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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. Read more...

What is the treatment for PMS vs pmdd?

Several. There are over the counter medications that can diminish some of the physical symptoms. However, these are not effective in treating the emotional symptoms. Individuals with pmdd experience significant emotional changes at the end of their monthly cycle that significantly effects their level of functioning. Prozac, zoloft and Paxil (paroxetine) are fda approved to treat these symptoms in pmdd. Read more...
Add ssri for PMDD. Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, 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...

How common is pms, pmdd?

Varies with eavh stu. Data varies with definition of the two terms. Over 50% pms 6/12 cycles. Pmdd varies significantly by definition of the dysfunction involved. Thus studies of prevalence have varied significantly. The key issue for most of us who see folks, is about disability. Then how frequent? . Read more...

How do I know if I have PMS or pmdd?

Cyclic symptoms. Pms/pmdd is usually cyclic in nature, meaning that the symptoms occur prior to menstrual bleeding and the onset of a period usually helps these symptoms resolve. Therefore, the irritability, bloating, aching and mood changes are the worse during the week prior to your period. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

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/. Read more...

So PMS aka pmdd is an imaginary problems that women "invent" am I right?

Not at all. Pms and pmdd are very real. These patients have symptoms which occur right before the menstrual cycle due to to the fall in female hormone production. The key is that these symptoms are absent through the rest of the cycle. Read more...
PMS. No you are wrong.It is a real medical condition and not an imagination with symptoms which are recurrent and related to menstrual cycle. Read more...