I finally went to the doctor today after a few months of really terrible depression and mood swings that seemed related to my periods/cycles and she seems pretty sure I have premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
My problem is I'm TTC #2 and have been trying for almost 2 years now and I'm already having trouble trying not to get stressed about TTC without PMDD on top of that. When the PMDD hits me, I feel like giving up TTC and even like I couldn't possibly cope with having another baby but as soon as it passes, I'm back to desperately wanting another baby and wondering how I could feel so bad that I wanted to stop trying.
Is anyone else dealing with PMDD and TTC?? How are you coping with it? My doctor has suggested to start with trying B vitamins and evening primrose oil and see if that helps. I have taken the B vitamins a little bit over the past few months but not very diligently so I'm not sure if they'll help or not.
I just don't know how much longer I can cope with the severe depression...it totally makes me useless for the couple of weeks which is really hard when you have a toddler and husband to look after.