OH MY GOD..
I just read an article about PMS. And I think I have a severe PMS that is called PMDD. Erk. =(
PMS - premenstrual syndrome for a long time was thought of as being just an excuse for many women to help you feel calmer and more in touch with your true self.be irritable. PMS is a real condition with its own set of symptoms that are related to your upcoming period. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can be vastly different for each woman.
PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) - a severe form of PMS that includes severe symptoms of depression, anxiety, and irritability before menstruation begins. These symptoms must occur during the last week before menstruation starts. Approximately three to eight percent of menstruating women experience PMDD.
The Physical Symptoms Of PMS:
- Sore, tender breasts (sometimes)
-Headache (all the time)
-Abdominal bloating (the most common physical symptom) (yes and hating it!)
-Swelling of the extremities (sometimes)
The Mental Symptoms of PMS:
-Fatigue (the most common mental symptom) (all the time)
-Angry outbursts or mood swings (errr... truly sorryyy!! isk.)
-Confusion (oh. i really really hate it when this happens!!! heesh.)
-Social withdrawal (umm..yea maybe.)
Social or economic performance dysfunctional:
-Marriage or relationship issues, confirmed by the partner of the woman seeking diagnosis (nope)
-Parenting problems (huh?)
-Decreased work or school performance or attendance (including being late) (erm...)
-Decrease in normal social activity (yeahhhh)
-Legal issues (no comment)
-Contemplating suicide (oh..tak penah la pulak..huhu)
-Seeking medical attention for physical symptoms (maybe)
And according to the DSM-IV, the accepted diagnostic criteria for PMDD must include at least five of the following symptoms:
-Feeling sad, hopeless, or suicidal (feeling sad and hopeless yes.. suicidal nope)
-Severe feelings of stress, tension, or anxiety or having panic attacks (hell yeah!)
-Mood swings that include bouts of crying (double hell yeah!)
-Constant irritability or anger that affects other people (iskkk. I'm very irritated and angry and feel such rage inside over everything! Sometimes I feel like ripping other peoples face off for no reason. Sigh. The only solution for me not to outburst my anger, is to avoid seing those people that I'm furious with. And eventually I'll be okay.)
-Loss of interest in usual daily activities and relationships (sometimes..)
-Problem with ability to concentrate or focus (sometimes)
-Fatigue or loss of normal energy (all the time)
-Food cravings or bingeing (Omg! I hate it when I have this binge-eating syndrome! I eat like a pig and then I'm gonna feel guilty with myself, and depression and self-condemnation! Ughh. What a weirdo! isk.)
Oh God. I have more than five. I am definitely having a PMDD. Which means, I'm not normal.
But I read somewhere, that we can cure this PMDD or PMS by taking a vitamin B-complex everyday.It somehow helps you feel better and make you feel calmer and more in touch with your true self. I hope it works. I'm gonna start taking vitamins from now on.. hmm..
For more info, read here and here.
Tell me ladies.. Do you suffer from PMS/PMDD too?? isk.. I feel so weird and abnormal. =(