Running Out of Treatments for PMDD
Q: This PMDD is driving me crazy. The Prozac I am taking is not working anymore.
It is very hard for me to control my anger and outbursts. Last week, I had to
leave work early because I wasn't feeling good -- tired, short fuse, and hostile
inside of myself. Not good when you work in the Emergency Room!
Since taking the Prozac, my energy level has decreased. I used to be a competitive
triathlete. I have the desire to workout, but not the drive. I am tired of being
tired. I want my old self back. But I want to curb the PMDD. Hopefully I can
get a different type of medication. I maxed out on Zoloft, tried Wellbutrin
(increased my heart rate too much) and Prozac.
Do you now of any support groups for PMDD?
Thanks for letting me go on and on.
Dr. Donnica: Please consult your psychiatrist and discuss the feelings
and issues you related to me. There are other medications (e.g. Paxil CR) and
approaches that you can try; different regimens work differently for different
women. I agree that a PMDD support group might be very helpful. You can try
the one listed at http://groups.msn.com/PMSandPMDD/pmspmdd1.msnw.
For more information about PMDD, click here.
Donnica Moore, MD
Created: 7/27/2003  - Donnica Moore, M.D.
Reviewed: 12/8/2003  - Donnica Moore, M.D.