Isobel (gnossiennes) wrote in vaginapagina,

PMDD/Irregular Period

Hi there. I am 31 years old and I have been having pretty severe PMDD for the past year, which I have managed solely with anti-depressants up to now. I was on hormonal birth control between the ages of 18 and 28, so I don't have a great understanding of what a "normal" period is like for me since I was regulating it for so long. The pill worked wonders for me during the time that I used it, and since going off I've been having all sorts of craziness down there. In addition, I got pregnant about a year and a half ago and had a miscarriage, so I am not sure if that is also playing a part in this.

My period these days looks sort of like this: I have a week of incredible moodiness/irritability/cramping during which I hate everyone in the world and just want to run away to a cave or an old-fashioned menstrual hut and wait for the Moon Madness to subside, followed by half a day of very light bleeding, followed by a day of no bleeding, followed by a day of BLEEDING ALL THE BLOOD THAT HAS EVER BEEN BLED, and then another day of whatever blood is leftover. I feel like this is a very stressful thing to have to experience every month.

I'm going to visit my gynecologist soon to discuss all of this and see about getting back on birth control, so I'm not really looking for answers here. I just wanted to share what I've been going through and find out if any of you have had similar experiences. Commiseration and such. I hope you all have a lovely day and I thank you for your time.
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