Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

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What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a condition marked by one or more symptoms, anger, irritability, and/or internal tension occur during the second half of the menstrual cycle, and sometimes extend into the first few days of menses.

Common symptoms reported by people with premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Treatment name(s)

(Yaz)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)

Data from patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog lack of motivation 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy depressed mood 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Yaz)
Perceived effectiveness
for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
breakthrough intermenstrual bleeding cluster headaches 8 more
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
bitter taste constipation 10 more
Total evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anorgasmia sex drive (libido) decreased
Total evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood cutting (self injury) 7 more
Total evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has premenstrual dysphoric disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 71
30s 124
40s 159
50s 32
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 127
20-29 years 48
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 188
Not Diagnosed 66

These charts show data from PMDD patients who have completed their condition history
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