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Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)

What is pre-menstrual syndrome?​

Pre-menstrual syndrome is the name given to the symptoms women experience in the lead up to their period.


What are the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome?​

Every women will experience PMS differently but the most common symptoms are:

  • headaches

  • mood swings

  • tiredness

  • acnes

  • bloating and abdominal pain

  • feeling sad or anxious

  • changes in appetite

  • changes in sex drive


What can I do to help my PMS symptoms?

To help alleviate these symptoms you can try and get more sleep, exercise and eat healthily as well as take painkillers.

What is pre-mentrual dysphoric disorder?

Some women may experience more severe symptoms of PMS known as pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

What are the symptoms of pre-mentrual dysphoric disorder?

Symptoms of PMDD are similar to PMS but are much more intense and can have a much greater negative impact on your daily activities and quality of life.

If pre-menstrual syndrome is stopping you from enjoying your daily life then you may benefit from seeking advise from a Gynaecologist Consultant.

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