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A 47-year-old member asked:

How little time before your period can pms start?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
2 weeks: Generally, it is thought to start about 2 weeks prior to your period. It is a stage when Progesterone levels rise in your body.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

When before your period can PMS start?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
PMS: If you have premenstrual syndrome (pms), the sxs usually occur in the 1 to 2 weeks prior to menstruation. Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating & headaches.
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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 26 years experience
Iodine supplementation can sometimes help PMS. Check urine iodine levels first to get baseline status.
Aug 13, 2013
Last updated Jun 30, 2014


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