WHAT IS PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME?

In general, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a set of physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms that occur during the last week of the luteal phase (a week before menstruation) in most cycles. The symptoms should typically resolve within four days after bleeding starts and not start until at least day 13 in the cycle. Women may begin to experience premenstrual syndrome symptoms at any time during their reproductive years.

Physical Symptoms
  • Breast engorgement and tenderness.
  • Abdominal bloating.
  • Constipation or diarrhea.
  • Acne.
  • Headache.
  • Weight gain.
  • Clumsiness.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Heart palpitations (rapid heartbeats).
  • Appetite change
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches

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