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I Have Pmdd

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I've been diagnosed with Pmdd

    and can trace episodes back to highschool. Even my family noted a dramatic shift in personality when I hit puberty aka moodswings/anger/confusion/depression/anxiety. I've managed pretty well without any medication, eat an extremely healthy diet (fruits, veggies, whole foods, no...
    Mcmille3 Mcmille3 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    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 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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    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 recently found love with a great friend I

    have only known for about 4 months....well I broke it off for the second time during a moment of me getting the symptoms of PMDD. As soon as my menstrual came down I had the revelation of my feelings of anxiety, depression and anger. And I immediately apologized plead for him to...
    ItsRissa88 ItsRissa88 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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've already posted some of my story

    but I have to share a particular aspect of PMDD.... Can anyone relate to PMDD episodes and feeling out of control of your behavior-meaning you do things that could completely sabotage your life and you do NOT know why??? Before my PMDD was managed with Yasmin, I experienced...
    AMarieH84 AMarieH84 26-30 4 Responses Jun 29

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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 7 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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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    Advise From A Pmdd Grandmother.

    I am 53 and have had PMDD for a long long time. I have read everything about it and tried everything suggested. this is what I know. You must be kind to yourself. Find whatever gives you comfort when you are suffering. Do not expect much from yourself when you are having symptoms...
    kristinem61 kristinem61 51-55 2 Responses Feb 13, 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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 19

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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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    I am so scared I won't get into uni

    because I suffered with this, I got it under control before my exams. I wasn't thinking clearly when it came to exams. I hate the fact this controls everything. It ruins my life!!
    AmyJJohn AmyJJohn 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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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    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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    I have been struggling with depression

    for the past several years. I decided to try antidepressants last year only to notice that on top of being depressed all the time, I became extra depressed two weeks before my period. This has been making my depression recovery extremely difficult because every time I make some...
    fabgirl824 fabgirl824 26-30, F Jul 17

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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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    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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    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 am still learning about PMDD

    but I definitely suffer from acute emotional PMS. It just lasts a day or two right before I get my period, and feels like very severe depression/anxiety. The weird thing is that it doesn't happen every month. Some months, I make it through and I never cry at all. Other times...
    icicleleaves icicleleaves 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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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 PPMD and it is the most irritating thing

    ever. Nothing works to help or make it better, except just waiting a few days. It sucks, and i believe only menopause sorts it out. I hate the fact that too few people know what it is, you go, damn, i feel ppmd again, and people are like huh? Society is getting more and more...
    Hisinfernalmajesty5 Hisinfernalmajesty5 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I have an amazing man in my life.

    We have been together for a year and he has stood by me come hell or high water. I had the good fortune of receiving diagnosis before I met him, and he was understanding of my condition from the get go. PMDD has been something of a finicky child for the two of us. It has...
    runawaybunny1 runawaybunny1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    I just want to know if anyone has found relief

    from this disorder on birth control? I've been thinking about yaz but am so afraid to start it because I've heard so many stories and I've never taken a hormonal birth control. But I really can't deal with anxiety, depression, self-harm anymore! I have to try something!
    Mcmille3 Mcmille3 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My daughter has been diagnosed with PMDD,

    I always knew she had problems since she started her periods. She is now 32 and 3 years ago she had an ectopic pregnancy which resulted in her loosing one of her Fallopian tubes, her dad died suddenly of cancer and then she miscarried another baby. Although she had depression...
    Jpbkf1957 Jpbkf1957 56-60, F Jul 22

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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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    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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    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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    It's my first time on this app

    and it was actually through googling about similar symptoms that I'm here. I find myself in a similar situation. For about 4 days every month before and during my period it is almost as though the world is ending. 😔 I am in a relationship with the most wonderful guy. We've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3

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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 just watch myself destroy relationships every

    month. I want to drown myself in sorrow every month..I wished I never have to wake up to work everyday. I wonder how much pmdd is going to ruin me. soon I will be all alone even before I hit menopause.
    loonybins loonybins 22-25, F 4 Responses May 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 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2014

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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 Response Apr 17

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    Alrighty, I have been struggling with

    overwhelming emotions since I was about fourteen. I would experience extreme highs and lows to the point that I couldn't function. I would be brought to tears watching tv commercials. It has only been in the last three or four years that I've slowly connected my extreme emotions...
    erbylance erbylance 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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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