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I’m 42 and my PMT is getting scary. What help is there?

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GreatBigBird · 28/06/2021 17:57

I’m hesitant to go to the dr in case he thinks I’m a weirdo. I moved house and since then have only been in to the dr (v. small practice) for a smear, a breast exam (sent me for follow up tests and came back as benign) and persistent thrush [embarrassed]

Over the last year, I’ve noticed that before I start my period I have had at least one deeply depressive day a day or two before I start (knowing doesn’t help me cope).

I spent most of yesterday in bed crying and depressed after a big argument with dh. Carried on feeling depressed today (we have new noisy neighbours who moved in two months after us - I can’t bare this and want to move, dh thinks that if we move so soon we might get noisy neighbours again. I feel trapped).

I’ve been feeling deeply depressed all day. About 5 minutes ago, I feel something lift. I’ve just been to the toilet and my period has started.

I can’t live like this.

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GreatBigBird · 28/06/2021 17:57

I am also withdrawing from daily life and it’s affecting the dcs. Knowing the pattern doesn’t help when I’m going through it.

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GreatBigBird · 28/06/2021 17:58

I’m scared of myself and feel out of control.

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Aquamarine1029 · 28/06/2021 18:00

It's peri-menopause, op, and it can be brutal. Get on HRT, it's a lifesaver.

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QuentinBunbury · 28/06/2021 18:02

Yep. HRT

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Aquamarine1029 · 28/06/2021 18:02
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Hax · 28/06/2021 18:03

Mirena coil. Saved me.

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GreatBigBird · 28/06/2021 18:05

Is hrt like hormones in the pill? I’ve never been able to tolerate the pill - turned me depressive. Eased as soon as I stopped taking it - tried several types.

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Justkeepleft · 28/06/2021 18:19

@Hax

Mirena coil. Saved me.

Me too. I felt my moods were felt very deely, it was not a great time.
The thrush could be hormone related too. Before my old mirena got replaced I only had to think of sex and I got thrush. As soon as the new one was fitted no problems.
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Aquamarine1029 · 28/06/2021 19:48

Just because the pill didn't work for you doesn't mean the same applies to HRT.

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QuentinBunbury · 28/06/2021 21:58

No hormonal contraception works for me but hrt is fine. Some women are sensitive to synthetic progesterone but the HRT is bioidentical and works better.

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