Sarah - posted on 06/09/2009 ( 33 moms have responded )
I really think I do. I've made an appt with my doctor but wanted to hear from some other moms. I lose total control of my temper when I'm pre-menstrual. I yell unneccesarily at my babies. they're only 4 and 2 (i have a 15 month old too but I don't yell at him , although he does witness it all) and I have ENORMOUS guilt for being this way. They don't deserve it and it's for the stupidest little things. The whole time there's a voice in my head whispering, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?" the voice is like the "normal" me trying to shut down this monster. But I literally feel like I have no control. I apologize to them for all the yelling and tell them they're good kids but they're so little and I feel like I'm scarring them. I'm a single mom so taking a time out for myself isn't an option.
The guilt is unbearable especially because around that time I'm a weepy mess too so I just cry and cry about it afterward, after they're in bed.
I don't want them to feel bad or be scared or think they're bad kids.
Anyone else go through this and/or try meds and how did they work if you did?