How do you cope with PMT when you’re a single parent?

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    Every month i become a total beast for at least 3 days if not 5. My poor daughter doesn’t have siblings to retreat away with and moan about me with, and i’m at the end of my tether. I’ve tried going on the pill and it didn’t work, the Dr tried to put me on anti-depressants and i wanted to murder him. The irony is, i’m a bloody psychotherapist and i have no idea whatsoever how to deal with this. I exercise regularly, well, between work, school pick ups and being a taxi for my daughter’s clubs, and i eat well. I just feel like such a horrible parent, i feel like i’m failing and i just despise feeling like this. I don’t have anyone i can hand her over to and feel as though i could repaper my walls with my to-do list. Anyone else in the same boat?

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    Maybe it’s not PMT.  It’s a need to vent in a stressful life and the pressure guage lets off steam? Get counselling take a day by yourself once in a while prioritise sleep and self care. I had v heavy periods but pmt was gone once I had ablation procedure. Check the physical health side.  It came back when I was on hormonal contraception implant. I think maybe I’m projecting but repressed anger and stress doesn’t go unless we express it. My counsellor said to journal and I found a lot more stuff on my shoulders than I realised. Gave me a safe way to release it. Go outside as much as you can. Physical exercise walking running or gardening help. Vitamin D blood test v worthwhile too. This time of year if it’s off depression is a real problem

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    Try cbd oil. H&barrett does low doseage spray

    Look it up on Internet and see benefits and see if it 4 u. Small spray  cost £39

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