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I think I might have PMDD. Right before I get my period, I get so angry at nothing. Just someone breathing loudly can make me get so mad that I want to hurt myself. I feel like I have no control over my emotions during those days, and I get dangerously depressed. However, once I get my period, after about 3 days of feeling suicidal, I start feeling better. What type of doctor do I go to for help? What treatments are available? Does anyone have advice for how I can regain control or at least stop accidentally hurting those around me?

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    • BoneDustWoman

      145d

      When I suspected I have PMDD, I just went to my primary care doctor and told her about my symptom history (i.e. the regularity of my symptoms and their severity). She prescribed Paxil to take every day. It helps a lot! I might get a little sensitive a couple days before my period now, but I don't feel that profound depression I used to have for weeks beforehand. Good luck!

    • BoneDustWoman

      145d

      When I suspected I have PMDD, I just went to my primary care doctor and told her about my symptom history (i.e. the regularity of my symptoms and their severity). She prescribed Paxil to take every day. It helps a lot! I might get a little sensitive a couple days before my period now, but I don't feel that profound depression I used to have for weeks beforehand. Good luck!

    • NiiTA

      159d

      I had self depreciating thoughts yesterday. Then I started crying. Then I caught my period. It was so weird 😭

    • mynewfriend

      176d

      My psychiatrist suggested I try taking NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) everyday for pmdd. This really seems to help and it's available through Amazon.

    • Cwabs

      179d

      Hey there! Personally I had luck going to a women’s clinic (although they serve whatever gender you identify as) for dealing with my PMDD. I found a combination of therapy and Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol (Yaz) worked the best for me. Another thing that may work is tracking your periods to give yourself a warning that these symptoms may arise. PMDD can be a scary thing that can drag you through the absolute worst that you can imagine, and it will be some trial and error to figure out what works. Giving you virtual hugs and wishing you all the best on this journey 🩵

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To seek help for PMDD, you should consult with your primary care physician or a gynecologist. They may prescribe antidepressants, hormone therapy, or suggest lifestyle changes to help manage the symptoms. Some non-medical coping methods include practicing mindfulness, reminding yourself that your emotions are due to hormonal fluctuations, and finding activities like music, coloring, or writing to work through your feelings. It's important to communicate with those around you about what you're experiencing and consider seeking professional help to better manage your emotions during this time.

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