PMDD medication is a controversial issue to many people including me. I am very much against medication except in extreme circumstances – and even then it should be for the minimum amount of time needed. This is because medication for PMDD is not every going to cure PMDD!
That’s right, medication, drugs, pills, tablets, and tonics – all these things will never get rid of PMDD ever. They are not designed to do this; in fact some people might even suggest that these medications are almost designed to make you addicted to them so you can never get off them. I am a cynic and would not put that past pharmaceutical companies, but I also realise that sometimes they can help as long as the person also tackles the lifestyle issues that are causing whatever the problem is – or if they have a condition that is legitimately incurable through other means.
Why is this? Because PMDD medication is a mix of different drugs that will take care of some of the symptoms of this disorder, but only while the drugs last. They mask the symptoms by tricking the body into stopping them occurring, but the base issue that leads to these symptoms is still there and always will be til you start to take a different approach to your health.
- Antidepressants Medication for PMDD such as Zoloft, Sarafem, and Paxil CR. These will make you less depressed, but come with a range of nasty side effects.
- Anxiolytics (Antianxiety Drugs) Medication for PMDD including Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan. This will lessen feelings of anxiety and panic, but are again known for some side effects and do not solve the core problem.
- Analgesics (Pain Relievers) Medication for PMDD is probably the least problematic and can help with cramping pain and so forth.
- Hormones Medication for PMDD has also been tried to solve that core hormonal issue. The problem with this is that it does NOT solve the issue, it simply uses hormones as a weapon to balance things for a while but when the next month rolls around you will be back to where you started.
So what can you do to remedy premenstrual dysphoric disorder without PMDD medication? The answer lies in holistic healing that covers lifestyle decisions both physical, dietary, psychological and even social. Only through a wide ranging set of changes in your life can you really bring this condition under control.