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Old 12-30-13, 10:09 PM
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Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

So 10 days before my monthly menstrual all my weaknesses are exacerbated. I become my worst self. I noticed when I was on Depakote and Risperidone not sure which drug it was but my pmdd had subsided much. Any ladies out there who can relate at all?
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Re: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

I am male, but here's some insight... both are good drugs for manic behaviour. I have Bipolar 2 with dysphoric/irritable/raging hypomania and have been on both drugs, Depakote alone and Depakote+Risperidone. I had to quit the latter due to intolerable side effects.

Oddly, my sister, who has no psych dx's and is usually very sweet, becomes very much like me when I am hypomanic from perhaps 3 to 4 days before her period to about 3 to 4 days in. (I'm guessing, I don't really FOLLOW these things).

So yes, I can definitely see Dep and/or Rispi helping with that.
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I am male, but here's some insight... both are good drugs for manic behaviour. I have Bipolar 2 with dysphoric/irritable/raging hypomania and have been on both drugs, Depakote alone and Depakote+Risperidone. I had to quit the latter due to intolerable side effects.

Oddly, my sister, who has no psych dx's and is usually very sweet, becomes very much like me when I am hypomanic from perhaps 3 to 4 days before her period to about 3 to 4 days in. (I'm guessing, I don't really FOLLOW these things).

So yes, I can definitely see Dep and/or Rispi helping with that.
I can't help but laugh when I see Abi, female avatar, comment on a thread like this.

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Re: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Yeah just noting the female avatar is for a forum role playing game, I am 100% man.
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Yeah just noting the female avatar is for a forum role playing game, I am 100% man.
Methinks the lady doth protest too much.
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Re: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

I am female and have experienced ADHD for almost 48 years and periods for almost 35 years.

Yes, ADHD and related symptoms can definitely be worse during PMS.

If it's really bad, there are options - like working out really hard and the "normal" self care options - or taking prescription drugs - or both.

When I'm hurting, I take a lot of hot baths and plug in the heating pad. Heat is very helpful for cramps.

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Re: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Are you saying cramps can be abnormally painful due to adhd? How would that work if they are already painful without meds?
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I am female and have experienced ADHD for almost 48 years and periods for almost 35 years.

Yes, ADHD and related symptoms can definitely be worse during PMS.

If it's really bad, there are options - like working out really hard and the "normal" self care options - or taking prescription drugs - or both.

When I'm hurting, I take a lot of hot baths and plug in the heating pad. Heat is very helpful for cramps.

Hope you feel better soon ---
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Re: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

No, but it might read that way.
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Re: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

That would of explained alot lol
Ive had prescribed ib profen since high school cause i couldnt deal with the pain,still cant when its that time of the month!
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Re: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

I get very agitated and annoyed when I PMS. I become the worst person ever to everyone.
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