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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Symptoms and Signs of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Similar to the symptoms of PMS, the symptoms and signs of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) affect many areas of the body. Patients may experience psychological symptoms, gastrointestinal complications, skin problems, neurologic and vascular symptoms, fluid retention, respiratory problems and more. These symptoms are often debilitating and severe. It may interrupt the woman’s daily routine and require medical treatment.

These are some of the severe symptoms of PMDD:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Lethargy
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Paranoia
  • Crying spells
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Forgetfulness
  • Reduced self-image
  • Lack of control
  • Feel, ankle or hand swelling
  • Weight gain
  • Reduced urine formation
  • Breast pain/swollen breasts
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Eye problems
  • Hot flashes
  • Cravings for food
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Pain during menstruation
  • Reduce coordination
  • Headache
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Fainting
  • Numbness in arms/legs
  • Heart palpitations
  • Muscle spasms
  • Acne
  • Itchy skin
  • Symptom flare up of existing condition
  • Backaches
  • Pressure in the pelvis
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Thyroid problems

If you experience these severe symptoms of PMDD, seek treatment at Florida Hospital. Schedule an appointment today.