Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just in the Knick of Time

Well, here we are again. The holidays. My time of year to deal with family drama. To deal with sad memories. To wish things were different.

This year things will be different. Ok, so maybe the things won't be different. There will still be family drama. There are still sad memories. I still wish things could be different.

But this year, thanks to my recent trip to the girly doctor, I will be different. I told my doctor how I am getting increasingly more grumpy during the week before my cycle. So she recommended I take a drug called Sarafem. It is to treat PMDD. But it is really an anti-depressant. I can take it on just the days that I need it or every day if I want.

This week was the test. I am in the midst of my pre-cycle week and had the drama of the family gathering for Thanksgiving. And I can honestly say Sarafem is a miracle. Not that I was giddily happy all week but I was much more able to deal with the drama and not have the life sucked out of me!

Thank you, Melody - your prescription was just in the knick of time!

12 comments:

T said...

Hmmm.....girly doc time is coming up for me and grumpy is a very NICE term for what I turn into (stark raving, lunitic bitch is more like it).

Doc and I may have to chat.....

So glad it's helping you (though I can't imagine you grumpy!)

kristi said...

Glad you found something, and maybe I need it too!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Good for you Woody. I am a firm believer in controlled substances!
We should get together and write a book on family drama! Christmas is the one day of the year I allow my family over. It's when they come over to eat, drink and merry themselves at my expense and take home all the letfovers!
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mom x 2 said...

hmmmm, I think I may have to check that out. I am pretty sure my family would be ESTATIC!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

I LUV my "happy "pills...wouldn't go without them! AND "everyone" around me loves them too!! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy that you found something to help you out. I sympathize..I used to get major PMS, but going back on the pill helped me. I hope you have a good Thanksgiving full of wonderful memories.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

This may be the nicest Thanksgiving I've ever had, Woody... We are footloose and fancy-free with NO family. SO--what are we doing? We are picking up a friend (who is alone) and taking her to Thanksgiving Dinner somewhere. She cried when I called and invited her.. I'm thrilled to do something nice for someone else---and we're AWAY from the family. How 'bout that???? Yeah Rah...
Hugs,
Betsy

smiles4u said...

Good for you!!!! It's always nice when something the doctor gives us actually helps. Hope it makes things a lot easier to deal with! XXOO Lori

imom said...

Our drama doesn't happen until Christmas with my husband's family. Thanksgiving is a nice, relaxed, low key day, even though I cook.

I'm glad you found something to work for you!

Mental P Mama said...

I am oh so thankful for my meds. And so is my family;)

Caution Flag said...

Meds really can be miracles. We've just started our son on some and the doc said if they work, the difference will be amazing. Congrats to you and here's hoping for our boy.

Clippy Mat said...

yay for drugs!
of that kind anyway.
especially when they work.
happy thanksgiving to you and yours
:-)