Thank God for this thread...
I came on here searching for something like this because I don't know where else to turn...
...I apologize I haven't had chance to read much of anything in the thread yet except the first page..I'm just glad I found it.
Nobody understands any of this and most people think it's just PMS and/or a joke, but I am utterly convinced I have PMDD, I have felt I have it since I heard about it 2 years ago. But I have no one to talk to about it.
I'll make this as brief a run down about me, myself and the evil PMDD as I can..
I was put on birth control at 15 because of severe mood swings and very heavy periods. I constantly switched to different ones because they never seemed to work, but hovered around Yasmin most of the time. I didn't come off it until last year when I found out I was pregnant at 22.
The last year/18 mo was absolute bliss without a period...and then it came back one month with a vengeance, disappeared again, came back...ugggg
I have been reading a book on the FAM but because my period isn't totally back it's really hard to calculate but I have figured out how to tell when I *think* I'm ovulating which I am pretty sure has been the last few days. I've been waiting and waiting for AF to start but nothing...it almost feels like my uterus is in a battle against my hormones because my 13 m/o is nursing constantly again battling her teething, so my whole body is confused on whether to have one or not
Last month however it seemed my hormonal 'swings' were the week after my period but now it seems as though it's the week/2 weeks before!? I find it hard to tell whether or not I'm being insane or if I'm just completely drained right now. DD is 13 m/o and is one of those not-the-easiest-of-sleepers. I'm in the Breaking Point Mama's support thread in the Night time parenting section..hopefully that says enough.
DH drives me absolutely berserk..he gets the worst of it, DD is too young but she still gets some because she is the reason I am so sleepless most of the time.
My marriage is young, a year and a half and we have always been a 'volatile' couple where we feel extremely strong emotions towards each other in love and arguments, but this is causing a huge barrier between us..I can't communicate to him, I don't want to half the time, every time he does and says anything I snap at him. I snapped at my mother through email out of nowhere.
I'm no longer on any kind of medication, I don't want to be either, I wanted to use the FAM but I am still breast feeding, a lot and will be for a while. I eat as best as I can, we only eat organic meat, no dairy, I cook almost everything, we don't have access to many organic anything and the soil here is cr*p. I was taking prenatal but have been slacking, I also take a probiotic.
I don't know what else to do. Last time I brought this up to a Dr. they brushed it off like it was just pms and always prescribe me birth control. I live on a base so the Drs here aren't the most natural-minded.
Ok, I"m going to read some of this loooooong thread now...thank god i'm not alone.