Physical and emotional symptoms 1 to 14 days before period that go away at or during period and that interfere with relationships and daily activities.
Physical: Breast swelling and tenderness, weight gain, abdominal bloating, constipation or diarrhea, headaches, sugar and salt cravings, clumsiness, insomnia, changes in sex drive.
Emotional: Mood swings, anxiety, irritability, weeping, anger, rage, depression, suicidal thoughts, physical or verbal aggression.
Write down your symptoms every day, rating severity on a scale from 1 to 10 for three months.
If symptoms clustered in two weeks before period, probable PMS.
Diet: Reduce sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol. Small frequent meals. Avoid processed and junk food. Reduce dairy and meat.
Supplements: Vitamin-B-6, 50 to 200mg daily. Evening of primrose oil 2 to 6 capsules a day. Vitamin-E 200 to 400 IU daily. Magnesium 300 to 500mg daily.
Stress Reduction: Counselling and support. Consult with a sympathetic doctor. Drugs as last resort.
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