How to relieve Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms


PMS and mood swings

Mood swings are a common symptom of PMS. Other mood related PMS symptoms include:

  • anger
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • crying spells

How do I know I have PMS

PMS symptoms are so varied that it’s sometimes difficult to know for sure that you have PMS. There are no tests to tell you whether you have PMS or not. The best way is to keep a menstrual diary over a few months. Here you can write down what symptoms you have and when you have them. If symptoms start around the middle of your cycle and end when you menstruate, then you probably have PMS. From the time you menstruate until around the middle of your cycle, you should not have any symptoms. If you have symptoms throughout the whole of your cycle, there are 2 possibilities:

  • you don’t have PMS
  • you have PMS but you may have another condition in addition

Other health problems that may behave like PMS include:

  • depression
  • chronic fatigue
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • cyclic water retention
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7 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. Have you tried the INTIMIA breast pillow? This pillow is simply amazing and has literally changed my life. I suffered terribly with tender/swollen and sore breasts during PMS and mensturation. It was a nightmare to fall asleep and stay asleep – I was dependant on medication until I found out about INTIMIA! wow – this pillow is just great as it’s lightweight/soft and luxurious feel comfortably separates the breasts, eliminating pressure and soreness. Everyone women should own one of these . Check it out at http://www.intimia.com

  5. 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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