Why Track PMDD?
There are no hormonal panels or blood tests that can determine if you have Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). To determine if you have PMDD, doctors rely on tracking. Tracking symptoms will be useful for receiving a formal diagnosis and determining severity of symptoms.
Keeping a menstrual cycle tracking diary for at least 2 cycles is essential for accurate diagnosis of PMDD and can rule out Premenstrual Exacerbation (PME).
Finally, tracking your cycle can serve as incredibly useful when learning more about your cyclic nature. Your symptoms may serve as areas in your life that require attention.