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This is so weird, but in the days before my period since AF came back (ds was 12 months) I have been much, much more irritable/emotional/can't get perspective than I ever was before being pregnant. Then my period comes and all evens out, but it's really hard while it lasts. I was never someone who had the real lows with the hormone crash, but these last few months it's been really awful (and only in those days). Am I the only one?
 

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I have always had lows with PMS, but after childbirth it can be wacky. I see a huge difference when I add extra b vitamins. I also like Emergen-c and find it helpful in the days before.<br><br>
I also find that forcing myself to get some exercise, though in those moods I do not want to, helps a bit.<br><br>
Hugs to you in getting through the difficult days.
 

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i never suffered from PMS before having kids. i actually didn't believe it existed! i just always said it was a chick's excuse to be a b*tch! BOY WAS I WRONG!!!!! And i apologize now to every woman i thought that of!!!<br><br>
after ds#1 it was a little noticeable. irritability/grouchy.<br><br>
when AF returned after ds#2, I just can't get a handle on it. i have about 2 days where i am really on edge. really mean. a B*tch. it got so bad that iw as screaming at my kids.<br><br>
so now that i recognize what it is, i have been able to control my rage better but i haven't gone so far as seek treatment for it. it's not that bad.<br><br>
so, no! you are not the only one! i believe diet and exercise are key to helping hormones stay balanced. calcium w/magnesium helps a little.<br><br>
hang in there. i think recognizing it and keeping a calendar (a friend's suggestion) so you can know when to expect it, will help you to manage the feelings as they surface.
 
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