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PMDD

Sarah’s PMDD Story

The most common misconception about PMDD is that it’s the same thing as PMS, and that’s very incorrect. It’s a much more severe than PMS and can cause debilitating symptoms that interfere with a woman’s ability to function. Living with PMDD is almost like being two different people.

What is real?

PMDD Is Real

Have you ever been told that what you are feeling with PMDD is not “real?”
Have you ever been told to “suck it up” or that you’re just experiencing normal PMS? Most women are able to manage their periods without “making a fuss.” However, those of us with PMDD cannot hide our pain as easily.

strong woman looking over shoulder trying to stay positive about her PMDD

The Difficulty with Positivity and PMDD

It’s easy to lose hope, and it’s easy to give up when you’re dealing with a beast like PMDD. But, if we train ourselves to be positive and never to lose hope, we will have the coping skills needed when the hard times come.

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Kait’s PMDD Story

Living with PMDD and the road to getting a diagnosis has been extremely difficult for Kait. But at 23 years old she’s determined to stay patient and knows stability is ahead.

thoughtful woman looking away assessing risk of suicide with PMDD

What is My Suicide Risk Today?

Suicidal thoughts and actions are common among women with PMDD, however, the risk of a suicide attempt depends on many factors, including ideations, plans, intent, preparation, and access to means. Here’s how you can assess suicide risk in PMDD.