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What is it when you have symptoms of severe PMS but it only gets worse when your period starts and you also have very heavy bleeding?

By October 20, 2010 - 1:04pm
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About a week before my period starts, I get very moody, forgetful, and clumsy. Once my period starts, I become even more moody and I feel helpless. I have absolutely no patience for my son or anybody else during this time. The worst thing is, I don't have the option to get away and take a walk when I need a break because I am a single mother and my son is too young to be left alone even for 20 minutes at a time. My head feels like its full of white static and I'm not able to concentrate on anything. I am very tired and always late for work and to take my son to school. I'm in college and it is almost impossible for me to write papers and do team projects during this time. This is clearly disrupting our lives.

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Hi ALaRosa1974,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER. I'm sorry you are going through all this. How much longer do you have to get through school? Have you called your doctor and explained these symptoms to your doctor? I've heard there is a book called "Women's Moods: What Every Woman Should Know About Hormones, The Brain and Emotional Health" that explains the hormone fluctuation and how it can effect your everyday life depending on where you are in your cycle. I know you don't have time to read a book right now, but just trying to relate that sometimes understanding can help master those symptoms. Your doctor also could prescribe treatment to deal with unbearable PMS symptoms. Doctors sometimes prescribe birth control, or antidepressants to help regulate hormones and the forgetfulness, lack of concentration, etc. respectively. If you don't want to go that route, there are other ways to deal with it by avoiding caffeine, alcohol, drinking more water, eating healthy with lots of fruits and vegetables, trying to squeeze in exercise (which I understand may be difficult for you), and try to get enough sleep. Is there anyone you can lean on to help those two weeks a month when you need more support, like your parents or a friend? Those may help alleviate stress which may trigger some of those more troublesome emotional health-type symptoms you described.
Good luck and let us know how you are doing or how else we may help.

October 20, 2010 - 1:38pm
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