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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 41-45 116 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    I am soooo fed up of living with PMDD.

    I feel like someonelse completely takes me over - I am literally a different person for 2 weeks out of 4. It's ruining my life. HELP!!!
    cr1978m cr1978m 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'm currently on oestrogen gel .

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 17

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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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    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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    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 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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    I CURED MY PMDD by cutting out this common

    chemical!! 100% gone. Yes! After years and YEARS of suffering and even turning to prescription Sarafem, I NO LONGER SUFFER. WHAT was causing my pmdd?? Artificial sugar! This includes sucralose (Splenda). Not only did my pmdd COMPLETELY disappear but my sugar craving and...
    freedomfound freedomfound 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 25, 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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    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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    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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    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 have a lot of the symptoms

    but not exactly sure if I have this. Can anyone tell me if they have any of these symptoms or not? 1. For two week our of every month I feel completely disconnected from reality. 2. I don't want to do ANYTHING, or be around ANY 3. I'm not my usual happy go lucky self. 4. I have...
    CrystalMoonBitch CrystalMoonBitch 18-21, F Jul 10, 2014

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    Two days ago, I went to pick out some flowers

    to make hanging baskets for friends. Sounds like a nice, relaxing afternoon, right? WRONG. After trying to pick out flowers for 2 hours, I finally had a panic attack. Why was it taking me so long? Why can't I pick out flowers? I felt like I was literally spinning around...
    bellybelle bellybelle 36-40 3 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    I Am Not My PMDD!

    I'm learning that I am not my PMDD. There are days like today that I don't feel social anxiety and want to go out and take on the world! What a relief it is to know that beneath all the irritability, depression, mood swings, and anger that rises within me, that that is truly not...
    britt005 britt005 26-30, F Sep 20, 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'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 think I might have pmdd please help.

    I always just thought I was crazy. I'm noticing that it's about a week or so before my period i get crazy. So I searched what would make me crazy like this and came across pmdd. It's like I am a different person I can feel it in my body I freak out about every little thing I don...
    knwilliams knwilliams 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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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