Pelvic Pain PMS/PMDD

Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) or pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are common conditions that many women will experience throughout their lives.  These conditions can have associated symptoms including bloating, cramping, fatigue, moodiness, sleep disturbance, and depression. PMS can be experienced by many women, but PMDD is a more serious disorder that should be diagnosed and treated by a professional.   There are many solutions possible including behavioral modification, exercise, eating healthfully, acquiring good sleep patterns, managing  stress, limiting alcohol consumption and refraining from smoking.  Hormonal therapy (OCPs) can be used to control many of the symptoms.  In addition, anti-depressants may be of benefit to some patients.