I teared up reading Darings letter, see:something that sounds very similar. That is SO what happens, only scaled down to two or three weeks in my case! It was way worse with little Birdie mostly because I was up against all the new-mom issues as well as the freakout, and I wasn't prepared. But with LaLa I just about lost it anyway. These hormonal issues... dahhhhgh!
Last year out of the blue I got hit with two months in a row of BLACK and VILE pms. K, well not totally out of the blue, I had just stopped nursing LaLa. I knew that my hormones were lying to me, but it didn't change the fact that a part of my mind was telling me to take a hammer to my own skull. Luckily each session only lasted two to three days, but what mom of young children can call everything off and hide out in a dark room for even ONE day?
So after darkandvile# 2 I hit my doctors office. Dr. J offered to prescribe the old standbys, but the only thing that sounded even vaguely interesting was the Prozac that you can take once a month when your cycle is about to start (technically it's the Prozac that is a once a week pill, but he has had lots of success with women problems just aiming it at the time specific trouble-zone, aka. PMS). In the end we decided to go with the Progesterone Cream to be used around my cycles. It has made all the difference in the world. So far. Here is hoping for a better, kinder post-partum for us all.
I started using Arbonne's cream, but have now moved on to some funky concoction that my moms endocrinologist has whipped up for his patients... it's more cost effective. But basically this stuff does not require a presciption to obtain. For the record, I am far from being against prescription drug use to deal with these issues, I just feel lucky that I can stick with the hippy methods for now. And I think that ole' Tom Cruise, if there is any justice, is about to paaaaayyyyyy for his remarks and attitudes. Or rather Katie will pay and I hope she returns the favor. Sigh ... but there rarely is any justice, and he will never, never know what a twit he is.
On a lighter note, Mr.Dadguy just put a lock on our bathroom door as well as a new seat on our toilet all in the time it took me to write this. No small feat considering he had the assistance of Birdie.