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Why do I feel so depressed before my period?

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Last Updated: 04/03/2017 at 12:23pm
Why do I feel so depressed before my period?
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January 14th, 2016 4:41am
Because you're hormones makes you feel different type of things , for some like me it's anxiety , for others it might be anger , sadness, happiness ( goddamn lucky) and depressed it's totally normal but you have to recognize that you're about to be in your period so you can understand better what's happening to you :)
January 14th, 2016 8:03am
It's normal to have the blues or feel sick before a period. As hormone levels rise and fall during a girl's menstrual cycle, it can affect the way women/girl feels, both physically and emotionally. This is known as premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, and it can make a girl feel like hiding in bed with the covers over her head.
January 15th, 2016 2:10pm
I feel the same way. I believe its because of the all the hormones just screwing with your brain and emotions
January 17th, 2016 2:37am
You feel depressed before your period because hormones are running around and you become emotional in other words it's called PMS ;)
January 17th, 2016 5:01pm
Generally this is due to hormone changes that occur when your body is preparing for your menstral cycle.
January 17th, 2016 6:53pm
Hormones work in cycles. Different hormones are in higher concentrations at different times in your cycle. Feeling depressed before your period could be caused by these hormonal changes. It also could be something else. Check in with your doctor for any concerns
January 22nd, 2016 12:51am
Well, during that time, hormones go haywire. There's quite a possibility that what's going on is those hormones affecting your mood.
January 22nd, 2016 1:43am
It's part of the mood swings you receive, your dominant mood during those swings is most likley sadness.
January 22nd, 2016 9:20pm
That's a normal thing, nothing you should be too worried about! It's just the chemicals in your body acting up, and it causes you to think differently.
January 24th, 2016 7:49pm
Hormones tend to inlfuence the way we feel thus behaviour so they might be the reason for an abnormal mood.
January 28th, 2016 5:48pm
Because of your hormones and because periods can be really tough, but it won't last so don't worry you'll getter better, if it last you can talk to a professional
January 31st, 2016 12:07am
Before someone gets their period, some experience something called PMS. PMS basically screws up all of your hormones and can do all sorts of things though. If it only lasts for a few days then you have nothing to worry about
January 31st, 2016 2:29pm
The hormones from your menstrual cycle can have an effect on your emotions and can sometimes cause you to feel depressed.
February 5th, 2016 1:13pm
This is because of the hormones in your body, people feel different, I always feel really angry and bloated before my period. But it's just how it is, just the hormones in your body. There is a pill that you could take after consulting a doctor, that stops your period.
February 5th, 2016 11:43pm
you feel bored and depressed before your period is because of you hormones is all weird and sometimes you just feel like that.
February 6th, 2016 3:40am
In all honesty this could stem from the way you feel about your period to just the common mood swings that come with PMS.
February 6th, 2016 11:30pm
It could be PMS which affects our mood and hormones. This is a time when we can be very sensitive, easily agitated and feel low.
February 7th, 2016 8:17pm
Because it affects your emotionally side of it and your mood changes through it and controlling it matters.
February 10th, 2016 12:20pm
Emotionally not accepting the period as part of you and believing you might not be able to perform well during the period could cause depression.
February 10th, 2016 11:46pm
PMS refers to a wide range of physical or emotional symptoms that typically occur about 5 to 11 days before a woman starts her monthly menstrual cycle. The symptoms usually stop when, or shortly after, her period begins.
April 8th, 2016 6:25am
this is so happen for a reason that is basically related to medical science that our hormones get disturb or proceed to required mechanism for our woman being to help pregnancy in future. so this is nothing to worry about whereas different practices can be useful like doing something of our interest or getting ourselves busy in completing something is on our to do list already.:-)
April 9th, 2016 9:00pm
Many people think that PMS happens during your period, but for many people they actually get emotional the week or so before. This is caused by a drop in the hormones, so your body feels all out of rhythm.
April 10th, 2016 12:11pm
This is quite normal due to hormonal changes in the body. Women also tend to have anxiety instead of depression. You can get the better of it by doing some exercises which are safe while on your period or just do the things your normally like to do.
April 16th, 2016 3:18am
It's coming from your hormone i believe! Also based on your life condition as well. Each people has different depression though.
April 16th, 2016 9:59am
Before your period there are a lot of hormones going round your body. this can be very overwhelming and this may be why you develop low feelings.
April 21st, 2016 6:28am
You could have Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. This is a brain chemistry malfunction that occurs because of ovulation.
April 21st, 2016 8:06pm
this is quite well take analgesics and just understand that it will pass, if it's not tolerable then u need to seek medical adivice
April 23rd, 2016 2:51pm
It is possible that you have premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It is a condition that affects some women and this may be your case.
May 17th, 2016 9:45pm
It's possible that your hormones are kinda upset. Some womans have this, it is nothing worried about. You are like by the special ones who have that.
July 25th, 2016 8:26am
It's a totally normal feeling every woman experiences. No need to worry about it and when you start to feel depressed do something that you enjoy to distract you.