I suffer from extreme mood swings due to PMS whenever I am close to getting my period that are so severe that I cannot handle it anymore and am thinking to take drastic measures.
From my early teens I have suffered from depression and 2 or 3 days before getting my period it just makes my depression take a turn for the worse and I have already had to be hospitalized two times for suicide attempts.
Because of this I have been considering getting a hysterectomy since I do not feel called to married life. In case any of you are wondering, yes I have been undergoing therapy and yes I am taking anti-depression medication BUT I might as well be taking sugar-water pills for all the good they do not do me during the few days before I get my period.
I just am tired of putting myself and my family through hell and I have talked to my gynecologist who has only two options available for me. I either start taking birth-control pills to control my hormones (which is a big no no for me since I have a family history of both breast and ovarian cancer) or I get a hysterectomy.
I know it is against Church teaching to have a hysterectomy but I can’t take the chance of going through another suicide attempt because of the extreme form of PMS I suffer from. That is why I am here to see if any of you can suggest any other alternatives.
Any input would be grately appreciate.