PMDD and Perimenopause

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I'm curious. Did you ladies have PMDD while you were younger? I always had very bad PMS symptoms of fatigue, depression, migraines to the point I'd have to take naps. Now these seem nothing in comparison to peri symptoms. But I'm wondering if having PMDD is a factor is having such a difficult peri.

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    I didn't really have pmdd. Now I am 46 and going through perimenopause. Really bad headaches every day,unbelievable fatigue and depression and anxiety. I am writing this now as I have just woken up from a horrible sweat 😣 Can't wait for all this to end.
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    I've never had pmdd but this Peri is kicking my butt! I'm having everything from anxieties to lower back and leg pains! Fatigue, confusion, dizziness, mood swings ,hot flashes and even elevated high blood pressure!
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    How did they treat your PMDD? I'm curious because a doctor told me once that I wasn't in peri since I'm still having regular periods every month but that my symptoms could be due to PMDD.
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      You could have PMDD. But your doc was wrong. You can be in peri and still have regular cycles. Some women have regular cycles up until they stop. My aunt did. She had regular cycles until her last one lasted almost a month and that was it.
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      I've had PMDD I think ever since I started my periods so I thought that's how it was. It was only after my peri started I started researching and realized I had PMDD. All these years of going to doctors and I never even heard the term PMDD so it went untreated.
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      Wow! Did you used to have severe cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite? I had debilitating cramps. If I was out someplace I had to go home. If I was supposed to go somewhere I had to cancel my plans. I even loss jobs because of attendance. This would be the first two days then the rest of my cycle was normal.
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      Yeah I used to think everything I experienced was normal for me. I have two sisters who never suffered like me. I knew not all women suffered like me but I just figured everyone was different and that was just the way mine behaved. After I had my kids all that simmered down. Then I started experiencing what I thought was really intense PMS and then after I joined this forum I realized it was all peri. My peri symptoms seem to get worse the older I get. I hope I'm close to the end of this ride. I'm 42 and I've been having peri symptoms since I was about 26 when I had to have my right ovary removed and that was before I had my kids.
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      I can relate to that. After researching peri, I realized I was having symptoms since I was 35. My cycles were every 23 days instead of 28, heavy bleed, clotting, headaches, night sweats, extremely sore boobs, bad back aches, swollen legs and feet, a ton of weight gain so bad that I developed high blood pressure, insomnia, and severe fatigue. Dry skin, dry hair and scalp, and skin changes. I thought it was normal pms. This was constant for three years until November 2015. The hard symptoms has started, the strange thing is most of those symptoms have stopped now there is a ton of other symptoms that are freightening. I will be glad when it's over. Don't know how much more this body can take.
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