Since I was in my teens, I noticed that I’d have periods of depression or anxiety. I could never figure out that these feelings peaked a week or two before my period. A year or two ago I wouldn’t have been able to feel this shift. I want to share some things that have been working for me.
PMS and PMDD are quite different. However, they are often described in the books as PMS and then PMDD, a more severe form of PMS. This is partially true, but this analogy can create a lot of confusion and harm to all of us. Here is a little synopsis of what we all know so well:
Learning how to cope. The hardest four letter word you will experience when you’re a PMDD warrior. Everyone finds their own strategies to cope. These tips have helped me on my journey and I hope that they can help you too!
We’ve all had our fair share of exhausting PMDD days, and often enough it’s easy to feel like there’s no light within the dark. If being a warrior has taught us anything it’s understanding the power of thinking positive.
Getting away from your triggers, be they at work or home, the people who irritate you are normally amplified on bad days. How can you walk away from your life? Your home? Your job The only way that I have been able to describe it and come close is in two ways with two examples.
Today they told me I have PMDD. It was no surprise really. I didn’t know whether to feel relieved or distressed. Would knowing make me feel these emotions more intensely? Sometimes being less self-aware might be a blessing, but the truth is, I’m the opposite.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) “makes my life an endless dance with depression and anxiety to the beat of my menstrual cycle,” and more.
In 2009, my female GP formally diagnosed me with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). I had never heard of this disorder, but I had definitely suffered from it. So, for the past ten years, I’ve been in a mad frenzy to discover all I can about this disorder and have learned even more about myself in the process.
We’ve won battle after battle with PMDD, even when we thought we wouldn’t make it. We are Warriors. Why not show it?
By Susie White Not to beat a dead horse but I guess I’m finally getting up on that horse. The one that Read More