How to relieve Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms

PMS, PMT, premenstrual syndrome, sore breasts
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS ,also known as premenstrual tension (PMT) affects about 80% of women, with 10% having severe PMS that has a significant effect on their day to day lives.

What is Premenstrual Syndrome ?

PMS is used to describe a range of symptoms that occur in women after ovulation and usually ends when menstruation starts.

What causes Premenstrual Syndrome?

The cause of PMS is not well understood. There are several theories which look at:

  • changes in sex hormone levels
  • changes in brain chemicals that affect mood

Symptoms of PMS

Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may vary from month to month and in some months may be more severe than others.

PMS and sore breasts and nipples

One of the most common symptoms you may experience as a result of premenstrual syndrome is sore breasts and nipples. Excessive water stored in the body leads to bloating which is the main cause of sore breasts after ovulation. Accummulation of water in the breast tissues leads to stretching of the skin and puts the other tissues under tension which accounts for the soreness.

Other physical symptoms of PMS

Other physical symptoms of PMS include:

  • weight gain
  • tiredness
  • sleep disturbances (sleeping too much or too little)
  • changes in appetite (food cravings and overeating)


  1. My left nipples has been hurting since last month, not both nipples. I’m trying to figure out what could be the cause of the pain. It’s real tender.. help

  2. How can i be pregnant after 1yr 4 months of miscarriage with different symptom every months thinking am pregnant but not advice me am 32 year

  3. Well anonymous tipper…keep your bias opinions to yourself, its people like you who keep this world depressing…and could you sound more childish by saying like this, like that and like….seriously grow up, Terri’s living her life by looking forward to a better future…and Terri I hope things work out for you

  4. My nipples r sore In the bottom of my stomach hurts some time I craves some food I sleep all-day, some days I snap

  5. Terri maybe it’s like a sign that like you shouldn’t be like having so many like children. This planet is like overpopulated. Like. TWO IS ENOUGH!

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  7. Hi. I’m 33, and for the past 3 months my periods have been on like an 18 day cycle. My husband and I are trying to conceive but no luck. The harder we try the more out of whack my system gets. I have two children already with no complications. The weird thing this month with my cycle is I started on the 8th of January, and if I had a 28 day cycle like before than it wasn’t due until the 18th. I felt like I was ovulating the entire 10 days before starting and the symptoms haven’t ceased since day one of my period and it’s day 4. Day one I barely bled, it looked like implantation bleeding. Day two was fairly light. Day three and presently day four is really heavy and clotty but I haven’t had the cramps nor do I have the pressure I normally feel in my vagina when standing. I still have swollen breast, and serious bloat. I even have crying spells and my emotions are out of whack. Should I worry about cervical cancer or early menopause???? I had a pap recently and it’s normal, like every year. Any advise would be appreciated. My doctor tries putting me on BC but I don’t like BC and most importantly we’re trying to have a baby. Thank you for any insight.

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