Depression and severe mood changes before periods? I am 19 years old and just recently noticed that this is happening to me too. It seems like I get really depressed before and about a month before my period, have frequent mood swings and feel completely miserable most of the time.
How did all this start? I was always the most cheerful girl in class. I felt great during school and at work. Then one day my mum told me I would be starting school the next week, so I planned to have some fun before I went.
Normal life went on until my period came around. I started to feel really low and very miserable, to the point where I felt like vomiting. This happened for a week. After that I decided to look into what was going on and found out that my mood was the same way. I knew something was wrong but didn’t know what.
My mood swings started to creep up when my period came around. My mood and energy were extremely low. I just didn’t know what was happening to me.
Suffering From High Blood Pressure
I started to notice that I was losing weight as well, which was no surprise considering I was suffering from high blood pressure. I also noticed that my breasts were sore and my periods were different. My first pregnancy was terrible, I was sick all the time, had pains in my stomach and belly. I was sick for weeks, didn’t drink anything except water for a while and couldn’t eat any solid foods at all.
So my doctor took some blood tests to find out if it was a possible disorder or not. He concluded that it was not so much a mental condition as it was a physical one, and that depression is not related to your body. There was no need for medication at that stage. However the problem wasn’t cleared up by medication and I am still having problems with depression before my period.
There is a lot of information on the internet about depression before pregnancy. You can read everything you want, but I’m only going to give you some of the facts. Read up on your symptoms and find out what you can do to help yourself and your baby.
If you notice that your mood swings are going up and down suddenly then I think it’s worth taking a look at this for the day. You will also find out why your moods change and what’s going on in your body.
Depression before period is very common, so don’t despair. You are not the only person suffering from this and there is help available. There are several options.