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Pmdd Symptoms Checklist
Yes: Pmdd is a cluster of symptoms that are experienced routinely at the end of each menstrual cycle. Symptoms can mimic depression, anxiety disorder or severe irritability. The symptoms resolve as each new cycle begins. Some ssri's (zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) prozac) are fda approved for the treatment of pmdd. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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, muscleaches, bloating. ...Read more
PMDD: Symptoms include: disinterest in activities and relationships, fatigue, sadness or hopelessness, tension or anxiety, feeling out of control, cravings or binge eating, mood swings marked by periods of teariness, persistent irritability or anger, bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, and joint or muscle pain, problems sleeping, trouble concentrating. Sxs occur 1-2 weeks prior to menstruation. ...Read more
PMDD: Pmdd is a condition where a woman has severe depression symptoms, irritability, and tension in the 5-10 days before menstruation. The symptoms of pmdd are more severe and debilitating than in premenstrual syndrome (pms). They usually remit when menstruation begins. Mood swings; panic attacks; trouble sleeping; feeling out of control; and several other symptoms all can be seen in pmdd. ...Read more
PMDD: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd) is a more severe form of premenstrual disorder (pms). Pms can have both physical ; emotional symptoms, but pmdd's mood shifts are extreme ; can be disruptive to relationships, school, work, etc. Both syndromes have bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, and changes in sleep and eating habits. Pmdd adds more irritability, sadness/hopelessness, moodiness, etc. ...Read more
I have pmdd and I take a ssri to minimize symptoms. Will I have to take ssri until I enter menopause? I'm 26 years old.
That is a : Possibility. At some point a trial can be done, tapering off medication to see if the sxs reappear. ...Read more
PMDD vs pregnancy:
Pmdd has cyclical pattern with your period...
Pregancy--you may have some morning sickness, or none. You may have a light period in the first month or two, then none until after birth. There are many changes during the pregnancy--you may feel well, but your belly will get big, after 18-20 wks you may feel baby moving etc... There are many other things can happen... You body will tell you. ...Read more
Does taking just DHEA help with any pms pmdd symptoms? If not what does 25 mg/day do for me? Thank you so much!
I have severe pmdd. Taking continuous birth control could be the solution? Would i still experience symptoms?
A week or 2 before my period I have extreme symptoms like PMDD. What is the most natural thing to do to make it better?
What to do: Warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
I have severe pmdd, having a total hysterectomy in 2 days. Ovaries are staying... Will my symptoms be lessened at least? Please help
If I am on continuous birth control for severe pmdd would i still need to take a ssri to eliminate symptoms?
Is Evening Primrose Oil effective in treating symptoms of PMDD? Does it alter GLA? Also, should it be taken every day, or only 2nd half of cycle?
No, Yes, Daily:
Evening Primrose Oil is an excellent source of GLA so it raises it. It appears to help with breast pain associated with PMS but has not been shown to help PMDD. See http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/406683_2
For info on treating PMDD see http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/natural-remedies-pms-pmdd-0419124/ ...Read more
Con't BP II vs PMDD? Can I still have PMDD symptoms w/out period? BFing for 14mths but 14 days of stability followed by 14 days mood swings ea mth
Unclear: PMDD is not usually confused with Bipolar II. If you are breastfeeding and not having periods then it is not PMDD. PMDD is very specific in its relationship to the menstrual cycle. I would schedule a visit with your primary care doctor or psychiatrist and ask for an evaluation. Post partum depression and bipolar screening can be done to help you sort this out. ...Read more
YES!: Pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) is a depressive-like illness commonly brought on by the hormonal changes from the ovaries just before a period. These same hormone changes alter gut movement, and can cause bloating, belching, heartburn, and fullness. These can also be the signs of gallbladder disease, ulcers, or other GI problems. See your doctor if they persist beyond premenstual time. ...Read more
I have pmdd with the symptoms becominng much worse right around ovulation. Would taking birth control pills prevent ovulation and help minimize pmdd?
You may try: Yniefectiveness of birth control pills has not been established but can be tried as it will stop the ovulation. Discuss our symptoms with your doctor and see if it works for you.If it does not work than you have to get different treatments may be recommended by your doctors. ...Read more
I am thinking I may have pmdd. Are there any tests to confirm this, and if not, how can it be treated? I have very intense PMS symptoms. I have extreme mood swings, which I began to wonder if I was becoming depressed. I also have borderline violent ten
Very possibly: There are questionnaires, and scoring systems that can be helpful, but it sounds like you may have pmdd, so a visit with a doctor is very important, because there are treatments that can help. ...Read more
I'm bi-polar and pmdd. Gyn wants to do hystorectomy. Will having overies, tubes also removed help with extreme pmdd symptoms? I am 47,
Can prenatal vitamins help reduce some symptoms associated with PMDD like bloating, water retention, and migraines?
It is unlikely that: They will be helpful for the symptoms you are expressing. There are other medications that could be suggested. See your primary health care provider who has your full medical history and will be able to advise you. ...Read more
Heart palps with PMDD normal/safe? How to relieve this scary symptom? Doctor didn't seem worried. EKG & bloodwork fine. Still terrified.
PMS symptoms gotten worse. Awful mood swings. Severe irritability & more. Went away during cycle. Do I have PMDD. Who do I see OBGYN or Psychiatrist?
Start with OBGYN: If you have noticed ongoing and recent changes in these symptoms related to your cycle, recommend starting with your OBGYN. They will be able to review labs and other pertinent health factors and likely have greater expertise for the range of pharmacological options that can mitigate the impact of these symptoms. ...Read more
Hormonal imbalance 4 over 2 years : acne, sev severe symptoms similar to pmdd(pain), low blood pressure. BcPs did not fix this. Broke student. Pls Advis?
Complicated: Hormonal imbalances are complicated. There is no simple answer. You will need to be under the care of an endocrinologist. Most medical schools have clinics that provide free or very low cost care. You might also contact your local medical society in Tulsa who can direct you to a clinic. If Oklahoma has accepted Obamacare for indigent people you might get very low cost insurance with Medicaid. ...Read more
Consultation: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd) is a condition in which a woman has severe depression symptoms, irritability, and tension before menstruation. The symptoms of pmdd are more severe than those seen with premenstrual syndrome (pms). If you have these symptoms discuss them with your physician to see if they meet the criteria for pmdd. ...Read more
Can be treated: There is no definitive test. Like most psychiatric conditions, diagnosis is based on your symptoms, history, and evaluation by your doctor. Symptoms include significant depression, anxiety, anger/irritability, or marked mood swings that occur during the premenstrual phase of your cycle and go away after. If the symptoms are causing significant problems, talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more
PMDD: Work with your obgyn to track and quantify your symptoms over several months, to see whether patterns develop. Women with pmdd can experience the most severe symptoms in the week or so before their menstrual periods. They usually quiet at least some when menstruation begins. Psychiatrists can also be helpful for more severe or pervasive cases. More info: http://tinyurl. Com/2c3hjpt. ...Read more
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