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Thu Apr 20, 2023, 07:48 PM Apr 2023

PMDD: Severe period symptoms leading some women to hysterectomies


Women as young as 30 in Northern Ireland are having to undergo extreme treatments, including hysterectomies, to deal with severe psychological symptoms linked to their periods.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) affects 3-8% of women of reproductive age.

A doctor has said 30% of those diagnosed have attempted suicide.

Two women told BBC News NI their premenstrual symptoms were so debilitating they wanted to die.

This is the first I have heard of this, how horrible! It almost seems to be an extreme form of PMS. Blessings to those who suffer through/from this debilitating disorder.
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PMDD: Severe period symptoms leading some women to hysterectomies (Original Post) Hestia Apr 2023 OP
My daughter was recently diagnosed SallyHemmings Apr 2023 #1


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1. My daughter was recently diagnosed
Thu Apr 20, 2023, 07:55 PM
Apr 2023

She is not quite that bad, but her emotions are all over the place. She was relieved when she received the diagnosis. It explained a ton.

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