Suffering in silence until now

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I've had premenstral dismorphic disorder all of my reproductive years. Which almost killed me before I found a treatment that helped with the symptoms and gave me my life back. I still pray for my period to start so I can stop hiding and live. it wasn't easy but I always knew relief was one drop of menstral blood away so I could hang on.i wasn't  told that premenopause would throw me in to perpetual hell but of course it has. Without my period I have no relief from the depression, irrational mood swings and completely inappropriate behaviour that goes with my pmdd. I have a doctors appointment in a few days, praying I can hang on and that she will have a plan to rescue me from this hell before it completely destroys my life....

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    I am sorry that you are feeling so poorly.  I have found this forum to be very helpful as I go through this journey.  Hope the doctors are able to help you!
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    Hang I now there

    I've been going through peri for ten years 

    Thought it was over until a thyroid operation six weeks ago

    Brought on a period!!!

    I won't pretend it's easy but I will say keep venting here

    You will be amazed at how wonderful all these ladies are

    I went in mirtazapine an antidepressant for a while it helped calm me down and sleep 

    No other medication as yet

    This journey is one that has taken the wind out of my sails 

    I'm not the same person any more 

    Don't think I ever will be

    So I'm back to counting for another year and also having to have my thyroid function tested due to the surgery to remove half of it due to a lump

    That has knocked me back yet again

    Hopefully your doctor can suggest something 

    Just to add my sister had severe pms she went in amitrypline for migraines but it calmed her pms symptoms

    Not sure how you feel about Antidepressants but whatever way you choose to go don't give up

    We are all here for you x

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    I share your feelings and  I am sorry you are feeling this way.  I have been in perimenopause for about 5 years now and I cannot believe how terrible it has been. No one ever tells you about what you may go through when you reach this stage of life.  I had no idea....honestly, the only things I ever heard muttered were hot flashes, weight gain and eventually my period would "go away",  No one ever tells you that you may feel like you're going crazy, or have heart palpitations, night sweats, fear that doesn't seem to ever go away, a complete change in cycles (shorter, longer, lighter bleeding, heavier bleeding), gastrointestinal issues, pain (anywhere--mentally and physically).  It is scary and frustrating, but I do believe that there is a light at the end of the long, dark tunnel.  

    Please know you are not alone in your feelings.  I find it very helpful to use this forum as often as I need to.  The ladies who share their stories have been wonderful support.  

    I really don't know how to get through some days, but I find that if I write down how I'm feeling, I get tremendous support from the ladies in this forum.  I am grateful to know that I'm not alone....and please remember YOU are not alone!  I pray that your doctor will be able to provide some relief.  Hang in there.  I know it will get better based on the stories I've read here.  Hugs---Sarah

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    Just wanted to let you know I sent you a private message.

    Cheers Rosemary😃

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