Even when PMDD makes me feel an infinite sadness, I turn to the skills I’ve learned that work for me to survive – and through it all, I have even found a bright side.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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