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Old 03-13-20, 08:51 AM   #1
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No, seriously. PMS used to be a completely foreign thing to me, I had never experienced it and was blessed with a fairly regular, uneventful cycle.

But since giving birth to baby #2, every month, seven to five days before my period I get these massive panic attacks alternating with periods of blind rage. Everyone around me is a target for the negativity that sprays out of me: my husband, my poor little kids, motorists on the street.

It usually starts with an angsty feeling as though something terrible were about to happen. I cry for no reason. Watching the news - you know, the normal bad kind, all the crap going on in the world - overwhelms me and leaves me in tears. And then one morning - every frickin month - I wake up convinced this is day X where I will kill myself. The month before last I got one leg over the side of the bridge before coming to my senses. Last month I got all the painkillers in the house and walked out the door. Luckily my husband stopped me and disposed of the pills.

This shit can't happen to me every month for the rest of my life, can it? I used to think I was an intelligent, discerning person but apparently I am a sick, crazy bundle of hormones.
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Old 04-16-20, 11:02 AM   #2
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NRebeccaS~ Hope you don't mind my thoughts on your posting. It's been a couple of months since it was posted on here. Have you talked to your doctor about what you're enduring? Sometimes that's one option. My daughter has 5 children under the ages of 5 1/2 year's of ages. She's gone through massive amounts of up's & down's with each & every one of them. The last pregnancy was twin's. So, you can only start to image how much of a "rollercoaster ride" she was. Yes, it was very bad & I was concerned for safety; in all ways.


In her particular case, she did sit down & discuss thing's with her Primary Care Physician. She's gone through a few different medication changes, but is currently on one (or possible two) that (truly) seem to be working for her. It's hard, extremely hard for our bodies to "bounce back" after even being pregnant once. While it's just a suggestion, maybe it's something to take into consideration, IF you haven't already tried that avenue. Again, going off the date of this posting. Just remember, we're always here for you, if you should need us or just need to talk.
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Thank you so much Aries! Yeah, what with the lockdown and two little kids, I haven't been checking in on TTL that often.

Your daughter sounds like a heroine. Oh wow. If you don't mind my asking, what is she taking or what diagnosis was she given?

My gynecologist gave me some herbal medicine to take which didn't help - in retrospect, I think it's because the symptoms I'm experiencing don't actually have anything to do with PMS or hormones.

The mood swings, the tears, the rage, are all coming not once a month, but every two or three days. It's driving me out of my senses and I feel terrible for my kids. Husband, though generally very supportive and available, has made it clear he does not want to live with someone "on sedatives".

I'm looking into alternative methods - art therapy, spiritual healing, whatever - stuff I normally wouldn't look into. But I have not, hitherto experienced that traditional therapy really works.

Anyway, thanks again for your support. Happy Sunday :)
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I know what you mean. It's all stress, fatigue. It makes the symptoms worse. I was advised to take vitamins, reduce stress. Find something to take your mind off your problems. It's normal that you feel this way. The main thing is to take care of yourself more in this period.
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