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    Quote Originally Posted by ck2b View Post
    Hi all, refreshing this old thread with more questions...I have just found out I'm pregnant. Totally an unexpected shock after contraception failure. Anyway, have decided to keep it after making arrangements for a termination and realising I just can't go through with it. So....anyone gone into pregnancy who has pmdd? What happened? What happened after the baby came? Am seeing Dr to work out meds but would like to know other's experiences. Thanks in advance.
    Wow, congratulations! That must have been a shock. I fell pregnant with my 2nd little boy after I first got PNDD. I wasn't on any meds at that stage. I was seeing a naturopath though. I actually first suspected I was pregnant because my mood dramatically changed within the space of a couple of minutes and it was like all the depression just lifted and I was back to normal. I think it was about the time of the pregnancy hormones just starting to kick in and then a week later, I confirmed I was pregnant. Basically for me, I struggled through this pregnancy emotionally more than with my first. I always felt like it was because I had been struggling with the PNDD for the previous 9 months before falling pregnant and it had really altered my ability to cope with normal situations. Even though I wasn't feeling depressed anymore, I really struggled to cope with the morning sickness and other pregnancy woes which I had found I coped with fairly ok during my 1st pregnancy. There are so many factors which could have affected this but that is how I felt.

    Bub also arrived as a bit of a shock...he was induced because my hind waters broke but nothing happened and it was a quick labour too. I have also struggled a lot more since he has been born than I did after my first. This time I really couldn't bare to let him cry at all whereas it didn't stress me out so much with my first. I have ended up with PND (that's what we're calling it anyway) and started antidepressants just over a month ago because I just wasn't coping. Probably should have started a few months ago but anyway. Bub is almost 9 months old. My period still hasn't returned yet so I'm not sure what will happen with that. I've been dreading it cause of the return of PNDD symptoms.

    I have been looking into alternatives to try and actually correct imbalances in my body to help sort out the PNDD and I'll try and explain a bit more later if you're interested. It's looking promising but haven't been doing it for very long so can't say much yet. Just don't have much time now to explain cause my oldest is in hospital with pneumonia.

    Wishing you all the best and hope your pregnancy goes smoothly! xx

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    Hi All,
    Have found this old thread so hoping someone will reply I am looking for a PMDD Specialist in Gold Coast or Brisbane. I have been struggling menstrually and mentally etc etc (read crazy) for almost 4 years now and have seen psychologists, councillors and doctors, tried a few differant BC etc etc too no avail. After tracking my periods and mood swings etc and reading up on PMDD I am almost certain this is what I am suffering from. Desperate to find a good doctor nearby that I can see.... Thanks

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    Hi there
    Sorry I'm not in Brisbane so I don't know about a dr for you, but I can recommend reducing dairy, wheat and cane sugar (cut out all sugar apart from fresh fruit) and regular exercise such as brisk walking 4-5x per week for 1/2 an hour each time. Sounds simple and a bit too good to be true but it really works for me. Also there are some old books by Maryon Stewart called "beat PMS through diet" which I found helpful.
    All the best.

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    Hi! I used to live around Brisbane and am now in Mt Isa. I personally have never found a doctor (in either places) that has been able to help me. I recently have started seeing a naturopath who seems very hopeful (well actually, she is convinced lol) that we can get to the root of the problem and once that is identified and a treatment plan is made, the PMDD can be dealt with rather than just popping pills to cope with it and get rid of the symptoms.

    I haven't gotten too far with her so can't say whether it is working yet but everything has made perfect sense so far and her goal is to get my body back to health so that it can work properly without needing to take supplements or see her forever. She does actual medical tests unlike other naturopaths I have been to so I trust what she is saying a lot more.

    Anyway, she does phone or Skype consultations which is what I am doing as there is no one good in Mt Isa to see at the moment. She is in South Australia. I can private message you details if you are interested.

    I don't know how bad your PMDD is but I know I have found that mine is just getting worse over time and GPs just want to keep drugging me up which has reduced my quality of life. That's why I have turned elsewhere to try and find answers. The suggestions from made2bAmummy are great too although I find that I just need more than that which sucks but I can't change that.

    Anyway, that's my suggestion...maybe try a naturopath?? I fully believe that there are physical reasons that cause periods and pms to get messed up and that these reasons can be found and corrected. Let me know if you want any more info. :-)


 

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