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Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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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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Dr. Joyce Fiedler Dr. Fiedler
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Douglas Laipple Dr. Laipple
Psychiatry
40 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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What is the difference between PMS and pmdd?

What is the difference between PMS and pmdd?

Not a lot.: Pms refers to the physical symptoms which can occur monthly in relation to the menstrual cycle. Pmdd refers to the emotional symptoms that occur. Since the mind and body are related, it is rare to have one without at least some of the other.

Dr. Mark Reynolds Dr. Reynolds
Psychiatry
29 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Premenstrual syndrome or pmdd--whats the difference?

Premenstrual syndrome or pmdd--whats the difference?

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).

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I have a question about PMS amd pmdd--what is the difference?

I have a question about PMS amd pmdd--what is the difference?

PMS vs PMDD: Pms is a cluster of psychological, behavioral and somatic symptoms in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. These include anxiety, depression, irritability, rejection sensitivity, bloating, breast tenderness, and weight gain. Pmdd is a more severe form of this, interfering with work, social activities, and relationships. Http://www. Womensmentalhealth. Org/specialty-clinics/pms-and-pmdd/.

Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg Dr. Lev-weissberg
Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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What are the key differences between PMDD and BP II? Mood swings align with my cycle but was diagnosed BP II from oral history, no other test done..

What are the key differences between PMDD and BP II? Mood swings align with my cycle but was diagnosed BP II from oral history, no other test done..

Close relationship: If your symptoms precede your periods on regular basis it is more likely pmdd. If there is a family history of bipolar or depression, Bipolar would be more likely. Overlap can exist and you will require very close follow up by seeing your psychiatrist regularly. Do not forget to exclude medical conditions by seeing your general practitioner.

Dr. Anthony Gingo Dr. Gingo
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Mark Reynolds Dr. Reynolds
Psychiatry
29 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome? And pmdd?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Neil Neimark Dr. Neimark
Family Medicine
36 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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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.

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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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/

Dr. Crystal Twynham Dr. Twynham
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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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.