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.
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.
Can hormones REALLY do this? Can hormones really ruin your life? They sure did for me, every bit of it. Now, on the other side, healing and rebuilding, I carry a message of advocation, education, awareness, healing, and hope. Here’s my story:
By Ms. Menses Dear PMDD Me, Remember that you are not yourself. The PMDD is distorting your thoughts, turning them negative and Read More
I get asked all the time about PMDD… What’s it like? Well, I like to compare it to a scene out of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, or that Ozzy Osbourne meme we all love. It feels like you don’t know what’s going on inside your own head or body anymore.
Sierra had multiple misdiagnoses regarding her mental health. With the support of her chosen family she went on an investigation to find the core of her mental health struggles.
A young adult struggling with PMDD, and how being spiritual guided her on a path of knowing how much of a Warrior she truly is.
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.
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.
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.