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PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome

Oestrogen, testosterone, gestogens, GnRH analogues and hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy in the treatment of severe premenstrual syndrome (PMDD).

John Studd, DSc,MD,FRCOG
Professor of Gynaecology
July 2007

There is a range of drugs important in the hormonal treatment of severe premenstrual syndrome. (PMDD). The syndrome is a collection of cyclical somatic, psychological and behavioural symptoms which occur in the days before a period usually vanish with the periods only to reoccur after mid-cycle of the next period. These symptoms can last for 14 days and may occur with 5-7 day painful heavy periods and menstrual migraine. This may allow the woman only about 7 good days a month.

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