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I have a "friend" who shows up once a month. She turns my world upside down, over and over again.
I am a good person, caring and sweet, but when she comes to visit, I could rip off your head.
She takes no prisoners, foul words she does spout, I try to keep the words in, she lets them come out.
People don't understand me, or what this is about, to have this creature inside my head.
I despise who I am, half of the time, I feel sorry for my daughter, family and friends.
There's no way to describe it, for those who don't know, it's a living nightmare, she really needs to go.
~Neysia Manor, Rest in Peace

Friday, March 25, 2016

A Special PMDD Quote of the Week for Easter

I love this quote and am sharing it not because it shows that there's something lacking in us.  It's not about us not being whole...It's about us being strong and fierce in our will to follow our dreams and live every day the best we can despite having a thorn stuck in our side.  It's an ode to every one of us for waking up, despite wanting to never open our eyes again.  It does make us more complete than ever... Having to deal with something we never asked for has certainly changed us and I want to believe that we have changed for the better or at least try to, every single day. ~Neha Rajawat

I thought this an especially appropriate quote for Easter, a time that is almost as busy and stressful for women with PMDD and their families as Christmas. Therefore I wish you a moment to yourself, the strength to dig deep down and survive the weekend no matter what you are facing, be it chaos or isolation, and the certain knowledge that many, many others who have PMDD know and understand what you are going through. You are not alone in your struggles on this, or any other day. ~Liana 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

PMDD Quote of the Week

~I wasn't always easy to get along with and I used to be less under control, but now I will warn the people in my life that I have PMDD and take responsibility for it but I still get harassed about it, like they think I'm making things up, like when it makes me irritable, or cold, or cry for no reason.  I make sure that they know it's that time and nothing is personal, yet they still act surprised when I show symptoms.  They try to debate me about my emotions, which after years I have come to accept I have less control over, but they don't trust me about my own experiences.~

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

PMDD - One Woman's Prayer

Below is a poem written by a young woman before she had children.  I asked to post it here because I spent many years hoping the same--and for the very same reason.

I Hope I Never Have a Daughter
I hope I never have a daughter
I don't want to see her cry
I don't want to have to tell her
That sometimes there are no reasons why
Why you feel completely alone
And that no one really cares
Why you cry yourself to sleep at night
And, get angry/upset unawares
Other people just don't get it
But your Mama she understands
Because she went through the same thing
And will be there to hold your hand
Some people just think it's an 'excuse'
Well, I'm here to tell you it's not
Don't blame it on yourself, love
This isn't a disease that you've got
It might have a few names or titles, if you will
But, if you haven't suffered from it
Others usually tell you to just 'chill'
Chilling doesn't really help
'Cause the pain doesn't disappear
I can't quite put my finger on it
'Cause nothing at all is clear
If I ever have a daughter
I hope she isn't like me
I don't want her to suffer
because of
©Sarah Prais - 2016