I'm sick of my PMS… What do I do?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

SeaOfLove:  Try a new pill. Tell your doctor your PMS symptoms and he can write you a new script. If your moods are that crazy you need to be on a different dosage of BC pills. I got on a lower dosage and it was amazing.

My old pill was really affecting my mood ( bad anxiety) and I got a new BC script last year and it has been great but I hardly get pms now at all. 

Post # 3
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2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Talk to your doctor to see if you can try another kind of birth control. You can try the Mirena IUD which is a very common kind of birth control that doesn’t affect your hormones but it has to be inserted. There are so many different kinds. 

Post # 4
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2763 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You need to have your hormone levels tested. Aggressiveness/irritability is typically a sign of estrogen dominance. You need progesterone to counteract that high level of estrogen. I had this done over 10 years ago & I take progesterone from day 14-28 of my cycle….when we usually pms. It changed my life. I usually have only 1 day of unlevel moods & it’s usually the day before my period starts.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

SeaOfLove:  I second the Mirena IUD idea. For a lot of women, your period goes away completely! Love it.

Post # 7
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3531 posts
Sugar bee

Bored6:  I think this does affect your hormones.  It’s the copper IUD that doesn’t.

SeaOfLove:  I have the Paragard IUD and I love it, it doesn’t affect me emotionally at all.  I chose it because it has no hormonal effects on me and I still retain the same period cycle I had before I even got pregnant.

Post # 8
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10490 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Don’t suddently withdraw hormones so often, and switch to continuous use.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I think this is something you should talk about with your doctor. He will tell you if it’s really the pill that’s causing this, and maybe change the pill or the dosage. But in case you end up deciding that the best thing for you is to stop taking the pill, just know that there are plenty birth control options out there. http://bedsider.org/methods My partner and I use condoms for the past 5 years and I’ve never been pregnant. I’m 23.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

10mg of Prozac during the 10 days before my period has worked wonders for my PMDD.  My relationship with my husband is WAY better now.

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