Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)

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



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


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

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

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.