|PMDD, Premenstrual Dysphoric
Irritability, sadness, sudden mood changes, tension, bloating. If you suffer from many of these symptoms month after month and they clearly interfere with your daily activities and relationships you could have
PMDD, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, is a distinct medical condition that is characterized by intense mood and physical symptoms right before your period.
is a Medical condition?
PMDD is a medical condition that only your doctor can diagnose. And
unless he or she is made aware of your symptoms, when they occur and
their intensity, PMDD can go undiagnosed.
I have PMDD?-
What is PMDD?
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, or PMDD, is a distinct medical condition that affects millions of women. It happens the week or two before your period, month after month. Its many symptoms clearly interfere with your daily activities and relationships. And left untreated it can worsen with age. But by understanding what may cause PMDD and what can be done to help relieve its symptoms, you can feel more in control.
What cause PMDD?
While PMDD is not fully understood, many doctors believe it is caused by an imbalance of a chemical in the body called serotonin. The normal cyclical changes in female hormones may interact with serotonin, and may result in the mood and physical symptoms of PMDD. So although it may seem like you only suffer a few days a month, over time these days can add up to almost one quarter of your childbearing years*. The good news is your doctor can treat PMDD symptoms with a treatment called Sarafem.
* Based on the average six day duration of symptoms experienced by women aged 26-45 years
during each menstrual cycle.
Question to asked your doctor?
Lifestyle changes such as adjusting diet and exercising regularly may be helpful. However, for many women, these changes may not be enough, so their doctor may prescribe a medication to help relieve both the mood and physical symptoms that occur right before their period. Now is the perfect time to talk to your doctor about PMDD and available treatment options. You may want to use the Questions to Ask Your Doctor as a conversation starter. Then, together, you can discuss treatment options that can help you feel more like the woman you are every day of the month.
Talk to your doctor about your symptoms, their timing and intensity to determine if you suffer from PMDD and if Sarafem can help. But first, ask yourself, "Could I have PMDD?" These questions can help you identify the symptoms you want to discuss with your doctor.
1 . Are my premenstrual symptoms bad enough to be PMDD?
2. Could Sarafem help reduce my PMDD symptoms?
3. How and when do I take Sarafem?
4. How long will I need to take Sarafem?
5. What else in addition to Sarafem can help me manage my symptoms?
6. What else should I know about Sarafem?