I'm way behind on sharing this, but this was the second cycle of symptom tracking I did. (May through June.) It was cool to see how this compared to my April/May tracking symptoms. I didn't have as many extreme days, nor severe. Some months definitely are a little easier to bear than other. Again, this was using the Daily Record of Severity of Problems for Diagnosis of PMDD.
Hi everyone! This was something I had been wanting to do and it wasn't until someone out there on social reached out to me and was the reminder I needed to get this done sooner than later.
I've started a YouTube channel!!
This channel will have podcast episodes with captions for those that are hard of hearing. I would like to be inclusive as I can for folks who are seeking information about PMDD. So while it is another place to listen to podcasts, they will have captions (ones that I've gone through to edit for accuracy).
It'll be a bit before I can get all past podcast episodes done, but they're coming. I'm still trying to find that balance of parceling out my time for personal life, work, reading, podcast work, creating the videos, and now also wedding planning (which it crazy for me to even be typing out!). So please bear with me. :-)
Check it out HERE or click the YouTube logo.
I decided to write to one of the authors of the paper to ask a question because, well, why not?
Back in April I asked social media followers for one word to describe PMDD. As you can see, the adjectives were mainly negative. I've also heard those PMDD weeks called "hell weeks" and even "werewolf weeks." But what stands out to me are those few positive adjectives.
How is it possible to view something that can feel so debilitating be considered a gift or a blessing?
So I spent some time reflecting on this and here are my thoughts:
I love infographs -- concise info in a visually pleasant format. Here's one I made about a game plan for PMDD.
One page down! I'll probably give different methods a try, but for this first pass I'm trying the Daily Record of Severity of Problems for Diagnosis of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (DRSP). I've completed one page and because I can be a visual person, I decided to color code the rankings to see how things looked.