Quote from YvonneLovesCats:Jeri,
I went to my general physician today and he put me on Serafem. What's great about it is that it doesn't need to be taken daily, but it significantly elevates one's mood. Your daughter could take it up to 5 days before her period, and stop the medication when her period begins. It is an SSRI and is specifically geared towards alleviating Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
Hi Yvonne. Still don't know what SSRI stands for, but i learned that Sarafem is classified as an antidepressant and has a mood-elevateing effect on seratonin levels. It used to be known as prozac
, but was given a new name because they are finding it can help with PMDD. It's good that you can take it as needed 5 days before period begins. The words "as needed" always sound better that having to take something continuously. Good luck.