“It’s like PMS but a hundred times worse”
Many women of childbearing age suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Cramps, mood swings and anxiety are among the many symptoms that come around every month, normally lasting a few days.
But some women have symptoms so severe it stops them living a normal life. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) affects around one in 20 women in the UK.
Young mum Lucie tells the BBC’s Natasha Lipman how a hysterectomy was her final option.
A transcript is available here.
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08 Mar 2018