The woman showed her PMS symptoms are so great that it is considered having a hysterectomy at the age of 22.
Charlotte Atkinson, Greenwich, south-east London, has the mood swings, severe it stops working and hiding in his bedroom whenever she has time.
Filmmaker suffers from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which causes anxiety, depression, and, at worst, psychosis or suicidal thoughts.
It's only become a recognized psychological condition in the last decade, and doctors believe that it may be caused by genetics.
Therefore, Miss Atkinson, who have to put their lives and relationships on hold every month, says she hates to convey the state, if she has a daughter.
Charlotte Atkinson, Greenwich, does not leave her bedroom for five days each period due to its severe form of premenstrual syndrome. Pictured on a bad day, which is to participate in the event
Filmmaker suffers from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which causes anxiety, depression and, in the worst case, psychosis or suicidal thoughts
Ms. Atkinson said her PMDD: «You never know what you're going to get, but I know that it is better to keep myself when I suffer these symptoms, so I will block those four or five days in his diary, tell everyone that I can not do anything, and then retreat to my room.
"I know that these feelings will pass in a few days, but they are so difficult to deal with it, even if I want children one day, I thought about how a hysterectomy as a last resort.
Although the exact cause of the condition is unclear, the study found, the SDA may be associated with stressful and traumatic events in the past, according to the charity organizations.
Miss Atkinson believes that the symptoms were caused by the pressure of the first examination.
During the levels A, Ms. Atkinson says that her menstrual cycle has gone awry, resulting in a difficult period of weeks.
In her late teens, it can happen three times a month, which led to her mother to convince her to see a doctor, who checked on her thyroid problem.
WHAT SDA compared PMS?
While most women with PMS find them uncomfortable symptoms, a small percentage have symptoms severe enough & # 39; serious to stop them from living their normal lives.
This is a 39 & # is the result of a more intensive type PMS, known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
The symptoms of PMDD are similar to those of the PMS, but more exaggerated and often have more psychological symptoms than physical.
Symptoms may include:
- constant sadness or depression
- extreme anger and anxiety
- decreased interest in usual activities
- sleeping a lot more or less than usual
- very low self-esteem
- extreme tension and irritability
Depression with & # 39 is a common symptom of PMDD, it is possible that a woman with PMDD may have thoughts about suicide.
SDA can be particularly difficult to deal with as it can have a negative impact on your daily life and relationships.
Miss Atkinson, who grew up on the border of Herefordshire from South Wales said: "It was after all my exams, and I told the doctor my monthly gone mental.
"I went from being very light periods of four or five days to lose so much blood, I would have to use toilet paper to improve the sanitary pad I was wearing when I was in school.
Fatigue, mood swings and strangeness began around the age of 19 years when Miss Atkinson read about PMDRE and felt that could be written about it.
Miss Atkinson asserts that she was the first to realize that she was PNDD after studies.
She said: "It was such a relief to read PMDD symptoms, and I think I got them all.
"I thought," I have to deal with this now, "but it was still better than not knowing what happened to me.
Many women suffer from PMS symptoms including headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, chest pain, and depression in the long run for them period.
PMDRA psychological symptoms, the prevalence of which is unclear, it is believed to be caused by a genetic sensitivity to normal hormonal fluctuations that lead to menstrual bleeding.
These hormonal changes can cause a deficiency of serotonin, a substance found naturally in the brain that affect mood.
Symptoms may include extreme anxiety, psychosis, depression and a desire to cause harm to themselves and others.
If Miss Atkinson, who is single, I realized that she had, she went back to her doctor, who had not heard of the condition.
Ms. Atkinson has shown that its PMS symptoms are so great that it is considered having a hysterectomy at the age of 22
Miss Atkinson, pictured on a bad day PMDD for her birthday, she said, worried it will ruin special occasions or events, because she can not help her make her angry SDA
In order to pass, when the symptoms begin, and she can no longer deal with the day-to-day life, Miss Atkinson closes her bedroom door, and eliminates your phone is closed off in a self-imposed exile, while she fought for him
She admits: "The symptoms, which for me can include a feeling of suicide within two or three days, which are inexorable.
When her symptoms begin, and she can no longer deal with the day-to-day life, Miss Atkinson closes her bedroom door, and eliminates your phone is closed off in a self-imposed exile, while she struggled through it.
Despite this finding the best way to cope with their symptoms, Miss Atkinson would not recommend this technique to other patients.
She said: "I know what I'm going to be a nightmare to live with because of these symptoms, so I tend to keep people, including friends, at arm's length.
"Friends and trying to provide support, but it is bitter for them, too, because it's not just so, and then it ended.
"It will happen again next month and then the one after that.
"I have just learned that it is better to keep myself when I'm in a bad place, and I keep trying to remind myself of these feelings will pass.
Although no one knows the exact cause of PMDD, Miss Atkinson does the fear that she may transfer it to a whole day, her daughter when she turns out to be genetic.
Miss Atkinson said: "Sometimes, when I feel like a hopeless or numbness I take myself off to Ikea or HomeSense. I do not know why it works, but I think that you can just kind of lose yourself in these massive areas. Pictured with a bad day traffic rules in home improvement store
Although the exact cause of this condition is not clear, Ms. Atkinson said her symptoms were caused by the first pressure GCSE exams
She said: "Because I cope with this condition for several years, I know what to expect in the course of those few days, if it is in the worst case.
"I can not work, and I will not go out when the SDA is kicking my A ***.
"I am also concerned that if it is a genetic condition, and then, when I had my daughter, I could pass it on to her, and then I feel guilty because I know how bad these days can be.
As well as backing from the world, Miss Atkinson found some unusual ways of calming her excessive fluctuations move.
She said: "Sometimes, when I feel like a hopeless or numbness I take myself off to Ikea or HomeSense.
"I do not know why it works, but I think that you can just kind of lose yourself in these massive areas.
"As much as I try to keep myself, this is not always possible, especially for items with a fixed date, like your birthday.
"If these dates coincide with me having PMDD, then I tend to get more work, thinking that I'm going to spoil the day being calm or angry or impatient, that only leads to more depression and more anxiety.
If Miss Atkinson realized that she had PMDD, reading articles on the Internet, she returned to the doctor who, then, had not heard of the condition. It was later confirmed
Some doctors prescribe antidepressants or tablets to try to help relieve the symptoms PMDRA, but Ms. Atkinson has tried without success, tablet, and is not sure that will work on antidepressants PMDRA symptoms.
She said: "I was lucky, because I work as a freelance producer of the film, so I just work, if these are the days to block them from the diary, and stay away from people.
PMDD is usually defined as an endocrine disorder, which means that it is a hormone-related disorder. But as it has been recently added to the list of mental health problems.
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