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post #161 of 625
Wow, ladies thank you so much for the wonderful replies!

I never thought of the fact that we introduced solids to DD and that she is suddenly growing quite a bit. It amazes me how much everything can affect your mood. I tend to blame myself too much and not give enough credit to hormone changes, pmdd, or the way I am eating/exercising. Yes, ernalala I am the queen of making stress out of nothing!

I think I am on the upswing now. I actually woke up one morning feeling much better, it was very strange. Before I got pregnant my symptoms would last for about 10-14 days, well I am starting to feel much better and it has been about that same lenght of time. This week my stress has been reduced dramatically because I am on spring break. Work is all downhill from here as I only have 2 months left before summer break and one major source of stress at work has been resolved last week. I have realized that I did not take care of myself well at all this past month. I have started taking all my vitamins again, got some much needed sleep, and will make a point to exercise more often since that is so huge for me. I have not had any caffiene since I last wrote and I think that I could be eating too much sugar lately. I am going to try to take much better care of myself this month and hopefully it will be better. I am also in contact with my doctor about all the anxiety.

To those of you considering BCP, I too had to try 2-3 different types after having DS (five years ago) before I found the right one. Hang in there and pay attention to any changes or side affects.

Sweetpotato, I hope things go your way for you. Have a nice trip!

Deir, exercise is the key for me too. Don't stop fitting it in, I did and things did not go well.

Thanks again!
post #162 of 625
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hi mamas,,,,hugs to all of you

MamaofPL~ I am very glad to hear you got a break and that your stress w/work is less...the getting up so early, pumping ect... would be hard for anyone!

I also wanted to say the way you mentioned you have been eating would have a big influence over how you felt....sometimes I drink coffee and I have been a caffeine sensitive person,,,I drink swiss water process decaf and sometimes I add in some regular coffee and I also do green tea or sometimes black tea chai lattes'....I watch how I am feeling and listen to myself and be moderate.

take care
post #163 of 625
subbing... on cycle day 8 now and feeling that intense irritation that comes with getting read to ovulate.
post #164 of 625
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day 25 and i am realllly feeling the tension
post #165 of 625
I'm on cd 3 and it's been rough. I've been so exhausted but having really bad sleep. Last night I woke up at 4 am and wasn't able to fall back asleep. I feel like my husband has PMS too : since all he can do right now is piss me off and annoy me. .

But our tax refund came through last night and I have to say, that's helping a little .
post #166 of 625
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hi Lauren, I know what you mean about the partner having PMS too...... Tax money on the way is a good feeling....I'm there.

Day 27 here, I am doing good...feeling a bit irritated and I know what I need to do about it.


For me, dealing with my stuff, the swept under the rug resentments REALLY helped...

take care
post #167 of 625
Hi there ladies- I am almost afraid to say it- but i think this is going to be a good month for me!! I changed up my herbal/vitamin routine after having 2 m/c in a row and feeling like I was a wreck. So this month, I have been religiously taking Dim, saw Palmetto, 5 HTP and progesterone cream in addition to my omega 3, calcium, mag, prenatal, chromium. Previously, I was taking Vitex /red raspberry and false unicorn root. I didn't chart but I am pretty sure i am due for my pd tomorrow and if that's the case- I have almost no acne, no freaky anger, a little impatience, a little bloating and a bit of body hatred (every month I am CONVINCED I am so fat no matter what my pants size.) So- I could be wrong- I might have o'd later but I am keepinig my fingers crossed!!

Peace to all of you!
post #168 of 625
Ah yes, I have said it before too about partner having PMS too...I am right there with you and still waiting for taxes to come back.

Happy Birthday, Mystic~Mama (and to your DD)! I know what you mean when you talk about your feelings about everything being blamed on PMS. I get that sometimes too from DH and there are times when it isn't PMS.

Things are are going very well and continue getting better these days. We had beautiful 70 degree weather during my week off. My children and I spent tons of time outside and I have gotten lots of exercise. I am getting back on track with vitamins, exercise and taking better care of myself. I am hopeful that I can continue this when I go back to work tomorrow.

Deir, keeping my fingers crossed with you!
post #169 of 625
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subbing... on cycle day 8 now and feeling that intense irritation that comes with getting read to ovulate.
Mama you are not alone. Are you doing any self-care stuff?

That comes for me too and intensely!! It always seemed weird to me that the time of the month when you'd think you'd want to be most attractive (evolutionarily speaking if you wish to procreate) you're the most b!tchy! What are the hormones at play there? Tips? I'm there's info in the thread but I don't have time to go back and read. Would love to hear from other Irritable Agitated Ovulators.
post #170 of 625
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a sometimes irritable agitated ovulator here
post #171 of 625
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Mama you are not alone. Are you doing any self-care stuff?

That comes for me too and intensely!! It always seemed weird to me that the time of the month when you'd think you'd want to be most attractive (evolutionarily speaking if you wish to procreate) you're the most b!tchy! What are the hormones at play there? Tips? I'm there's info in the thread but I don't have time to go back and read. Would love to hear from other Irritable Agitated Ovulators.
i know, i've thought about that before. crazy isn't it? i was thinking DH and i were going to be intimate (at least cuddle) on friday night, but the movie we were watching annoyed me and then saturday morning his crap with DS pissed me off and even though i apologized i was still annoyed the rest of the weekend and so DH was a ...UAV... and so, it was a crap weekend and i am relieved monday is here.

i have supplements i am supposed to take and i go for acupuncture. i am supposed to exercise and eat a high fiber diet... but i haven't been doing much of nothing lately and so i usually just end up take one of DH's anti-anxiety meds!

not much a self care plan, KWIM?
post #172 of 625
CD 6 or 7 here and weirdly enough my period is already gone. I'm so confused by these pp periods -- one month they're 5 days, the next it's 7 heavy days, then it's 3 medium and 2 light days. Do you think this randomness is a sign of a problem or something? They've finally regulated to coming about every 31 days, but I wish they'd settle in terms of duration/heaviness so I could feel prepared. Plus I want to start charting to ttc in about 5 months and would like to feel like there's a pattern somewhere in there.

This month wasn't TOO bad in terms of mood but MAN was I irritable with DH. And I really can hold a grudge sometimes. Not very mature. :
post #173 of 625
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I am not sure Smokeylo about the regulation of the moon after Child Birth,,,sounds like it is working itself out...I guess I would trust that it is taking care of itself.

Day 2 here, my moon came on strong, I see it as a sign of my power coming back..

I totally relate to the ovulation thing...I get cranky for a few days.
post #174 of 625
Well...I am spotting today!: Isn't it silly to be happy about this? I had one slightly overreactive moment with my highly misbehaving ds today but still - I didn't go nuts! Most of all- my general feeling is so much more peaceful and my skin is remarkably better so far. I can't believe it! I went to my midwife/gyn around the time I o'd because my skin was acting up already and my temper too. I actually walked out with a prescription for BCP which i had a lot of reservations about. Well- since I saw her I upped the saw palmetto and made sure I took the 5 htp and the Dim. It seems to be working! We'll see how tomorrow goes but even if it isn't great- 1 bad day is a huge improvement- that is like normal PMS!
post #175 of 625
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that is awesome Dierdre, I am very happy for you
post #176 of 625
AF is here! No further bad things. Now we will see how I do around O time this coming month! Peace to you all.
post #177 of 625
I think I have this.

I need to take action. I'm so tired of this wicked rollercoaster. I have samples of Yaz my MW gave me I could try now or I could wait until next week when I can get in to see her and ask about zoloft.

Can you guys help me with a pro-con list for the two? I can't figure out which is the right on for me. I know I need something as I've tried homeopathy, chiro, and diet changes with little relief. I get maybe 2 weeks a month where I'm good and the rest of the time I feel a build up of anger, paranoia, anxiety, feeling outcast, lonley, and lack of sex drive. Plus add acne and poor body image during those times.

Let me know what you guys have found please!

Love,
T
post #178 of 625
I don't know if I can come up with a good pro-con list, but I personally would do the Yaz first. (But I am biased against SSRIs, for a couple of different reasons, mostly b/c of the -- admittedly rare, but deadly -- side effects, but also b/c I think we have more long-term, on-going research on hormonal BC than we do on SSRIs.)
post #179 of 625
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Not sure on pro's and con's between the two.

take care
post #180 of 625
I personally cannot come up with a pro/con list either. I have not tried either one. Sorry I cannot help.

I am doing better, still seem a bit sensitive, but I have been able to manage it so far. Hopefully things continue this way. I have been making the point to take better care of myself lately.
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