcoholic than you. 2001 When he was born depression became my new...
    yari531 yari531 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am suffering horribly with my pmdd.

    I have the symptoms and they are rotating. I have had therapy twice this week. I have had two sessions of body work. My period is due next Wednesday and I'm not sure how I'm going to make it till then... Just so incredibly low
    claireyogi claireyogi 26-30, F Nov 20, 2015

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    I've been struggling with PMDD

    for many years and despite this each month it's as if I'm surprised to lose control over my own thoughts. I'm a generally positive person with a great deal of patience and yet from the moment PMDD sets in after ovulation I am quick to anger. I feel utterly hopeless and like the...
    halloweenandhardware halloweenandhardware 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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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    Today I got a blow that insurance may not

    approved another six months of the monthly Lupron shot. It's only $1,175. to pay for one shot. I'm pretty much sobbing today at the thought of PMDD symptoms returning. As you know, living with PMDD is terrifying. I'm afraid of myself mostly. What am I going to do..say? I'm...
    yayme24 yayme24 36-40, F Nov 2, 2015

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    such a relief to find I'm not on my own with

    this illness. I'm 51 and have battled this beast every month for over 35 yrs now. I could reel off story after story of my erratic behaviour every month, but you ladies know what I'm talking about. Going from love to utter hatred of anyone close to me. it's destroyed my...
    maria1964 maria1964 51-55, F Nov 24, 2015

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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 41-45 136 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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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 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2014

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    I am just beginning to experience the realities

    of PMDD and the destruction that takes place. I cried all night last night, with moments of quiet, anger, and then sadness and horrible thoughts that would not stop. My partner did not have the energy to comfort me though in the past he always has. One of the hardest nights ever...
    sunnystorm1 sunnystorm1 26-30, F Oct 14, 2015

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    Paranoia and anxiety almost took me out at work

    today. It is so hard to deal with all of these things and be around people at the same time. I try to relate with other women that just get standard pms and they don't relate....
    Doihavepmdd Doihavepmdd 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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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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    Hi all, This is a bit of a long story

    but please bear with me! i have been diagnosed with PMDD. The issue I am having is that when my period is due my husband blames everything on me and never ever admits he is wrong, it is always because my period is due. Example, my boy had an excellent report from school and i...
    Spankee35 Spankee35 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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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 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    Here we go again! Today was bad.

    Damn you PMDD!! You are ruining my life! Angry, sad, hopeless, sobbing uncontrollably, irritable, I wanted to punch a hole in a wall or throw my phone. I started a fight with my husband and freaked out on my mom. I hate this! A tip that I found was to track my symptoms, so I...
    ThaFMSstarfish ThaFMSstarfish 41-45, F Dec 11, 2015

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    Hi Everyone: I am new to this site.

    I am 30 years old and noticed I struggle with how I completely change around the time of ovulation and my period time. I have struggled with this for years, but never truly pin pointed it until more recently. My body, emotions, eating habits, go completely out of whack. I...
    Lreyes19 Lreyes19 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2015

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    I tried to post a helpful link

    for everyone that depicts all the "physical symptoms" of PMDD so your doctors will take this condition more serious. It's a very comprehensive whole body symptom list and worth taking a look. Do a google search for: John Hopkins Medicine PMDD It also includes a huge list of...
    yayme24 yayme24 36-40, F Jan 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 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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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, 2014

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    Her name is Sangria And she's oh

    so very punctual Never late, always on time She does more damage than an EF5 She rotates my world 180° then slams it into the ground with all her might Mongol conquests ain't got nothin on my Sangria💋
    RiotGrrrll RiotGrrrll 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today felt like the worst day of my life

    for no reason. My cramps were unreal, I cried on my run, and my mind was on repeat. The same terrifying thoughts - that are not mine - kept creeping in. A bridge, me jumping off, liking the feeling. What I would write in my letter to my friends and family. These thoughts come at...
    rootsandweeds rootsandweeds 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    Got my period today, on ******* Christmas Eve.

    Oh joy, another period followed by severe cramps, body aches, chills, a fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. Another period that not even pain meds can fix. **** my life, I hate being a woman.
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    I think my girlfriend has this problem.

    The weird part is the more she falls in love with me, the worse the symptons seem to be. She has the headaches, over eating and sweet cravings, pains all right before her period. She gets oddly cold and distant trying to push me away, even acting out in "bad" ways but then...
    Tabz2015 Tabz2015 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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    The fog has cleared,

    but the destruction I have caused as a result of my PMDD is still evident. I literally go crazy almost every month. It's horrible. I'm not myself. In my right mind I am sensitive, caring, loving, peacemaker, optimistic, and sane. But, the past few cycles...I have lost my mind...
    ThaFMSstarfish ThaFMSstarfish 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    My name is Amy John and at age 19 I was

    diagnosed with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Doesn't seem like a big thing, but to me it was, as I have been suffering with this since I was 13 years old. At first I would feel sad about two days before my period was first due, I would get angry at the smallest thing and...
    AmyJJohn AmyJJohn 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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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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