Do you dread your menstrual cycle? Are you tired of being frustrated with all the side effects your period brings along with it? PMS and PMDD are common problems, but you do not have to settle for dealing with them in pain. Learn more during your consultation with our team at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health in Scottsdale, AZ!
What Is PMS?
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, affects up to 75 percent of women. It commonly occurs 7-10 days before a menstrual cycle, and it may last the first few days of the period. PMS affects both physical and emotional aspects of the body.
Common side effects of PMS include:
- Breast tenderness
- Crying spells
- Fluid retention
- Food cravings
- Mood swings
There are many at-home remedies to combat PMS without medical attention, such as NSAIDs like ibuprofen for pain, getting enough sleep, avoiding stressors, and exercising.
What Is PMDD?
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, is a severe or amplified version of PMS. Experiencing PMDD often includes experiencing the emotional symptoms to an extreme degree.
Signs of PMDD include:
- Debilitating anxiety
- Intense mood swings
- Overwhelming sadness or hopelessness
The best way to treat PMDD is discussing your concerns and experiences with a member of our qualified team.
What Are My Treatment Options?
The most common treatment options for both PMS and PMDD are medications or oral contraceptives. Medications may be prescribed for intense pain relief or emotional symptoms. Oral contraceptives are a common method to help regulate hormones, possibly relieving cramps or other related side effects. Other birth control methods may be recommended to relieve period symptoms.
Results will vary for each treatment option and by each patient. Choosing the right method for you is critical, and our Arizona team is dedicated to helping you select the best method for you and your condition.
Am I a Good Candidate?
A consultation with our team in Scottsdale is the best way for us to understand the implications and experiences associated with your menstrual cycle. If you are suffering from PMS or PMDD, we are committed to helping you find a treatment option or solution that helps you feel better and live your life as you normally would when not on your period.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Your menstrual cycle does not need to be a period of suffering. Contact us today at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health and schedule your consultation. Our team in Scottsdale, Arizona, is prepared to answer your questions about PMS and PMDD and help you find a solution so you can feel your best.