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About J W

Jennie is 35 and works part time as a nurse and part time as a property developer. She also studies with the Open University for a degree in psychology. She lives in Glasgow with her partner and 2 cats. Jennie has been a sufferer of Premenstrual Dysphoric disorder (PMDD) for many years and spent a large period of time under the care of mental health professionals. It turns out what she really needed was the care of a gynaecologist. Following her correct diagnosis and successful treatment, Jennie has made it her aim to spread the word far and wide about the disorder that isn't recognised for what it is. She aims to educate health professionals in general medicine and psychiatry as well as raise the profile of the charity which saved her life; NAPS (The National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome) www.pms.org.uk. Jennie is also spending time contacting politicians in the UK to try and raise awareness of PMS and PMDD and contributing to the inclusion of PMDD in the ICD-11 due to be published in 2015. While not working or writing letters and emails, Jennie likes cooking, Gardening, DIY and being outdoors either on her bike or hill walking somewhere beautiful.

Hormone Hell

20Aug

It’s been a while since I posted and the reason for this is that around a year after my surgery all my symptoms came back with a vengeance and I am fighting hard to regain control of them. Sometimes, on … Continue reading

  

8 months later

30Jul

I am 8 months post total abdominal hysterectomy (tubes, cervix and womb removed) and bilateral oophorectomy (removal of ovaries) and I can honestly say that I am PMDD free! Wow, what a difference to the past. My mood is stable, … Continue reading

  

Bleurgh

27Dec

Well I don’t have cancer and the organs they removed from me were cancer free too which is the most fantastic news. So why do I feel a bit low and unhappy? Surgical menopause, that’s why. I had my ovaries … Continue reading

  

Life is like a box of chocolates…

23Nov

Well life bowled me a googlie recently which has changed a few things around. I had to have a biopsy of my womb in mid-September due to the long term unopposed oestrogen I have been on and unfortunately I got … Continue reading

  

Premenstrual syndrome

23Oct

I started my periods at 9 years old and overnight turned into a monster. I told lies, stole money, shoplifted, made up stories and experienced my first visit to psychology. Throughout the years I have seen doctors, psychiatrists, neurologists and … Continue reading