Postnatal PMT

(4 Posts)
TheScenicRoute Mon 11-Apr-16 20:50:23

My babies are 14 months old, what with pregnancy and BFing I've had 19 months period free! Whahoo.
Now 4 months in, I've come to the familiar realisation that I am an ogre for two weeks of the month, I had completely forgotten how horrible it (and I ) am! Most of my life I've believed I've struggled with depression, in retrospect I now realise it's been pmt.
I've decided to clean up my diet and exercise more (apparently this helps), but I'm also wondering about going on the pill.
Do you take any prescription meds that have helped pmt, and what?

MingZillas Mon 11-Apr-16 20:56:07

Lots of sympathy your way. I found that after dd when my periods came back, the PMT was so much worse. For a week prior I was an utter bitch so I decided to go on the pill.

I can't take the combined pill as I get migraines so I'm taking the mini pill norgeston. My moods are much better. Only downside is I think it's affected my libido. I'd rather that though than wreck my family due to my horrendous PMT.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 12-Apr-16 12:54:05

I nearly always suggest going to your GP for most things but a friend with very bad PMT said her doctor seemed to dismiss her and they have a very limited repertoire of prescribed meds at that practice, so she tried a family planning clinic. To her surprise and mine when she told me, loads more choice of pill, implants and hormone injections, worth a look?

MingZillas Tue 12-Apr-16 13:26:31

Oh I've just remembered actually - pre pregnancy I used to take agnus castus. Have a look online about it. I used to get it from Holland and Barrett. I sadly can't take it yet as still bf.

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