Weird PMS thing?

posted 1 month ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

I too have noticed that my PMS has gotten much worse as I’ve gotten older. I’m now more sensitive to hormones in general, as I don’t handle birth control well either. 

I don’t have much advice, but you are not alone!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

I had terrible PMS from a teen until last year.  I am in my 40’s.  It was awful.  I used to yell at my kids during that time and would fly off the handle for no reason at all.  I hated myself for it, but it seemed like I couldn’t control it.  

I started taking magnesium and potassium last year for different reasons and found that my PMS started diminishing.  My moods have mellowed out.  I no longer feel the urge to yell during that time and those little things that used to set me off don’t anymore.  The cramps and migraines that used to accompany my period are gone.  It’s been amazing what a difference it’s been.  I wish I would have realized how much magnesium my body was lacking.  I started following this protocol found here at the bottom of the page.  https://therootcauseprotocol.com/   Now, I have to track when my period is coming because I don’t have the warning signs that I used to get.  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

softdrink77 :  No.  Aspartate is not a recommended type.   The brand I take for magnesium is from Jigsaw.  A lot of times people don’t see results from magnesium because they aren’t balancing it with potassium.  Until I started following the protocol I linked above, I didn’t know that people need 4,700 mg of potassium a day (which I probably still don’t get) nor did I know we need 5 mg of magnesium per pound of body weight daily to maintain good levels.  No wonder I felt so crappy all the time.  

Your PMS symptoms are your body’s way of saying that there is still a deficiency there.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Are you on hormonal BC? I know it’s often prescribed to help with PMS, but in my experience it made mine ten times worse.

I’ve also noticed a change in PMS (worsening) in my late twenties, it’s like I’m going through puberty again (oh boy!). In my case it’s due to high estrogen, which is more common than you might think. I take a supplement that helps the body get rid of excess estrogen called DIM. Maybe ask your doctor to test your hormone levels?

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Yea I can relate. Sometimes I get PMS symptoms 1-2 days before my period comes but other times it’s like a week and a half before and that’s the worst. It’s actually happening right now where my boobs have been sore, I’ve had what I call “brain fog,” fatigue. I just want my period to come already because I know that will alleviate the symptoms after the first day or two. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I feel like it’s worse after having 2 kids 😆 and the youngest is 9 months old so I’m also still breastfeeding which contributes to crazy mood swings. At some point I hope it gets better before menopause lol. Otherwise my poor kids and husband ahaha.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

softdrink77 :  I have the same problem. It went away for a few years when I was on birth control but now its back since I’m off. Basically my PMS symptoms are really bad depression mixed with extreme anger. Example: this past week I spend a few days at work wanting to cry, feeling like I was stupid and can’t do anything right, I’d then go home and hysterically cry. Then after 2 days of that I was ANGRY for 2 days. I felt so much rage inside of me, and like you said everything my husband did made me so so mad. Then I got my period and I was my normal self again. Birth control made this better for me but now my husband and I are going to start trying for a baby soon so I’ve been off birth control and just dealing with the terrible PMS. Exercise helps a little!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse

Oh gosh Bee! I’m currently experiencing severe PMS. It get bad the 3 days leading up to my period. I get really irratible with my kids and husband. I get angry and then depressed because I lost my shit. I’m in my early 30s and have noticed alot of changes in my PMS and periods. My Grandma says that women in our family can start menopause at around 35. So that might be the cause of my extreme PMS and period changes since I turned 30 two years back. I don’t really have any advice, as the only advice I got was to go on the pill. I tried it for 2 months, but the pills made me so sick every night for those 2 months. I don’t do well on hormonal birth control at all. My body totally rejects it. My husband is really patient with me when I’m Pms-ing and he won’t blame me for it. I’m usually a very calm and level headed person. It sounds like your hubby is also patient with you. That’s a good thing and God bless him and all men that deal with our crazy hormonal selves. Just remember that once your period starts, it’ll end and you’ll be back to normal. Apologize for the snapping and bitchiness. That’s all about the advice I can give you. Hugs from me Bee!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

I’ve been in bed and sofa allllllll day because of pms and I’m on the verge of crying. I guess, the painkiller I’ve taken earlier also upset my stomach. Pms is  b.tch.

It started 2 days ago and yesterday I was literally lying in bed crying I didn’t wanna go anywhere.

Everyone told me it’d become better in time and it just doesn’t. 😭

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

softdrink77 :  OMG this could have been me writing this- I have such horrible emotional PMS, crying, irritibility and just anger for no reason. I also have terrible physical symptoms, sore boobs, cramps, constipation, fatigue, the whole kit and caboodle. I am trying to find ways to make it easier. I will definitely try the Mg/K thing and see how that works. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

They had to put me on Zoloft five years ago, because mine was so bad. I haven’t had a problem with PMS since, at least, not emotionally. I still have the pesky physical issues, but even those eased up a bit when I started the Zoloft. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I’ve always had bad PMS, and likely PMDD at one point. I’ve never taken BC or other meds/supplements, so it’s been natural for me. 

The silver-lining though, is that because it’s like clockwork, I know why I’m feeling so sensitive and irritable, and generally know how long it’s going to last. When I know I’m “being hormonal”, I’ll usually give my husband a heads up. It takes a lot of self-control to control outburst urges, but I’ve been getting better at it over time; and honestly, it feels really empowering when I do overcome it. I try to avoid situations which irritate me, which sometimes means spending a full day avoiding everyone as much as possible, lol. But sometimes, I still fail…and that’s okay, because I’m human. I’ll apologize, and hubby is always very understanding. The important thing is to be open with the people around you, and to be kind to yourself. We all have bad days…and for some of us, those bad days are on a schedule. 

I’ve never given the magnesium/potassium/calcium supplements a fair try (maybe I should?) but I’ve also heard great things about that helping with PMS. So I really hope that works for you! But if it doesn’t, I just want to say you shouldn’t feel ashamed about your PMS, and it’s totally possible to work through it, and that we’re all sympathizing with you! Lol

 

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