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March 9th, 2011, 12:58 PM
BeccaMenk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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So, I know that I suffer from pretty severe PMS..but lately I have been wondering if I might have PMDD. I plan on talking to my doctor next visit about the terrible moodiness and depression I feel right after ovulation. It follows a consistent pattern and sometimes is so horrible I can't function... I hate it!
I dont really know what I can do to treat it but I am hoping he will have some suggestions. I have a slight tendency to depression outside of PMS but it def gets HORRIBLE after O.

Do you have any issues like this? How do you handle it? Any suggestions?
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March 9th, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Mine is always the week leading up to AF. It's miserable.. I find that exercise is the only thing that helps. I have tried meds (anti anxiety, anti depression) that don't do anything for me. Just staying busy and active helps me! Eating cleaner helps too. I know it sounds cliche or dumb- but really that's for me at least!
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March 9th, 2011, 07:10 PM
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I had that for a little while, and then it suddenly went away. I finally figured out that I could take a small dose of Zoloft during that time and it kicked it. Somehow it works differently than other anti-depressants... Plus it's supposedly safe during pregnancy.. but I just recently saw an ad on tv where there is some lawsuit against Zoloft about birth defects.. so I dunno now.. Exercise helps too, but I know how hard it is to do when you're already in that "depressed" mood. I have a rather long history of depression. I hope you figure something out!
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March 10th, 2011, 01:07 PM
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Yikes!
Sounds miserable! I hope your dcotor is able to do something for you, so you are able to get some emotional relief!
Keep us posted, sweets!
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March 11th, 2011, 09:24 AM
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I suspected that I was experiencing pmdd a few years ago. I noticed that about a week before AF, I felt a sense of doom, even if everything was fine. For me, just noticing the correlation between the feelings and the timing helped. I was able to rationalize with myself better and understand why I was feeling that way. I used to be heavy into journaling, and it was always good to get my feelings on paper. That also gave me an even clearer picture of when I was experiencing the anxiety and depression. And Maggie is right - exercise is such a big stress reliever! When I was regularly working out, I felt my spirits were more even and positive.

I'm sorry you are going through this - I know it can be awful! Definitely discuss your concerns with your dr and get some feedback.
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