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Old 11-06-2008, 09:48 AM
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Default Awful PMS!!

Hi All

I know I've posted before about PMS but really would value some help. This month is bad. Yesterday I had a rant with my dd followed by lots of tears!! Last month it was dp's turn..They fortunately understand it's not the 'normal' me but I'm actually finding PMS totally debilitating. I feel 'normal for about 5 days a month the rest of the time is either cramping/ovulation pains/mood swings/insomnia.

My GP hasn't been much use, just suggested the pill, I've tried all the natural remedies, EPA, Agnus Castus but nothing seems to work for a prolonged period of time. I'm pretty good with my diet - try to eat regularly but it doesn't seem to have an impact.
I'm going back to my GP but what should I be asking for? Is it blood tests? If so what types of tests? I was chatting to a friend who had the insomnia and this was linked to early menopause, could this be happening to me? It has definitely got worse since having the last 4 pg's. I'm also considering reflexology for hormonal imbalance but just wondered if anyone has tried this?

Me - 45 (how did that happen!), DP 43..dd18, dsd 12 & ds4..Our TTC journey has finished.
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