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2003/12/09 12:45:31 (permalink)

PMT,help!

i know it's not really a bodybuilding question but thought this was the best place to ask.
For the last couple of months,at that time of the month,i have suffered with the worst mood swings ever. I have come incredibly close to losing my best friend over it and last night i was ready to commit murder. Some chick in asda car park has just copped the brunt of it!!

Any advice on something thats good to ease the mood swings before i get carted off for anger management sessions??[:(!]
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 14:07:11 (permalink)
    have you changed anything else in the last couple of months. common reasons i can think of are switching to low carbs, ephedrine use, coming off the pill. i dont really suffer much, the tiredness gets to me more but thats about it.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 14:16:56 (permalink)
    I can't think of anything i've changed at all! I'm on dianette contraceptive pill and have been for years. It's the 3 days from taking the last pill to actually starting my period when i get like this and its been happening for a few months.
    It's been a bit of a joke upto now but i actually think my temper could get me into trouble and i don't suppose the excuse of being on my period will stand up in court[}:)]

    For example,yesterday someone peed me off big time and had i seen them i'd have killed them. Am usually quite an easy going person so this is ridiculous. Luckily my best mate must have the patience of a saint because i'm completely horrible to him and he never walks away(although i think he's come very close!!)

    I'm pretty desperate so any suggestions would be appreciated. I can't be the only one who suffers like this,can i???
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 16:43:29 (permalink)
    Your not! For about a week before I get terribly angry and depressed and then go from that to being paranoid !
    Im going to the doctors in the next week as its starting to affect my relationship. Will tell you if they suggest anything useful.
    I know evening primrose and magnesium are supposed to help but did nothing for me!
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 17:43:12 (permalink)
    If you have not changed any medication etc then what about your diet. The female body seems to need more 'sugar' around this time of the month, so if you are low carbing then it cold be your blood sugar causing mood fluctuations. If this is possible and you know exactly when the moods kick in then eat more complex carbs and make sure you eat every 2 -3 hours. A candida infection can also cause mood swings but as it is only at certain times I think this is unlikely to be your problem.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 18:16:49 (permalink)
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    Im going to the doctors in the next week as its starting to affect my relationship. Will tell you if they suggest anything useful.



    Thanks i'd be very grateful. Gonna give the evening primrose oil a try because i'm desperate for anything to work right now. Am not in a relationship at the moment but i feel like friendships are definitely affected at this time of the month.

    Kitty - can't say my carbs are particularly low as i seemed to have started the xmas pig out all ready but i definitely crave sugary things. Am just baffled as to why it's all started.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 18:40:17 (permalink)
    the only time i have suffered monthly mood swings ans cramps was when my periods stopped for 12 months. never found out where they went, but i have had 2 now and the 'pmt' symptoms have gone
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 18:48:01 (permalink)
    well i suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome which means my insides are pretty weird anyway. I have to take the dianette pill because my estrogen is practically zero without it. Without the pill though i would only have one or two periods a year. Having said that though,i've been on this pill for a few years so can't see that that has affected it.
    There must be a reason why i've suddenly started seeing red over the slightest things. Maybe i should visit the doc.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 19:51:26 (permalink)
    Angel, mood swings are actually a symptom of PCOS. Not everyone suffers from all the symtpoms but it may be that you have just started with this one. Your insulin levels can be affected with PCOS and that is why weight loss is usually an issue with most sufferers. Hence diabetes is also not uncommon in PCOS.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 20:27:16 (permalink)
    Thanks Kitty that's really interesting to know. Considering i have suffered with it since i was 14 i have been given very little information on it from the doctors. I know weight loss is an issue. About 5 years ago the cysts just dispersed themselves and i lost shed loads of weight. It was strange because basically for about 2 or 3 years i didn't have any signs of PCOS but then it cam back with a vengeance and the weight piled back on. I seem to have to work twice as hard as most people to be able to lose weight particularly round my tummy.
    It is incredibly frustrating!!

    Do you know whether the moods swings are common just around the time of the month or whether it's normal to have them all the time??

    I seem to be okay the rest of the time.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 21:37:20 (permalink)
    Maybe it is connected with the insulin thing and the female body needing carbs at that time of the month. If you are into it there are natural ways of dealing with the condition. Check out Dr Marilyn Glenville on the net...she's quite a whizz on female hormonal conditions and I'm sure she has a book on PCOS.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/09 22:16:36 (permalink)
    Thanks a lot Kitty. Your advice is much appreciated
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/10 20:25:19 (permalink)
    Doc no help! Suggested the combinedpill to settle my hormons and coming back in 3 months if it doesnt help (if i havent killed someone by then!!!)
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/10 21:41:18 (permalink)
    plc2 - i've been told evening primrose and soya help with premenstral symptoms. i also find that eating more carbs (good kind, of course) helps as they have a calming effect.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/10 23:05:42 (permalink)
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    Doc no help! Suggested the combinedpill to settle my hormons and coming back in 3 months if it doesnt help (if i havent killed someone by then!!!)



    Great!! was thinking of going to the docs myself as today i've come the closest ever to alienating the one person i really give a toss about.Patience is starting to wear thin so he shouts at me and i shout back louder, then i say nasty things and he tells me to 'chill out' or words to that effect and i just seem to see red.

    This month is worse than ever and i have got to do something soon because for a few days each month i become a completely different person. If i'm not screaming at someone i'm in floods of tears and am having such negative thoughts it is really dragging me down.

    Had enough.It's all PANTS
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/12 14:32:39 (permalink)
    have you tried the depot wotchamacallit (provera or something but that's not the correct speeling) injections - should remove the problem as you don't have periods as such with it... Mrs Biker uses it
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/12 21:14:38 (permalink)
    Biker the depot provera is okay but can be an evil thing if your body doesnt agree with it. It can sometimes make a rational woman into a raving lunatic - believe me I know.

    They decided to put me on it before I had my op - what a mistake.

    I became depressed , lost my libido, put on weight - basically became a woman from hell.

    I would err on the side of caution - it might agree with you, it might not.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/13 09:55:23 (permalink)
    Fair point SG I've heard it doesn't agree with everyone.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/13 10:53:21 (permalink)
    Funny thing is that 5 years perviously it didnt effect me.

    Angel - training controls my PMT a lot. Funnily enough it makes me lift more (must be all that pent up anger and frustration). After that I find I am pretty much on an even keel.

    There have been progs on the tv about women who have the uncontrollable urge to do violence to those nearest and dearest to so you are not alone out there.
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    RE: PMT,help! 2003/12/13 14:17:03 (permalink)
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    have you tried the depot wotchamacallit (provera or something but that's not the correct speeling) injections - should remove the problem as you don't have periods as such with it... Mrs Biker uses it



    I don't actually take the pill for contraceptive reasons, just because they give that one specifically to people with PCOS(apparently it gives you high doses of estrogen which i need)So i don't know that the injection would do the same thing but thanks anyway.

    Steel girl - The PMT seems to have subsided now for this month after i really lost it yesterday. Have got to the point where i don't actually want to take a break between packs of pills so i know i won't have a period. Am definitely gonna go to the doctors during the xmas break
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