pms

United States
July 9, 2007 11:57am CST
Ladies - do you get PMS? How bad is it? Do you get mood swings? Bloating? Tired? Do you crave certain foods? Do you get nauseous? What helps eleviate some of the symptoms? Do the men in your house stear clear?
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Yes i still get PMS and it's really not all that bad. being on birth control it really helps control it but for the mood swings the pill doesn't seem to help. I do get tired and always want to sleep but i always push myself so that i am not sleeping all the time.. Yes for some reason omg this is going to be strange but i crave French toast (even when i was pregnant i did) and no the my husband is still right there wanting something... lol
@sunshinecup (7880)
9 Jul 07
Oh sweetie do I ever get PMS! I have every symptom you can think of. I think I have even created a few new ones, LOL. I have had it since I was 12 years old and each month it's different and unpredictable. I do nothing for it but endure my way past it. I use to take antidepressants but the side effects were worse than the PMS. So now I just go at it al-natural and suffer.
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@gardengrrl (1445)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I had PMDD, the uber-form of PMS, so badly I had my ovaries removed two years ago to stop it. Homicidal eruptions of rage, crying jags, binge eating, extreme water retention, all followed by two weeks of stop-in-my-tracks-and-double-over cramps and five days of bleeding heavy enough to require me to wear Depends with a maxi-pad inside them - and I STILL leaked through it! It took 15 years to find a doctor who was willing to help me. Everyone else was too busy worrying about preserving the fertility I had firmly decided NOT to take advantage of when I was 11 years old. May the others rot in hell as penance for wasting half my adult life on something so easily resolved.
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@freak369 (5123)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I crave chocolate in the worst way. I could eat anything and everything in the house but if it isn't chocolate I keep eating so I figure it's best to just have a bar and be done with it. I get wicked back cramps - to the point where I scream. Sometimes I take the over the counter meds for the pain and cramps but most of the time they can't even touch most of the symptoms.