Bipolar and Menstrual Cycle

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missflip
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 9/6/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering does anyone else out there seem to suffer more when it is menstrual period time?  My depression seems to get three times worse when it is time for my period.  I seem to suffer more a week or a week and a half before my due date.  I never start on time but by my calculations that is when I seem to be more depressed, want to sleep all day, weepy and cranky.  I know we go through hormonal changes then and that adds to it but I just seem so out of control.  Does anyone else seem to have this problem?  Any suggestions as to what to do?
 
Missflip
"I'm not crazy; I'm just a little unwell."  Matchbox Twenty


serafena
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   Posted 9/7/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi missflip -- it's so good to hear from you. I'm sorry you're still fighting off this depression. How are you otherwise? How are the kids?

I don't have the menstrual problem, but I'm surprised no one else has responded. Maybe people are just being shy.

Be well,

serafena
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sukay
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   Posted 9/7/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Talk with your pdoc.   Since it is affecting you badly he may suggest upping certain meds during those times?

stillswimmin
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/8/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
You may want to have a discussion with your therapist/doctor about PMDD. It sounds asif that is a posibility. You are not alone, it is very common. I was misdiagnosed with Bi-polar at a very young age. I took meds for years, to treat bi-polar. As an adult, I found out that that is what I was suffering from. (PMDD) I take meds now for it.

Lildaisy
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   Posted 9/20/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
YES! I am going through the EXACT same thing! I get severally more depressed and distant about a couple days before and during my period all I want to do is cry, stay inside and feel WORSE. I need to talk to my doc too. Sorry you're going through this.
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