'It’s like Jekyll and Hyde': Woman who suffers from extreme PMT reveals her periods make her attack her husband violently for three weeks in every month

  • Chvonne Parker, 36, from Essex, has Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • For three weeks each month her personality changes and she gets violent
  • She has smashed each plate in her kitchen and regularly hits her husband  

A woman who suffers from chronic pre-menstrual tension has revealed the condition turns her into a Mr Hyde-type creature, similar to the man in the fictional story The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 

Chvonne Parker, 36, from Wickford, Essex, suffers from a form of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) that is so rare it is only experienced by between three and five percent of the female population. 

For up to three weeks in every month she becomes violent, short-tempered and uninterested sexually in her husband Darren, 37, who has been with her since 2002. 

Chvonne Parker, 36, (left) from Wickford, Essex, suffers from a form of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder that makes her extremely bad tempered towards her husband Darren, 37 (right) 

Chvonne Parker, 36, (left) from Wickford, Essex, suffers from a form of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder that makes her extremely bad tempered towards her husband Darren, 37 (right) 

The couple, who appeared on This Morning earlier today, have revealed the condition has made a huge negative impact on their life. 

Chvonne said: 'It turns me into a horrible monster with no motivation to do anything. It’s like Jekyll and Hyde. 

'When I have my period, I'm totally different.' 

When Chvonne was younger she suffered from normal levels of PMT like most women get, but then she went through IVF and believes that was the catalyst for it turning into PMDD. 

She said: 'It usually starts around ovulation time. At around 14 days in, it gets really bad.' 

Then for around a week, or anything up to two weeks if she is lucky, Chvonne's PMDD subsides and she is her normal, laid-back self again. 

She said: 'This time is anything from one to two weeks. That's the time when I apologise to my husband and do all of my cooking and cleaning. 

Chvonne used to work as a passenger escort for disabled people but the amount of time she has had to take off for sickness meant she had to give up the job.

Her outbursts are so violent that she smashes household items , including every plate in her kitchen, and and has even split her husband's lip during a rage. 

Chvonne said of her PMDD: 'It turns me into a horrible monster with no motivation to do anything' 

Chvonne said of her PMDD: 'It turns me into a horrible monster with no motivation to do anything' 

But she finds it easier to deal with since being diagnosed, because at least she knows what it is now. 

She said: I felt suicidal. When I was given a treatment to suppress ovulation, it made me worse.

I was so close to suicide. 

'I thought about self-harming. That’s not me - it scared me.'

Her husband Darren, who has stood by her throughout, despite being the main focus of her outbursts, said that it had been easier to manage since she was diagnosed.

He said: 'At points it has been hard to deal with. 

'At the beginning we didn’t know what it was and I couldn’t understand it. 

'But now we have it diagnosed, we know what it is, so it makes it easier to deal with.

'My love for Sharon is stronger than it, it’s because of her condition that she’s doing [these things]. 

'She has no choice.' 

Fortunately, her three children are never the focus of her anger and the two older children, who are 21 and 17 understand the reason for their mother's erratic behaviour.

Chvonne's  husband Darren  has stood by her throughout the ordeal, despite being the main focus of her outbursts 

Chvonne's  husband Darren  has stood by her throughout the ordeal, despite being the main focus of her outbursts 

Her younger child, who is seven, is just aware that Chvonne is sad at times of the month. 

Chvonne said: 'Sometimes we just say mummy is sad. But thank God, I’ve got patience with them, and I mostly take my anger out on Darren.' 

The couple are now part of a self help group for sufferers of PMDD online and wants to set up her own group. 

She said: 'The online support is fantastic. 

'I want to start one where people can physically go - for the husbands and family.' 

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