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What are premenstrual issues?

Premenstrual issues are categorized under a broad category of premenstrual syndrome, which are the symptoms women experience around a week before their period. These include abdominal pain, mood swings, sore breasts, and body aches. Not every woman experiences these symptoms, but most of them do at some point in their life, and it can be exhausting.

What are the symptoms of premenstrual issues?

Premenstrual issues or PMS symptoms are as follows:

  • Changes in appetite and sex drive
  • Feeling upset, anxious, or irritable
  • Fatigue or trouble sleeping
  • Bloating or abdominal pain
  • Spotty skin and greasy hair
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches

Causes of premenstrual problems

Premenstrual syndrome is linked to hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle. In some cases, PMS symptoms can be severe, leading to a condition known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which involves intense physical and emotional symptoms that significantly impact daily life. Chemical changes in the brain, particularly in serotonin levels, may trigger PMS symptoms, along with hormonal fluctuations.

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Treatment options for premenstrual issues

It is important to consult a healthcare provider to determine the most suitable treatment plan based on individual symptoms and preferences. Here are the treatment options based on the provided sources:

  • Antidepressants like Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), sertraline (Zoloft), and others are commonly prescribed to reduce mood symptoms associated with PMS and PMDD.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium can help ease cramping and breast discomfort when taken before or at the onset of the period.
  • Water pills like spironolactone can help reduce weight gain, swelling, and bloating associated with PMS.
  • Prescription medications that stop ovulation may provide relief from PMS symptoms.
  • CBT is known to help manage PMS symptoms and should be considered as a treatment option.
  • Some women report relief from PMS symptoms with herbs like ginkgo, ginger, chasteberry (Vitex agnus), evening primrose oil, and St. John’s wort.

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Prevention of premenstrual syndrome

To prevent premenstrual syndrome (PMS), several lifestyle changes and strategies can be implemented:

  1. To relieve premenstrual syndrome symptoms, exercise three to five times weekly.
  2. One way to control premenstrual syndrome symptoms is to eat a balanced diet low in salt, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol and high in whole grains, veggies, fruits, and lean proteins.
  3. The severity of premenstrual syndrome symptoms can be lessened, if one gets the recommended amount of sleep each night.
  4. Quitting smoking or at least limiting your exposure to secondhand smoke can help alleviate premenstrual syndrome symptoms, which can be worsened by smoking.

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FAQs about premenstrual issues

What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

The physically and emotionally tiring symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) begin a week before a woman's period begins and begin to improve soon after her period begins. Depression, anxiety, irritability, lethargy, and bodily pain are among the symptoms.

Is PMDD linked to autism?

No, not directly however hormonal shifts during menstruation and menopause can have a major effect on women with autism, possibly increasing the prevalence of autistic traits and symptoms as well as the number of autistic diagnoses in this population. Women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may share the increased prevalence of psychiatric and psychological issues seen in the general population among women experiencing menopausal symptoms.

Is PMDD caused by childhood trauma?

Despite this, research has shown that premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is more common among women who have endured trauma in childhood, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, or emotional neglect. Additional risk factors for PMDD in adulthood include abuse and neglect experienced as a child.

What diet is best for PMDD?

Dietary recommendations for PMDD patients focus on increasing consumption of complex carbs, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6 while decreasing consumption of sugar, caffeine, and simple carbs. For optimal health and hormonal balance, nutritional therapists advise eating plenty of whole foods, such as green leafy vegetables.

When do premenstrual cramps start?

Symptoms of dysmenorrhea, or premenstrual cramps, usually begin a few days prior to or during a woman's period. When a woman's uterus contracts, she loses its lining. This can put pressure on nearby blood vessels, which can cut off oxygen supply and cause cramps and pain. In addition to lower back and thigh pain, nausea, vomiting, perspiration, lightheadedness, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and headaches, cramps can be mild to severe and come with other symptoms.

What does premenstrual discharge look like?

Although it can range in color, texture, and consistency, the typical premenstrual discharge is white or off-white in color. At this stage of the menstrual cycle, it might be slightly thicker than at other times. An increase in volume may occur if the cervix is stimulated to produce more fluid by increased estrogen levels.

How to get rid of premenstrual bloating?

A low-sodium diet, plenty of water, no caffeine or alcohol, few processed foods, frequent exercise, and natural supplements such as probiotics, chaste berry, vitamins B6, B12, and D3 can help alleviate bloating before periods.

How can I cure my PMS naturally?

PMS has a more pronouced associated with stress than we think. In many cases, managing stress has helped in reducing thye symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Stress management practices like yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises help in declining the premenstrual syndrome symptoms like stabbing abdominal pain, mood swings, and headaches, etc. Other practices include eating a balanced diet to reduce the pain experienced during or before periods i.e., eating diet enriched in calcium, taking more green leafy vegetables and fruits instead of sugary and caffeinated products.

How can I reduce PMS before my period?

You can reduce your PMS before the periods by adopting a healthy lifestyle, choosing a diet rich in whole carbohydrates like oats, avoiding foods with caffeine, alcohol, salt, spice, and sugar at least cut down these foods from your diet two weeks before menstrual cycle. Get enough sleep of approximately 6-8 hours,and ensure regular physical activity to keep your weight and hormones in check. Consult a doctor at Your Doctors Online for the advice on premenstrual syndrome management and treatment.

What is the first-line treatment for PMDD?

The first line of treatment for PMDD is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). As they help treat this severe form of premenstrual syndrome with drastic emotional and physical changes. Depending upon your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe you SSRIs either daily or for less than 2 weeks. Consult a doctor online at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

How do you treat PMDD without hormones?

Alternative to hormonal therapy, your doctor may prescribe you herbal supplements with bioactive ingrediants to help ease the symptoms of PMDD. Along with these supplements, it is vital to take quality sleep, exercise regularly, and stay away from stress. If, however, these remedies don’t help ease the symptoms, consult our doctor at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription of PMDD.

How do you get rid of pre-period headaches?

Another symptom of premenstrual syndrome is headache. It can be a nuisance but can be treated with some over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen, acupuncture, cold compress, and relaxation techniques.

Why am I getting bad headaches before my period?

A natural decline in the level of estrogen hormone around menstruation cause headaches more like migraine. If you experience such headaches during your periods, consult a doctor at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription.

How do I balance my hormones for PMDD?

Hormonal levels can be balanced during PMDD by using SSRI medications which help elevate serotonin levels, using a contraceptive which turn off ovulation and reduce the production of sex hormone reducing PMDD symptoms.

How do you relieve premenstrual tension?

Premenstrual tension can be relieved by employing stress management practices like yoga, meditation, and other relaxation techniques. Massage can also help relax and release the tension and help you calm your nerves.

How to treat insomnia before my period?

Insomnia can be treated before the periods by sleeping and waking up at the same schedule, avoid nighttime screen exposure, avoid taking caffeinated and alcoholic beverages in the evening, use natural supplements that help sleep better like ashwagandha or kava. Moreover, exercise or do yoga that will help you sleep better due to physical tiredness and stretching.

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