YOUR PERIOD, hormones & mental health! | Kati Morton February 19, 2020 100 By Jose Scott CategoryArticles BlogTagsandroid app store clue clue app cramps Emotions estrogen fertile Follicle Stimulating Hormone hacks health hormone hormones infertility Iphone kati morton Life-Hacks luteinizing hormone menstrual menstrual cramps menstrual cycle Mental Health mood moody period period hacks period tracking app periods PMDD PMS Pregnancy Progesterone psychology tampons Testosterone Therapist treatment uterine lining uterus wellness women Women's Health 100 Comments Alex Dawson says: May 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm I loved Clue, before I started taking the pill, it was so helpful tracking my sleep and when i would get PMS. So glad you are promoting it bc its such a good app Reply AtlanticMade says: May 31, 2017 at 12:00 am Thank-you for the detailed but easy-to-understand break-down of the cycle. I've struggled with PMS and then started to notice bigger mood swings and "funks" and realized they happened more often around my periods. My obgyn suggested I track my cycles incl. moods and energy and that really helped me. The obgyn also suggested increasing my intake of magnesium, calcium, and drinking sports drinks/lots of extra water to stay hydrated. Reply Emma Boswell says: June 3, 2017 at 5:54 am I love Clue! Reply Esther Carnes says: June 3, 2017 at 6:05 pm Could you go into some more detail on how period hormones affect mental illness? Reply Chloe Loader says: June 12, 2017 at 10:07 pm Hi Kati! I am on birth control pill and I take it for 3 months in a row before having my period, do you know how the hormones change because of that? Reply Breah Gardiner says: June 14, 2017 at 5:46 am I'm in the after a baby hormones :/ Reply A Sad Soul says: June 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm l get very calm on my period my best ideas come at that time. glad l feel this way. soo much negativity never hear woman say good thinges about periods. could it be not being connected to your female side, body sprit emotions dis-connect or simpy these ladies have really bad periods chinese say if you have reproductive problems bad pms your body needs to detox has too many toxins Reply Arya1999 says: June 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm My period just came 6 days early, which means the next one and associated Pmt will be in the middle of my vacation 😭 Reply April Rhoden says: June 29, 2017 at 8:10 pm I've recently realized I get bouts of insomnia with my period. Does anyone else experience that? Is it very common? Reply katie says: July 18, 2017 at 6:10 pm I absolutely LOVE Clue! It's the only period app I use! I use it every single day. The only downfall is how I don't know whether I'm PMSing, or just going to a depressive or manic episode. I've started to get a hang of it, but it's still difficult for me. I know that they still cover that topic though, which is also why I really love this app. Reply Tommie mcclain says: August 22, 2017 at 3:31 am Literally when I have my period I want to literally kill myself it's so intense yes I am in therapy. She thinks I have psdd Reply Donut Girl says: September 29, 2017 at 5:08 am This is my third or Fith time saying this but, I went to a therapist and she told me I'm getting my period soon, and I don't need to worry. Which basically means she's saying STOP BOTHERING ME!!! I DON'T CARE. Reply Shiyndeay says: November 4, 2017 at 3:51 pm I track my cycle as my form of birth control it’s so nice to not have to take any extra pills that make me feel crazy Reply Noelle With an E says: November 6, 2017 at 3:37 pm Clue is the ap I use. I used to use 4 different ones for a year and clue was the most accurate. You’re welcome Reply deadsoon says: December 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm I learned more here about my period than in biology class wtf Reply Palesa Esuk says: December 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm I am sitting in a bar on my period eating chips and ketchup and sticky toffee pudding drinking wine wanting to slap everyone lol Reply Mick Nikolas says: December 30, 2017 at 4:48 am AGE 26 NEVER HAD A PERIOD.Healthy female.good diet.sleep and lifestyle.what hormone tests and hormone supplemention might benefit my gf? Doctors in thailand did blood work and hormones .but they were of no opinion!!!!.Has any doctor or health practioner ever come across this in a normal lifestyle healthy looki g person.slim healthy diet some exercise? Any advices please. Reply Laura Gadille says: December 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm This is a review of A&P Reply Laura Gadille says: December 30, 2017 at 8:23 pm I have PCOS and my periods come when they want too or none at all, but as I'm getting older they are getting worse. I'm going to talk to my doctor about this. Reply Dogs And songs says: January 11, 2018 at 11:11 am I use meds to control my period cause I bleed like crazy now I bleed less and now when it comes i am still foggy for A week I cant handle blood plus I Get really emotional Reply Katie McD Bruce says: February 9, 2018 at 12:11 pm ❤️❤️❤️ Reply Maria DeFeo says: February 13, 2018 at 2:25 am How do I email you or ask you a question Reply Ema Tique says: February 28, 2018 at 6:34 am First day of my period today and I'm depressed. I fucking hate feeling this way on my period Reply Cecilia Michael says: March 9, 2018 at 2:47 am FYI, when you're on birth control you don't actually experience a real menstrual cycle. That's how it prevents you from getting pregnant. The "bleeding" a woman on birth control experiences is caused by a hormonal fluctuation built into the schedule of the pills that was added by manufacturers so women would feel "normal." Reply apope06 says: March 28, 2018 at 11:30 pm I am a man watching this to be a better boyfriend as well. Reply elines acevedo says: May 2, 2018 at 4:46 pm I think you were incorrect about progesterone… I will consult google. Reply July Ol says: May 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm I'm using clue already. Mostly just to know when my period and ovulation are going to be because I already know that I'll feel like a pool of cow poop during that time xD Reply Katrina Fernandez says: May 27, 2018 at 11:04 pm Thank you! Reply Vanna Wong says: June 5, 2018 at 2:53 pm I thought progesterone help to maintains the uterine lining? Reply Ray Wood says: June 6, 2018 at 3:47 am It's said that knowledge is power and wisdom is understanding. As a guy, I need all of the understanding I can get and the more I understand, the more empathy I have for women. As a kid, it was taboo to discuss things about female functions, so until I was a teenager, I thought first period only referred to the first class of the day. Reply Mrinal Pathak says: June 10, 2018 at 10:24 am l am 33 yrs old i have a 9yrs old girl. now i want a baby .but i can't concive. i try to last one year. Reply Eva dark eyes says: June 16, 2018 at 4:36 am Okay…does anxiety disorder affect your period flow? Reply Healing Base says: June 17, 2018 at 9:43 pm please dont ever have children. if you can Reply Alyssa M says: July 1, 2018 at 3:39 pm I have been medically underweight for all of my life and would only get my period like 2-4 times a year since I was 13. now I am 120 pounds and 5 feet 7 inches and age 24. But still havnt had my period since November 2017. I’m going to a OBGYN in two weeks. But I’m so confused if they can help me get my period or not. Reply Camryn Elias says: September 30, 2018 at 1:02 am I'am having those things happen to me this week😎 Reply Cretan Cherries says: October 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm I'm always so so emotional and cry on my period 😧 it's so hard it ruins my mood and I'm thinking of strange abstract stuff 😣 Reply Mercedes Marquez says: October 13, 2018 at 4:10 pm Do a video on bpd and perimenopause or menopause. Reply Emily Ray says: October 20, 2018 at 2:45 am First day of my period and I have been crying for hours about nothing Reply Joann Freedman says: October 23, 2018 at 1:31 am Are used to use wild yam progesterone cream and it made me severely depressed I’m wondering if it’s the progesterone when it rises that also contributes to depression? Reply Naomì T says: October 27, 2018 at 7:47 pm So it’s normal to eat more before period Reply L. M. says: November 7, 2018 at 8:57 pm Moral of the video, be nice and considerate to women on their periods, don't judge or make fun. We simply feel like shit and we all know that no man or woman can be a happy camper when they're physically sick. Reply Ali Hayman says: November 10, 2018 at 3:31 am not sure if you'll see this but I have bipolar disorder type 1 got diagnosed at 19 years old but started dealing with depression at 15 years old and feel like my manic/mania and depressive episodes are worse while on my period and my mood swings are horrible on my period. I get all irritable and so angry the day before and the whole day my period starts my mood is bad also is it possible that PMS is harder with bipolar disorder individuals?! Reply SweetnSame says: November 13, 2018 at 9:30 pm Me going insane because of PCOS. I have my period for months at a time or not at all. My period always makes my depression so bad. Reply S A M A N T H A. P H A N T O M says: November 16, 2018 at 3:21 am I needed to watch this Reply yeet queen says: November 19, 2018 at 11:31 am I get suicidal on my period. Reply Melissa Saal says: December 9, 2018 at 12:59 am eeerm…When you are on birth control you cant have pms because you dont ovulate. Also the bleeding is not bc your lining is shedding but because youre coming off synthetic stuff. Get your facts right Reply Leanne Doolan says: December 15, 2018 at 9:55 am Iv not had a period for over a year. Had tests everything came back clear. Iv been dealing with a lot of trauma.. Childhood sexual abuse… Anybody else have this experience? Reply charlisparkles says: December 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm I discovered the Clue app on November 9th. It succesfully predicted my "special days" this month😂 — Id begun to suspect my spiralling irritability leading up to the full moon each month might be something else, not that I'm actually a werewolf-woman!!! Here i am, 3 days in tears and in despair, but with the knowledge I'll be just dandy tomorrow when my period arrives 😆🙄 Reply INêS CaStRO says: December 22, 2018 at 10:18 pm Could you talk about the effects of birth control on mental heatlh? And the increased risk of depresion? Reply MNBY123 says: January 14, 2019 at 9:06 am Hey Katie could yo do a video policistic overion syndrome and how it affects your mental health? Reply YO YO says: January 21, 2019 at 2:50 am PMDD is NOT mental health it ENDOCRINE!! If PMDD is stupidly classed as mental then that make PMS and MENOPAUSE mental. Having your ovaries out cures the problem therefore not mental health!!!!! Reply LivingDeadGirl Melissa says: January 23, 2019 at 3:19 am I wish I could meet you someday that'd be so awesome ,truly a dream, I think your an amazing person, You know & I struggle with my mental health,I have very bad anxiety and depression, ( GAD/MDD/PTSD) I guess you can have more than one mental illness, I try to be positive but it's hard, I even have my own YouTube channel I like to be able to express myself thru making videos and make videos about mental health,even storytimes,vlogs,mukbangs,Being a young mom since I was 16 and prego, I talk and express being a proud bi Latina & having a learning disability and 🌈 LGBTQ+ included🌈 I want to inspire other's, for the ones who are and felt different,an outcast,alone and i'm here to say that they are not alone. I'll be they're voice , a voice for the voiceless,my channel is like a safe space for all gender/race/sexuality/disabilityetc. Reply Finny Uppy says: February 5, 2019 at 10:49 pm I'm a trans boy who really needed a gender neutral video like this right now ♡♥ Reply Rey’s Now says: February 6, 2019 at 1:39 pm So having bad anxiety and depressive episodes I just realize that when my periods come I get fucked up . My anxiety shooots and I overthink everything. Also I make decisions and choices that I end up regretting which is confusing and painful at the same time Reply Davialis Lugo says: February 19, 2019 at 4:25 am I start feeling very nauseous and dizzy about a week before my period. Then finally once I get it I go into random panic attacks I'm not sure if the way I am feeling makes me panic or if it's just my hormones but it is the worst thing ever. Thank you for this video. Reply Becc C says: February 24, 2019 at 12:42 pm You cool, Kati. Like an online life and health sensei. Your videos are so helpful and informative Reply Brianna Jaide says: February 27, 2019 at 4:36 pm PMDD has been something I have dealing with since I was a senior in high school (around 10 years ago) along with low mood/ generalized anxiety. Something I have learned is to LISTEN TO MY BODY and MOOD!! I am so interested in this biological process and learning different medicinal methods to cope with my fluctuations. Reading the comments from this community of people really help when watching these videos…. thanks Kati for promoting positive content to the world! Reply Denise Green says: March 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm I’m on my period now and my hormones are everywhere and I am dealing with cramps and it makes me moody big time Reply Hayley Smith says: March 16, 2019 at 9:56 pm I am 48 couldn't live without anticonceptional pills …..not in menopause either no symptoms , PMS sometimes before the period or after the period which is every now and then very uncomfortable sadness moodiness angry…. thanks for sharing you are a PHILANTROPHIST Kate 🌼🌼🌼🌷🌷🌻🌻🌻🌹🌹🌹🌹 Reply April YT says: May 25, 2019 at 2:25 am Im watching this so i can undersannnd T-T Reply Enki Enlil says: May 31, 2019 at 1:05 pm Visiting here because I felt for the first time "why am I alive and just end it all" . Reply bish wut did u say? says: June 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm One more reason to hate my period. Reply Joyce 2000 says: June 14, 2019 at 3:24 pm Before my period, I cry over every little thing, I feel depressed,lower back ache .it's always hell for me 😣 Reply First Name Last Name says: June 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm This was an ad! Wish it were disclosed before I watched the entire video. Reply Janine Rusinovich says: June 27, 2019 at 8:20 pm I have it currently and I a paranoid mess Reply Green Thumb says: July 7, 2019 at 5:16 pm The pill is carcinogenic aka causes cancer. But the doctor wont tell you that. They want to make you dependent on pharmaceutical companies to make more money. Reply ixxxMiniixx 0.0 says: July 10, 2019 at 12:57 am Your making my stomach hurt lol 😝 Reply Morgan A says: July 29, 2019 at 3:59 pm I’ve noticed that this cycle both in PMS and during my period my anxiety has been at an all time high, having anxiety attacks for almost 2 weeks, hopefully once my period ends I’ll feel myself again Reply RUN POP says: August 6, 2019 at 5:56 pm Can you have this before you have even started your period like if you might be starting soon?? Reply Kora Nikola says: August 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm I feel so overwhelmed the three days before my period, I can't leave the house…. it's hard not to resent men who have no clue what we go through, and we have to act like everything's fine. It feels pointless saying I'm in hell PMS when they have zero compassion.Girls, I send love xx Reply Deanna Creswell says: August 15, 2019 at 5:57 pm does that mean people with a higher body fat percentage have more estrogen than other people? Reply Saigen Rose says: September 3, 2019 at 1:01 pm Being mentally ill is terrible for me after my total hysterectomy all of my mental illnesses got worse & I'm on several meds to cope. I don't understand why everything got worse but it did. This is hell because it never goes away, mental anguish constantly is torture. Reply Nubian Princess says: September 9, 2019 at 5:34 pm I’m on my period and I’m crying for no reason ._. Reply Cindy lopez says: September 19, 2019 at 3:31 am I wanna die when im on my period. Its like hell 🙁 i dont know what to do Reply Telesa Morrison says: September 23, 2019 at 8:38 pm I be thinking I'm crazy Reply Erica DePrima says: September 28, 2019 at 1:16 pm i’ve gotten my period somewhat recently and after 3 cycles, my ovulation came, and now I’ve been experiencing severe nausea for almost 2 months, every. single. day. and it’s been effecting the people around me too, I can’t do ANYTHING because I feel as if any second, i’m going to throw up. it sucks, I just started taking herbs that a doctor gave me, so we’ll se how I feel after, but, I hope it works Reply Lizhal 10103 says: September 30, 2019 at 1:14 am Is it normal to feel emotionless when I’m near my period tho? Reply karen luff says: October 7, 2019 at 2:19 pm Came across your page whilst doing some research, i have the Clue app on my tablet it's great, new subscriber, i know that this video is few years old but it's helpful ♥ Reply Sneha S says: October 16, 2019 at 8:21 am I get so irritated before my period and also on my period and also after that… I dont know when i am okay Reply Jo Rich says: October 17, 2019 at 10:49 pm Does anyone else ever feel really tired, emotional, paranoid, and anxious like the day or two before your period? Also my lower back and down will ache all day 😫😕 Reply bts made me jungshook says: October 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm I always get so depressed before my period… I would often cry and get horrible mood swings…. but it all disappears with my period starting… I really hate it how anxious and angry I get during that time :") Reply No more Tatti says: October 26, 2019 at 12:48 pm Women are disgausting Reply SER Angel says: November 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm I am estrogen dominant. I am on progesterone pills. I cried in frustration a week before my period. 3 days before my period I ate excessively every night from feeling extra hungry. Now I feel so unmotivated and weak on my 3rd day of my period. I am old so I am also in perimenopause. I don't feel like getting dressed today. Reply Yeet Boyo says: November 7, 2019 at 8:07 am My paranoia issues become so bad during my period. I already have Paranoid Personality Disorder as it is, but it skyrockets during my period. Reply Alexis Moreno says: November 13, 2019 at 11:10 pm I was having a bad day until i watched this🕵 Reply Hi People says: November 22, 2019 at 12:28 am Background: I have a super irregular period. I could not have it for half a year, then have it for two weeks. Or, I could not have it for 3 months and have it for 1 week. And everything in between. Story: I've been paranoid for this whole week about getting my period because I've been getting PMS, cramps, back pain, increased headaches, etc. I want to get it ASAP so that I don't get it during class. I've had something to tie around my waist all week, as well as a liner and tampon with me. One more day before the weekend. I had my period last month (about 30 days ago), so, logically, I should get my period soon. The problem is, it isn't regular, so I never know when it's coming. Helppppp Reply Kalar Hall says: November 27, 2019 at 6:17 am I get triggered easily on my period, I usually cry for no reason, I’m a hot mess on my cycle😂 Reply Icrat Lynn says: December 9, 2019 at 8:03 pm how can I explain my boy friend that I dont control my emotions especially on my PMS. he thinks that I should be able to control my body and Its so frustrating that he doesnt agree with me. Reply PrinceRockyCat says: December 12, 2019 at 4:54 am Does anyone have symptoms of not wanting to eat.. like u feel nauseous if u eat heavy stuff..? Reply Neina Ramzan says: December 16, 2019 at 1:10 pm I get whole week before period I feel so tired irritated sick of everyone and everything 😣😣😣 Reply and i oop - says: December 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm i just cried watching a funny cat video because the cat fell off the counter. Reply I'M NOT sAD I'M JUsT TIRED says: January 12, 2020 at 8:26 pm I didn't have my period for 3 months. It's back with a vengeance and it's torturing me. I started crying earlier because my brother took my bowl of soup I left in the fridge :c Reply Anonymous Unknown says: January 26, 2020 at 12:45 am lmao you know it's that time of month when you're watching videos like these to feel better. Reply Amanda Leigh says: January 28, 2020 at 8:40 pm wer're sooo cool Reply Jaiden v says: February 2, 2020 at 2:51 am Today I cried over not having a toothbrush then I cried about not having a cup to hold my toothbrush Reply Mary AlB says: February 5, 2020 at 7:01 am I get so sad that I cry over stupid things such as crying for hours because it's a tad colder today >_< Reply T Brenneman says: February 9, 2020 at 2:14 pm Everything is dark and everyone is evil on the fourth day before my period. I read women r likely to break up with boyfriends week before the period too…? Reply Zaire hart says: February 10, 2020 at 3:31 pm I can sometimes have a brain fog during the end of my period were I tend to forget what's going on around me or something I needed to do. Is that normal? Reply Erica May says: February 12, 2020 at 9:57 pm Soo I have a hormone deficiency since 13 so I’ve been on hormone replacement (and I don’t get my period) but recently I went on a higher dose of estrogen and progesterone and I’m sooo emotional 😭 I’m basically going through puberty at 20 so Here I am lol Reply Bre says: February 15, 2020 at 4:14 am Hey I know this is old but I wanted to comment. I was diagnosed with MDD. I am now depression free (TMS). I noticed crazy mood swings but didnt understand why because I had an IUD. I also had horrible acne suddenly. I found out I was low on progesterone. Make sure you differentiate between hormonal and psychological. It could be the difference between two different specialists. 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