How Common Is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

PMDD occurs in 3% to 8% of menstruating women. Fatigue, mood changes, and abdominal bloating are common symptoms, but numerous other symptoms may occur. PMDD is diagnosed by a symptom diary or chart in which a woman records her daily symptoms for at least two consecutive menstrual cycles.

What are the symptoms of PMDD?

According to Medical News Today – Here are the Symptoms of PMDD, both common and rare, include:

  • Severe fatigue
  • Mood changes, including irritability, nervousness, depression, and anxiety
  • Crying and emotional sensitivity
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Heart palpitations
  • Paranoia and issues with self-image
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Forgetfulness
  • Abdominal bloating, increased appetite and gastrointestinal upset
  • Headaches
  • Backache
  • Muscle spasms, numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Hot flashes
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Sleeplessness
  • Vision changes and eye complaints
  • Respiratory complaints, such as allergies and infections
  • Painful menses
  • Decreased libido
  • Easy bruising
  • Heightened sensitivity

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