4 thoughts on “What Happens When You Have Bipolar Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

  • March 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Dear Ms.Labouff,
    The symptoms you describe sound exactly like me. I have suffered since I was 11 with everything that’s described I have been so depressed around my period that I have tried to commit suicide and it turns out that in every case every single one of them the day after the event occurs I wake up and I have my period. I have been diagnosed with bipolar and have also been diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It seems like I can’t find someone that can help with both and I’m on so many Mantz nothing seems to work. I love your article but there are no answers for what to do. Have you discovered anyone who’s done research on what helps? Are you from Milyer with the disorder yourself? Do you know of anyone I can contact that could help me?

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:58 am

      It’s terrible that you have to deal with this awful problem. You should find an ob-gyn doctor or nurse practitioner that is willing to work with your psychiatrist. They can work together to find the best treatment for you.

  • May 23, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Thank you for this insightful piece. I was diagnosed with PMDD after a 25 year battle. My book, I Blame the Hormones has been published by Harper Collins and I would be so grateful for your review.

    However, I had a hysterectomy November 2012 and had three years free of symptoms but was never able to come off of SSRI of which I use sertraline 200mg daily. To my horror I have now had a return of symptoms which have been severe to say the least with depression and suicidal ideation. I am now desperate for more input and evaluation and would welcome your input, The depression is indeed cyclical, every 27 days. Regards, Caroline Church x

    • May 23, 2017 at 10:27 am

      I am so sorry that you are having these symptoms. I’m also sorry that I can’t be more help. I am not a doctor and not familiar with your case so I can’t comment on your specific circumstances​. I recommend finding a doctor who will listen closely to you and that you feel comfortable with. I hope you find relief soon.


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