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how does pmt make you feel?

(19 Posts)
mummylonglegs Wed 09-Mar-05 20:34:12

I was wondering because either I'm losing it or I'm having an unusually hard time this month. I can't remember if I've got a period due which would help but for the last 3 days I've been incredibly irritable, weepy, irrational (truly!), like I can't cope or think straight, headachy, bloated and utterly lousy. Normally I don't suffer much at all with pmt which is why I'm wondering if those of you who do suffer can tell me if this is how it feels?

Or do I check myself into the psych ward?

mummylonglegs Wed 09-Mar-05 20:35:43

Oh, and if this is 'it,' how many more days will it go on???

LGJ Wed 09-Mar-05 20:42:38

No idea re how long,

But I can hear myself, pre period being totally sensible, but narky with it, if that makes sense, for four to five days before hand.

mummylonglegs Wed 09-Mar-05 20:50:25

I don't think I'm being sensible at all to be honest, I'm acting like a loon!

LGJ Wed 09-Mar-05 20:52:17

And every thing else in the garden is rosy is it ? and I am not bieng sarky,

How old are your babas ??

mummylonglegs Wed 09-Mar-05 20:55:08

1 dd, 2.5, everything's as ok as ever, not perfect but nothing untoward ...

colditzmum Wed 09-Mar-05 20:55:28

When I have PMT, I feel as if the world is made of glass, and if anyone shouts they will break it. And everyone is either cruel or stupid.

LGJ Wed 09-Mar-05 21:00:42

OK, really expected you to say, 6 months, 12 months etc

Is it PMT exacerbated (sp) by the terrible two's and if not, maybe you should post on the health thread and maybe someone may have some alternative remedies,

Sorry don't mean to dismiss you, just unable to really help.

Katemum Wed 09-Mar-05 21:05:26

PMT makes me feel a bit out of control, i am irational, miserable, shouty and weepy. There is a place in my head where i can say to myself that i am not being fair to those around me but cannot seem to control my emotions. If this is not how you usually are perhaps you are also coming down with something, maybe flu? Hope you are feeling better soon.

Donbean Wed 09-Mar-05 21:07:05

Ok, irrationally hysterically screemingly angry. Or weepy and upset, overly sensitive to comments or situations made around me.
I often feel like i simply cannot cope with one more thing.
This varies from month to month for me and lasts maybe a day, maybe two.
The strange thing is that the rest of the time, i am the most together, sensible rational and easy going person who can cope with loads of stuff before feeling snowed under and even then i can work through and organise myself.
Strange and i could really do without it, its as if my whole personality has been kidnapped by a demon!
This is why i love bieng pregnant,NO periods!!!

colditzmum Wed 09-Mar-05 21:07:30

Erm, mummylomglegs, also....

I felt like that when I was pregnant, in the early weeks, so if there's any chance you could be....?

mummylonglegs Wed 09-Mar-05 21:13:42

colditzmum, so did I! I actually thought I was having a total nervous breakdown for the first couple of weeks of pregnancy (didn't know I was pregnant at the time either). But I don't think I am now, I have an IUD and had a smear test this week and it was still in place! But actually now you've reminded me, that is how I feel now, like I did in those first pregnant weeks ... hmmm ...

Katemum and donbeam your descriptions are just how I'm feeling. I'm just surprised it's gone on for 3 bloody days.

Donbean Wed 09-Mar-05 21:43:39

Its difficult and really didnt matter prior to having DS but now i am aware of being like this around DS and that is not the me i want him to see.
Im going to try some st johns Wart and star fower oil to see how that helps.
It stinks pmt i hate it and i hate me at those horrid times so ive got to do something.
BIG sympathies to you, and yet welcome to our club [GRIN]

mummylonglegs Wed 09-Mar-05 21:52:47

So, donbeam, if it goes on for another day or more I'm officially mad do you think?

LGJ Wed 09-Mar-05 21:52:53

Ok are you TTC by any chance ? Sorry to be so blunt ?

mummylonglegs Wed 09-Mar-05 21:55:16

No, I said already, I think, that I have an IUD. Why do you ask?

LGJ Wed 09-Mar-05 22:16:52

Well, I typed that reply before DH called me for dinner at 8.00 ish and then posted without reading replies, I found my PMT was worse when TTC as even though I tried to ignore the cycle,I was semi aware of it, sorry to have been too slow to keep up

mummylonglegs Thu 10-Mar-05 09:15:35

Period started this morning. What a relief. I'm not mad after all! I tell you what though, I have SO much more sympathy now for people who really suffer with PMT and think I've had a very easy time of it in my life so far.

Donbean Thu 10-Mar-05 11:50:14

So not mad then, just pmt like the rest of us. Phew.

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