Excessive Mood Swings Before Each Menstrual Period?
, every time I approach menstruation, 10 days before menstruation my emotions really can’t be controlled. I was like going crazy. I fight with girlfriends, with parents. I’m suuzon with everyone, I cry all the time, anything can make me cry, I get annoyed easily with everyone. r nIn the office I feel unnecessary, I feel like my boss hates me. r nAnd I feel like depression , all the negative thoughts came. Like I should break up with my girlfriend, or I should give up with work. I should give up with my life. R nBut when the second day of menstruation, usually it’s not like this anymore. R nOh yes, I also have trouble sleeping, constipation, and feel a little chills every time I interrupt my period. R n consul to a doctor, but I don’t know what to go to a general practitioner or a psychiatrist, or a psychologist?
Hello Ayuuuh, Thank you for the question.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a group of symptoms experienced by women before menstruation which are similar to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) but the symptoms that arise are symptoms related to a person's physical and emotional nature. The symptoms that appear can also interfere with the sufferer's daily life. The cause of this condition is not known with certainty however, it is thought to be related to the body's overreaction to changes in reproductive hormones during the menstrual cycle. Several studies have also shown a link between PMDD and low levels of serotonin (serotonin is a substance that helps signal transmission in the brain) which is low in the brain. The part of the brain that requires serotonin functions to regulate mood, sleep cycle, attention, and pain threshold. PMDD symptoms usually appear one week before menstruation starts and can last for several days afterward. Some of the symptoms are:
depression or hopelessness
have intense anger that can lead to arguments with other people
anxious and restless
hard to concentrate
loss of interest in daily activities
hard to sleep
joint and muscle pain
To ascertain the cause of your complaint, direct examination by a doctor is required. Please consult with a psychiatrist first (psychiatrist). Your doctor needs to ask further about your complaint to find out if your complaint is caused by other mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety disorders. If it is proven PMDD, the doctor will provide treatment which is usually in the form of drugs or psychological therapy. Please try to do relaxation techniques or yoga regularly to be more in control of your mood.
Hope this information is helpful.