Dixie D’Amelio gets candid about how living with premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD) has impacted her mental health and relationships.
During the Season 3 premiere of Hulu’s “The D’Amelio Show,” the 22-year-old revealed that she has to miss work before her period every month due to “crazy” symptoms, such as than “extreme anxiety”. [and] depression.”
“People will say, ‘Oh my God, everyone understands that.’ “Like no,” D’Amelio said in a confessional.
“I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to want to die every month before you get your period. It’s not meant to affect every aspect of your life, from sleep to anxiety.
According to the Mayo Clinic, PMDD is “a serious, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)” that “causes extreme mood changes that can disrupt daily life and damage relationships.”
The TikTok star, who announced her diagnosis in October 2022, noted that her symptoms also include “loss of the will to live, irritability and anger.”
Even if the interpreter of “Be Happy” hopes that “the people around [her] can understand” what she’s going through, she said the diagnosis has taken a toll on her relationships, particularly with her younger sister, Charli D’Amelio, who competed on “Dancing with the Stars” the last season.
“It’s hard between Charli and I because she wasn’t really there when I got my diagnosis, and I never really explained it to her,” Dixie said.
In another confessional, Charli admitted that she “never knows how to react” when she sees her older sister “fall apart.”
“Either she wants nothing to do with me or she wants me to help her,” the 19-year-old explained. “It’s so confusing. I did my own research on PMDD to understand, at least a little, but she never really explained it to me.
Although Dixie first opened up about the condition last year, the reality star said she lived with the condition for seven years before getting answers.
For more of the Page Six you love..
“I’m very happy to know what’s wrong because now I can find better ways to deal with my emotions,” she told her followers during an Instagram Live.
“I feel better now, and I’ll probably experience the same thing next month and the month after that,” the “One Whole Day” singer added.
While Dixie has rarely spoken about her health issues since, the influencer was hospitalized in May for an unknown reason.
A source told Page Six at the time that “an ambulance was called” and she “was treated at the hospital for dehydration.”
Despite the scary situation, the singer was able to make it to her D’Amelio Footwear launch later that evening.