Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for PMS and PMDD
Why It Is Used
SSRIs are often the first-choice medicine for treating severe Reference premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Opens New Window and Reference premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) Opens New Window symptoms, including depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating, headache, and joint and muscle pain.
For many women, SSRI medicine need only be taken during the premenstrual phase, generally 2 weeks before the start of menstrual bleeding.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 8, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology