I have horrible premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms like clockwork every month. I am irritable, depressed, angry, bloated, my breasts are tender, I have horrible cramps, I binge eating of chocolate and carbs. I am already taking an antidepressant. It helped out for a while at first, but it isn’t working anymore. I am sure that my hormones are to blame, but my question is; if there is any treatment for this? I am already taking a multi -vitamin, magnesium and calcium.
I am sorry that you are having such unpleasant PMS symptoms.
Birth control pills stop ovulation, so theoretically pills should help. Taking pills continuously (no hormone-free pills) may be particularly helpful.
What hormonal approaches to PMS, premenstrual syndrome, have you tried and also what other approaches other than antidepressants have you considered or used?
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Are you strongly considering taking those pills continuously? I think this would be one of the best next steps.
I have one other recommendation: keep a meticulous record of your pattern of bleeding in a calendar that permits you to write in details such as amount of bleeding, headaches, beast tenderness, perhaps even a very accurate weight, depression, anxiety, exercise and anything else.
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Posted 4-24-2012, Updated 5-3-2012, Updated 5-21-2012