No bad childhood here. I think stress can play a role in throwing things off, though it didn't seem to play a part for me. Round after round of antibiotics seem to have been my cue.
PMS SHOULD NOT exist, and you should have plenty of reason to expect it to go away over time. Primal will be a huge help here, especially you get the wheat & sugar out, and what remains, I encourage you to look up Drs. Dzugan and/or Reiss and see what they have to say about balancing your hormones. Many, many women see it (and the attendant cravings) go away as they move further down the primal path to health.
When I eat fruit instead of sweets, I crave more and more and more fruit, and have to beat back the cravings for sugar eventually, too. So I don't eat fruit except occasional in-season lower sugar ones, like berries. ***I know not everyone is like this***, but those who aren't should also know that not everyone is like them. Switching from sugar to fruit was a helpful first step to reducing sugar, but never ever eliminated the cravings. I never binge on whole fruit, but it leads to constant cravings for more, and I'd rather just live without the cravings, TYVM.
I've only ever met one person who binged on foods that didn't involve sweets or grains. She admits she had a very unusual situation. Binges almost universally are about getting sugar (in some form, & grains transform quickly) into the body, even when the binger is unaware of this.
After a year, I no longer have to avoid every tiny bite, but I do it anyway because sweets just don't taste good to me anymore. I do think that if I had "just one bite" say, once a week, that eventually the cravings would start up again, and it's just not worth it. I *can* do just one bite of a fruit now and then, just not sweets or grains. And ladies, really, believe me, the cravings CAN GO AWAY and the taste that you think is so fabulous CAN GO AWAY. You don't have to live like a junkie wishing for another fix, but steadfastly abstaining, for the rest of your life. There is so much more out there.
5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
*Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________*Goal: 135lb
*Deadlift: 225x4________________________________________*Back Squat: 165lb
*Bench: 125x2_________________________________________*Pre ss: 85lb
***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***