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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

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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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    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

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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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    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 2 Responses Nov 7

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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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    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

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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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    I am pretty sure I have PMDD

    but don't know what to do about it. I've been with my boyfriend for a year and it gets so crazy and intense and emotional once a month and happy and relaxed the test of the month. My boyfriend is getting really frustrated and so am I. What next?
    mckellann mckellann 18-21, F 1 Response May 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    mamaberry27 mamaberry27 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 27

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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 1 Response Nov 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41-45 106 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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... 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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    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

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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 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 1 Response Nov 10

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 4 Responses Feb 26

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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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    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 41 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    omg I think I finally figured out what's wrong

    with me!!! these stories are me. I'm fine until my cycle is about to start and then I just lose it. now I have to get help!
    2isbetterthan1 2isbetterthan1 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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