(Bronxville, ny )
I don't really even know where to start with all of this but
I am so grateful I found this website.
I have been suffering (and I don't use this word lightly)
For 20 plus years with severe PMS which I have learned
Can also be called PMDD (as it is like PMS on steroids)
About two weeks out of every month for 20 plus
Years I feel like I am living in a torture chamber in my mind
And my body.
Once I get my period I feel mostly back to "normal"
But for two weeks commencing that I am a completely
I also have some PTSD which adds to it all but I truly
Believe that a large majority of what I'm experiencing
Is hormonally linked.
I experience depression, I am way underweight,
Severe anxiety, anger out bursts, personality change,
Agoraphobia, I feel totally worthless, suicidal thoughts,
Self hatred, fear, obsessive compulsive thinking, very strong intense
Body odor (embarrassing!) alcoholism
(I've been sober about 4 years) self consciousness,
I can't hold down a job, I am not living!
I took the questionnaire and I scored about 59.
I need to have my hormone levels read as I never have.
It's like I'm just coming to see the light that this is not
Normal and I don't have to live like this anymore.
I have read that blood tests are not as accurate as
A saliva or urine test for this. Is this correct?
I have found a saliva test online to do at home
(DHEA, Progesterone, Estrogen, testosterone)
I do not have health insurance and cannot afford
To do a lot of tests.
I have been put on numerous anti-depressants and anti-anxiety
But none it works and makes me feel way worse.
I would really welcome your feedback and any advice you can
Offer me. I'm feeling totally alone in all of this and
Need some support.