Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mood swings

Maybe weaning myself of my antidepressants starting the week before my period is due wasn't such a great idea. I mean, I'm already a raving crazy PMS hormonal mess. Guess I didn't think this one through fully. But I'm almost a week in.

The strange part is that on the days I do take the AD, I'm crankier and meaner than on the days I skip it. I'm aiming for every 48 hours for the next week. Then every 72 hours for 1-2 weeks. Depending on how I feel then, I might just stop them altogether. Phew! It's only been 2 years...

(Disclaimer - Yes, I talked to my doctor first!)

I'm also thinking about asking my doctor for a copper IUD. They scare the beejebus outta me, but I am reallllllly fed up with the (extra) hormonal swings from the birth control pills I'm taking. I need to stop putting crap in my body. HA! I should also stop sugar and wheat and dairy again.... but then I'd really be a raving crazy bitch...

Slow and steady.

While I'm planning things, I should also get more sleep and cut back on coffee. They go hand in hand but are dependent on having cooperative children. Have you ever caught yourself arguing with your toddler? Bribing them with promises of TV if they would just put their head on the freaking pillow and go to sleep already at 1am. Joys!

2 comments:

Lila said...

I`m no stranger to the bribery technique in this household. Whine may as well be Claire`s middle name now.

Beths said...

On the copper IUD, I had one placed after my last baby (about a year ago) and just had it removed because HOLYGODMYPERIODS. I didn't have a period after A until April this year, but two or three were enough to clarify to me that I could not abide the copper IUD. Before it, I'd had about one heavy day out of four to five days total, and after, I was having four to five heavy days out of TWO WEEKS TOTAL. Had it removed at my annual a couple weeks ago and pretty much back to normal now. Sigh. I think B is getting a vasectomy.

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