About PMDD

Common questions about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

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Does PMDD cause heavy periods?

Keywords: Bleeding. Menstruation.
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Is PMDD the same as endometriosis? What is the difference?

Keywords: Endo. Pain. Cramps. Bleeding.
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Can you have PMDD as well as Bipolar Disorder?

Keywords: Comorbidities. Comorbid conditions. PME.
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Does PMDD cause heavy periods?

Keywords: Bleeding. Heavy. Thyroid. Adenomyosis
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What is PMDD?

Keywords: Cause. Etiology. Hormone levels. Hormone sensitivity. Mood disorder. Luteal.
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Is PMDD caused by a hormone imbalance?

Keywords: Hormones. Fluctuations. Imbalance.
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How long has PMDD existed?

Keywords: History of PMDD. DSM. ICD-11.
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What kind of Dr do I see to treat and/or diagnose PMDD?

Keywords: Doctor. Gynecologist. Endocrinologist. Psychiatrist.
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What is the difference between PMS and PMDD?

Keywords: Premenstrual Syndrome.
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How is PMDD different than bipolar disorder?

Keywords: Bipolar. Manic Depression. Hormone changes. Tracking. Mania. PME. Differential Diagnosis.
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Is genetic testing available for PMDD?

Keywords: Genes. Research. Studies. Gene expression. Diagnosis, Tracking.
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What is the connection between GABA and PMDD?

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What is the DSM-5 where I heard PMDD is listed?

Keywords: DSM-5, History of PMDD.
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How can I stay up-to-date with what is going on surrounding PMDD?

Keywords: News. Research. Advocacy.
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Does PMDD get worse after having children/pregnancies?

Keywords: Pregnant. Baby. Babies. Child. Children.
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Where did the 30% suicide stat come from?

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Is there a connection between PMDD and MTHFR?

Keywords: Genes. Genetics.
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What is happening with the hormonal levels in those with PMDD? Is it high cortisol, high estrogen, or high insulin levels? What lab work shows PMDD?

Keywords: Blood tests. Hormone tests. Hormone imbalance. Diagnosis. Oestrogen.
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How Do I Know If I Am Progesterone Intolerant?

Keywords: Mirena. Jaydess. POP. Depo. Combined Pill. Progestins. Prometrium. Utrogestan. Progestogen.
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Is there a relationship between PMDD and premenstrual migraines?

Keywords: Menstrual migraines. Catamenial migraines. Headache. Aura.
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Is blood pressure impacted by PMDD?

Keywords: High blood pressure.
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Is PMDD pathologizing the “female experience?

Keywords: History of PMDD. Society.
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What is an anovulatory cycle?

If you have have ‘one good month and one bad month’. This may be due to having an anovulatory cycle.
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I have PMDD - How will I respond to being pregnant or giving birth?

Keywords: Hormone sensitivity. TTC. Pregancy, First trimester. Second trimester. Third trimester. PPD. PND.
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Are LGBTQIA+ people with PMDD at a higher risk for suicide?

Keywords: Suicide prevention. Queer. Non-binary. Trans.
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Was PMDD made up by “big pharma” to sell more Prozac?

Keywords: History of PMDD. Prozac. Fluoxetine. SSRI. SSRIs. Antidepressants. Treatment options.
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Are those with PMDD considered at higher risk of getting the coronavirus?

Keywords: Coronavirus. Immune. Infection. Virus. Corona. Covid-19. Covid19.
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Is there a connection between Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and PMDD?

Keywords: MCAS. Mast Cell Activation Disorder. Immunology. Research.
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Where did the “90% of those with PMDD are undiagnosed” stat come from?

Keywords: Diagnosis. Research. Awareness.
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Where can I learn more about surgery for PMDD?

Keywords: Hysterectomy. Oophorectomy. Ovary. Ovary removal. Treatment resistant.
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What is the role of stress, PTSD, and/or trauma in PMDD?

Keywords: Stress. PTSD. Trauma. Research. Traumatic.
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Does PMDD qualify as an 'autoimmune disease'?

Key words: Coronavirus.Immune System. Health. Autoimmune.
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I have PMDD; how will I feel during the menopause transition (perimenopause)?

Keywords: Perimenopause. Menopausal.
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Does PMDD go away at Menopause?

Keywords: Menopausal. Perimenopause. Oestrogen. HRT. Hormones.
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What is the role of inflammation and PMDD?

Keywords: Research. Brain inflammation.
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How long has the medical community recognized PMDD? How is it classified (mental illness, hormonal imbalance, genetic)?

Keywords: History of PMDD. DSM. ICD-11. Hormone imbalance. Hormone sensitivity. Gene expression. Psychiatry. Gynecology.
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Is there a scholarship for individuals with PMDD that want to pursue college/university?

Keywords: College. Education. Scholarship. Funding. NAMI.
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Treatment Options

When reading about different treatments for PMDD, I notice 'RCT’s' mentioned - what are they?

Keywords: Research. Clinical Trials. Treatment development. Placebo.
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Is there a difference between ‘Yaz’ and ‘Yazmin’ birth control pills?

Keywords: The Pill. Contraceptive pill. drospirenone. ethinyl estradiol
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What are the evidence-based treatment options for PMDD?

Keywords: Treatment guidelines. SSRIs. Oral Contraceptives. Hormone therapy. HRT. Surgery. Oophorectomy. Antidepressants. Hysterectomy.
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Are there any lifestyle choices people can make which will help them maintain a good relationship between hormones and mental health?

Keywords: Nutrition. Supplements. Herbs. SSRIs. PMS. PMDD. Holistic. Lifestyle changes. Health. CBT. Mindfulness.
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Do SSRIs work for PMDD?

Keywords: SSRI. Antidepressant. Antidepressants. Placebo. Continuous Dosing. Luteal Phase Dosing. Treatment options. Metabolism. Serotonin.
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Are SSRIs actually a ‘hormonal’ treatment?

Keywords: Serotonin. Antidepressants.
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My SSRI is helping, but not enough. What should I do?

Key words: Antidepressant. Antidepressants. Luteal Dosing. Prozac. Sertraline. Zoloft. Paroxetine.
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Can I skip the sugar pills of my birth control pills to treat my PMDD? Should I take my pill continuously or take the break to have a bleed every month?

Keywords: Oral contraceptives. The pill. Yaz. Progesterone. Progestins. Continuous dosing. Fluctuations. SSRIs. Serotonin.
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Have you heard whether the hormonal IUD (“Mirena”) helps with PMDD? My doctor thinks it might help because it gets rid of your period.

Keywords: Cycle suppression. Jaydess. Coil. Progestins. Progesterone intolerance.
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What happened to the PMDD specific treatment (Sepranalone) that was being developed?

Keywords: Asarina Pharma. Research. Clinical trials. Allopregnanolone. GABA. GABA-A.
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What is the impact of hormonal IUDs (specifically Mirena/levonorgestrel IUD) on PMDD symptoms?

Keywords: Mirena. IUD. Yaz.
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Are mood stabilizers effective in treating PMDD?

Keywords: Antidopaminergic medications. Mood lability. Agitation Irritability. Treatment options.
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Can progesterone cream help PMDD?

Keywords: Progestins.
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Can you take SSRIs while pregnant or trying to conceive?

Keywords: Pregnancy. Antidepressants. Serotonin. TTC. Pregnant.
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Can estrogen treatment (pill, gel, patch, implant, etc.) help relieve PMDD symptoms?

Keywords: Hormone therapy. Oestrogen. HRT. Implants.
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Is finasteride an effective treatment for PMDD?

Keywords: Dutasteride. Hormone Therapy.
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Medical cannabis is now legal in many places! Is there any evidence it helps PMDD?

Keywords: Cannabis. Research.
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I’ve heard about the Chilean doctor, Jorge Lolas, who claims he has cured people of PMDD. Is there any scientific basis to support Dr. Lolas’ treatment approach?

Keywords: Dr Lola. Inflammation. Cervix.
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Is there any "compassionate grounds," such as people suffering from PMDD, which leads to early release of medications going through the clinical trial process?

Keywords: Clinical Trials. Research.
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For surgery for PMDD do both ovaries need to be removed or can they just take one? Does having just one ovary mean that I will have half the hormone levels?

Keywords: Hysterectomy. Surgery. Ovary. Total hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy.
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