PMS/PMDD

Just some general info if anyone is interested, just thought I would share.

PMS/PMDD can be misdiagnosed as

Bipolar disorder

Psychotic depression

General anxiety disorder

Major depression

Hormones can play a role in the following

*Porphyria

(There are 5-7 different types, I think)

Acute Intermittent Porphyria is one type.

(Both Estrogen and Progesterone are usually contradicted with this disorder, predominantly progesterone)

A proportion of women with this disorder/disease may have porphyria attacks because of the Estrogen/Progesterone hormones. They are one of the culprits amongst others for porphyria attacks.

Porphyria is an extremely rare disorder/disease but none the less I thought I would mention it anyway.

*Hypothyroidism/Hashimotos Thyroiditis (Hashi's can be one of the causes of an underactive thyroid)

progesterone stimulates the thyroid gland, and for some women it can cause the immune system to attack the gland.

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  • Great information, Christina! I'd never heard of Prophyria before. Also, I think anyone with a depressive or anxiety disorder diagnosis needs to consider how hormones play into their symptoms!

  • Yes your absolutely right. It seems there is a definite link between these diagnosis's.?

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