This reaching out thing is new for me, but here goes. I need advice on how to help myself. I am 42. I think I am losing my mind. I'm snapping at my husband (he's SO sweet!), irritated at my dog (also sweet), I never know when my period is going to show up or how it will be when it does, I feel an almost constant rage, things that used to just bother me make me feel homicidal, and PMS is developing into a nightmare. My doctor wants me to take the Pill, but I'm afraid because of my chronic clinical depression that I've had since I was younger might get worse, and I really can't take that right now. I'm on an SSRI, and I think that may be the only reason I haven't brought physical harm to anyone, including myself. I know that fast relief may not be possible, but I need any way I can find to take some of the edge off. I'm trying black cohosh with limited and varied results. I'm not working and I have no insurance--and living with my inlaws is unbelievable, no-stress, stupid fun. What can I do for myself right now, with my limitations, to make myself feel at least a little bit better? Any advice or kind words would be much appreciated. Thank you!View Thread
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