Paigey's teenage years not only brought her period, they brought PMDD. The teen years are turbulent enough without the added burden of an invisible illness. In her very raw account of what those years were like for her, Paige addresses the fallout of not feeling supported by her parents, the impact her untreated PMDD had on her relationship and has some advice for families of teens who are in need of support. Trigger warning: Before you read this piece please be advised it deals with abuse including that of a physical nature.
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Dear PMDD, I am now in the clarity stage of my cycle so I can sit back and reflect this past month. You have certainly done a great job at causing your usual hormonal shit storm this month so a massive congrats to you. If you were an actual physical human being I would high … Continue reading Open letter to PMDD
Image from Pexels.com I have been suffering with what I believe is PMDD on and off for around 10 years. I am undiagnosed. My symptoms include all of the below, starting 10 days before my period. All of my symptoms have gone by day 2/3 of my period, apart from the bloating, which lasts until … Continue reading Zarah’s story
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