It can be really tricky to know the best ways to support someone living with PMDD. To help you out we’ve been chatting to PMDD warrior, Aisha Nabi, who has given us her top tips.
Knowledge is power
The more you know about PMDD, the easier it is to sympathise and understand what we’re going through. Taking the time to read up on PMDD is therefore really valuable and means a lot to us. There are a lot of resources out there you can read up on, or you can ask us questions.
If we’re having a bad week…
PMDD can be hard to navigate a take a huge toll on us. When we’re having a bad week we need tolerance and patience. But above all, we need love and kindness.
Be supportive, but not suffocating. A simple message letting us know you are always there when we need a shoulder to cry on means a lot or just to check in with how we are feeling. PMDD can be very isolating, so knowing we have someone to turn to when we are struggling is super important.
Listen to what someone with PMDD has to say and allow them to have the space to share how they feel without judgment.
We hope this blog has given you some insight as to how you can support someone living with PMDD. Do you have any tips? Share them in the comments or over on our Instagram.