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Approaching your GP about PMDD

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2 May
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An estimated 3-8% of AFABI (assigned female at birth individuals) have PMDD. PMDD is often described as severe PMS that can cause extreme distress. However, for people who experience PMDD, this can feel like an understatement. Medically speaking, PMSS is a cyclical, hormone-based mood disorder whereby symptoms occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, and subside within a few days of menstruation.

If you think your PMS feels particularly severe and your symptoms are significantly affecting your daily life, it’s important you talk to your GP about it.

We all know it can be tricky to see a healthcare professional. Whether that’s because of our busy schedules, not being able to get an appointment with the doctor, or previous negative experiences with traditional healthcare, we’ve all got our reasons for putting off booking in to see the GP. But, to make sure you get the most out of your visit when you do go, it can be helpful to think about a few things beforehand.

But how should we prepare for a conversation about PMDD with a GP? And how can a GP help? Here are our top three tips to get the most out of your appointment.

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