Discover if You Suffer from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder!

Are you grumpy, bloated, and tired before your period starts? If so, you're not alone. Most of us experience those symptoms from time to time if not every month. But if your symptoms include behaviors that are unlike your normal self, you could be experiencing Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD. For those will PMDD, average premenstrual symptoms are amplified and can lead to a lot of discomfort in life. In addition to the cramps and overall feeling of weariness that a lot of women experience, people with PMDD often deal with uncontrollable emotions that range from rage to crippling depression. If you've been wondering if you're dealing with something more serious than the average monthly cycle, you need to take this quiz. Once we examine your cycles, your lifestyle, and your symptoms, we'll be able to tell you whether you have PMDD or something else. Will you get the results you were expecting, or will you still need to clear it up with your gynecologist? Find out now with this quiz!

History lesson

Gynecologists are your best friend

When it comes to discussions about body, health, and wellness, gynecologists are indeed the unsung heroes who deserve much more applause and appreciation. Be it the grumpiness and bloating before your period or the random mood swings that leave you baffled, your gynecologist is like your secret weapon, ready to help you navigate the often tumultuous journey of womanhood.

But why, you might ask, should gynecologists be considered your best friends? Let's unfurl the reasons one by one.

First, gynecologists are the custodians of your reproductive health, looking after everything from periods and pregnancies to menopause and beyond. They understand your body better than you do and are equipped to handle any curveballs it may throw your way.

Secondly, they're there to help you decode the enigma that is the menstrual cycle. When premenstrual symptoms morph into something more severe like Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), it's your gynecologist who steps in to provide the correct diagnosis. They don't just treat your symptoms; they investigate and provide comprehensive solutions, offering a beacon of hope amidst the haze of hormonal changes.

Moreover, gynecologists offer a safe, judgment-free space where you can discuss topics often considered taboo. They're prepared to listen to your concerns about sex, reproductive health, and personal well-being, providing professional and empathetic guidance and advice.

Your relationship with your gynecologist isn't merely transactional. They don't just write prescriptions and send you on your way. Instead, they're interested in understanding your lifestyle, habits, and overall health to ensure they're provide the best care possible. They celebrate with you when you're expecting, guide you through birth control choices, and help manage the physiological and emotional changes during menopause.

What's even more special is their role as the custodian of your secrets. Your gynecologist is privy to some of the most intimate details of your life. In return, they provide confidentiality, understanding, and reassurance, making them a trusted confidante.

Did you know?

PMDD is more than severe PMS

Almost all women experience some form of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) every month. In fact, it's been reported that 90% of all women deal with bloating, elevated emotions, and a number of other symptoms that come right along with their menstrual cycles. When hormones are fluctuating to match your cycle, it can take you for a ride of physical and emotional symptoms. But for those that suffer from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), the symptoms take on another form. They can be so debilitating that those with PMDD often make rash decisions, have emotional blowups, or falls into a deep state of depression.  PMDD is a serious medical condition that often requires a team-based treatment involving a gynecologist and, oftentimes, a therapist. Sometimes, medication is needed to control the effects of PMDD. It's far more serious than PMS and doesn't pass quickly when hormones return to a balanced level.

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