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PMDD & Extreme Anger: When Hormones & Stress Boil Over
« on: October 27, 2015, 10:52:52 am »
PMDD can cause a variety of emotions. Depression, fatigue, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, mood swings, irritability, difficulty concentrating—even this is just a partial list. So there are many ways PMDD can drag you down and make you feel downright awful. But we’ve been struck at just how often we hear from women who say that the worst PMDD symptom is extreme, impossible to control, scary anger. Lashing out at family and friends; yelling at co-workers and even becoming violent with significant others; and making bad decisions while driving or in public due to white-hot rage are sometimes consequences when PMDD anger boils over.

We get letters and phone calls all the time from women whose most troublesome PMDD symptom is extreme, out-of-control anger that makes home life and relationships a nightmare. For instance, P.R. told us:

"I have been suffering with really terrible PMDD. I get so angry and look for fights. I can’t control it, and literally can’t cope with life once a month. I’ve been to several doctors but none of them get me. I am going to lose my family if I don’t get help."

We really feel for her and her predicament. And she’s certainly not alone: V.S. also told us she experiences uncontrollable anger with PMDD:
"I have terrible PMDD. During the other weeks of the month I am kind, energetic and helpful. I do have problems with anxiety and depression, but I can use coping skills to quell them. When I have PMDD, I feel an anger inside of me that is like a hot fire, and I will yell at people. I have an overwhelming sense that nobody cares about me, so much so that I cannot stop thinking about it, and I want to medicate myself until my period comes. It is like a switch has been pulled and I cannot control myself for a few days. People cannot relate to this so I try to avoid company, but my own company is ALSO unbearable because my thoughts are so sad and angry! I felt this anger/impatience once before when a doctor put me on birth control. I couldn't even get through one week of the pill because I wanted to scream about the smallest things."

Waiting for the Storm to Pass

PMDD vs Bipolar

Our main PMDD article points out that for symptoms to be PMDD, they must not be explained by some other psychiatric condition such as bipolar disease, PTSD, or personality disorder. This can be a little tricky with extreme anger, since psychiatric conditions can be aggravated premenstrually. Bipolar disease certainly can lead to extreme anger as well as the depression that characterizes PMDD. It’s important to realize that simple tips for anger management and anger control, or remedies for PMS and PMDD, are simply not enough if the real problem is a deeper psychiatric condition like bipolar disease or PTSD. This is why it’s a good idea, especially when symptoms are having a big impact on your life, your family, or your work, to consult with a qualified physician who can help you understand the possible causes of your symptoms.

Any woman who has been through this understands that a lot of common advice about coping with the out-of-control anger and irritability doesn’t help, because everything—most of all your own emotions and behavior—feels completely out of your own control. Sure, you can try to do what well-meaning friends and family suggest: get a hold of yourself, take a deep breath, think things through, or take a candle-lit bath. But we understand that if these things worked, you probably wouldn’t be reading this article; it wouldn’t be PMDD; and it wouldn’t be called out-of-control anger. What we’ve heard from so many women is that sometimes they just have to wait for the storm to pass, and ride it out as best they can. This can mean cancelling plans; avoiding people in order to avoid conflict; or at least steering clear of people to the degree you can.

It is like V.S. said: "People cannot relate to this so I try to avoid company, but my own company is ALSO unbearable because my thoughts are so sad and angry!" Since people—even those who love and care for you most—may very well not understand what you’re going through, sometimes you really do have to manage through this terrible time.

Read more - http://www.pmscomfort.com/pms-pmdd-symptoms/pmdd-extreme-anger.aspx

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Re: PMDD & Extreme Anger: When Hormones & Stress Boil Over
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 10:54:03 am »
Any sufferers of PMDD here?

Will anti-depressants work? :(

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Re: PMDD & Extreme Anger: When Hormones & Stress Boil Over
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 10:58:37 am »
what does PMDD stand for?



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Re: PMDD & Extreme Anger: When Hormones & Stress Boil Over
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 10:50:56 am »
Have you considered art therapy as a form of destressing? :)

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Re: PMDD & Extreme Anger: When Hormones & Stress Boil Over
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2015, 04:43:33 pm »
Have you considered art therapy as a form of destressing? :)
more like being a guy, does he need this treatment
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Re: PMDD & Extreme Anger: When Hormones & Stress Boil Over
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2015, 07:07:12 pm »
more like being a guy, does he need this treatment

Sure why not! :) art is for everyone :)

very much destressing. you can check out this article to find out more

http://coloursutra.com/6creativewaystoreduceyourstress/

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Re: PMDD & Extreme Anger: When Hormones & Stress Boil Over
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2015, 07:40:18 pm »
a lot of woman conveniently blame their hormones.

every woman has hormones; yours is no different.

keep your own emotions in check, please. put in some effort. be civilised. it is very easy to take the lazy way out and just scream and shout.