Posted by Paulette on February 21, 2001, at 20:20:17
In reply to Re: Marchelle, posted by Wendy on February 21, 2001, at 7:25:54
> Don't get too discouraged! Allow for your body to be going through another adjustment phase, and put yourself BACK INTO that positive frame of mind when you WERE feeling good.
> Sitting around and waiting for the next bad day/hour/minute to come along is just as bad as 'expecting' it to be worse than it could be.
> Positive thinking, and let your system go through another few cycles before you make up your mind that the meds aren't working! (oh, and if you yell at your kids, that's o.k. too. They'll accept an honest "I'm sorry" and a hug from you pretty well)
Today was another really rough day....I have what I call crash episodes occasionally...where out of the blue I just HAVE to lay down and take a nap. It seems to happen more during this time of my cycle. I have not spoken to the doctor yet, I am keeping a journal of the end of the last cycle through this one and the beginning of the next. Appointment with him is March 22nd again because I had abnormal cells in a pathology report from a mass on my cervix in December. So I have been writing down everything so I dont forget. I am going to mail it to him before my appointment so that he has time to read it. I started out really good this morning and then it nose dived. He gave me Zanax for when I am having my insomnia attacks right before my period and then he told me to take a half when I feel out of control So I did yesterday and today....I calmed out very well yesterday, but today had to go take a short drive by myself...I thought that the Sarafem was for physical as well as mental symptoms of PMDD. Maybe I read the insert wrong. I will go back and look. Thanks for the support. How is everyone else doing on this right now? And how do you know if you should be looking at hormone therapy????