Self-Care for Women with PMDD

For women with PMDD, self-care can take you from suffering through half of the month to thriving! Here are some of the ways I prioritize self-care every month.

If you are a woman with PMDD, self-care is vital. It can take you from suffering through two weeks of every month to thriving.

While none of these suggestions should be taken as medical advice, they are all things that have helped me become a PMDD thriver! Read through, print this if you want to, and add any of your own suggestions to the comments below.

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What Living with PMDD Feels Like

Let's talk about PMDD & what it feels like to live with it every day.

When I go to the beach, I like to stand at the edge of the ocean, where the water crashes into the shore.  I like to watch my toes sink further into the sand with each passing wave.
I attempt to lift my feet and am surprised by the amount of effort I’ll have to put forth to become un-submerged in the crashing momentum of the waves meeting the sand.
The surprise never diminishes, regardless of how many times I do this.

I realize this is what living with PMDD feels like.

For two weeks out of the month, I am standing at the edge of the ocean, where the water crashes into the shore.  I can see it coming, but I don’t think it will reach me.
Surely, I’m far enough away this time.

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