How to relieve Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms


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.

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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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