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Why do I always feel angry before my period?

I'm a very nice person, but for some reason before and a few days into my period I suddenly experience a horrible shift where I am hostile, irritable, and I the only person going through this? I'm in my early 20's and I don't know if these feelings are normal or how I can get rid of them. Help!

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henna-red henna-red 3 years 43 weeks
Have you looked into hormonal therapy?
mimi2611 mimi2611 3 years 43 weeks
Hi,I am 41 and always taken out my anger on those closest to me. 10 years ago when I split with my ex I went to my doctor who prescribed anti depressants. I was not happy about it but I took them,after only a few days I felt a huge change and I liked this new person I had become. I was on them for about 3 years. I have just had a baby 4 months ago and these feelings are back worse than ever and it's my partner who gets it. Even worse is he has got low testosterone levels which basically can make him act the same way as women do with pms. So things can be twice as bad in our house,but my partner is seeing a specialist and I am now thinking of going to see the doctor and see if there is anything apart from anti depressants he can give me. It's NOT normal to feel this way every month and it affects so many women that you would think there would be something other than anti depressants to help us.
cazzag cazzag 4 years 7 weeks
Hey there! Just finished crying my eyes out and having a go at my boyfriend, which of course i will regret in a few days when i feel calm and serene again :-) worries, looks like we are all in the same boat...but no solution!
Betty-boop-1003 Betty-boop-1003 4 years 17 weeks
Hay yo tambien me ciento de esa misma manera dias antez de ke me baje mi regla y me aguito por ke mi pareja ya me jusga loka kon mis(suing modes) y creo ke eso me pone mas de malas
Helen-Danger Helen-Danger 5 years 10 weeks
I agree, RedSyn. Violence is going to get you in trouble. It'll end up with you hurt or in jail or both.
RedSyn RedSyn 5 years 10 weeks
I have the exact same issue. A week before my period I turn into this crying, screaming, angry animal. I even get violent!!! It's like once it starts I dont realize it but after I have made a complete BUTT of myself i realize that it must be time for my period bc on any other normal day I am fine & can deal with the world & all the stress that come with it. I turned into a violent lunatic last night over what I was going to cook for dinner....really? How stupid is that? OMG I wish there was something that I could do to help me out with these issues. It may ruin my relationship if I continue to be violent. I need major help!
Helen-Danger Helen-Danger 5 years 39 weeks
Just roll with it and let people know you are feeling extra emotional. That way they won't take it personally. I get really emotional the whole week before. I cry over the stupidest commercials and fixate on odd things. "Oh that's just beautiful! He really cares about collecting toy trains for his son." "I NEED a puppy!" "Crackers go in the cupboard not in the pantry! How can we ever have a nice house if we put things everywhere? Don't you CARE?" I also get increased attention from men during that week. I'm thinking extra estrogen makes me pump out more pheromones than usual. I kind of find the whole PMS experience fun. Now cramps, on the other hand...
pmsgirl pmsgirl 5 years 39 weeks
I've been to two concerts the day period started and that seemed to be a natural pain reliever, LOL
pmsgirl pmsgirl 5 years 39 weeks
I alos feel like a complete lunatic when I get my period. I take these pms vitamins I found at wal-mart and they help some, but if I don't take them I scream and yell and sometimes try to attack my husband for the dumbest reasons and I'm normally a nice quiet person
maiomar911 maiomar911 6 years 20 weeks
i thought i'm not normal or about to go crazy,... but seems that we all feel this when we have our period... avoiding people at that time is better,... but there have to be a solution... i cry like crazy everytime i have my period... WHY!?
MBB22 MBB22 6 years 29 weeks
I get the same way.. so sad :( I'm always told I am such a nice person but the week before my period I would be completely ashamed for them to see how I treat my loving boyfriend!!
natkubichar natkubichar 7 years 17 weeks
this post makes me think of the seasonale spoof they did on saturday night live, so as long as you arent chasing ppl down with hatchets then dont worry you are completly normal
joy2U joy2U 7 years 17 weeks
Wow- that was me- like yesterday! Ha! As soon as i get my period I am back to normal but the week leading up to it and esp the day before it- watch out!! BTW, I like the bottle of wine and robe idea! Might have to do that!!!
Jeny Jeny 7 years 17 weeks
Are you kidding??? LOL! I'm 25 and just about EVERY month I experience this.. I can't even help it so I shut myself up in my apartment for a few days after work with a nice bottle of wine in a big soft robe.. It's PMS and it sucks but get used to it if you aren't on any birth control that will stop you from having a period.
Hiding55 Hiding55 7 years 18 weeks
I used to have terrible PMS until I started taking Yaz. I would get really mean, angry, frustrated, sad, basically act like a lunatic. Now I don't experience any symptoms of PMS and I don't feel like a crazy person once a month. It is great that you recognize that you get that way. I didn't for a while and it affected my relationships.
Janine22 Janine22 7 years 18 weeks
I can get really irritable and/or angry as well. I think it is totally normal. Things you can do are: get adequate rest, avoid caffeine and sugar, take a B vitamin and or/a multivitamin for women (my doctor actually recommended that I take a prenatal vitamin because it has more folic acid even though I am not pregnant), drinks lots of water and exercise regularly, or try meditating, yoga or journaling your thoughts. Other than taking care of yourself, you have to realize that it is normal and the result of fluctuating hormones. Don't beat yourself up about it so much, I think most women get emotional symptoms of PMS. You could research the topic online if you want to know more about it.
Fallen85 Fallen85 7 years 18 weeks
I'm 23 as well and I go absolutely bonkers when I'm PMSing. I yell and cry for no reason. My fiancee just ignores me for most of it (which of course drives me crazy) but a few days later everything is good again. Dont worry about it, it's totally normal.
leb357 leb357 7 years 18 weeks
lol it's called PMS. Sometimes the pill can help curb it, but it's mostly just good that you're aware of it. Even today, I was being irrational and crazy and insecure toward my boyfriend, but I warned him that it was because I was PMSing. And it sucks because at least for me, there's nothing I can do to change how I'm feeling except give it time. I usually try to avoid people when I'm feeling that way. If I'm around my boyfriend I'll give him fair warning. I'm 23 by the way. I realize this wasn't much help, but at least you know you're not alone :)