Knowing how to treat PMDD symptoms is an important part of treating PMDD as a whole. While doctors typically also focus on just treatment of PMDD symptoms also it is essential you know the difference between curing PMDD totally and stopping the signs of PMDD separately as well.
Symptoms of PMDD all come from a root hormonal imbalance caused by many factors in your life as well as a genetic predisposition to this condition as well. If you solve the hormonal riddle inside your body those symptoms disappear, which makes finding a natural way to treat PMDD at its base level very valuable. However, along the way you do need to treat PMDD symptoms as well so you can survive and function long enough for a long term PMDD cure to take effects. Luckily many actions that help with alleviating symptoms also have benefit in a longer term solution to this disorder too.
So let’s take a look at some of the common symptoms and what we can do about them as fast as possible:
Depression – This is a major problem for many women with PMDD that can range form a general lowness, to full on can’t-get-out-of-bed clinical depression. The most immediate things you can do to help this in my opinion are exercise, which can be hard to get yourself motivated for – but will always lift your spirits and help your body and mind be more energetic. Also Meditation can be of great help here, either proper meditation, or even just finding a quite place to yourself with no noise and a chance to reflect internally for a space of time. Herbally I mentioned in a previous post that St. John’s Wort is an excellent supplement that works like medical anti-depressants but without the side effects.
Irritability – Most PMDD suffering women get quite irritable, to outright angry in this period. Treating PMDD irritability requires some boosting of the feel good chemicals in the brain such as dopamine and endorphins. Exercise is again a massive booster of mood that should be taken into account. I would also recommend more intake of magnesium rich food and Magnesium Supplements which are known to boost your mood amongst other properties. I would also advise you talk to your loved ones and simply warn them, not that you are “in a bad mood”, but that you have a problem and for them to be patient. Also reassure them it is not their fault – it is not your fault either, but if you put blame into this volatile mix it ends up much worse.
Cramping – Increasing your water intake is very helpful to lessen the effects of cramping, but do not drown yourself as that can sometimes flush out a lot of useful nutrients you need. As odd as it might sound, sexual activity has been known to help reduce cramping too so even if you might not feel like it, if you can get int he mood this will help to end pain and improve your mood too. Supplements of zinc and calcium have also been proven to help reducing cramping and are a good PMDD treatment option.
Headaches – As above, increased hydration makes a massive difference to headaches. While you can take pain killers, I would advise against this in favour of Chasteberry as a natural alternative to treat PMDD. Again I would like to stress how good meditation can be to help with headaches, and depression, irritability and anxiety as well.