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PMS...how does it affect you?

  1. MissJamieD profile image81
    MissJamieDposted 4 years ago

    So, most women have their periods and suffer with some sort of PMS.

    What are your symptoms and how do you deal with them?

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image73
      schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      wicked bad. I found out this past year I had/have pmdd. So I got on birth control to regulate my hormones. It's working pretty well so far. I've been on it over 40days and it takes 30days to take effect. So I think I'm doing pretty good that way. When I was on lithiium for a long time, i didn't know cause I felt irritable everyday, but I don't now. thank God. hmmmm

      1. MissJamieD profile image81
        MissJamieDposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I believe that I may also have PMDD because my symptoms are so severe. People around me can barely stand me and I can barely stand myself when I have PMS. I morph into some ridiculously rabid werewolf of some kind. I have no idea what I'm talking about half the time because I just hate everything! Every person, every voice, every sound, every word, everything is evil and makes me bitter during that time and I suffer greatly. I get very mean and I don't like that because I'm typically a very laid back, easy-going person. It's no fun.

    2. Sue B. profile image90
      Sue B.posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      While I do not have PMDD as many who have responded, I have noticed that my symptoms are more severe based on my health and my diet.  Although I may want to eat more bad food, I have noticed this has a terrible affect on my mood.  If I eat more fruit instead of fruits and stick to a more balanced diet, I feel more balanced throughout the month.

      1. MissJamieD profile image81
        MissJamieDposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you so much for that tip:) I recently started eating healthier so maybe this month will prove to be a more stable one. Any tips are much appreciated, again, thank you!

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am irritable, I can control it though. I have stomach cramps, I put warm water in a bottle and placed it in my stomach. I have loose BM the day before my period, I eat banana. One week before my period I drink a lot of water and exercise.

      1. MissJamieD profile image81
        MissJamieDposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I have almost every symptom there is, so I really do appreciate the tips.

        This is while I'm taking birth control, without it, I'm immobile for two days a month, in such pain and agony I literally sit in the fetal position for two days.

        I have severe mood swings (overjoyment, sadness, anxiety, hyperactivity).
        I have cramps off and on starting two weeks before my period.
        My period lasts 5 days (lasts 7 days or more without birth control).
        I have moderate to severe headache nearly every day of period and a week before.
        I have a horrible backache that keeps me awake at night a few days before I get my period.
        I'm very fatigued from a week before my period, throughout.
        I'm bloated to the point that i have to wear a size of two larger of pants.
        I get diarrhea for a week before until halfway through my period, then I get constipated.

        There are other symptoms I just can't think of right now, but either way it is absolutely horrible to go through this every month. I realize it's something most of us deal with but some have more severe symptoms than others. I only have about two weeks a month that I feel healthy. Even though I'm trying to eat better and I've been exercising for almost two months, it hasn't changed anything yet but I'm hoping it will soon.

  2. LagunaAlkaline profile image86
    LagunaAlkalineposted 4 years ago

    When I get PMS I get EXTREMELY moody.  You could look at me and I'd want to snap your neck off.  I also cry over the wierdest stuff.  This time around it was because Valentines Day sales were approaching and I was scared I wasn't going to be able to get closeout chocolates.
    Generally when I get PMS, my boyfriend sends me to my room to watch Netflix and eat sweets.  I try to keep to myself mostly because I don't want to take out my PMS on others.

    1. MissJamieD profile image81
      MissJamieDposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well at least it sounds like you have a decent boyfriend, that helps:) Thanks for sharing.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Yeah, what Laguna said.
    Some months, nothing happens at all... then others, I have to constantly fight off the tears and it takes me a while to realize what's going on. You'd think at some point we'd remember, but it's always a shock.
    Every once in a while I feel angry, but not much... just sad or I want chocolate out of no where. I always know when its coming though cause my body will tell me... in really mean ways.
    Yea! Menstruation! It's as fun as our health teacher said it would be and more!

    1. MissJamieD profile image81
      MissJamieDposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yep I have some of those same tendencies. Chocolate, tears, anger, and just plain manic. It's a b*tch.

  4. waynet profile image49
    waynetposted 4 years ago

    Well speaking as a Man who has to deal with a Mrs whilst on her jam rags, I just avoid her during this time....it's best to....us Men have to shave everyday which is equal to this....(that was a joke by the way) big_smile

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So many things wrong with that post.

      1. MissJamieD profile image81
        MissJamieDposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        And they wonder why we freak out...lol...just kidding waynet but you gotta give us some leeway:)

    2. Greek One profile image79
      Greek Oneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You said it brother!

      My wife doesnt get a period...she gets an exclamation mark!

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this
  5. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I don't experience it at all, and never have. I am not sure what proportion of women do.

  6. schoolgirlforreal profile image73
    schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago

    Does anyone know a cure for pmdd? I've tried primrose oil, birth control,,,,,nothing works....

  7. schoolgirlforreal profile image73
    schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago

    MissJamieD

    I suffer greatly too and feel the same way.

    I have no idea what to do..

 
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