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This is hell!

  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
    schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago

    I think I have 7day preperiod moodiness whatever it is.
    I have been up and down all week , happy depressed anxious
    now I have it today. I felt like crap but glad to KNOW what it is, as in why i feel this way.

    I never ever knew anything because I never kept track of it, and being bipolar people or doctor assume it was bipolar and it's not..............


    now I need to go to doctor to see how to help the mood and the heavy flow.
    and I know being on the depo shot made it go away 100% which was heaven. no pain no flow. but i don't remeber about the mood part.

    what's your experience women?

    or men.

    this is horrible!

    1. IzzyM profile image84
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Pre menstrual tension is horrendous, but I always found that the Pill helped it, but if you are on depovera that should do the same thing.

      I always liked the joke Q "Why does it take two women with PMT to change a lightbulb?" A "Because it just does, RIGHT!!!"

      I believe also making dietary changes can help. Maybe someone has written  hub on it.

      Chocolate helps, try it!

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
        schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        wink smile cool!

    2. Maddie Ruud profile image81
      Maddie Ruudposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Have you tried aromatherapy?  Essential oils are a great tool for hormone-related difficulties.  I have a Hub on aromatherapy for PMS with more specific suggestions.

  2. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 4 years ago

    Watch out for idiot doctors that want to put you on drugs.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is good advice.

      Not saying there aren't medications that will help. Just that many are in business to make money, and even the ones that care about healing are often duped by sales pitches or forced to sell drugs to pay the absurd costs of being in the medical business.  Because a business is what medicine has become.

  3. Aficionada profile image92
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    I have read that it (the moodiness part) can be made worse by not getting enough sleep.  But, the problem is, how can we get enough sleep when we feel so rotten?

  4. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
    schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago


  5. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image85
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago

    Is PMT the same thing as PMS?

    I'm really ignorant with regard to this particular issue, but I would like to learn more. Is there somewhere where you can take classes? I would prefer online.

    My teenage daughter lives with me, her choice, as opposed to my ex-wife. My daughter has had some of these problems. So I find a birth control prescription lying on the coffee table. Nobody gave me a heads up on this, and I find out after an FBI investigation it apparently is to alleviate some of these problems.

    I'm not only concerned about before Aunt Flow visits, but I am also concerned about after. A couple days ago I noticed something unusual under the couch in the living room. At first I thought it was a mouse that the cat had mangled because it looked like it had a tail. Once I fetched it out from under there, it was bloody all right, but no, not a mouse.

    I keep track as best I can of when and make a lot of chocolate cookies in advance. Meatloaf also seems to help. I'm not sure why.

    I haven't discussed these matters with my daughter because I'm not sure how exactly to initiate meaningful dialog. Her mother got her the birth control pills and gave me that info.

    1. IzzyM profile image84
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Whoo Man you have got your work cut out learning about teenage girls!!

      Yes PMT and PMS is the same thing - pre-menstrual tension and pre-menstrual syndrome to give them their Sunday names.

      The problems are before Aunt Flo arrives, then you should get a break for a week or two.

      You're a man, you don't have meaningful conversations about PMT with anyone. Period. (no pun intended)

      Your daughter will not need your help either. Modern misses look up the internet for solutions to their problems.

      You should read up on it in order to be prepared (keep plenty of chocolate in the house, that is a great idea!).

      The Pill has been the greatest invention since sliced bread, for women, and not just to avoid pregnancy.

      I'm sure I read somewhere that avoiding bread is a good idea too - something about all those additives they put in the white flour at the processing stage, after they have stripped out all the natural goodness.

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
        schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think I'm getting back on depo provera soon asap! lol

      2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image85
        BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        IzzyM, thank you for your insightful comments. True, I don't have any meaningful conversations about PMT/PMS with anyone. Although I did look it up in the Bible and meditated upon that one verse where Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Bethlehem.

        Right, my daughter does refer to the internet considerably for solutions to her problems. The only thing she discusses with me is her immediate need for money. What concerns me most about her reliance upon the internet is that she usually stumbles upon some site where she wants to borrow my credit card to buy something online.

        Well, I'm off to buy more chocolate. Got to be ready.

        Funny thing, my daughter sends me to the store to buy a lot of stuff. She even sent me to buy a sports bra. But she never asked me to buy those feminine products related to the subject of this thread and there is always a supply in the cabinet under the sink.

        Should you really flush those things down the toilet? Reason I ask is that one time I had to plunge and noticed a wrapper in the trash. On the other hand, I really don't want to find them under the couch either.

  6. IzzyM profile image84
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    LOL @ your whole reply! You keep that sense of humor, you're gonna need it!

    Yes they are flushable, it says so on the packet. The Green people might think differently but hey such is life.

    1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image85
      BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well Izzy, to be perfectly honest, I never thought to read what was on the wrapper. Duh on me.

      And flushable is a matter of interpretation. This brings to mind another “problem” I have had much experience with concerning the fairer sex.

      Toilet paper is supposed to be flushable too, right? I’m talking number one here, and I want to know why it takes so much toilet paper to wipe that thing. I know, I know, the anatomy is different and all, and all we (like me) have to do is shake it a few times. But geez!

      How do you tell a member of the opposite sex she is using too much toilet paper? Okay, the first thing you might snap at me (depending on PMT/PMS status) is “Don’t sweat the small stuff!”

      Let me elaborate. Yeah, toilet paper is cheap. But, there’s always a butt. So occasionally someone forgets to flush and you notice a huge amount of toilet paper, relative to the job at hand. No big deal, right? Well, not now, for me, because we live in an apartment in the “city” where we have a sewer system and the toilet flushes real good most of the time, other than an occasional plunge necessary due to the disposal of feminine products.

      I’ll try to make a long story short. When I had a house in the country, it was a private septic system as opposed to a public sewer system. So you got this big septic tank out in the backyard connected to the house via a pipe underground. Okay, I can tell you are getting bored so I’ll stop. Let me just say that an overabundance of toilet paper caused a dilemma whereby I had to go outside, take the big iron cover off the septic tank and stick a snake in the hole and get matters flowing again.

      When this occurred, I experienced something like what you ladies are describing occurs with PMT/PMS. Now that was hell! Chocolate never did much for me, but beer helped

      1. IzzyM profile image84
        IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Just cutting the quote down to save on cyber-space, but yeah I understand perfectly.

        I moved from a modern and totally westernised city to the middle of nowhere in a foreign land, where the toilets in public bars warned you to put the paper in the receptacle provided and not flush it away.

        Probably in houses too, but I bought a modern house that had running tap water.

        Luckily for me (in a way) I hit the menopause not longer after arriving here, thus saving the embarrassment of being caught out as the one who choked the drains on our new housing estate - everyone else is well past their sell-by date.

        Such is life!

        As for the toilet paper thing, yes it is in order to suggest limiting the number of squares pulled off.

        Every family does that at some point. I mean, toilet paper, it really is throwing money down the toilet!

        Tell her she either cuts down, or you are going to supply old newspapers cut up instead.

        She'll get the message smile