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    I have been dealing with vertigo which starts about 3 days before my period. It magically goes away when my period starts. It started last fall and has happened nearly every month! GAH!

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    Some, but I wouldn't say a lot. I used to have a lot of problem with breast tenderness/fullness with PMS so I cut as much soy as possible. I don't have the breast symptoms anymore, but now I have a lot of PDD issues. Anxiety, anger, the shakes, headaches, insomnia all come on about 10 days before my periods. The severity snowballs until I actually start.

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    I'm going to try to cut out all soy protein the last five days before my period next month and see if it helps. I'm guessing that there is more soy in my diet than I realize. I'm guilty of garbing a cliff bar to eat if I am feeling lazy and hungry. I've had the same vertigo systems when I've tried BCP for my ovarian cysts.

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    No shit. I hate the hormone fluxes. I used to have a problem with PMS and dairy. I don't eat much dairy any time of the month to see if its still in issue. Now, hormones and soy? FML!

    I have noticed that since I started religiously taking a calcium suppliant my cramps have gotten much better. PMDD sucks. I just saw my psychiatrist and considered going back on a SSRI because of my anxiety and anger that I have before my period. I finally lost the weight from the last time I was on an SSRI, so I decided against it.

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    quick recovery to you, SweetPea. glad it sounds like an easy issue to fix.

    I never thought about all the the variable that impact our hormones and how much impact our hormones have on our general health but it is good to hear your stories b/c it will help me be more mindful of my general health.
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    so menopause...

    I've been jokingly begging for it for years, as I've gotten my tubes blocked, but am still condemned to monthly pain and torture. But I think I may actually be in the beginning stages of peri-menopause at the age of 39???

    Starting in November, I had three periods within a 6 week period. Full on 4-6 day, heavy flow crampy periods. Last one was in mid December. Since then nada. I've had all the symptoms like I should be starting; sore boobs, cramps, back pain, eating every salty thing imaginable and yet no flow! I am due for my annual in March, but I may have to bump it up some if nothing happens soon.

    My mom went through it in her mid 40s, my sisters are all going through it now in their mid/late forties. Could it actually be starting for me now I wonder?

    I should add: I've been as regular as a clock since age 11. 30 days on the dot. The only time I have ever been late or missed a period was due to pregnancy. So this is an anomaly for me.

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    I have a touch of hypochondria, so every time I'm irregular I'm like "omg is it menopause?" I think I even googled once and it's not likely. It's just regular aging MOST of the time. I've had to be on birth control since my teens for my dysmenorrhea, so I don't know what I'm like without it. But these last few years, I have had a huge change in my symptoms and side effects. Like sometimes my back aches are so bad I can hardly stand, but my regular cramps are almost always nothing or cleared up by two plain ibuprofen (whereas before NOTHING would work). I think you can wait until your regular exam to talk to your gyno about it. It's only two months and chances are s/he's going to say it's normal to change in your 30s.

    BTW, I too started at 11. Man, did that suck.

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    Yes, starting at 11 was shitty.
    Here is my issue: I had a hysterectomy at 33 due to a massive fibroid and horrible endo, to the point where scar tissue had my plumbing all stuck together, essentially.

    A year after surgery, I started bleeding. When I had regular periods, it was horrific, so this wasn't a big deal except for the fact that it shouldn't have been happening. I admittedly didn't think much of it. Then the pain began. It was like endo pain that I had been experiencing for years. Not as severe, but disheartening as this shit was supposed to he over.

    Now I'm at a point again where I hurt every day. Some days aren't so bad, but there are days I can't stand. In frustration the other night I went to the ER. I think maybe I thought they take a look and make sure the ovary I have left wasn't twisted or...I don't fucking know. I waited two hours to be seen and the doctor walks in and asks about irritable bowel and asks if I'm sure I'm not just gassy. Nope. Pretty sure not. I left sobbing because I hurt and they did nothing but give me pain meds. I simply felt dismissed. I don't know what I thought they could do or would do.

    I have an appointment with a specialist in March. I'm on his cancellation list. I guess I get to suffer for two months. The moral of the story? Do NOT get a hysterectomy for endo as it doesn't solve it. Not unless the doctor performing the surgery gets it all. I'm likely facing another surgery. And I have that horrible, hopeless feeling now that I had the year before all these issues were found. I went to so many doctors who shrugged and said I just had a heavy period.

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    I'm 34 and have had highly regular periods ever since I started at age 11. I've not taken birth control regularly since I was in my early 20's, and don't have a partner at the moment, so no sex for me. This morning, for the first time ever, I've started bleeding outside of my cycle. It's been a little under 2 weeks since my last period ended, and this morning my stomach has been feeling grouchy, just like when I have my period. I've also been insanely horny - just like I normally am prior to my period. Then I went to the bathroom and was like WTF, why is this here??

    My instinct is to wait it out and see how long it lasts and if it proceeds as normal. Then if I get it again in another two weeks (when I would normally) to go to the doctors to see what the hell is going on. It is so disconcerting for it to suddenly change when I've been regular for 20 odd years.

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    I couldn't tell if I am I PMSing or not. By my calendar I should be, but I might have marked the wrong date. I think I got my answer though a few minutes ago when I was walking through the grocery store with a cart full of potato chips and chocolate cookies, trying not to cry while I sang along to "Don't Cry For Me Argentina." I don't need Watson to help me Sherlock the answer to that mystery.

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    Scarlet

    I've been getting a weird 'phantom' period pain about a week before my actual period. That's been my sign lately, even before the sugar desire and weepiness set in.

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    My PMDD is terrible as I have mentioned before. Both my GYN and Psychiatrist have recommend a low dose of Prozac for two weeks out of the month. Neither one of them however have been able to convince me because I've been on SSRI's before and the withdraw is terrible. And I was on a daily low dose of both times (zoloft).

    How could I deal with withdraw each month? I don't want to take it all the time either! They say that withdraw won't happened, but yeah RIGHT!

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    Hm??? I would go to another GYN for a second opinion
    I wouldn't want to go on & off meds either
    Sorry that you have to deal with that!!
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    Yeah, that doesn't sound like a good idea. Antidepressants can take up to 6 weeks to kick in, so you'd be cycling off and on them so much that I don't know how that would work.

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    Prozac has a longer half-life than other SSRIs and doesn't have the same withdrawal symptoms. It's much easier to stop taking than something like Lexapro, which can have a pretty scary withdrawal. I've heard of other people (women only, now that I think about it) that are one Prozac for one or two weeks out of the month, so it's not an unusual method of prescribing it.

    I can tell you from personal experience that I've never experienced withdrawal when I stop taking Prozac. Usually I'll forget to take it (sometimes for a week or more) and not even realize it because of the lack of withdrawal. With Lexapro I'd have vertigo, nausea and all kinds of other symptoms within 48 hours.

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