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    Hi. I am 22 and have recently been diagnosed with PMDD by a psychiatrist. I already take 20 mg Prozac everyday for anxiety, but it doesn't seem to do anything during the week before my period (PMDD week). I am pushing everyone I love away. They try to understand, but I eventually feel guilty for irrationally lashing out at them. I have total rage, not anger, but rage over small things. I am normally a very peaceful caring person, so even i feel strange after I realized how I have acted. I feel depressed and sooooooo tired. I need help. The only thing my psychiatrist told me to do was up my Prozac for 10 days before my period. This doesn't seem to help, and I don't want to be on anymore medication. Are there any natural remidies (sp?) for PMDD? Please help me I feel like I am going insane!!

  • There is a book called "the 4 hour body", there are several different diets in the book, one of the diets is slow carb. It consists of mostly MEAT, BEANS and VEGTABLES, not all vegetables some. My pmdd appears as sever exhaustion, and mood swings. Mood swings vary form anger to avoiding people to depression. I changed my diet for hope in a solution, not because I needed to loose weight, I am skinny, skinny.

    Being on slow carb diet. My energy sky rocketed! My feelings of anxiety toward my period completely changed, my personality actually completely transformed. I became HAPPIER I had more energy I felt awesome. You don't realize your unhealthy, until you feel healthy again. Any how After being on the diet for a while, like three months. I started to yearn again for my unhealthy diet of pasta, pizza, carb heavy veggies like fries, fruit, and breads, fried chicken emotional comfort foods. (even though their is cheat days in slow carb I still craved bad foods on non cheat days.) This lead me off of the slow carb diet and back to a land of misery. While eating a healthy diet is difficult and does require additional planning, time and energy, the pros out weight the cons. If you are a veterinarian you can do the slow carb deit it just requires way more effort on greens and nut intakes. Any how I hope this helps, I feel healthy habits like diet and exercise have a huge impact on my pmdd symptoms. The solution is not immediate you can't be on the diet for a week and feel better it takes two or three weeks before your body is clean of chemically processed foods.

    Here is an additional diet change I made, I did not consume any MSG, now and days MSG is in everything we eat it has so many different names its hard to know what has it in it and what doesn't. I made an active choice to not eat any broth made from msg, any processed or cured meats with msg, or anything similar. I hope this helps other women who are suffering. I know it helped me.

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    • You may ask how a diet could possibly help a hormonal problem, but female hormones work alongside insulin, which is controlled by the carbohydates in your body.

      Try simply cutting down on the bread/rice/pasta you're eating, and adding some fat if you need to keep your caloric intake sufficient. Don't just jump into it; ease in to keep cravings at bay. Since changing to a low-carb lifestyle, I have seen my pre-period symptoms wane - too bad I can never tell when it's coming now!
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      • Oh my word! Thank you so so much! I cannot wait to try it...and I will def. buy the book.

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