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    Hi everyone~~ I am Darla and am suffering pretty badly with PMDD~~ I would love to hear from anyone else who suffers from this and what you are doing about it? It is pure hell~~

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    I am sorry to hear you are suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). For anyone who does not know, this is PMS times 20. The only information I have found is the typical things you would use to treat PMS. Many women try Evening Primrose Oil and say that it helps. I personally have been taking it, but am not sure if it's helping or not.

    It is suggested that women with PMDD take an antidepressant medication if their problems are unbearable. I personally am against it, but others will say it's beneficial. I would seriously suggest asking around and getting advice from people who have taken these meds before starting them.

    Sorry I could not be more help. I am going to post some info about PMDD in a seperate thread for others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darla

    Hi everyone~~ I am Darla and am suffering pretty badly with PMDD~~ I would love to hear from anyone else who suffers from this and what you are doing about it? It is pure hell~~
    me too darla!!!

    I got mine when i started menstruating at 14. I had to leave school because it made me so anxious and lethargic. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue but the difference between me and all other chronic fatigue patients is that i wasn't as tired, just way more depressed.
    I get a high and release when my period starts it feels brilliant.
    I dont cope very well, antideppressants dont work for me, neither do the contraceptive pill.
    people seriously seem to underestimate the power of this disorder dont they?
    How does it affect you?
    amelia xxxx

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    I started menstruating at 10 yrs. old. By the time I was in high school, I was missing school while on my period because I literally could not get out of bed and stand up straight. I have always had horrible periods and I've always felt horrible-emotionally AND physically- before I started. The way a woman feels during this "nasty" time isn't ever something I talked about frequently with other women - I just assumed it was normal. I recently saw a commercial for PMDD and it got my attention because those are some of the things I feel. So I got online and looked it up and man, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I don't know what to do about it though. I am a single mother of 3 and to be honest, I can tell you that I have made SO many excuses for my behavior - i.e. the kids are acting up, the finances are tight, my boyfriend sucks, it's post partum depression, etc.... and perhaps these things are big triggers, but ultimatly, I think it's just me. I have no patience for my kids and there have been times that I chew their head off for something so simple. I feel horrible after that and I try to console them. Why isn't there a medication for this type of thing? There's a medication for EVERYTHING else............

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    I have read several things about PPMD and there are treatments that doctoring are using today to treat this. They are Serafem, Paxil CR and Zoloft. I have read that people are experiencing good results with their systoms when taking these medications. Check with you physician and they will be able to tell you which one would be best. I hope this helps.

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    i thought i was loosing it
    about a week before my period is due i about unbearable to live with and then i get the most horriable pain in my breast that it feels like a knife from front to back. i know i'm about to get my period i told this to my dr. and he gave me zoloft it works but i get very dizzy from it the first couple days i hear there are clinical trials for pmdd does anyone know the website?

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    Default PMDD and Education

    I found this web page as I was trying to collect information for a thesis for my Master's in education. Although I have searched the topic PMDD before, I never encountered this forum and was extremely pleased to have found it. At 23 years of age, after battling what I thought was the "baby blues" I was diagnosed with PMDD after many doctors and months of journaling. When I was given the challenge to research how technology can assist with the education of students with special needs, I knew that PMDD is what I wanted to address in regards to emotional disorders.

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    Default PMDD and Education -part 2

    It was my own recollection of the difficulties I had in school at only at certain times and how technology has assisted me to be brave enough to embark on graduate studies. However, as I know and many of you, PMDD is not a well known disorder and has not received much attention. My goal is to help girls and women who battle PMDD to not have it interfere with their education which I know is a major part of being successful in society. I would like to interview any women that would like to have their views and story told. If anyone is interested I would greatly appreciate it?

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    I am a mother of four children, last go was twins, I work full time, go to school and am involved with lots of community activities. I now believe I have been suffering with this disorder my late twenties. It seems that the medical community is not in sink with the validity of this disorder, I work in the medical field. After the birth of my first child I experienced post pardum for about a year, then with my second child I was so depresed it affected my bonding with my son. I was not able to function. Doctors were liery of putting me on meds, until I had a total breakdown about one year after my son's birth. That was 6 years ago. I have been on anti-dperessants since. I was even on a lowered dose while pregnant with my twins. The alternate was worse than the potential outcome. So far so good, the twins appear to be normal. I still struggle with the idea of being on medications for such a length of time but I see no other choice. Even while being on my meds. I still experience extreme PMDD symptoms. My poor husband and children, I litterally turn into another person. I become enraged with any little thing and threaten my husband with divorce. We have been seing a therapist and are just now starting to track my cycle. I am desparately hoping tha my M.D. will be more open to this than other medical professionals I have seen. My symptoms are textbook and I have read that women who have experienced Post-partum depression are likely to develop PMDD in their late 30's and 40's. Thanks God my husband loves me and he is willing to try to resolve this issue and stand by my side. I am so grateful that there are forums like this were we can all share.

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    Hi--Research, research, research! That is how I have been coping. I find seeing a counsellor is helpful as well to help my family and I in dealing with me and to put in place supports that relieve stress, etc... I think due to the insufficient public education on this PMDD it tends to end up on our own shoulders to find things that work for us. There are some good books. As well tracking may be helpful if you haven't already. There is research and information out there just gotta dig alittle. I think some self care is definitely in order for those of us that suffer from this especially when we are in the thick of things so to speak.

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