Originally Posted by wolfgirl69
Okay me and my therapist (Have yet to speak with my psychiatrist won't be seeing her till the 24th) have talked about it and we think I have PMDD and she want me to ask my psychiatrist for birth control but I also have been professionally diagnosed bipolar. So if my psychiatrist does diagnose as having PMDD then here is my.... theoretical? Idk what word to use. It's a question. If I do have PMDD and I am just now finishing my TOM (This is fact not fiction) so I have depressed for about 1 half weeks. Now I still feel depressed and it's almost over. But see the thing is ever since I fixed my medicatiion issues these "episodes" only come when TOM is coming. Other wise I am positive and happy. Now I am all depressed and my TOM is almost done... If it is PMDD is it possible it triggered a bipolar depression episode? Has anyone here with a PMDD or severe PMS plus depression or bipolar or something combo ever found this happen to them?
P.s. I just feel so self-critical and horrible.
I have the same diagnosis. I have bipolar II though, so the depression is more of an issue than the mania. I always say that if it weren't for my period I think I would be pretty normal. No doubt this sucks.
I agree with kaplods message that a lower carb/glycemic diet is extremely helpful for mood disorders. I mean don't get it twisted, there is no solution. I used to think the reason I felt so good on these eating plans was because my life was in control and I was happy because I was thin. Recently, I have begun to realize that my depression lifts as soon as I change my diet, and I think I'm able to lose the weight/ fix my life/ etc because I feel better.
Anyhoo, I would definitely add in some evening primrose oil to the other supplements she listed. Bonus, its great for you skin!
I don't know if birth control will help you. I'm so sensitive to my hormones that every form of hormonal birth control I've tried makes me crazy all month long. I have heard the side effects diminish by the third month, but I have tried 3 times and was never willing to wait it out. I would definitely make sure that you don't go straight for the depo shot or something permanent!
Let me add: I'm sensitive to all drugs, caffeine etc. I am not typical! Give it a shot!
When my body fat is lower I struggle much less with the PMDD, I guess it has to do with body fat and estrogen or something? By your profile I don't know if this could be an issue for you, but working out may also help with this. I mean it pretty much works for everything, non?