I am currently on Prometrium and have been for about a year (give or take). It has been incredible in helping with my physical symptoms. Prior to this drug, I would get menstrual cramps so awful I can’t describe them, but can only really express they were, at least, a 12 on a 1-10 pain factor. They were debilitating, and I’d find myself curled up in a ball at home, praying for relief. Midol barely took the most minute edge off of it. They tested for endometriosis, but it was inconclusive (and then they told me there’s no real test for that condition).
Thankfully, I switched doctors, and my current one prescribed Prometrium. I get some cramping now, but nothing compared to what I use to have; however, my PMS (emotionally) can still get pretty awful. I am wondering if Prometrium is supposed to help with that. My moods sway all over the map from overly angry over absolutely nothing to insanely depressed and sad that I cry and don’t know why (which I’m not much of a crier to begin with). It is tough to handle, at times. I’m wondering if the medication is supposed to aid with this issue, as well, or if it was merely to assist with the pain (which I’m grateful for beyond words).
If Prometrium doesn’t assist with the moods associated with PMS, do you have any advice or tips? It is difficult to carry out day to day life never knowing what mood will rear its ugly head at the most inconvenient time.
I don’t know if you need/want the additional information, but I have tried birth control pills, anti depressants, Prometrium (currently on), Travacor (currently on), and even some natural medications from the health food store geared towards PMS.