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How early before a period can PMS symptoms start? Can PMS symptoms worsen with age? Emotional & digestive PMS symptoms seem to be worse in my 30s.

How early before a period can PMS symptoms start? Can PMS symptoms worsen with age? Emotional & digestive PMS symptoms seem to be worse in my 30s.

Varies: PMS occurs a few days to a week before your cycle starts as the hormone levels fall to trigger the menstrual cycle. This will vary from person to person. Age can certainly play a factor. Birth control pills are a quick and easy way to balance out this issue. ...Read more

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Having period symptoms but its too early for my period?

Having period symptoms but its too early for my period?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are very common. When patients have this i always want to know what their pattern was over the past year. If only one or two cycles are abnormal then this is not a concern. If the overall pattern is irregular then this warrants evaluation. Birth control methods are excellent ways to establish cycle control and have the "side effect' of preventing unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Safe medications to take for a womens period symptoms?

Safe medications to take for a womens period symptoms?

NSAIDs: Non steroidal anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naproxen) have been shown to help period related symptoms. Birth control can also help symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have period symptoms but no blood comes out?

I have period symptoms but no blood comes out?

A couple days late?: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. If needed, a pregnancy test is accurate if done correctly after a missed period. ...Read more