Not long ago, Dixie D’Amelio shared a health update with her fans all over the world. The TikTok star went on to disclose that she was diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder on the social media platform Instagram.
Earlier this month, the One Whole Day singer talked about her health in an Instagram live. She also revealed the reason behind the hiatus from social media. Continue reading further to learn more about the current condition of Dixie D’Amelio.
Dixie D’Amelio was recently diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder
During a livestream on Instagram which was widely shared on TikTok, the 21-year-old singer said, “I kind of took a break from social media the past two weeks. I wasn’t feeling great and not really sure why. I recently got diagnosed with this thing called PMDD, which is premenstrual dysphoric disorder.”
For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), is a chronic medical condition that can lead to extreme shifts in mood. As per Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of PMDD are as follows: sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, tension, extreme moodiness, irritability, or anger.
After revealing the news of her diagnosis, The D’Amelio Show alum went on to say, that the disorder “really affects your moods and your behavior and many different parts of your life.” She also stated that it affects her anxiety as well.
The TikTok star further added, “I didn’t realize how much it was affecting me until I got to this point I was in last week. But it really disrupts my life and my attitude and my personality and my relationships and just who I am as a person.”
The PMDD symptoms have taken a toll on Dixie’s mental health
Dixie also revealed that in the last couple of weeks, she has been experiencing PMDD symptoms that have taken a toll on her mental health as well. She said, “I have never been so low and just down. And having no idea what was wrong with me was very alarming.”
The Be Happy singer further added, “I just felt like I had no control over my body or mind and I had no idea what was wrong but it would turn on and off like a light switch.”
Dixie continued, “That was very confusing to me because how can I go one day feeling fine and then the next day not wanting to be here anymore?”
The social media star revealed that she has been dealing with the condition for the past seven years but she was recently diagnosed. She went on to say, “I’m very happy that I know what’s wrong because now I can find better ways to handle my emotions.”
How is Dixie feeling right now?
Dixie has stated that she is better now and is still learning about PMDD. She shared with her fans, “I’m feeling better now and I will probably be going through the same thing next month and the month after that.”
Up until now, the cause of PMDD is unknown but there are a few preventive treatments that can be done to minimize the symptoms like antidepressants, birth control pills, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and diet and lifestyle changes.
We hope Dixie D’Amelio feels better soon. Sending love and light to the TikTok star. Kindly drop your good wishes for her in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.