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Need advice regarding PMT

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Peppapigsbitch Fri 01-May-15 19:57:26

I hate myself, for about a week every month I turn into a monster! I am constantly angry, things that don't usually bother make me feel fit to explode.
I'm horrible to the kids, yelling and screaming etc. I'm sat here in tears because I've just yelled at DD 1 for not doing as she's told. I have quite a short fuse anyway but never this bad!

My DP isn't particularly understanding, we're both busy and tired, esp at this time of year and it really isn't helping. I keep thinking of certain past events that I should just let lie and get so wound up! I've tried vitamin D and evening primrose oil but didn't feel they had any effect. I don't feel as though Im a particularly good mother, partner or even person when I'm feeling like this! The use is an absolute shit hole because I, the only one who does any housework, cooking, washing up etc but I'm so tired that I'm like a fart in a trance and don't even know where to start. My head is just buzzing and it's like I can't see he wood for the trees. The kids and my DP so don't deserve this

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Fri 01-May-15 21:24:56

Not sure what to suggest, as I was going to trot out the evening primrose oil reply. Any chance you can do some more excercise around this time, to work some of it off, or is this just not practical? Also, if your DP isn't doing some of the housework, is it posssible you contain your resentment the rest of the time, and get angry at PMT time? Not a great reply, but didn't want to leave you unanswered Peppa

DaisyChain87 Fri 01-May-15 21:29:23

Have you tried Agnus Castus?

mizu Sun 03-May-15 16:31:38

Same here, it is awful isn't it. Been to doc a few times to ask about having it all taken out but I keep getting told it probably won't happen.

I take Angus castus, magnesium and vit D as well as extra calcium.
Think it helps a bit.

I get horribly tired too and just want to sleep the week before. And j get so angry about things that a few days later I can't be bothered about.

No great advice - I try and manage it but do feel like I have to fix my life around it .

tobee Mon 04-May-15 01:05:25

Not advice but absolutely me too. I'm about to have a hysterectomy but leaving the ovaries in place so presumably will still get pmt (?). The worse thing for me is when I'm like this and am ranting, yelling or arguing passionately with whoever is in the firing line (family, usually) I have a searing certainty that this is right and who I really am. The rest of the time I'm just holding back. I become relentless. Been like it for years.

Never found any relief. Just sharing with other people on good days.

UseHerName Mon 04-May-15 02:38:49

Prozac for two weeks before your period

It still shit, but definitely less shit

tacal Mon 04-May-15 10:16:22

Eating healthily seems to make a difference to me. I am very lazy with my eating but made a huge effort the last few months to eat lots of veg and less sugar and it made a difference to me. I did not notice any pmt this month with is a first for me. Usually I am very irritable with ds and having arguments with family. I have also bought some Agnus Castus to try. Last few months I have been taking an iron supplement (spatone) maybe that has helped me.

mizu Mon 04-May-15 12:40:38

Yes, spatone with orange juice every morning.

violator Mon 04-May-15 17:04:21


Are you using any hormonal contraception? Anything with progestogen in it? Mirena, implant, pill, mini pill?
Progestogen can make PMS a million times worse, so removing that for a few months can help enormously.

It wasn't enough for me, neither were all the oils, supplements, agnus castus, foods, no booze, running miles etc.

I use oestrogen patches for 7-10 days a month. Changed my life.

Antidepressants put me in a psych ward. I had horrific side effects.

Look at this

Cocolepew Mon 04-May-15 17:17:27

Magnesium and vit b complex, and as hateful as it is, cutting back on sugar.
Holland and Barret do a multi vit called Ultra Woman which is very good.

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