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   Posted 7/30/2010 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Does any of you get super emotional when that time of the month come around?  I get super upset with small things, everything hurts, and I can cry at a drop of a hat.  I also feel super overwhelmed.  Is this normal?  Does anyone feel the same way?  And I was always like this but since the Fibro diagnosis, can this enhance the feelings?

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   Posted 7/30/2010 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
OMGSH, I can't even begin to tell you how emotional I get.

I hate that time of month, have had issues with it ever since I started.
But as I've gotten older and maybe with the fibro it has gotten worse.
My cramps are so bad and my back hurts like crazy.
I feel emotioanally and physically drained by the time it is over with.

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   Posted 7/30/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa, for me it was right before it came I would snap at everyone and everything I had no patience whatsoever and I am normally a very laid back person. I have had a hysterectomy due to how heavy mine were and I dont miss them at all. I will put up with hot flashes and night sweats over that time of the month any day. lol
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   Posted 7/30/2010 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I no longer have that problem, either. But I used to be a basket case beforehand, and the back pain got bad.
This too shall pass...   
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   Posted 7/30/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to have serious pain and bleeding that would make me miss school and work very often. Once I got on birth-control pills that solved the pain and greatly lightened bleeding, AND put me on a schedule so I could figure out when it was coming. The first month going on them was absolute hell - I won't lie about that - the hormonal change made me sick as a dog in every way, but that passed as my body got used to them. Now all I deal with is feeling really crabby on the Monday before my period. I have told myself never to make any decisions on that day - because I will over react. This is bliss in comparison for me. Hope you can find something that helps. If you talk to your doc they will understand and try to find a solution you can live with.

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   Posted 7/30/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Lisa,
   I always have been more emotional around that time frame one minute crying the next madder than the dickens.
   Last August was the first time when I realize something wasn't right with my body, I remember I got my period.....I was sicker than a dog, sick to my stomach, IBS, tired and all I could think of this feels like back labor shooting down my legs.  Thankfully it hasn't been that bad, now I get tired and my muscles ache, stiffiness.  Prior my time, I get odd stomach pains.

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   Posted 7/30/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I can be super emotional any day of the month! 
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   Posted 7/30/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel like you are talking for me! I feel exactly the same way and I never felt like it until the FMS. I can't cry at the drop of a hat, get into a horrible depression that makes me stay all day in my room (sometimes several). But I can also get really irritated and am just really hard to be around. I stay in my room on those days too.
I have found that sometimes this is the only way to limit my family from having to suffer from these terrible hormone fluctuations. I know I hate it and I am the one doing it, they don't deserve to have to be made to suffer as well.
My doctor has tried to work with me but I have reactions to any anti-depressant so that route doesn't work. I also cannot take any kind of hormones so that's out too. The best thing so far has been being prescribed Lamictal as a mood stabilizer. It also helps the nerve pain from the Trigeminal Neuralgia I have as well.
Hot baths and Sleepy Time tea whenever I am getting really bad help a lot too.
I just try to take as much control over it as I can and some days it take every bit of energy and concentration!
Are you taking any kind of anti-depressant or mood stabilizer? When this first started we tried Prozac only to be taken when the symptoms started and stopped after I "started". If you are ablr to take anti-depressants you might want to talk to your doctor about it. Also, just let him know how bad it gets as it could be P.M.D.D...that is treated with the anti-depressant and also there are certain birth control pills that can be used specifically for P.M.D.D.
I hope you find something that helps soon. ANd remember, you are not alone!

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   Posted 7/30/2010 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Back in the day, everyone knew when I had PMS. I can still get emotional because,
I do tend to "wear my heart on my sleeve."

So glad that I've gone through menopause, I'd really be a raging fibromite!

hugs, Robin
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   Posted 7/30/2010 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
My mood has always been effected, but the last two years have been much worse. The last 6 months have been hell on me, and anyone that happens to be around me. The cramps and headache and EVERYTHING just seem so yucky and overwhelming... I also hurt EVERYWHERE during PMS time and all the way thru...I even have trouble sleeping. I thought it was just me... but maybe it's the fibro, maybe it's the peri-M word. I just warn people and hide out. Lol. I'm sorry others feel this way, but glad I'm not alone!!
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