So for as long as I can remember I get heavy periods (sometimes lasting more than a month at a really fast heavy flow...I'm currently anemic because of them).
But also, if I recall, especially when I was a teenager, I have really bad pms...except it's not just the 'p' in "pre-." It starts like a 3 days before (the weird mood problems and discomfort) and lasts until the end...
I was actually hospitalized as a teen in psychiatric hospitals and diagnosed with mood disorders...and recently I've remembered a correlation that no one ever thought about back then: Each hospitalization I had had an absent period for awhile, and then got it while there or right before being admitted...
I know there's something called PMDD which seems like this could be, but no one has ever looked into this as a cause of some of my problems...
in fact I am doing very well now at 28 in terms of mood most of the time, but recently I got a heavy period for the first time in a while and it came back to me...does anyone experience this? How do you deal with it?
And I'd love to hear your stories.
I don't really know if it'd really change anything for me to get diagnosed with PMDD except maybe some relief that I have a true biological reason for my problems, but I'm curious if anyone has had any non pharmaceutical treatments that have helped? Thanks.
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