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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 Feb 25

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 14

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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 4 Responses Jan 30

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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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    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

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    Pmdd Is Maddening!

    If you met me and spoke with me for any length of time you would shake your head in disbelief, "there is no way SHE has PMDD". I have become a master at hiding this emotional monster from so many people. The people who I can not hide it from are the ones who interact with me on...
    JPRN JPRN 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 15

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    Possibly Been Suffering From Pmdd For Half My Life. Finally Seeking Treatment. Is There A Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

     I just stumbled across this website as it's the week before my period and I'm feeling like a crazy person and need some answers. As usual, I can't function properly, hate myself, could cry at the drop of a hat and do not want to show my face anywhere. I am a 32 year old...
    TeraNicole TeraNicole 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Recently found out that I have PMDD.

    ... and I'm devastated and relived and the same time. I have just realized that I have had it since I was a teenager. Its why I'm socially awkward, why I push people away . It might even b why my first marriage failed. I turn people off make them feel uncomfortable . I have...
    fantisizer fantisizer 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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 1 Response Oct 14

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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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    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 Sep 16

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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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    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 7 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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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...
    LunarBeam LunarBeam 18-21, F Jul 10

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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 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 2 Responses Jul 24

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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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    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 5 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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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 1 Response May 28

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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 41-45 101 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    I can't believe there are actually people out

    there who are dealing with this too. PMDD is something that I find so hard to explain to people, or share.. because I can tell they just think I'm being a drama queen... but I'm not... This 'thing' is awful...sometimes it takes over my life and I just can't see the light at the...
    bbridgeet bbridgeet 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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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    Pmdd Solved With Love And Chasteberry After Years Of Major Mood Swings

    Get this my husband figured me out and saved me.....My then boyfriend, turned fiancé and husband has a science background and mathematical mind and immediately realized that I was lovely except 14 days before and 21 days before. Here is the background for my story: I never...
    lovelygirl2xweek lovelygirl2xweek 31-35 6 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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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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    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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    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

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    I think I have pmdd and it's really messing

    with my boyfriend. He tries to be there for me, but I freak out and yada yada yada. That's not why I'm posting this question. I have never seemed treatment and would like to know my options. Things to note about me: I am 17 years old The pmdd got worse when I started birth...
    madsquatch madsquatch 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6

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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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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 4 Responses Feb 26

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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 40 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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