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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

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


  1. I have only been diagnosed for a few years now, (although suffering for at least 10) I just recently learned that this is genetic and I cried myself to sleep praying that my daughter doesn't not have this.

  2. What a lovely poem, i have 4 daughters, i do believe my second eldest has pmdd, luckily my eldest and 3rd daughter show no symptoms, i just hope and pray every day that my youngest won't suffer with it, such a horrible, us usually undiagnosed illness to have xx