Hey everyone. Recently had my third ever trip to the hospital in a cop car, after breaking some stuff and making some vague allusions to not being an issue for my former significant other anymore. It was the culmination of the building sadness and anxiety that led up to my last period. This happened about 24 hours after the very light start. (My period is a crazy beeyatch these days. It taunts me for a week before it *really* starts. Gotta love peri-menopause!) I've read some folks saying their doctors tell them PMDD's not a real disorder. Well those doctors should go back to the 70's and tell women that uterine cramps are all in their heads if they get the chance, too. Really go back to their roots.
I think I'm just posting because I see that this particular part of the forum is a little inactive. If I had to guess, I'd guess it's either because women are reluctant to talk about such personal stuff, or women are so crushed under the illness as to not feel like communicating at all sometimes.
These days, I take 350 mg Bupropion XL and 40 mg Fluoxetine. Things are still pretty bad at certain times, so I'm adding a third Fluoxetine in when things are just intolerable. The tears, sometimes, make me think, how can I continue to live and work this way??? I'm going to see my psych nurse again soon, maybe sooner than my August appointment, and ask her if we can up my Rx so that I actually have enough Fluoxetine to do that third cap when things feel hopeless.
I have a question. Anyone ever take a combination like I'm taking? Bupropion's a Dopamine elevator (if I understand correctly) and of correct Fluoxetine's an SSRI. Until about 7 months ago, the Bupropion dose was only 100 mg/day, and the Fluoxetine was only 20 mg/day. Is there much chance that these higher doses could be making me think about suicide more? Has anyone run into that with these or similar meds? Thanks for reading. It would really be nice if people could give me some feedback. If you don't have experience with these meds, please feel free to just tell me what has worked best for you? Thanks again.