Hi there. If I am having a normal 28 day cycle-------- the third week of that, I will have pms. That is about where you are at, right? I went through a period of even longer cycles which was a huge pain because I still started pms at the same 3 week mark and it would last awhile.
Anxiety is tough. We all have it from time to time and pms can exacerbate it. I get horrible insomnia for about 2 or 3 nights right before my period. I also have more symptoms of anxiety, etc. One thing that helps is to make sure and exercise. This is a natural way of relieving stress as it releases the brain's own "happy" chemical as well as helps us maintain a normal sleep pattern. So, make sure that you continue to try and exercise during that time and if you don't exercise regularly now, start!
I'm a fan of a good complete vitamin. Covers all my basis and I add extra calcium and Vit. D. good luck
thank you so much for your help. i will look into the vitamins. i used to excercise 4-5 days a week religiously. hubby is a bodybuilder and he's always onto me about starting to excercise again. I've gained about 8 lbs in the last 8 months which to me is alot. and i notice a huge difference in my energy. just holding my arm up is draining or walking up stairs. I will definitely start back up :) thanks again.