I suffer from PMDD every month.  What is PMDD, you may ask?  It's Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder.  Mood wise, it takes PMS to a new level.  A level you don't want to experience.  Talk about pissing in people's Cheerios!  Yeah, you do that.  At least 10 times a day.  I can't stand it anymore.  It's ruining me!  I am an emotional wreck beyond control when I am PMSing or I start.  My poor hubby doesn't know what to think.  I cry for no friggin' reason, or I get pissed over stupid stuff.   Like, I can't take a shower, since the girls are up, or I can't find the right snack for me, I just go OFF!  My OB told me to take a BC pill and calcium pills, which I do, but, they are not helping. Daniel wants me to see him again and if he doesn't do anything to help, he wants me to find someone who does help.  I think he means a shrink.  He thinks I'm crazy.  I know he does.  Who can blame him?  I act like a super psychotic bitch 4 or 5 days a month from this.  Anyone else go through this?  What do you do for help?   Thanks for reading ladies!  Hope everyone has a great week.

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Oct. 30, 2008 at 11:52 PM

Get yourself on Prozac.  Try it, you will feel soooo much better.  Maybe not a complete cure-all but I promise it will make a huge difference.  My cycle is 21 days with my PMDD rearing up about 10 days before my period - I so understand what you are going through!  i started meds after more than 20 years and I wish I would have tried many years sooner.


Good luck!

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Mar. 28, 2009 at 10:05 PM

I tried prozac it didnt help me. Doc had me on ativan before I got preg this time and ohhh it works WONDERS.

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Nov. 30, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I've done Prozac, and it didn't do a thing to help me.  Another problem with many anti-depressants like that is they taks away The Big O.  You can work it and work it, and it's frustrating when it just won't happen.  (Gee, that's the ONE good thing I want to be able to count on!)   I'm on Wellbutrin, which is probably the mildest anti-depressant, and it doesn't affect that part of my life.

I can't say I don't *go off* on people sometimes, but at least I don't spend all of my days crying.  Yours sounds more like a hormonal thing to me, and it's possible your doctor could prescribe a mild hormone pill for those times.  Or there's a possibility you could look into some "natural" (plant-based) things through a health food store or website.  I don't think you need a shrink.  I think you need hormones to regulate your mood during that time.  I may be talking off the top of my head, but I don't recall women having those symptoms from TOO many hormones, it's always a DROP in hormones....kinda like post-partum depression.

Either way, how about seeking a FEMALE general practitioner?  I know you live practically in the middle of nowhere, but isn't Bluefield fairly close?  Like within an hour's drive?  All you need is the first scrip and if it works, you can call in for her to issue orders for refills.

You're such a nice person and you shouldn't have to suffer through this all the time.

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Dec. 1, 2011 at 6:17 AM Thank you so much! I'll have to look around. I've been thinking about it anyways. Some months are good. Others, not so much! Thanks again! You always have the best advice :)

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