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very irratic mood swings, depression, rage and hopelessness

Hi everyone,

I really need some help and advice - I'm nearly 35 but for the last few years, about 5-7 days before my period, i get the most irratic moods, depression, rage and feeling of hopelessness. It gets so bad that i can't look at my partner and i don't even have the energy to talk or answer questions. I have started giving our daughter to her grandparents at the weekend while her dad is working because i can't bear for her to see me like this. My partner tries to be patient and let it go but he can only do this for so long before he explodes because of my mood. During this time, even if someone was telling me that i had the won the lottery i would bite their head off.

I am desperate as this effects my/our daily lives for that week and it even affects my work. the thought of being at the supermarket and meeting someone i know actually fills me with dread.

Any advice would be well received.

Thanks in advance x
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replied August 1st, 2012
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe suggest PMS that can get worse due to various causes. If the symptoms have been uncontrollable or worsening, you should consider reporting the symptoms to your doctor/gynecologist. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you control the symptoms and stabilize your mood based on evaluation results. Counseling session or couple therapy could also help. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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