"I would like to see a PMS clinic in Hull"

About: City Health Care Partnership CIC / Long term conditions City Health Care Partnership CIC / Sexual health

(as the patient),

I have a family history of hormone problems and allergies...for many years I never thought they may be connected then started researching, etc. Thyroid disease and severe Premenstrual syndrome runs in my family, and I have both. It took me 17 years to get a proper diagnosis and treatment whilst living in another part of Yorkshire (which I had to fight for) because little was understood about it or others were dismissive.

When I moved to Hull, my new GP referred me to see Dr Guthrie, and I now have successful treatment (smile).

Hippocrates, the Greek Physician, first described PMS over 2,ooo years ago and it was given relatively little attention until the 20th century. PET scans have shown abnormal serotonin, dopamine, leptin levels, etc. Genetic findings have been explored (see chapel Hill study on net).

However, it may be that menstrual health treatment is only secondary...serotonin, dopamine, leptin levels, etc may still be imbalanced and so PET scans are crucial before and after menstrual health (PMS treatment)to determine what's a primary and what's a secondary state.

Other areas in the UK have PMS clinics (including Leeds), and I would like to see one in HULL to help many women (and their families) to overcome this dreadful condition which appears to be hormome (endocrinology) and brain (neurological) related...see hypothalamus and pituitary on my website www.aldrishormonesupport.org.uk

In my opinion PMS needs an intergrated service.

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Response from City Health Care Partnership CIC

Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your experience of our services. So that we can respond in the most appropriate way, we would like to take the time consult with those members of staff who provide this service and get back to you as soon as possible.

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Response from City Health Care Partnership CIC

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion on the Patient Opinion website. We are happy to hear that you have had a positive experience within our service.

NHS Hull currently commissions services in Hull where symptoms associated with pre-menstrual syndrome and pre-menstrual dysphonic disorder can be managed. Our service is commissioned to deliver the gynaecological aspects of care. We have recently evaluated our Community Gynaecology Service to establish satisfaction levels within this client group and, overall, the feedback has been very positive.

The service we provide is based on current best practice. The areas that you describe are suitable for research, but not yet established practice and are, therefore, not currently used.

We are always looking, however, at ways to develop our service and are currently working with NHS Hull Commissioners. Your comments are really useful and will help to inform us of potential areas for consideration.

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