Weʼve raised £230 to go towards the Vicious Cycle project - providing information & resources to PMDD sufferers in the UK
- Funded on Saturday, 5th August 2017
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The Vicious Cycle was born out of need. As part of the UK PMDD Support group - we see the daily impact of lack of awareness (by the public and also health care professionals). Sufferers are regularly let down by the current system - often with devastating effects. Women are undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and left without adequate support.
1 in 20 women suffer but it’s rare to meet a GP who has even heard of the condition. GPs are the gatekeepers to information for women, but many women are left to suffer alone for years being told they have mental health problems when in fact they have hormone sensitivity due to a genetic malfunction.
We will educate sufferers and give them the tools they need to get the correct help from their Doctors. We strive to change the system - to make PMDD heard and stop women going through unnecessary suffering. We will do this by lobbying, networking, working with the media and other organisations. We are also working to make menstrual tracking part of the process when diagnosing bipolar and PME.
We are building a website, producing literature, speaking to professionals, working with NAPS (UK) and the Gia Allemand Foundation for PMDD (International). The resources we produce will initially apply to the UK and then they can be lifted and used in different countries as needed.
We have an amazing task team - we are all sufferers doing all the work ourselves in our free time. None of this money raised will go on salaries - it will ALL be put towards resources and training and all expenditure will be monitored and can be reviewed by anyone who wished to see it!
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Jul 18, 2017
Thank you for giving me answers to questions unanswered for decades
Jul 11, 2017
This is for my beautiful friend Karen who is quite simply the most wonderful girl I know. She has battled so much with this terrible illness and comes through smiling. I am so proud of her. Xxxx
Jul 9, 2017
Jul 9, 2017
Without the support group I would be complete lost and alone. It's good to have a group of people who understand what you are going through and we need to get the word out there to help others.
Jul 7, 2017
So glad this campaign exists.
Jul 7, 2017
I'd love to give more. But at the moment this is all I can spare xx
Jul 6, 2017
Vicious Cycle IS going to make a difference. It WILL create change. You already have in my life. Keep charging ahead!
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I am Laura Murphy. I run the UK PMDD Support group. I am co-founder of the Vicious Cycle project and I am a Board Member for the Gia Allemand Foundation for PMDD. After spending 17 years undiagnosed I am VERY passionate about raising awareness & standards of care for PMDD.