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What are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome? and pmdd?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pms/ pmdd: Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting & palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. >>>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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With Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) the woman’s symptoms can be so severe that it interferes with her ability to function.
Jun 20, 2013
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
PMDD: Several, especially mood symptoms. They can include despair, anxiety, sensitivity to rejection or criticism, panic attacks, uncontrollable crying spells, mood swings, anger/irritability, apathy, poor concentration, chronic fatigue, craving for food or binging, sleep changes, feels overwhelmed or out of control, sex drive changes, tender swollen breasts, headaches, muscle aches, bloating.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Premenstrual syndrome or pmdd--whats the difference?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
More severe: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd) is a condition in which a woman has severe symptoms of depression, irritability, and tension before menstruation. The symptoms of pmdd are more severe than those seen with premenstrual syndrome (pms).
A 33-year-old member asked:

Pms (premenstrual syndrome) or pmdd. Which is worse?

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Dr. Troy Sibson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
PMDD: There is a spectrum running from no symptoms, through pms to really severe pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). With pmdd women complain of feeling like a different person, they have a really short fuse and don't even like themselves. Treatment is with an antidepressant (ssri) starting midcycle and just taking it until the start of the menses. This acts as a mood stabilizer.

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