Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Treatment

Treatment for premenstrual syndrome may include vitamin supplements, oral contraceptives, antidepressants, diuretics, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

Specific treatment for premenstrual syndrome includes:

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of premenstrual syndrome.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • Do I need to be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for worsening premenstrual syndrome symptoms?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat premenstrual syndrome:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder References
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