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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pms: Symptoms are real, related in part to hormonal changes during that time of menstrual cycle.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Estrogen declines at the end of the cycle creating some neurons to retract and decrease cellular communication. This coupled with the fact of impendi... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Are you kidding?: Yes, PMS is very real but does not effect all women.

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Advil, (ibuprofen) Heat, Pill: If you are experiencing uterine cramping around your menstrual cycle, you will probably find some relief with some analgesics, heat, or consider using... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Options: I agree with dr. Kurss. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be very helpful. Warm shower or heating pad( don't get burned) may also help w... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
PMS tips: There are a number of things you can help with cramps. Omega 3 fatty acid and magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid excessive sugar and ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karla Groves
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Very common: Premenstrual tension syndromes are very common. Symptoms usually include irritability, cramping and fatigue.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
85 percent: Wide range estimate , 85 percent of women had at least one symptoms.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
PMS and Pain: Premenstrual syndrome is the collection of symptoms experienced by hormonal changes starting after ovulation. Mild moodiness, abdominal bloating and c... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Hormones: Giving Progesterone at a dose of 100-200 mg during the second half of the cycle seems to help. We also use fluoxetine 20mg once a day for the week pr... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Varies: Moodiness and irritability to headaches and breast pain which occur up to 2 weeks before your period.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
PMS: Common symptoms are irritability, mood swings, headaches, abdominal bloating and fatigue.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
A list: Here are a few conditions that may mimic pms: major depression, other mood and affective disorders, anxiety, thyroid disease (hyper- or hypo-), irrita... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
PMS: How serious do you mean by serious! are you homicidal or are the cramps just debilitating or do you find depression flares so much that you want to hu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
?Symptoms: It depends on the symptoms. Ocps are great for helping with most of the pms symptoms. Nsaids (aleve, motrin, advil) can help with the cramps. Ssris (z... Read More

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