I have a 13 month old & a 2.5 year old. I recognized my rage issues a while ago. When my period came back a few months after DS1 was born, the rage began. I was put on Zoloft temporarily. It helped a little. When I found out I was preggo w/#2, I sought therapy. I stayed on the Zoloft (prescribed by the OB, not the therapist) for longer after DS2.
And then it dawned on me. I feel normal 2 weeks out of the month. I can gently discipline & playfully parent with the best of them. But come a week or so before my period, I am a monster. And then I live with guilt & depression right up until it finally arrives.
Has anyone had this experience? Are we talking hormonal imbalance? Is there any remedy that doesn't involve taking a pill every day? For the record, I'm nearly 40 years old, so I want to avoid taking the pill, as I know there is one that claims to help with this sort of thing.
Also, I workout 5 days a week & eat a predominantly whole-foods diet rich in nutrient dense meals.
It's not helping.