PMDD, also known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, is an extreme form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Like PMS, it affects women of reproductive age and can have both physical and emotional symptoms. However, the symptoms of PMDD are much more severe than those of regular PMS and if you suffer from PMDD, it can leave you unable to function normally for several days each month.
The symptoms of PMDD can be classified as either physical or emotional.
- Breast tenderness
- Abdominal cramps or pain
- Muscle or joint pain
- Changes in appetite, overeating or food cravings
- Sleep issues