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Treatment For PMDD – Success Stories

Treatment for PMDD Success StoriesOnce in a while I think it is good to refresh ourselves with good news when it comes to treatment of PMDD. One of the ways we can do this is to look at some examples of great success that some women have had when dealing with PMDD.I have been waiting for a little while to collate a few stories from women who have overcome PMDD using my eBook and have a few that I would LOVE to share with you to see that it can be done! :)

PMDD Treatment Success Story #1

 Dalia from Seattle – This young lady emailed me thanking me for the advice as she has had a remarkable turn around. She is now 24 but has been suffering from PMDD for about 6 years she thinks. It destroyed her last relationship which prompted her to get on birth control pills to help – but this did not help that much. Some symptoms were reduced, both new ones appeared! Sbhe was already a healthy eater for the most part and fairly fit – but once off the birth control pills and using the herbal remedies in the ebook Dalia improved tremendously. It took 3 months of experimenting with food and herbal remedies but now she has on ly minor PMS rather than full blown PMDD – and it is improving every month!

PMDD Treatment Success Story #2

Fay emailed me with this inspiring note!

I just wanted to say how positive and inspired I feel by your research and and activity sheets.  To find a way to work through a condition that, until recently, I felt only applied to me and could only be treated by mind numbing tablets, is a revolution.  I’m in the process of making the changes to my lifestyle and know it’s not just a quick fix, but a ‘lifetime’ plan.  However, I’m already starting to feel more in control and positive.”
 

I can already feel the power of positive thinking and long term planning helping Fay though this tough period. This guide is more than just information as Fay mentions, it is about inspiration and helping you plan for a better future.

PMDD Treatment Success Story #3

Layna admits she is a work in progress but emailed me this:

“Thank you for the advice Jane. I must admit I was skeptical and only half followed some of the advice in the book. When I got hit once more with some severe PMDD I lost hope and deleted the files so thank you fro sending again. This time I am following thing much more closely and while I am still suffering greatly with anxiety toward the start of my period it has showed some signs of improvement, especially when it comes to sleeping better and reducing cramps.”

As you can see, regular women just like you and me can use natural treatments for PMDD to greatly improve their lives. Everyone is different as you can see, sometimes it can take longer or shorter periods to see some change but the natural methods to treat PMDD are like that – a slow build to a better future that actually LASTS. It is not like taking a drug that when you stop all the symptoms and problems close back in around you. This is a change in lifestyle and attitude towards your own health combined with herbal and dietary changes that produce results – not just a band aid to your problems.

If you want to know more about the complete PMDD Treatment Miracle ebook course and workbooks, check the main page of my site here.

PMDD & Depression

PMDD & DepressionDepression is a lot more understood by mental health professionals and medical science in general, yet the public perception of depression is still lagging well behind. Women with depression are often poorly understood by their partners, peers, friends and family leading to even more isolation, confusion, resentment, and sometimes self harm which is VERY saddening. Depression however can be sporadic in some women which might be a sign of bipolar disorder if accompanied by extreme highs at other times. It can also occur a week or two before the onset of your period. If this is the case then your depression might be linked to PMDD or PMS.

This can be even more confusing to people watching your behaviour as it seems to the outside world to be erratic that for half the month or more you can be fine then a fit of surly, crying, sad sackery (I just made a word up – sue me) hits seemingly without warning. For you however it might be entirely expected as it happens like clockwork just like your period with the two intrinsically linked. So why is this happening? How can you tell if you really have depression? And what are the long term effects? Lets break this down:

Why are PMDD & Depression Linked?

Why are PMDD and Depression Linked?PMDD is a disorder that messes with a women’s hormones as it gets closer and closer to menses. The reasons for the crazy out of control hormonal situation is varied and comes partly from genetic disposition, partly from lifestyle choices, and partly from various things and situations out of your control as well.

This article will not focus on the root causes of PMDD though, suffice to say that your body is not in balance and various hormones are lacking, and others are all too present. It also means that the pathways that carry hormones around the body get clogged up and misused. This in turn creates a knock on effect to the regulation of many parts of the body such as weight management, pain management, and brain chemical management.

There are a number of hormones and brain chemicals that control our moods which can get a severe beating during PMDD or PMS time. Serotonin, Dopamine, and other Neurotransmitters that control your mood regulation and proper functioning are throwing out of balance or cannot work optimally due to a number of hormonally related factors. The result in some women is a crash of your mood going so low to be classed as clinical depression. Others might just get a little low and sad, while other women might become angry and manic even. Each person reacts differently – but without a balanced hormonal state you can end up with depression and even suicidal thoughts.

Symptoms of Depression & PMDD

Symptoms of Depression and PMDDWhat determines actual depression though as opposed to a low mood, or a persistent sadness? While no symptoms of PMDD should be seen as less than others, it is important to know the actual definition, especially if it is becoming so problematic you need to seek medical assistance. The list below contains common primary symptoms of depression.

  • Overwhelming feelings of fear and sadness – or a complete inability to feel anything at all, like emptiness inside of you.
  • Massively decreased interest in any pleasurable activities.
  • Markedly changed appetite, either eating more or less …
  • Changed sleep patterns with you either getting too much, too little, or intermittent sleep.
  • Slowing down of thought and of physical movement nearly every day, or the opposite where you thoughts and actions speed up and you might also feel anxious.
  • Lethargy, feeling tired and run down, both physically and mentally.
  • Feeling emotional such as feeling guilty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, or isolated and alone as well.
  • Feeling like the people closest to you might abandon you at any moment.
  • Troubles with memory and staying focused on what you need to do, or decision you need to make.
  • Recurring thoughts about dying and death in general. Sometimes accompanied by intrusive thoughts about lying down and just switching off your body, stopping breathing etc. Not necessarily suicidal planning, but thoughts of dying.

Long Term Effects of Depression with PMDD

To start with this depression might only come about for a few days ro a week and go away when you begin to bleed. However there is a nastier long term consequence to PMDD & Depression. Continual depressive thoughts cause patterns in your brain that can lead to anxiety and depression beyond the bounds of your PMDD. Smaller fluctuations of hormones will set this off and you might soon be depressed fro ALL of the month not just a few days. Not every women goes that far but it is something to be aware of – but the answer is not to cure depression, it is to understand and solve the root problems that are causing ALL of your PMDD symptoms as well as the depressive states.

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PMDD Support For Women Struggling to Cope

There is nothing worse than feeling you are alone. All the pain in the world seems muted when you have support and help, but without aid even minor problems can seem enormous, or can begin to snowball into something much bigger. PMDD support for women is so crucial because of this, but is so hard to come by because PMDD is not an obvious illness to most people. Not only is it not as obvious as something more physical, the very nature of PMDD can turn people away from helping you if you have had some major mood swings around them. To add one more problem most women face in this regard, we often do not actively seek support for PMDD because we are embarrassed about the entire thing!

PMDD Support

So what do we mean exactly when we talk about PMDD Support though? The word support often conjures very different images to peoples minds so I wanted to give you what MY idea of support is. Support to me is a broad network of people and systems that will be there for you when you are having difficulty coping with PMDD and will be connected to your life strongly. See the words in itlaics there, those are the important ones to pay attention to.

  • Network – A network is an extended series of connections that link together. When it comes to people that means your family is a kind of network, your friends are another, often your family and friends are linked as well making the network bigger and stronger. The more people and the better connected they are as well means you have more people understanding and looking out to help you.
  • People – Support is first and foremost about people. Real connections with real people who can show real human compassion and can aid directly. This could be helping by being supportive and understanding, or might be more physical like helping you physically doing errands or taking you where you need to go. Always remember being supported means having the right people around you.
  • Systems – While people are the core of supporting networks in your life, without some sort of agreements, and communications about PMDD and how you need to be supported you will not have the systems in place to enact any of this. An example of a support network without a system might be a family that know the problem, but never speak about it, and never really consider deeply how to help.
  • Connected – This is the glue that ties all of this together; Connections. The people in your network must be connected to you, and connected to the systems that need to be in place to help. It is about clarity and commitment form them and yourself to help make a difference. It is also about YOU making sure you are connected to them and vice versa.

support networks for PMDD

 

Support for PMDD might look a little more complicated than you thought perhaps? Not to worry! It is not really difficult, it is all about understanding hoe to best make use of all the fantastic people in your life and how you should approach this situation. What you need to do is go out and CREATE this support network because they do not often form all the links listed above by itself.

You might have great people in your life, but they do not know each other or how to help you with your PMDD. You might have a few close people who know the problem but this might not be enough to help you when you are really feeling low. You might know the best way for people to manage helping you – but you have not gone out there and broached the subject of PMDD support with them.

It comes down to you knowing your conditions and actively cultivating a great support network. Consider the points above and get out there and do this because it will help you far beyond PMDD. It will also mean you will become a part of THIER support networks if they are having problems with anything in their lives as well. This amazing synergy is what we build amazing lives on!

To help you understand your condition better though, and what you personally need to do to combat it, click here for The PMDD Treatment Miracle eBook that will detail the natural ways you can cure PMDD for good!

 

PMDD Diet Information

PMDD Diet InformationA PMDD diet is the best place to start when making changes to your lifestyle to treat PMDD. Nutrition for PMDD or any sort of health issue is fundamental and can produce effects that are far greater in the long run than medication can ever be. The effects of PMDD nutrition changes are more subtle than medication, or even herbal remedies, but the long term effects once perceived are quite amazing not just for your mental health, but of course for your physical health as well.

There is a certain amount of discipline that you need to follow to get the most out of a diet for PMDD though. It is very easy to say I am going to stick with this, but the practical aspect of actually doing it is most peoples downfall. Lots of things in life get in the way of spending the time and effort to follow a good diet through to its conclusion (a conclusion not being a stop to the diet, but having this kind of diet become a habit). As such, information on how to approach dieting for PMDD is also something you might need to delve into.

The first things you will need to know is a good list of what you should be getting more of in your diet, and the things that you simply should avoid – or at least reduce heavily. Just a few changes week on week will start to make you feel better I guarantee it.

A Good PMDD Diet Includes:

good PMDD NutritionFresh Vegetables – Thsi will come as no surprise to anyone of course, but how often do we really listen to this advice? Most vegetables are very good for us and help our body to function through a range of different nutrients. They also release energy gradually into our body which is very important to keep good hormonal health (more on this below). The FRESH part is important too because out of convenience we tend to opt for our vegetables in processed packages to help them last longer. This often removes a lot of the good nutrients so the little bit of extra effort to keep fresh veges is well worth it!

Low GI Foods – As has been mentioned, all sorts of low GI foods are very important. This means they are foods that slowly break down into glucose in the body to be used to power the body, repair muscles, and more. High GI foods convert to energy too quickly flooding your body which in turn must flood it further with the hormone insulin. A lot of energy gets stored as fat which is not good, but the increase of insulin interferes with other hormones which can produce many PMDD symptoms. The resulting crash of blood sugar also is bad as it hits your mood levels like an anvil causing anxiety, depression and irritability. All this means a PMDD diet with a lot of low GI foods is helpful – here is a handy list.

Good Hydration – Water is the basis for all life so they say, and it is also the basis for good health. Being even a little dehydrates significantly effects our mood and ability to regulate our mood. It also causes the body to function in a less than optimal way. Making sure you drink water regularly during the day is very helpful to reduce PMDD. Make sure this is water too – not just any liquid, water and only water girls!

Alkaline Forming Foods – A controversial method, but one I believe shows good prospects, is an alkaline diet. This basically means eating foods that help your body become less acidic and more alkaline (the opposite of acidic). Studies have shown the body is better at handling physical and mental health much better when it is slightly alkaline which is what our ancestors used to be before civilisation came and then modern industry. The resulting foods we made tend to make us more acidic without us even realising it. Alkaline foods are foods that are much more natural, non processed, and low in sugar. This goes well with the idea of low GI foods too – you can find more about alkaline dieting here.

High Protein Foods – Protein is a very important nutrient we get from food. It is responsible for renewing the body and too little can make us feel tired and fatigued which will make worse your PMDD. It has been found that many women with PMDD actually have quite a low intake of protein so bumping this up in your diet might produce good results, make you feel more energetic, and less susceptible to depression, irritability, and anxiety. Good protein foods include eggs, tofu, chicken, lean meat, and limit amount of dairy foods. Make sure to include this in your PMDD nutritian plan.

Eliminate These For Better PMDD Nutrition

Bad PMDD NutritionProcessed and Sugary Foods – Foods that come in boxes, cans, jars and bags are not alwasy processed foods – but most of them are. These are foods that, as has been mentioned, have had many nutrients stripped form them as they are processed and refined making them high GI. They are often also imbued with more and more salt and/or sugar which just adds to the problem. Whenever possible avoid these processed foods. Some of the worst offenders are crisps/chips, doughnuts, white bread, many cereals, juice (except freshly squeezed) and many more.

Non-Organic Meat – Since hormonal imbalances are the root cause of PMDD we must be careful when eating certain meats especially with chicken. Many animals are being pumped full of growth hormones so that they can be bigger, more meatier, and get that way quicker so farmers can sell them to market fats for quick money. This has caused serious issues for these animals for one, but for us humans we are ingesting a lot of those excess hormones every time we eat them! These additional hormones cause havoc inside our bodies especially for women with PMS and PMDD. Make sure to buy organic meats as often as you possible can to avoid this.

More Diet Tips for PMDD

PMDD Diet TipsNever Shop on an Empty Stomach – When you shop on an empty stomach you will tend to over purchase, and you will most likely buy impulse items which are not the ones you really want. When you feel well fed and go shopping the food urgency is off and you are much more free to make informed buying decisions.

Keep a Shopping List – Simple enough, try not to just remember what you need, write it down and keep to the plan!

Never Buy Snacks – Even if you think you are just going to buy a few snacks for the cupboard just in case friends drop in, or you want to reward yourself later – do not do it. All snacks in a house WILL be eaten and eaten soon as soon as you feel hungry and it is the easiest tastiest thing to grab. It is human nature, but if you do not have them this issue does not come up and you might snack on fruit or veges instead!

Get Help – Do not think you can to do this PMDD diet alone. Get the support of a friend, your family, your partner or kids. There is no shame in this – it is a positive thing and you will find everyone will be willing to help if it makes that week before the period a much better place for everyone!

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PMDD Help To Stop Depression

If you are suffering from severe lows in the week or so before your period that border on, or fully put you into depression, you need some PMDD help before this starts to destroy your mental health, your work, and your relationships.

Depression is one of the worst symptoms of PMDD or even PMS when bad enough. It saps your strength, it leave you listless and unmotivated, it can cause fits of crying and sobbing, and the worst thing for some is that it seems to be a never-ending downward spiral – even though they know it will come to an end when the period starts. The sheer fact it comes back again and again each month is terrifying enough to make even the good weeks soured because of the knowledge of the future pain and problems.

PMDD Help for Determination of Depression as a Symptom

The first thing to determine, before we get only more practical tips, is if your depression is JUST caused by PMDD. Once of the frustrating things about PMDD is that there are so many symptoms, that sometimes these get mixed up with symptoms of other problems you might also have in the background. Sometimes PMDD is just the tipping point of other underlying problems – while other times you might be perfectly healthy until the dreaded end of the cycle.

The easiest way to make sure you are on the right track is to be very careful when determining the PMDD symptoms and when they start and stop. The symptoms of PMDD should start to show in the last week of the menstrual cycle, but can start showing in the second last as well for some women. The symptoms typically get progressively worse until you begin to bleed. Once this happens the symptoms tend to go away very fast.

If you feel your depression fits in this window ONLY then this is most likely to be caused by the hormonal fluctuations of PMDD. If you are becoming depressed in the same manner but after your start bleeding or in the 3 weeks after that – then this might not be PMDD, but full blown depression that is made even worse by PMS or PMDD.

If this is the case, you might need more appropriate help to cure depression first and then see if this make an impact on your life, and even your PMDD!

So what PMDD Help To Stop Depression Is There?

OK, so assuming your depression is definitely linked to your menstrual cycle there are a number of things that you can do to help alleviate this one problem. In fact, many of the same things you do to help reduce depression will also help with other symptoms such as anxiety, aggression, or any other mood problems this conditions brings.

Diet

What we eat may be more important than many think. We all hear the new reports about eating healthy but what does that really mean? So many conflicting viewpoints, studies, and ‘experts’ telling us this and that. Overall, most of it is good advice, but what make the biggest difference for depression and PMDD? Here are a few targeted diet tips:

  • Avoid Sugary Foods – Sugar is a PMDD sufferers worst enemy. Many people with this condition have problems such as hypoglycaemia or insulin resistance. These are all caused by high and low blood sugar levels. Sugary foods upset our natural balance and send out bodies into peaks and troughs of glucose levels in the blood stream. When we are low on blood sugar depression is very common in those susceptible to it.
  • Avoid Packaged and Refined Foods – These types of foods are much like sugar. They have been refined so much that many of the nutrients have been stripped away. They more easily turn into glucose (energy) in the body leading to the problems shown above. Each fresh foods as much as possible to level out your blood sugar levels.
  • Eat Low GI Foods – A low GI food is one that breaks down into energy in a steady manner over time which allows the body to use that energy efficiently. High GI foods are like the ones above which spike your blood sugar. Low GI food list.

Exercise

Again, it seems obvious that exercise is good for us – but when depressed exercise seems like the furthest thing from our minds. How and when we exercise however make a huge difference to our mental health and physical health. Here are some ways you can move your body to benefit your moods and mind!

  • Consistency – One of the big problems women with PMDD have with exercise is a lack of consistency. I also had this problem. Every intention of being a regular exerciser fell away when PMDD hit, and then I would overcompensate on the other side. The sporadic nature meant I never really achieved anything until I started making sure to plan in regular exercise sessions. I actually did less work, but the benefits were much greater. This also means when you become depressed you are used to still getting up and going for a run or going to the gym. It becomes a habit that is harder to break.
  • Intensity – This can be hard for women who might have other conditions or injuries, but the more intense your workouts are the more you release mood stabilising hormones and chemicals in your brain. A good workout can have you on a small high immediately after, but the long term effects can help normalise your mood for days to come as well.
  • Strength Training – One thing that many women neglect is strength training. It is very easy to go and hit a treadmill or jog around the block. These are good things and are what is known as cardio workouts. It helps your heart and lungs and general health and fitness. Strength training however works the muscles and makes you stronger. It also aids in having a more intense workout which will flood your body with endorphins (a feel good hormone) that will help alleviate depression.

Herbal Treatments

Medication for PMDD and depression is a band aid patch that does not actually help in the long term. Medication works fast and relieves symptoms but does not cure the underlying issues. You can also become addicted to drugs and require them just to feel normal. With intermittent depression with PMDD this puts you on a rollercoaster ride at all stages of he month. As an alternative herbal remedies for depression and PMDD are a much safer and more long term option to normalising moods and curing this problem.

There are a number of excellent herbal solutions for PMDD, but one excellent one for depression in particular is St Johns Wort. This herb has shown in some studies to be just as powerful as medicinal anti-depressants but without the side effects of a drug.

You can buy this from many places online and locally as it is quite common. It is best to start taking this after your period starts to begin with though as it can take a few weeks to provide the most benefit so when PMDD comes again you will be prepared (do NOT mix with anti-depressant medication though!)

Support

Support is something that is not talked about enough. Some women are lucky to have very supportive families and friends while others might not. Some do not know how to get support either and simply hope it comes without working on it. Having the support when you need it is a piece of the puzzle that can often help you through even the roughest times with great PMDD help from your closest people.

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PMDD Cure – False Hope or Good Treatment?

PMDD cureThere is much need for a PMDD cure for women who suffer from this debilitating condition. The moodiness, the sleeplessness, the range, the sadness, the broken relationships and everything that follows this period within your menstrual cycle is so destructive that many women will want to believe in a cure for PMDD no matter WHAT it is.

Cure all pills, tonics, drugs of all sorts and many alternative therapies are all offered in one for or another online and in the community to help women with severe PMS or with PMDD. Sometimes some of these things might produce the occasional good result to leading to many people prematurely jumping on the bandwagon and proclaiming a PMDD treatment guaranteed to cure the disorder.

What is the truth of the matter though, is there really a PMDD cure?

I am the author of a guide called the PMDD treatment miracle so you might think that I would fully support the idea of a total cure for PMDD – but this is actually not completely correct. You see, PMDD has two parts: genetic disposition, and environmental factors.

Genetically some women are predisposed to PMDD just as some people are predisposed to depression, addictions, anxiety and so forth. There is nothing much you can do about this, your body might be very strong in other ways dealing with other problems but the vast variety of differences between people means you are more susceptible to PMDD.

Environmental factors however are at the core of PMDD as well. Your lifestyle, what you eat, how you manage your life, where you live even, all of these things have an effect on the hormones in your body which may be in balance to a degree during the rest of the month, but just a few bad lifestyle choices may tip you into the PMS/PMDD zone.

What this means is that some women will always need to be vigilant against PMDD and other hormonal based disorders. Your genetics have left you short changed in this regards and you must work harder than others to stay balanced. Other women might be able to eat badly, sleep terribly and deal with stress in a bad way and end up never suffering any sort of PMS or worse because they are blessed with better genetics for this periocular set of conditions.

So what the hell does this have to do with a PMDD cure??

OK, enough explanation – the idea if that you cannot cure PMDD, you can only control and treat it. That being said, if you control it well enough you may as well be cured. The word cure implies you can never get it again which is not true if you have a genetic disposition.

The good news is that long term change to your lifestyle can make a difference to how your body reacts even if those environmental pressures return meaning that the longer you treat PMDD naturally – the more chance you will have of never experiencing PMDD ever again!

So if you want to control PMDD and feel cured – or at least totally in control of your body and moods, click below for my take on PMDD treatment.

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PMDD Mood Treatment Methods

PMDD mood Treatment Mood swings and volatile states of mind are a hallmark of PMDD turning usually stable and controlled women into strange creatures who will lash out, break down, withdraw – or all three – during the last weeks of the menstrual cycle. Being able to control these explosive and unwanted changes in mood is something very desirable for women with this disorder … but what PMDD mood treatments are there that can help?

Well in my opinion there are two things we are talking about here: changing your hormonal balance so that it does not affect your mood regulators which is basically curing PMDD, or taking actions to improve mood despite PMDD.

Treating PMDD should be of prime concern to every women who has it, but this is a long term plan involving many lifestyle changes in diet, exercise, sleep, and various supplements that can help. All this combined will bring he body back into balance and your mood regulating brain chemicals will function properly once more.

The more short term solution to these mood problems is by increasing the good mood brain chemicals as much as you can to counteract the depression, anger and irritation you begin to feel. This can be done with a few things such as particular herbal remedies, intense exercise sessions that release feel good endorphins into your brain, and there are also some foods that can stimulate endorphins and serotonin in your body to make you feel a lot happier if only for a short period.

Both of these things must be combined to really defeat PMDD and be free of its emotional roller coaster. Check out the PMDD Treatment Miracle for more information on this.

What Herbal Treatment for PMDD Is There?

herbal treatment for pmddOnce you become disenchanted with the world of pharmaceutical drugs, instant cure pills, and lab made miracle cures that really only mask symptoms of various conditions, one place you might be looking into is the realm of herbal remedies. A herbal treatment for PMDD might be just what you need once you realise that a more natural solution to this disorder will be of more benefit to you, but where to start, and also, does it really work?

I am a big believer in the usage of additional herbal and vitamin supplements to help with PMDD and many other conditions as they do not come with the sort of side effects of drugs and used correctly can work in harmony with your natural healing processes rather than fighting against them. However, no matter how big a believer in herbs and vitamins I am I do know they are not the ONLY answer. Too many try to peddle herbal potions and tonics that claim to cure so many things when really it is just one piece in a more elaborate puzzle – you need MORE than just herbs.

That being said, they are a very helpful addition and for PMDD there are a couple that can helps such as:

  • Magnesium– Taking 250-350 milligrams of magnesium daily can also greatly reduce PMDD symptoms.  It can help boost mood, improve sleep quality, reduce cramping and pain, and even help reduce stress. Again be aware of how much magnesium you already consume from food as well.
  • Chasteberry- The chasteberry, or monk’s pepper, has long been used to help treat women suffering from PMDD.  While doctors are uncertain exactly how it works, studies show that this herbal remedy helps to alleviate many PMDD symptoms, including irritability, headaches, and mood swings.
  • St. John’s Wort- This herb is known as nature’s antidepressant, and numerous studies have shown it to be as effective as or more effective than traditional antidepressants.  If depression commonly accompanies your PMDD, you may wish to consider these supplements to provide the relief that you need.

There are many more, if you would like to find out about these and the other steps you need to get rid of PMDD forever, click here to look into the PMDD Treatment Miracle.

Coping with PMDD

coping with PMDDPMDD is a horrible and often terrifying condition that puts you on a rollercoaster ride of emotional anguish every few weeks. I remember knowing that is was coming and that made it worse too, I would be anxious and worried even though I felt ok after my period because I knew soon I would turn into what felt like another person. Coping with PMDD felt like trying to stay calm asI slowly escalated up a huge slope slowly as if on a roller coaster, knowing I would soon plunge down … and I had no safety belt!

So what can you do to cope with PMDD? How can you deal with this problem?

Well, first of all coping is not curing – you can treat PMDD in a natural manner by changes in your lifestyle such as diet, exercise, herbal remedies and other things that all tie together to rebalance your hormones and stop this from causing major mood disorder and physical pain.

However this take a little bit of time, as you change your lifestyle what is the best way to cope with any lingering symptoms that might still eventuate?

Well, assuming you are not going down the route of drugs and medication there are a few short term coping strategies you can use while you work on the larger picture of curing the root cause to help you cope with PMDD better such as:

Exercise: Decently intense exercise releases endorphins in your brain which make you feel a lot better. It will also work off some of the stress and worry that might build up too. A good exercise session that is more than just a walk will do amazing things for you short term AND long term.

Meditation: I am not into anything mystical or anything, but meditation is a way that you can slow down your mind and clear it of clutter for some time. Regular meditations when you are in the PMDD danger zone and out of it can really help you stay calm and reduce immediate stress.

Mood Boosting Foods: There are some foods that you can include regularly in your diet that have been shown to greatly enhance your mood such as turkey, oranges and even avocados.

However, all of this must be backed up by constant lifestyle changes, healthy eating and natural supplements to really overcome PMDD fast. Find out more about this in the PMDD Treatment Miracle.

Medication for PMDD – Pros and Cons

medication for PMDDI am a huge advocate for natural solutions to many health problems. In fact, I believe that a huge number of ailments do not need any sort of drugs to clear up as drugs and medication in general are usually designed to just cover up the symptoms of a disorder and not cure it from deep down at the root cause. So are medications for PMDD useful at all, or should they be put back in the cupboard in favour of natural treatment methods?

Well I believe this is a question you really need to ask yourself as we all have a choice in this life on many things including our health. Let look at the pros and cons.

Pros of medications for PMDD

  • Immediate relief of symptoms
  • Ongoing ease of symptom relief
  • Little to no effort involved

Cons of Medications for PMDD

  • Many side effects that a lot of women do experience
  • does not treat the root cause of PMDD
  • Can lead to an addiction to certain drugs
  • Only masks symptoms so when drug taking stops they will return
  • Further clogs your body with more chemicals that cause knock on effects

For balance, not everyone suffers the negative side effects of drugs, but no one becomes better by taking drugs. Some people improve their lifestyles while on drugs and when they stop they find their conditions lessened or gone – but most of the time this is NOT the case.

You have the choice to make, the easy and short term path of relief from pain and anguish using PMDD medications, or the longer and harder road that leads to a much brighter future for a lot longer.

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