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Nightmarepnd Tue 27-Oct-09 08:46:48

I have really bad pmt every months but yesterday was the worst by far.. I was feeling horrendous, pulled a sickie, I have cried all day....Worst of all I tought about suicide, I have actually said to dh that I wanted to kill myself and really meant it (well on the moment), I have actually asked him to put me in an institution...Its unbearable. Today, I'm fine, my periods have arrived. I'm on citalopram for depression, I have tried evening primrose oil, is there anything else I can try ??

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GooseyLoosey Tue 27-Oct-09 09:30:27

Can't help - but know where you are coming from. I find increasingly I will just burst into tears with PMT, which makes work interesting to say the least. I does help a little if I recognise it for what it is and tell myself that although I feel that the world is about to end it is only because of the time of the month.

Nightmarepnd Tue 27-Oct-09 09:39:55

Thanks for your post, it is so bad that I'm seriously considering having an hysterectomy but I'm only 30. I cant carry on like this it is ruinning my life.

MenWhoStareAtMe Tue 27-Oct-09 09:41:40

i get like this. i was on prozac but came of it at the start of the summer. exercise helps a lot and diet. avoid alcohol and starchy foods in the second half of your cycle. also go back to your gp about your ads.

good luck.

GooseyLoosey Tue 27-Oct-09 09:44:06

Would agree with the suggestion about exercise. If I can, I run to the point of exhaustion when I feel like this.

Have you spoken to your GP about ways of managing this?

Nightmarepnd Tue 27-Oct-09 09:44:16

Thanks will have to do that !

MenWhoStareAtMe Tue 27-Oct-09 09:57:21

you are not alone!

Pluginbaby Tue 27-Oct-09 10:03:31

It can be managed please don't despair!

I had this for a while and it was horrendous completely ruined my life for a fortnight a month for about 3 years.

My Doctor prescribed prozac to combat it. I thought it was a bit extreme but it so worked! You take it permanently until the effects are felt then reduce it to just the 2 weeks a month where problems lie.

I also changed my diet to help too. After about 18 months I stopped the prozac and just stuck to avoiding certain foods and am fine!Still get a bit irritable for a day or 2 but know the warning signs and try to avoid any majorly stressful situations around then too.

Best bet is go see your GP, theres lots of ways to tackle it, please don't suffer any more you don't need to!

MenWhoStareAtMe Tue 27-Oct-09 10:07:21

plug - what foods do you avoid?

DeathbySummerfruit Tue 27-Oct-09 10:10:26

Yes what food do you avoid ? I'm on citalopram so equivalent of prozac no ? Good one menwhostare !

MenWhoStareAtMe Tue 27-Oct-09 10:12:04

don't want to take credit it was posted here as well by someone else

Pluginbaby Tue 27-Oct-09 10:24:20

Avoid sugar, salt and processed cack! Also caffeine unfortunately.

Try to eat lean meat , oily fish, green veg, wholegrains and nuts and seeds.

You basically need to increase vitamin b group, magnesium zinc and omega 3's

Citalopram is a simailar anti D, I react badly to it though.

Pluginbaby Tue 27-Oct-09 10:26:08

Have a read of this About Pmdd different altogether to Pms!

nosferartifartu Tue 27-Oct-09 10:40:45

I second the healthy eating but also found for me that the only thing that stopped it altogether was taking the Combined Pill. For years I was fine and it was only when my periods returned 10 months post-birth that I remembered how bad it used to be.

maledetta Sat 31-Oct-09 13:00:23

The pill helped for me for several years, but then I felt the symptoms creeping back.

A herb called Agnus castus was also useful- you have to take the tincture for 2/3 months till it starts working.

Homeopathy also helped.

Also, getting to know yourself, and avoiding stressful "flashpoints" (if at all possible).

It's very tempting to self-medicate with booze and crappy food, but it does only make things worse....

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