Medication for PMS
These include several groups of medicines:
- Drugs that help to remove excess water from the body – these are known as diuretics. There are several over-the-counter medications that can help reduce water retention and bloating. Some of these PMS medications include Diurex PS, Lurine PMS and Pamprin Multisymptoms.
- Pain relievers – These include Advil, Motrin, Aleve and Anaprox.
- Birth control pills – These can help even out the fluctuations in ovarian hormones. About 1/4 of women taking birth control pills to relieve PMS symptoms have some improvement in symptoms. In some women, it makes the symptoms worse. Needless to say, this is not the best option if you’re trying to get pregnant.
- Drugs which suppress the ovaries – these can only be used for short periods of time because of an increased risk of osteoporosis.
- Antidepressants – these are used to improve mood and reduce mood swings.
Natural progesterone cream for PMS symptoms
Research has shown that women who suffer from PMS, especially when it is very severe, tend to have low progesterone in relation to estrogen in the later part of the menstrual cycle. This can be relieved to a great extent by using natural progesterone cream for two weeks every month. This helps to restore the body’s natural hormonal balance. The best results will be achieved if natural progesterone cream is used together with stress management techniques and adjustments in diet.