I had several people asking a bit more about PMDD. While I'm not an expert, I did dig up this article for some more information. I'll see what else I can find.
PMDD Treatment - Understanding PMDD Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
By Jen K
It seems there is very little information available about PMDD treatment options. For years, many women were simply told that they have more severe cases of PMS and would just have a battle through it. Finally, after years of knowing this was not the case, there is new medical information that can help diagnose PMDD in women.
But, this was just the first step in a long process to find relief. In general, PMDD can be diagnosed if there are multiple severe symptoms of PMS at any given time. Commonly, if you exhibit three or more of the symptoms of PMS at any one time, chances are you have PMDD. Symptoms generally include the following:
- Severe headache (almost migraine or cluster type headaches)
- Overwhelming depression for more than a day
- Uncontrollable mood swings lasting several days
- Excessive tenderness in your breast
- Swelling of your breast
- Loss of appetite or excessive appetite swings
- Any other PMS type symptom
PMDD is an actual disease and treatment options are being developed. If you have PMDD, then you know that normal over the counter medications are not working to help with your symptoms. Finding a solution on managing the problem more effectively is a priority.
Not only is the strain of this problem evident on you, but it can certainly affect those close to you. Friends, family, spouses and co workers will all be impacted as you sometimes can not control your feelings or depression. Happening on a monthly basis, this can be a serious problem.
Getting help treating PMDD may seem like an impossible task. Recently, I discovered a new book that talks in detail on the many triggers of PMDD, and how to manage your condition do reduce and eliminate your symptoms. This information is has been extremely helpful. You can get more details here: Treatment for PMDD.