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On AD's but really struggling with PMT - any advice?

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flowerbomb1982 Fri 25-Jan-13 21:42:59

Hi just joined new today and come across your question when looking for answers for myself. I found that although antidepressants worked very well for me I still seemed to get PMT the week before my period. Mainly very low/teary feelings of impending doom and as soon as I started to bleed I literally felt my levels go back up again !! Im not sure if there are any specific antidepressants that doctors prefer to use when treating severe pms/pmt it might be worth asking about ? Hope your ok.

AlteredState Tue 08-Jan-13 01:17:21

Sorry I have no experience of PMT so forgive me if my advice is trite. Have you tried evening primrose oil? I'm sure I've heard that this is often used to help. Sorry no other suggestions but at least I've provided another bump for you wink. Hope you find some relief / get some advice soon.

mrlazysfishwife Mon 07-Jan-13 14:41:36


mrlazysfishwife Sun 06-Jan-13 22:39:54

Tired bump...

mrlazysfishwife Sun 06-Jan-13 22:12:21


mrlazysfishwife Sun 06-Jan-13 21:55:38

Evening ladies,

I've been taking Sertraline for about a year now for PND (which I think is more likely to be just depression). I had counselling up until a couple of months ago, and have been referred on for further therapy (most likely psychotherapy) as I have issues relating to my childhood that need sorting.

The AD's have helped, but I still feel rubbish a lot of the time. I have a very short fuse, and can find the most trivial things hard to cope with. I'm really short tempered, and take everything really personally. Poor DH gets it in the neck regularly, and I can be really short with the DC's. In short, it's horrid.

It's managable most of the time, but around PMT time, it's bloody awful. I can feel on the verge of tears for 2-3 days, like there is just a huge weight pressing down on me. A few days later and I'll be fine. And I do actually feel lighter. I hope my description makes sense.

Is there anything I can take to help me through those rough few days? I'm still bf (DS2 is nearly 15m but is still a rubbish sleeper which doesn't help).

I haven't had a GP review since I started my meds so I'm going to request one. They were pretty rubbish though when I initially went to them so it'd help if I could go in and say "I need xyz" rather than relying on them to come up with something!

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