In this episode I’m discussing the differences between PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). As much as it’s easy to describe PMDD as a severe form of PMS, I also talk about why this might not be a helpful comparison to make. I also touch on the work of Maisie Hill and why she hasn’t been diagnosed with PMDD even though she believes she is ticking several of the boxes.
I’m walking you through my personal experience of PMDD including the premenstrual anxiety and how it’s affected my life. I’m also sharing how I’ve managed to keep my PMDD under control and showing you how you can do it too.