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So about 3-4 days ago through today (when I got my period)  I became increasingly angry. I would snap at everyone, act like an entitled brat (when I am not usually one), horrible anxiety, rage, crying, so many emotions all at once. It was awful. I almost got kicked out for my behavior. This is not usually me. It's the PMS. If anyone on here takes Birth Control or Progesterone or any kind of hormone assistance, please share your experience, the name of the product you are taking and if it has made an impact on the emotional aspects of your PMS. The period part is fine, my periods are light and easy to handle...the PMS - emotional side, not so much.

 

Also, please don't recommend an AD because I am not allowed to take those.

 

Thanks in advance!

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I have taken Progestreone in the past.  It made me a raging bitch.  I took it for the purpose of causing me to have a period as I was not having them regualrly. 

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I take a generic birth control pill called Necon (strength .5/35).  I think the brand name is Nortrel.  I take it continuously so I don't have my period.  I have been following this regimen for about seven years now.  Occasionally (maybe once a year) I will experience some spotting and then I will take the placebos and let nature take its course.  I have had multiple OB/GYNs tell me this is safe.  My hormones stay in check and I don't miss having my period one bit.

 

Sorry you're going through PMS hell.  I hope it lets up soon.

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Mine says on it that it's contra-indicated for depression, so I'm hesitant to tell you what it is. It is estrogeneric, though, which is why. It's also not stackable. I suspect that a stackable option might be more what you're looking for.

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I just completed a two month course of progesterone and it was not pretty. I was depressed, unreasonable, and uncharacteristically snappy. It doesn't look like BC pills and my mood stabilizer play nicely.

 

I was almost never snappy when I had PMS, but on rare occasions, I would be a wreck. Next cycle, I'd be back to my normal, placid self. Talk to your doc and the people you live with, but it might sort itself out without intervention.

 

When you do see your doc, see if they think you should go on BC, but also talk with them about your current psych meds to see if they might interact badly. I cannot take BC pills without my mood taking a hit.

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Well I saw my gyno today and she prescribed Junel Fe 1/20. She had to get my gdoc to sign off on it though. I have PCOS as well and my endo doc really recommended being on the pill. Plus my cycles are irregular. So add PMS from hell to all of that and I qualify for hormonal assistance. Hopefully it works. Fingers are crossed.

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