So, I am pretty sure that I am coming close to a PMDD diagnosis. I have been really struggling with PMS since the girls were born. I am not sure if it is just the stress of adding more kids to our family or if it is a hormone issue. I am guessing hormones since all of our fertility issues were hormone related.
I was really, really feeling emotional this morning and just all out of sorts. I just find that I seem to have a short fuse from right after O until about 1 week before AF hits. I am not sure why it isn't closer to AF. It is really like some demon possesses my brain. I yell at my DH, I yell at the kids, and I yell at the cats. Sometimes, things come out (nothing horrible thank goodness--I am not swearing or demoralizing anyone) that I would rather not say. Things that should stay in your head just fly out. It is like I lose that filter, kwim? I am testy at work, I tend to be on the verge of tears all the time, and I just feel a tad out of control. It is miserable. The bad part is that I feel happy most of the time, even when this is going on. I am not depressed. I enjoy my life.
I keep debating what I want to do. I have wondered about starting PMS vitamin supplements again. However, most of those will also increase fertility, and I really don't want that side effect since we are done with having kids. I know I can talk to my doctor about taking an anti-depressant about two weeks after AF until AF starts again, but I want that to be the last resort.
Has anyone else dealt with anything like this? If so, what have you tried?