Before anyone starts to go “ewww periods”, shut up. Maybe at least one of my followers will gain some insight and know that they’re not alone.
According to the Mayo Clinic, 3 to 8% of cis-women are affected by premenstrual dysphoric…
I wrote this post a long time before I became interested in gender studies and I have a few things to add in response to all the replies/feedback I’ve gotten. I think that PMDD itself is a real thing that happens, however, I don’t think that it should be classified as a mental illness (leading to the assumption that menstruation is a problematic occurrance) however, I believe that the hormones that are released can most definitely mimic symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder without being a mental illness in itself.
I did forget to leave out the fact that these articles and my original article was written for cisgendered women, as I didn’t understand the importance of clearing that up when I originally wrote this post, so my apologies for that.
Thanks for all the feedback and I still hope this post helps people who are confused, scared, or just miserable on their periods and don’t understand why their symptoms feel somewhat worse than other cisgendered women around them.