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How come I have severe mood swings during and before my period and it lasts 7 days with bad cramps the whole time. Why is mine so much more severe?

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Dr. Louis Cady
Psychiatry

In brief: Bad PMS

Dear bellad: there is a wide range of severity of pms (technically referred to in psychiatry as "premenstrual dysphoric disorder" symptoms.
While a real pain, yours are within the "normal range" that have been reported. In terms of the severe cramping, i would advise seeing your ob-gyn. Use of ssri's and/or also the nutritional supplement 5htp may be helpful pre-menstrually. Good luck!

In brief: Bad PMS

Dear bellad: there is a wide range of severity of pms (technically referred to in psychiatry as "premenstrual dysphoric disorder" symptoms.
While a real pain, yours are within the "normal range" that have been reported. In terms of the severe cramping, i would advise seeing your ob-gyn. Use of ssri's and/or also the nutritional supplement 5htp may be helpful pre-menstrually. Good luck!
Dr. Louis Cady
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