Hi, this is my first post so take it easy with me.
Im a young hyperactive female and get very irregular periods, my G.P has put me on the pill to help see if it will help to regulate my periods and also with the crazy hormones.
I get PMS or whatever you want to call it so bad, it’s like I first get really really tired and angry and way way to irrational about things and everything and eventually I get quite suicidal and self harm and just have this strange and immense feeling of sadness and doom. Does anyone else get into this kind of state..
I’m nearly 30years old and I feel like somehow I’m getting too old to be behaving like this, I’ve never had proper friends but in the last few years I’ve made great ones but they somehow don’t understand my autism and my anger and irrational behaviour. I don’t understand it either. And as my periods are so irregular it’s very hard to know what is going on when it happens, when I get so so angry about everything and very upset. The G.P said that a healthy diet, sleep and exercise helps but I’m very fit and healthy and it don’t help.
Im single and happy and never want kids I just want this crazy behaviour to stop or at least be tolerable and more understandable.
Lots of women get these sorts of symptoms, not just those on the spectrum. There are certain supplements you can take to regulate hormones, such as evening primrose oil or B vitamins.
Hi, I am also on the 'Autistic Spectrum' and since reaching the perimenopause with irregular periods, heavy ones etc, my moods have got worse with emotions like you have described. Many women on the change of life have been denied HRT but are on anti-depressants, I am them for anxiety and stress. However as 'DragonCart16 states you are not alone both neuro typical women go through this trial as well as 'Autistic' women. If it persists or you have heavy bleeding, go back to your GP as problems can occur once you reach the forties, many women start going through difficulties at that age, at fifty I have hot flushes too and night sweats. I also find that off the counter tablets like minerals and multi vitamins help. I hope that it improves and that you get to the bottom about why it's happening, it's not easy being a woman at times, especially a woman on the spectrum. Take care of yourself.
Theccontraceptive pill will help to regulate the timings of your period and help reduce heaviness of flow which in turn will give you greater predictability and also help you when making plans.
DragonCats suggestion of supplements are good, and also look into diet,
Bardic.. thank you for the words “perimenopausal”... I’m 43.. and can’t wait! ..,. :)
You will know when you reach the 'perimenopausal' stage in your forties but it's not an easy time either and a former colleague thought she was dying...I am waiting for mine to stop now, unfortunately they recommenced in February and women in their fifties are counting down...The menopause is when you have not bled for a whole year, I shall celebrate when that day comes! My perimenopausal period begun when I reached forty, a period every three weeks and heavy with it too.
Don’t think I’m quite there yet...but they are seeming to become shorter and lighter!!! ... but so am I!
Thank you for the replies. All really helpful
A friend of mine suffers from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) which sounds a bit like what you've described above. I'm male and no expert but it might be worth you checking this link out.... www.mind.org.uk/.../
Your symptoms sound extreme and they could be Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) as Jonesy has suggested below.
It's not normal to be so low that you feel suicidal during your period. Please read up on PMDD and go and have a chat with your GP.
I use a period tracker app called Clue to record and predict my menstrual cycle and symptoms. It's free and I've found it to be useful. In addition to recording the bleed days, you can also track mood, bowel movements, energy levels, sleep and add other categories.
There's some info about PMDD on the link page.
I can see you posted this a while ago but take comfort in the fact your not alone, I also have Aspergers and adhd and suffer from everything you have spoken about, I will say the pill has helped a lot, I take loestrin20, so it’s a very low does, apparently your more likely to get depression on this does but I actually think the lower hormones calm down my sort of mind, doctors aren’t always helpful because they look at your behaviours and don’t associate it with someone with pmdd or mental health issues as the symptoms manifest themselves differently in us neurodiverse people, but I think If you tell them he serverity of your symptoms they will put you either in the pill or and anti depressant, anti depressants unfortunately made me manic and have bad nausea but Iv heard they’ve helped other aspies, hope this helps, sorry you’ve had to of been dealing with this for so long, I’m 21 and been suffering for only 4years
Hi, thanks for the reply. Helpful.
iv had a period 2months ago and again the pms was very bad, I kept a very detailed diary as best as I could and was very honest with my gp. She is always helpful , just I’m always afraid of telling her about the self harm and suicide stuff in case she sends me to the psychiatrist who then will keep me in the psychiatric unit and I hate being locked up. But this time she listened and didn’t freak out, instead referred me to a gynaecologist. There is 6months of wait but I’m good to wait. Gp suggested I either try the coil or go all the way and have a hysterectomy. I guess all that’s left for me to do is wait. Keep you posted. Thanks for the help.