PMDD archive

In 2014, after over a year of tests and alternative therapies, my doctor diagnosed me with PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder). Symptoms include:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Anxiety, feelings of being "on edge" or out of control
  • Feeling suddenly sad or tearful
  • Persistent anger and/or irritability
  • Decreased interest in usual activities
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lethargy, fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Physical symptoms including breast tenderness, headaches, joint & muscle pain, bloating and weight gain
  • Suicide ideation

Since then I've tried a range of "fixes" to bring my symptoms under control including radical diets, birth control, anti-depressants, exercise and even sterilisation. These blog archives document my process, my thoughts and feelings, the results of my many experiments and more... welcome to the world of PMDD.