So great to hear the Therapist is working for you. If/when you have the energy, if you could tell us more about that book, it would be appreciated (I have limited funds and a long Amazon Wishlist
Too bad you can't get to that study, it's wonderful in explaining HOW and WHY the SSRI seems to work. I'd be willing to print it out and mail it to you, if you want to PM your address. But no biggie. I just googled Ellen Wasserman, PMDD and SSRI -- this is what I found:
Regarding duration of treatment http://psychcentral.com/news/2009/05...apse/5798.html
PM symptom severity and length of treatment http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/c.../full/44/14/26
Cool stuff about serotonin and it's link with hormones http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/553603_2
Hope these help some.
Over here, dh BEGGED me on the weekend to PLEASE TAKE MORE PROZAC!
My 1 week premenstrual began on Thursday and sure enough my old bedfellows: Anger, Irritability, Yelling, etc were happening. So I'm on the week of an increased dose and wow, it actually DOES make a difference! So wonderful. I'm so grateful for these drugs. If I didn't have them, my poor children.... and husband....
I'm home with walking pneumonia right now. These antibiotics that I got yesterday are finally kicking in. For the first time in a week I have no more raw sore throat! Yay! I feel the stuff in my ears popping! Yay! My chest is clearing up! Yay! We TTC this month and I swear I felt PG on the weekend but then it just went away.... took some early PG tests and they've been negative. Must wait a bit longer and find out what's happening.
Be well, all! Thanks for listening!