PMS PMDD Menopause

Facts about PMS and PMDD

  • PMS  affect up to 75% of women during their childbearing age.
  • 5-7% of women suffer from the most severe form of PMS – Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder; some of them also suffer from depressive disorder.
  • PMS/PMDD are treatable conditions. Treatment options include different medications, psychotherapy (biofeedback, relaxation training, cognitive-behavioral therapy), or combination of both. Neurotransmitters testing and correction with natural remedies also may be beneficial for some patients

Common Physical Symptoms

  • Headache or backache
  • Swelling of ankles, feet, and hands
  • Abdominal cramps, heaviness, or pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Breast tenderness
  • Weight gain
  • Acne flare-ups
  • Nausea
  • Bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
  • Decreased coordination
  • Food cravings
  • Painful menstruation

Common Emotional Symptoms

  • Anxiety, panic, or increased fears
  • Forgetfulness/difficulty concentrating
  • Sadness/feeling moody
  • Irritability, hostility, or aggressiveness
  • Poor impulse control
  • Feeling guilty
  • Poor self-image, self-accusations
  • Change or loss of sex drive
  • Lower tolerance for noise/light


Menopausal symptoms  may vary in presentation and severity. Certain medications may help to alleviate and control associated discomfort. Our integrative treatment also combines various types of psychotherapy ( biofeedback, relaxation technique,cognitive-behavioral therapy,other therapy modes when appropriate) and alternative medicine – correction of neurotransmitters with natural remedies