PMS pretty much sucks.
September 28, 2008 8:17 PM Subscribe
How do you deal with PMS, especially associated anxiety and paranoia?
posted by mynameisluka to health & fitness (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm on hormonal birth control, and getting off is not an option. I'll do really well for months and months, but then will get hit with sudden intense melancholia combined with nearly intolerable anxiety and depression. The most mundane actions of my worthy partner are suddenly interpreted as him about to break up with me, work troubles escalate into mental mountains, and I'm antsy, down, and miserable for days and even weeks prior to my period. Needless to say...this sucks!
Aside from the hormones, I haven't been able to track the source of this shift in consciousness (though I do notice that months with lots of off eating tend to trigger bad PMS). So I turn to you, the good ladies of Metafilter.
How do you deal with your PMS symptoms?
How do you convince yourself that your paranoid delusions are, well, just delusions? I'm looking for your tried-and-true tips, creative suggestions, and calming mantras. (I am aware of this post but wanted more advice specific to anxiety and paranoia.)
Thanks in advance!