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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Women suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) show premenstrual (PMS) symptoms such as bloating, headaches and tenderness of the breast. But premenstrual dysphoric disorder also results in intense stress, depression and mood transformations. Some females even evolve to be suicidal.

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How do I manage the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with my menstrual cycle, and the premenstrual dysphoric disorder is hitting me hard. Can you help me figure out how to manage these intense symptoms and find some relief during different parts of my cycle? I am feeling really distressed, and any advice on lifesty...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are two forms of the same condition, but PMDD is characterized by more severe psychological symptoms such as extreme sadness, anxiety, an...  Read Full »

I have menstrual problems and PMDD symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I experience challenges related to my menstrual cycle, including symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Can you provide personalized insights into managing symptoms throughout my menstrual cycle, potential treatments, and lifestyle adjustments based on my health and experiences ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are experiencing challenges related to your menstrual cycle, potentially stemming from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Symptoms: PMDD symptoms typically appear about a week before your period and may include mood swings, irritability, anxi...  Read Full »

Can I take Sertraline for my premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?

Query: Hi doctor, Can I take Sertraline for my PMDD? What is the dosage? I do not have any other issues apart from this. However, it is causing me extreme anger and depression, and my personal and professional life is getting affected. I am just 33 yrs old, and I fear I will live like this until menopaus...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is an extreme form of premenstrual syndrome in which there are psychological as well as physical symptoms like weight gain, bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, etc., can happen. In your case, I suggest you do yoga and medi...  Read Full »

How to come out of my depressed state?

Query: Hello doctor,I think I might be depressed but I am told it is just my hormones or because of my menstrual cycle. I am tired all the time and I am constantly bored. I do not find enjoyment in anything anymore. I am always so negative too, I cannot think positive. I do not feel intensely sad but I jus...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the symptoms are present only at the time of menstrual cycle (a week before or after) then its probably PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). If it is unrelated to menses then do a self-rating test of depression like Zung's self-rating depression scale which you c...  Read Full »

There is increase in breast size after sexual intercourse. Does it mean pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with my fiancee a month back. She had her periods till three days before the intercourse. We used protection but I still want to rule out any chance of her getting pregnant as I may have left a drop of semen inside her but chances are less. She complained about a l...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She is unlikely to be pregnant as she was in her safe period, day 7 of her cycle when ovulation has still not occurred, so no chances of pregnancy even if there would have been an ejaculation. You may conclusively rule out pregnancy as on date with a serum beta hCG t...  Read Full »

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