Those of you who have been following this site for a while may be aware I suffer from a chronic health condition known as PMDD. I haven’t written a PMDD post in some time, because I realise it may not be relevant to most of my readers. Nevertheless, I believe it is important to raise awareness of the condition, and offer support and information to those who may be suffering. As this condition affects up to 1 in 20 women of reproductive age, there must be many sufferers who have not yet been diagnosed, and who may not even have heard of this condition.
New publication on IAPMD website
IAPMD is the International Association of Premenstrual Disorders. They have some great resources for patients and their friends and family on their website, as well as resources for those who think they may have the condition, yet remain undiagnosed.
I often use my writing to get me through the darkest hours of PMDD, during my Luteal Phase. In recent months, I decided to do some advocacy work and give a blow-by-blow account of my symptoms during this time. I then sent this piece to IAPMD, and am delighted to announce that they have published it on their blog! If you want to know more about PMDD and how it affects me, you can read What Luteal Looks Like For Me.
I want to say a huge thanks to IAPMD for the work they do raising awareness, and providing support to sufferers. This condition is still not well understood, and getting a correct diagnosis and treatment can be an uphill struggle for many, especially when they are already battling a hugely disruptive health condition. For more information, do visit their website and follow their Instagram account.