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Can pms before your period trigger your depression to suicidal thoughts ?

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    • little_boo

      803d

      i’m not sure if pms triggers suicidal thoughts but i know for sure that pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) does. i always describe it as pms on steroids. i feel like i get in such a low and hopeless place and nothing will ever change that and then i get my period and feel silly every month for forgetting the down swing was going to happen. once i made the connection, i began tracking my period and the onset of negative emotions so i can remind myself that if i’m sad around that time of month it’s probably just my hormones making me that way.

    • Pfeiffer

      802d

      Yes!

    • me3mae

      803d

      Yes, oh boy yes. Been there.

    • unicorn

      803d

      I'm in the same boat. I haven't been suicidal for a while, but I do have more mood swings and become more hopeless and depressed for a about a week before my period starts. It sounds like it happens to a lot of us ❤️

    • little_boo

      803d

      i’m not sure if pms triggers suicidal thoughts but i know for sure that pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) does. i always describe it as pms on steroids. i feel like i get in such a low and hopeless place and nothing will ever change that and then i get my period and feel silly every month for forgetting the down swing was going to happen. once i made the connection, i began tracking my period and the onset of negative emotions so i can remind myself that if i’m sad around that time of month it’s probably just my hormones making me that way.

    • FutureNurse

      803d

      Oh 100%! My depression gets so much worse around my period. Including suicidal thoughts. It’s so annoying because there’s nothing you can do to avoid it.. I second what Calynaji said. Try to do things you love!

    • CalyNaji

      803d

      I get that right before my period as well. Before your period starts your serotonin drops. So with my depression already, right before my period I get intrusive suicidal thoughts. So I try and do things that will boost my serotonin. Things I love. Things I can focus on and not let the thoughts get to me.

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