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Can'T Do This Any More

I'm so glad I found this group - sometimes I just feel like I'm going mad and I'm glad I'm not alone. Every month is the same... this creeping dark feeling like someone drew the curtains on life. Today it started and I've been fighting off tears all day, had a panic attack that I only just managed to control and have just been thinking 'what's the point'. I am having the coil fitted next week and have just started taking starflower oil. Next stop exercise and a radical change of diet. I'm so tired of fighting. I'm a single mum and some days just think my son would be better without me.
If anyone has any positive thoughts pls share xx
battersea1 battersea1 36-40 3 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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Hi there. I know how you feel. It doesn't really change how much it sucks to go through what you're going through. I experience it every month, too...and it is devastating. I actually just posted today about some things that worked for me (this is my first month where I haven't experienced the PMDD!):

・I stopped drinking alcohol
・I stopped smoking (pot, the occasional cigarette)
・I completely changed my diet (which was kind of crappy) to almost all whole, organic, healthy foods: fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, greek yogurt, not too much daily (I'm lactose intolerant)
・Made sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night
・I started taking B4 vitamins and a Nature's Bounty vitamin actually called "PMS" or "PMS Support" (found at CVS)
・I'm drinking lots of herbal tea, one cup between meals — this may have nothing to do with anything :)
・I journal every time I experience the anxiety and write down what is going on in my head and how I'm feeling. I make sure to date the entries so I can look back and see what times in my cycle this happens.

I hope this helps you...and know that you're not crazy, and you're not alone.

Hello,

I thought for years I had PMS but realize it's PMDD. I understand how you feel and just know you are not alone. I go through the same feelings as you and I cry a lot. Two years ago I was able to control it, I went to my Dr which is a man and I told him how I felt and surprisingly he said I know how you feel. His wife also has it. He did a blood work up and discovered I had hormonal imbalance. I was then placed on a natural hormone replacement pill. He also advised that I eat properly cutting out caffeine, sugar and salts especially around my cycle. Exercise was also something which he suggested. I did everything he suggested and felt a lot better. My suggestion would be to go see a Dr if you haven't. I had a bad car accident in 2012 and just a whole lot of problems since then, losing my job, spinal disabilities, knee problems, constant pain everyday since the accident, my dad has Alzheimer and the list could go on and on. I haven't been taking care of myself and stopped taking the pill the hormone pill the Dr gave me and my PMDD have gotten really bad again. I told my husband yesterday, I have to go see a Dr again, I just have to keep fighting to rid PMDD. Just wanted to share my experience of PMDD, I don't know if your believe in prayer but it helps me!

Hi i dont have any postive thoughts to give you but i understand how ure feeling,i have just as we speak come across pmdd.up until now i have been thinkning im crazy! at the moment im in such a low place just feel like crying and dying basicaly! its the most scary feeling ever but im glad i have found some light and can say what is wrong with me but its ruining my life! it turns me so crazy angry suicidel..ruining my relationship i cant deal with it im on the edge.. :( i go to far when this feelin comes over me that i scare myself..it like a whole difo person is created in this time scale!a demon..