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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) & PMDD


Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) describes the emotional and physical symptoms related to the menstrual cycle that many women experience. For some women, these symptoms can be severe and debilitating, interfering with daily life including work and relationships. When symptoms are very severe, this might be indicative of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) which can be damaging to overall wellbeing. Sadly, PMS and PMDD can be poorly recognised by many doctors. Some women can feel like their symptoms are not taken seriously and current options for treatment are not offered.

At The Menopause Specialists we take these debilitating conditions seriously. There are many treatment options which can help with the symptoms of PMS and PMDD, such as lifestyle modifications, supplements, and hormonal treatments. We will always discuss and make a plan that is personalised to you and that follows current evidence and guidelines.


PMS symptom tracker

Please use this symptom tracker to help us assess your symptoms if you feel you may have the more severe form of PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDDD) we may advise recording your symptoms to gain an accurate diagnosis after your consultation.


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