I went to the doctor & she diagnosed me w/ PMDD. My symptoms were: feeling overwhelmed, short temper, lack of patience, fatigue, just an overall feeling of being mad, have gained 15+ lbs & started biting my nails. I said I wasn't interested in going back on birth control. DH had a vasectomy so it seems wasteful. However my period is very heavy. So, it wouldn't be a huge deal to get on the pill & is something I have contemplated in the past. I started self medicating w/ alcohol & this just isn't a path to go down. She did bloodwork & my thyroid & chemistry are fine.
She prescribed 20 mg ( I can increse to 40mg after the first wk) of Celexa for a YEAR. I came home & started researching it & was very frightened by the horror stories of personal experiences but uplifted by the positive stories.
I am scared to go on it after reading that & the side effects.
Should I: try birth control help or start the RX?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Oct. 5, 2010 in Health
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