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Is there such a thing as like a pmdd premenstrual symptom?

Is there such a thing as like a pmdd premenstrual symptom?

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 of the ssri's (zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) prozac) are fda approved for the treatment of pmdd.

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What are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome? And pmdd?

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What are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome? And pmdd?

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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What are the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

What are the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

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.

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What are the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd)?

What are the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd)?

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.

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Need expert help here. What are the main symptoms of pmdd?

Need expert help here. What are the main symptoms of pmdd?

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.

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What to do if I am only in highschool but I think I might have pmdd. What are the main symptoms?

What to do if I am only in highschool but I think I might have pmdd. What are the main symptoms?

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.

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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.

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.

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What is difference between pmdd and pregnancy symptoms? I am 25

What is difference between pmdd and pregnancy symptoms? I am 25

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.

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Does taking just DHEA help with any pms pmdd symptoms? If not what does 25 mg/day do for me? Thank you so much!

Does taking just DHEA help with any pms pmdd symptoms? If not what does 25 mg/day do for me? Thank you so much!

DHEA: DHEA is POSSIBLY effective for aging skin and depression, but at doses between 30-500 mg daily. The 25 mg dose probably does nothing. DrG

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I have severe pmdd. Taking continuous birth control could be the solution? Would I still experience symptoms?

I have severe pmdd. Taking continuous birth control could be the solution? Would I still experience symptoms?

Should be less: The majority of symptoms from pmdd come from the rapid decline of estrogen just before one's period. When you take continuous, you spare your body those swings of hormone changes. Studies show women find relief with this regimen.

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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?

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.

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I have severe pmdd, having a total hysterectomy in 2 days. Ovaries are staying...Will my symptoms be lessened at least? Please help

I have severe pmdd, having a total hysterectomy in 2 days. Ovaries are staying...Will my symptoms be lessened at least? Please help

Not necessarily: Pmdd usually represents hormonal imbalance with estrogen predominance. Unless you are having severe bleeding I would see a hormone specialist first and get balanced out. A hysterectomy leaving the ovaries in will not likely give you any relief. Good luck.

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If I am on continuous birth control for severe pmdd would I still need to take a ssri to eliminate symptoms?

If I am on continuous birth control for severe pmdd would I still need to take a ssri to eliminate symptoms?

Maybe not: If you were my patient I would try you on continuous without the ssri, then add the ssri if needed. If you are already on the ssri, I wouldn't necessarily take it away just because starting continuous. You're doctor knows you best so I would take his/her advice.

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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?

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/

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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

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.

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Can pmdd cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

Can pmdd cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

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.

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I have pmdd with the symptoms becominng much worse right around ovulation. Would taking birth control pills prevent ovulation and help minimize pmdd?

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.

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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

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.

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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,

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,

What's the question?: I am not sure what your question is. Since you are through having kids, having a hysterectomy would completely avoid your risk of developing cancer of the uterus and ovaries, as well as avoiding your pmdd symptoms. It makes good sense to me. Good luck.