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to hate PMT?

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joshandjamie Tue 30-Apr-13 18:37:54

i can live with periods. And period pain. And how I tend to smell more and the discomfort of tampons coming out or being caught short without a tampon when out and about.

But what I CAN'T deal with is PMT. A full 6 days before my period I turn into a completely irrational, grumpy, irritable pain in the arse. I lose it with my kids. I bite my husband's head off. The whole world seems bad. I turn into a glass half empty person. I don't want to socialise. AND my boobs get huge and bloody ache.

Am I unreasonable to hate it (and more importantly, any tips on how to reduce it? - I was on the mirena coil and even though that took the periods away, I still had PMT and huge knockers once a month)

maidmarian2012 Tue 30-Apr-13 18:54:23

I suffer with it too, I try to get on with stuff best I can. Everything drives me mental. Im on the contraceptive injection and though it done away with my periods the PMT still occurs, it does my head in.

I get so bloated its unbelievable, I cant get my jeans on and I develop rolls of fat on my belly though Im only a size 12.

I avoid bread and overly carb heavy stuff and try to drink green tea. I had it really bad yesterday and was sulky and moody, I felt like crying, Its not the real me at all.

I feel ok today even though DP and me been moving furniture round the house and setting up TVs and computers in various rooms, I thought it would piss me off but it hasn't x

fishandlilacs Tue 30-Apr-13 20:27:38

I can highly recommend taking agnus castus, it helped me a lot and I have been on anti depressants specifically for PMT in the past. I can seriously do damage to my marriage and my relationship with my children if I don't have it under control. I'm a lot better since taking the supplement.

hobnobsaremyfave Tue 30-Apr-13 20:30:44

I hate me one week in four. sad

OHforDUCKScake Tue 30-Apr-13 20:39:28

Me too. Big time. And the spots, Im covered in them.

Im take evening primrose oil, as long As I dont stop taking it, it does help.

I was told vit D helps too so Ive just started taking that.

If it continues much longer Im thinking of going on the mini pill.

superbagpuss Tue 30-Apr-13 20:42:17

me too
spots, mood swings and nearly passing out in a public place

I take oil off evening primrose and try to get natural sunlight

any other ideas?

wheredidiputit Tue 30-Apr-13 20:50:51

I hate it too.

I hate anybody and everybody who are breathing. And 'DON'T TOUCH ME' I hate it, hate it.

joshandjamie Tue 30-Apr-13 21:20:38

so glad it's not just me. i will try evening primrose again although it hasn't done much for me in the past. and fishandlilacs I'll try that agnus doo dah thing you suggested too. I'll try just about anything including having intravenous neat gin for a week to get through it

BeingAWifeIsNotForMe Tue 30-Apr-13 21:26:52

I hate me one week in 3, stupidly short cycles sad

Have just started back on Agnus Castus, used it before when ttc, as it helped lengthen/ regulate cycle.
Combination of pmt and misophonia means I can't even comfort eat my way out of a killer mood angry

workhomelifebalanceisrubbish Wed 01-May-13 16:58:44

yep...same for me...and seems to be getting worse as i get older.
I can notice such a swing in moods and really feel stressed and little things drive me insane. Might try the Agnus Castus. ;-)

LifeofPo Wed 01-May-13 17:10:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

happyherdwick Wed 01-May-13 17:32:03

I have had this for the last few months and actually did a search here to see if there was any advice! Yes to huge bloating,sore boobs etc. I also get the rage-I am generally a gentle person and didn't really know what anger felt like but for a few days each month now I feel as though I could smash windows! I saw Magnesium ok recommended on another thread and will try that. I am 45 and wonder how long this will go on?

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