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The PMDD Diaries

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I created this podcast for anyone who suffers from PMDD and those that have a spouse who suffers from PMDD. PMDD is a part of us, but it's not who we are!

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Sep 18, 2023

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that affects some individuals, typically in the days or weeks leading up to menstruation. It's important to recognize the impact that PMDD can have on one's emotional and mental state, and how it can influence decision-making. Making major decisions during a PMDD episode can be problematic for several reasons:

  1. Mood Instability and Emotional Fluctuations: PMDD is characterized by intense mood swings, heightened emotional sensitivity, irritability, and feelings of sadness or hopelessness. These emotional fluctuations can impair your ability to think clearly and make rational decisions.
  2. Impaired Judgment: The emotional and cognitive symptoms associated with PMDD can impair your judgment and lead to impulsive decision-making. You may not fully consider the consequences or evaluate the situation objectively.
  3. Negative Perceptions and Cognitive Distortions: PMDD can distort your perceptions of reality, making situations appear more negative or dire than they actually are. This distortion can lead to a skewed perspective and influence decision-making in a way that may not be in your best interest.
  4. Difficulty Concentrating and Focusing: The symptoms of PMDD, such as difficulty concentrating and focusing, can hinder your ability to gather and process information necessary for making informed decisions. This can result in overlooking important details or making hasty choices.
  5. Physical Discomfort and Fatigue: PMDD often comes with physical symptoms like fatigue, bloating, headaches, and body aches. These discomforts can further impact your ability to think clearly and make sound decisions.
  6. Potential for Regret: Decisions made impulsively or under the influence of PMDD symptoms may later be regretted once the symptoms subside and your judgment becomes clearer. This can lead to added stress and anxiety.

Given these factors, it's advisable to avoid making major decisions during the peak of PMDD symptoms. Instead, consider waiting until your symptoms have subsided, and you are in a more stable emotional and mental state to make well-informed choices. Seeking support from healthcare professionals, therapists,coaches or support groups for PMDD can also be beneficial in managing the symptoms and making informed decisions. 


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