Post # 1
I know my period will be arriving in a few days.. probably on the weekend.. I can tell because I’m feeling a little bloated and I feel random cramps here and there.. but mostly because I feel SO DOWN before getting my period.. I’m usually a really optimistic person and I try to see the bright side of things but a week before my period I just get so down and I’ll cry for no reason and I just feel extremely anxious.
I’ve learned about PMDD and sometimes I’ve wondered if I have that..
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a condition in which a woman has severe depression symptoms, irritability, and tension before menstruation. The symptoms of PMDD are more severe than those seen with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
there’s a brief explanation..
just wanted to know if any bees out there get really bad premenstrual symptoms?? mine come about a week before and on the first or second day of my cycle they’re gone.
Post # 3
Mine were bad before being on the pill. REALLY bad. I would get horrible cramping, bad headaches, and bloating. Oh, the bloating! AND, to make matters worse, I get insanely emotional. Like anything will either (1) set me into a tailspin or (2) make me really weepy. It is basically a crapshoot with me. But they don’t seem to last as long as you are describing – maybe the day prior to the beginning of my period & the first actual day of bleeding – 2 days total.
Beyaz didn’t help much – but Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo works wonders for me!
Post # 4
@summerteeth: glad to know I’m not alone! I was on the pill for a year and it made my crams not so bad and my period lighter.. I’ve been off of it for a year and now it seems as if my cramps are getting worse… the cramps are bad but being so emotional and down is really getting to me.. I’m usually happy for 3 weeks out of the months, but then that 1 week before period it’s like I have depression or something.. even Fiance knows that when it’s close to my period I get extremely emotional.. I almost had a panic attack in his car one time when my period was about to come and we were going to a birthday dinner and for no reason I was freaking out.. it’s like I can’t control it..
I’m going to get on birth control again and see if it helps any with all this emotional stuff!