i'm taking 6 mth old off the breast, over 3-4 weeks, this is middle of week 2, dropped 4/8 feeds so far.
i'm a beast emotionally, almost explosive with suppressed rage. it's like a riptide of RRRRAAAGGGGHHH that feels purely hormonal, distinct and different to my emotions about having to give up. I have googled (impatiently) but don't see anything engaging.
can anyone link to or describe some plain objective data type info on what hormonal changes i'm going through, PLEASE? which hormones are involved? how big are the changes?
would love to know, because i feel more able to ride the storm with hard evidence of why it's such a bugger. it helps me cope with PMT, just knowing that such and such is rising, such and such is falling.
I'm sure other women do as well. Couldn't find any other links. I think it's like PMT. Some people get sad, and some get mad! The LLL say that it's not only prolactin levels that are changing, but also oestrogen and progesterone, so I would imagine that changes similar to PMT would happen. Not that I'm an expert or anything!
ha! my periods started again yesterday. so that was what all that raging hormone evilness was basically about. not the bf stopping! i'm little miss sunshine again now [cheesiest grin possible emoticon]