Dixie D’Amelio shared more details about her struggle with premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD) on the new season of 'The D’Amelio Show'
Dixie D’Amelio is sharing intimate details of her symptoms due to premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
During the season 3 premiere of The D’Amelio Show Wednesday, the TikTok star, 22, disclosed that she took a few months off from work, presumably to focus on her physical and mental health.
"I went through some crazy stuff, things I would never ever imagine,” she revealed in a confessional, noting that PMDD is “when you get really bad PMS.”
PMDD, a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), is a chronic medical condition that can cause extreme mood shifts and symptoms like depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia and more.
“People are going to be like, ‘Oh my God everybody gets that,’ Like no," Dixie said. "I didn’t know that you weren’t supposed to want to die every month before you got your period. It’s not supposed to affect every single aspect in your life from sleep to anxiety.”
“My symptoms are extreme anxiety, depression, losing the will to live, irritability and anger. Hopefully people around me can understand that.” Dixie bravely divulged.
On the show, the Psycho singer also explained how her diagnosis has caused a rift between her and her younger sister, Charli.
"It’s tough with Charli and I because she wasn’t really around when I was diagnosed and I never really explained it to her,” Dixie said, referring to her sister being away while filming Dancing with the Stars season 30.
“When I see Dixie break down, I never know how to react because she either doesn’t want anything to do with me or she wants me to help her," Charli, 19, added in a confessional. "It’s so confusing. I’ve done my own research on PMDD to kind of understand, at least a little bit, but she’s never really explained it to me.”
Dixie first revealed she was diagnosed with PMDD in October 2022 while on Instagram Live. At the time, the social media influencer said the condition was something she dealt with for the past seven years before receiving an official diagnosis.
"I'm very happy that I know what's wrong because now I can find better ways to handle my emotions," she told her followers.
"I'm feeling better now and I will probably be going through the same thing next month and the month after that," Dixie added, sharing that she's still learning about PMDD.
According to Mayo Clinic, treatment for PMDD is directed at preventing or minimizing symptoms with antidepressants, birth control pills, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and diet and lifestyle changes.
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