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PMS, PMDD and the workplace

Published on
21 Mar

If you experience PMS during your menstrual cycle and find that it’s impacting your work, you’re not alone.

An estimated 75% of people with menstrual cycles experience PMS, and 30% get moderate to severe PMS, with symptoms ranging from bloating and headaches to mood swings, fatigue and anxiety

For 3-8%, symptoms are so severe they can be classified as having PMDD, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, in which symptoms tend to be present for longer and to a more disabling degree. This often includes more severe feelings of sadness, anger and depression and a feeling of being out of control. In fact, people with PMDD are at a significantly increased risk of suicidal thoughts.

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