I Have Pmdd

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 949 People

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2013

    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

    I only recently learned I have PMDD.

    I'm only 20 and I'm very frightened with how it might affect my life. I'm in a serious relationship with plans with be married in a year. I want kids. I want them to grow up with a stable mother, but I'm scared that bringing in a kid knowing this is unfair to them. Does it ever...
    escott1024 escott1024
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 11

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 13

    it sucks i usually get PMDD every month.

    i feel worthless, too emotional, too sensitive, antisocial. sucks to be a girl. The core symptoms of PMDD that are similar to depression include: -intense feelings of unhappiness -being unable to see a positive future -feelings of worthlessness ? feeling useless at...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 13

    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
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jan 12

    Recently I was Diagnosed with PMDD,

    Initially I was quite frightened and against using antidepressants, I have researced natural remedies and after various researches I finally decided to get on them, I now take Paxil (generic) and I have seen major changes in my thought patterns. I used to be so severly depressed...
    crmurphy93 crmurphy93
    Apr 15

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2014

    For the last 14 years I have severely suffered

    from this horrific disorder. What I have lost because of it; my first marriage, home, and son. Now I don't know how long before I loose it all again. I have remarried, a daughter and am so close to my educational dreams. Yet I fear I may loose it all to PMDD again.
    yari531 yari531
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 18

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    Jan 13

    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
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2014

    I am 19 and I have been in a relationship

    for almost 5 months with my boyfriend. I have never been happier with anyone else. We have so much in common. He makes me eager to try new things and keeps me excited about life. He treats me like gold and I love him so much. I see a future with him and everything. Just...
    Alexax3nicole Alexax3nicole
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5

    I am in the middle of it now.

    Just looking for an understanding and friendly word...
    BelBan BelBan
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 12

    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
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    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
    4 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    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

    Horray it's good to know there are other people

    like me..... I have been trying to find something like this for a long time and it wasn't until yesterday my friend said are you on any forums? I thought to myself, why aren't I? So here I am... I'm struggling and very much over my PMDD, it's taking over my life and I need help...
    Rhi4 Rhi4
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 11

    That moment you feel your whole being change.

    ..like another person replaced you..your positive vibes are replaced with uncertainty, anger, doubt, negative vibes, anxiety etc. I hate this.
    zhanie zhanie
    31-35, F
    Feb 20

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2014

    Pmdd??? No one seems to get it,

    unless they have suffered themselves or directly watched someone go through it.. I am a kind, sweet and passive woman in my daily life.. Until the monster comes out! It is terrifying the personality change that happens when I'm pmdding I have two boys and a beautiful girlfriend...
    Erica1707 Erica1707
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 23

    Just when I thought I have gotten thru this hell

    for now it strikes again. Wtf I want my ******* body back.
    yari531 yari531
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 21

    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

    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

    Celexa and Prozac low doses

    for PMDD...anyone try Prozac or other drug for just the luteal phase?? I'm trying to get pregnant and PMDD is worse than ever before. This is the latest plan but I'm a little scared of mixing my SSRIs. I bought Vitex too. Can anyone chat with me about this??
    AMarieH84 AMarieH84
    4 Responses Jan 9

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 31

    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
    140 Responses Jan 20, 2011

    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
    4 Responses Jun 15, 2011

    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

    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
    48 Responses Jun 26, 2008

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    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

    So I'm 35 I have great life

    but I'm possessed with a terrible illness.Sometimes I just want to end it all.I went to my doc for help but he told me that only happens to women in menopause. I don't know what to do. Or I'm I just crazy . I'm so tired of dealing with pmdd
    Ortizv Ortizv
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    Dong Quai- Have any of you gals tried Dong Quai

    for PMDD? I have read it may help some PMS symptoms, since PMDD is worse than PMS I don't know, please share if you have tried it and found it didn't work- or made things worse. I have a lot of it in my pantry and will give it a try myself, will let you know what I find as well...
    HollyHysop HollyHysop
    36-40, F
    Dec 4, 2015

    I looked at my calendar today.

    The crazy me could show up tomorrow. This will be my first month since my diagnoses, my first month taking Prozac, and I'm a little scared. Any advice?
    escott1024 escott1024
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 12

    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
    1 Response Nov 4, 2015

    How horrible is it when PMDD hits you

    when you are away from your normal routine? Like vacation or a work trip? Can anyone relate? I need to know how I can deal with the PMDD in these situations. It's happened a couple times on business trips where business mixes with pleasure. Should I just stay in my hotel room...
    AMarieH84 AMarieH84
    1 Response Feb 8

    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
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    Nothing like looking at your calendar to

    realize tomorrow you will be another stranger.
    yari531 yari531
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 3

    Finally found an experience with people

    that have the monster i have. Pmdd is hell. Well I'll explain my pmdd. It's like everything mild your going through will turn into something severe before your period. You actually want to die. No kidding, well in my experience. Its tricky and will try to trick you into just...
    Ideallove Ideallove
    22-25, F
    Mar 20

    this time of the month,

    .. :/ but i wont let it eat me! i will be a light! never darkness!
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 19

    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

    Ten days before my period is

    when it all starts to fall apart. I become extremely agitated by everything and everyone. My anger level becomes severe about everything and anything. My family gets the brunt of it. My husband thinks I hate him, I don't. When I actually start my period I get horrible cramps...
    Spin27 Spin27
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 4

    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
    1 Response Feb 7

    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
    10 Responses Mar 18, 2011

    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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