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Woman Battling PMDD

Me and My PMDD Journey

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.

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.