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  • My first novel started with a mole. Yes, a MOLE - a freckle, a birthmark, whatever you want to call it.
  • I was at the pool with my daughter getting ignored by our swim instructor when a lifeguard with a particularly ripped abdomen walked by. He stopped to flirt with one of the female lifeguards and my eyes flew directly to an adorable mole on the top can of his six-pack.
  • "How cute!" I thought (among other things). "He looks like a character in a romance novel!"
  • So I went home and started writing fiction for the first time. That was over a year ago and I still haven't been able to stop. GRAVY is the story of a suburban housewife who wants another baby, but gets a man with a mole instead.
  • GRAVY is now available on Kindle and Nook!

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May 21, 2012

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Birchsprite

Evening Primrose Oil supplements ... definitely work for me, but you do need to keep on the case for at least a month to see the effects!

Taylor

i know ive mentioned it before, but if you havent tried yet yet consider taking niacin, zinc and magnesium supplements. Also, stream Food Matters on netflix - it changed my life and my mental health.

Shawn

Is doing something about that monthly visitor an option? I took Depo for 20 years to prevent ovarian cysts, and side effect was no period. I've went though mentalpause while on it, and now, since I no longer ovulate (which is when the cysts would form), I no longer need the Depo. I'm not sure if the Depo had anything to do with my gradual weight gain over the years, as I had a problem with that before starting it.

If you feel your crazies is related to your cycle, maybe doing something about your cycle??

Mushkie

I think you should try practicing some DBT (dialectical behavior therapy). It has been very helpful for people dealing with similar issues to yours. (P.S. I am being serious here and not snarky)

yasmara

We must be on the same cycle schedule! I yelled at my kids last night and then went oooooh (lightbulb!) at about 9pm when I was inhaling chocolate covered cranberries.

This is the brand of BC pill that has helped me a LOT in the past couple of months - LEVONORGESTREL-ETHINYL ESTRADIOL 0.15-30 MG-MCG - brand name Altavera. My insurance company (the bastards) switched me to some generic brand an it did *not* have the same PMDD-diminishing effects. I had to send a weepy email to my doc to force the scrip back to Altavera.

Obviously, it's not a 100% solution (see above re: chocolate covered cranberries) but it's made life a lot more bearable for me & everyone else around me....

Lori

I take Cymbalta with a bit of Buspar for the same issues you have. It's worked wonders.

Kim

I was put on Effexor for this same reason, but it made me feel awful. So then I thought, why am I on this type if medicine for what is clearly a hormonal issue? So I dropped it and went in the pill (yasmin) and have been fine ever since. I did note a drop in my libido, but apparently that doesn't happen to all.

jill

St. John's Wort. Works for me. And I have the pleasant side effect of crazy vividly dreams.

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