Symptoms for PMS
- Aches and pains including headache, backache, muscle aches
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Problems sleeping
- Cravings for food and changes in appetite
- Mood swings, crying, irritable
PMS is a collection of various symptoms that are linked to a woman’s period. Symptoms for PMS usually occur one to two weeks before a woman’s period starts. PMS varies in severity from woman to woman, with some experiencing mild, bothersome symptoms to other symptoms so severe it can make daily functions hard to endure. PMS signs usually disappear when your monthly bleeding starts. Symptoms for PMS disappear completely when a woman gets pregnant or goes through menopause.
Premenstrual syndrome is very common. It is estimated that 85% of menstruating women suffer from one to several symptoms for PMS. But because individual symptoms can vary to such a huge degree, the exact cause of PMS is unknown and there is not one universal treatment plan. There is not a specific test to diagnose PMS.
The healthcare providers at Partners In Women’s Healthcare will work with you to help alleviate your symptoms for PMS. Using a combination of lifestyle changes, medications, vitamin therapies, and alternative therapies, they can help you feel better. It is important to be as specific as possible when you describe the symptoms for PMS that you are experiencing. Record your symptoms on a calendar or chart for several months and take this information to discuss with your healthcare provider.
Partners In Women’s Healthcare takes your premenstrual syndrome symptoms seriously. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your options for treatments for PMS.