Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) Support Group

Premenstrual Stress Syndrome (PMS) is stress which is a physical symptom prior to the onset of menstruation. PMS is exceedingly common, occurring in 75% of women of reproductive age during their lifetime, characterized by symptoms of mood swings, depression, anxiety and irritability. It is often accompanied by physical symptoms such as bloating and cramping.

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  • Mrs.Newton2012

    PMS or pregnant?

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    How can I tell if it's pregnancy or endometriosis?How do pregnancy symptoms with endometriosis differ from pregnancy symptoms without endometriosis? Also, I had a laparoscopy done last month on the 17th.. am I still going to have a lot of the same symptoms? Or are these symptoms all supposed to be gone? The reason I'm asking is be I'm cramping like crazy and it's 4 days until my period is...
  • Michelle44

    Need some advice

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    I just turned 44 last month and let me tell you it's been crazy since.  I started my period on the 6th of December lasted til the 14th .then again on the 27th I started again it hasn't been heavy I've had cramps through out this one normally I only cramp a few days. As of today January the 5th I am still on this period . I have notice I'm a little moody I've woke up once sweaty . This morning my...
  • Kitty915

    My period

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    I have not yet gotten my period this month and I am depressed and irritable as can be.
  • hauntedgirl25

    Found something that helps

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    Hi I've been struggling with pre-period pain....got to the extreme 2 weeks prior to my period. I was in pain nearly 24/7 for 2 weeks with severe cramps and bloating and very irritated. I found a natural product called Harmony Balance,it helps with all PMS symptoms,took it about 5 hours ago and seems to be helping all ready....got my period today and am interested to see what happens....will let...
  • dannisofa

    All natural remidy with essential oils

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    Hi I found this article with a remidy using essential oils   I would rather buy something but I am willing to try anything  any other ideashttp://www.scienceofnaturalhealth.com/premenstrual-menstrual-cramps-natural-remedy.html
  • WNB125

    Little rant of mine

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar depression. Well when ever i get my period now i suffer from PMS majorly. It's like my brain goes crazy and my emotions can't figure out what they wanna do and my thoughts don't stop. It's just constant thinking of random things. I can't barley sleep because of the constant thinking. I've tried listening to relaxing music, getting off all electronic devices an hour...
  • I suffer from depression, mostly dysthymia, though I've had bouts of major depression throughout my life. I'm 53 now, and I probably didn't make the connection between my more severe moods and PMS until I was well into my 30s or 40s. Once I made the connection, it was a little easier to "plan" what I would and wouldn't be able to accomplish during certain days each month. It also helped me to...
  • julieauthor

    PPMD is ruining my life

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    Hi everyone :) The smiley face feels so stupid, but I don't want to seem like Eyore RIGHT off the bat. I'm 40 and PPMD has had me do everything from call suicide hotlines, suffer debilitating panic attacks, sobbing in public.... there's nothing that I can do it seems to help the utter hopelessness, and the worst of it is the isolation I feel and yet at the same time I push my loved ones away...
  • WNB125

    It's just that "easy" (T.W)

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    I'm not posting this because i want to brag. I'm posting because i'm proud and i want people to know that you can get through this. It does get better. Please keep going. You will have days where u will break down but that is ok as long as you pick yourself back up again. You are loved. It may seem like you're not but you really are. What you're going through is NOT your fault.This is what i...
  • deleted_user

    Tachycardia During Ovulation or PMS?

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    Please tell me I am not alone in this; I have had a problem with tachycardia for awhile and have been taking note of when it occurs and it seems to me that it might be happening when I am ovulating or having PMS. Now my periods are VERY irregular, I am having PMS already I think (or in my case PMDD). Does this happen to anyone else. I would just sleep better at night if I knew I was not alone...
  • anxious-emet

    My symptoms, anyone else?

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    About a week before my period starts I notice I get really moody and irritable for almost no reason, and I'm bloated. Then about 4-5 days before I feel sick to my stomach and nauseous and have occasional cramps for the remainder until day one. the first day of my cycle is the worst, the cramps are unbearable for at least 24 hours, I'm nauseous and don't want to eat at all but light bleeding. The...
  • ecate

    PMS - How Do You Manage If You Have This?

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    I couldn't agree more with this article http://www.drdarams.com/women-irritable-certain-periods-every-month/. It's written by a male doctor actually. Have you had any of these experiences? Sometimes I coudn't help myself of becoming down for no reasons. There are instances that it does affect few of my relationships with other people. 
  • warriorprincess2412

    PMDD - doctor battles

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    Hi all, I'm new :) Trying to find some help and support for my PMDD. I've been under a specialist for nearly 18months now who has insisted I try a range of birth control methods to try and help. The pill was flat out useless, depo injection has appeased the rage but turned me into a paranoid, crazy, depressive mess. Anti-depressants I am currently on but this really isn't the issue because its...
  • Hi ive been on the controceptive pill for 5 months now to curb my severe periods....it hasnt helped. I ended up in hospital the other day with very heavy bleeding and severe cramping,headache,nausea and dizzyness. That was 8 days after my last period. I wasnt really getting break through bleeding,i was getting 2 really bad periods a month. The doctor said he thinks i eneded up with two because my...
  • VioletOctober

    major PMDD and bipolar.

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    So every single time I'm PMDDimg I get extremely depressed and very hostile. I have thoughts of hurting myself. Never suicide thankfully. But it gets VERY intense. I also have cyclothymia (lowest form of bipolar) and my moods get WAY worse during this time. I'm on new medication for the bipolar and they help me a lot but NOT during my PMS period. I've gotten to the point that I'll rip my hair...