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Please tell me how to calm down before I kill someone!!!!!

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swiperfox Mon 15-Aug-05 13:17:17

At almost 6 weeks pg I am having severe 'pmt' type moods. If dp comes home this afternoon from work I might just kill him. I had this before with my other pregnancies and it let to some very scary arguments. I want to try and avoid that but my blood is boiling!!

Is there anything i can take to chill me out???

astonished Mon 15-Aug-05 13:20:11

Homepathic, sepia is good, check to see if you can take during pregnancy, or perhaps Rescue remedy, works for me, most of the time!

Flossam Mon 15-Aug-05 13:21:24

Rescue rememdy? Go for a nice walk in a nice park? Listen to some really good music nice and loud? A good hot, bubbly bath? Tell him your feeling murderous and make him bring home chocolates/flowers/supper?

swiperfox Mon 15-Aug-05 13:26:53

I wish Flossam! It started this morning. The house is a tip. He's done nothing to help, and then phones all casual to say that the landlord is coming to check the house over tomorrow - ie clean the house!!

To top it all off, dd dropped an egg when he was making breakfast this morning and i've just noticed that half of it is still on the floor and the other half is still on the cloth

swiperfox Mon 15-Aug-05 13:27:20

Whats rescue rememdy? I"ve heard about that on here before.....

astonished Mon 15-Aug-05 13:29:07

Bach flower remedy, in a spray form which when sprayed in mouth can help relieve anxieties, most chemists stock it

popmum Mon 15-Aug-05 13:29:55

it is homoepathic - yellow pot, get it in chemists. V. good for relaxing you. You just put drops in a glass of water or in your mouth.

Flossam Mon 15-Aug-05 13:30:27

Put the cloth in his underwear drawer! Then you will be serenly calm and contented later

ninah Mon 15-Aug-05 13:31:09

gosh sf this is me too!
I would advise you remind dp this is what happens, and just try and sleep on anything that really REALLY annoys you, and if it still annoys you the next day, bring it up a bit more calmly
I'd be annoyed about the house too (I'm now 21 weeks) and I think this falls into the catgory of provocation! BUT STILL SLEEP ON IT before you react! I have nuclear rages til about 12 weeks +. it's horrid, at least after no 1 you know the reason tho

astonished Mon 15-Aug-05 13:31:29


ninah Mon 15-Aug-05 13:32:08

doesn't rescue remedy have a trace of brandy in it? helped me pass my driving test

swiperfox Mon 15-Aug-05 13:33:39

Underwear drawer? You think if he can't clean up an egg he can put clothes away???? pmsl

But i like the idea of revenge......... hehehehe!

handlemecarefully Mon 15-Aug-05 13:33:58

congrats on your pregnancy and ...don't hit me!!![whimper in fear emoticon]

ninah Mon 15-Aug-05 13:34:33

yes, a dish best served up cold
rather like the egg ...

astonished Mon 15-Aug-05 13:35:45

Ninah, it didn't help me pass mine

swiperfox Mon 15-Aug-05 13:36:03

I was saying on the other thread a couple of days ago, during my first pregnancy i threw a lava lamp at his head! You'd think he'd have learnt by now!!

Thanks HMC - don't worry, you are safe, it's only dp that gets it!

munz Mon 15-Aug-05 13:36:56

lol, ah how I remeber that time! thankfully mine only lasted for about 3 weeks (from 4.5 -7 what am I saying more like 3.5-7! lo)

anyhow asked the m/w how basically said had to ride it out, althou she did say I could have evening primrose - I chose not to as so many ppl have said don't take it, so poor DH had to suffer, felt 'normal moods' returned about 8 weeks ish, am back to me again now - althou DH might disagree!

colditz Mon 15-Aug-05 13:36:58

Try to get as much sleep as possible.

I am having this too, feeling like blood is going to come boiling out of my eye sockets. Try not to talk to your dp when you are feeling like this, I find I just want to argue.

swiperfox Mon 15-Aug-05 13:37:05

is rescue rememdy expensive?

ninah Mon 15-Aug-05 13:37:42

during my first I left home!
astonished did you follow the instructions and take drops? you have to take the whole bottle good luck next time.

colditz Mon 15-Aug-05 13:39:12

I am about 7 weeks pg, although hard to tell. I also felt these psychotic rages with ds's pregnancy (now 2.5)

swiperfox Mon 15-Aug-05 13:39:18

colditz i have noticed that i look for an argument too. It's terrible! The sleep issue is another issue that is getting me wound up.... he won't get up in the morning with the kids, i have to, no matter how tired i am. He'll stay in bed til he goes to work and if I have a go at him for it I get "You go and work all day then" !! GRRRRRRRRRRR!

ninah Mon 15-Aug-05 13:39:58

I don't think it can be, it comes from Boots, it's a long time since I bought it but swear by it for driving

cocoliver Mon 15-Aug-05 13:41:41

astonish is right - do try Sepia - it really seemed to help me. It helps sort your hormones out so is good when you have just had baby too. Worth a try.

Littlestarsweeper Mon 15-Aug-05 13:48:25

Stating the obvious here, You are tired, naturally at this stage of the pregnancy and everything is building up. The annoyance sounds like you dont like untidyness around you yet you are too tired to deal with it. Can you occupy little one with video/dvd and take a nap on the sofa. Recharge yourself and tackle the domestic stuff once rested. I suspect venting your thoughts on here will give some relief too.

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