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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Premenstrual Syndrome

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What is premenstrual syndrome?

What is premenstrual syndrome?

Emotional disturbanc: The specific emotional and physical symptoms attributable to premenstrual syndrome or PMS vary from woman to woman, but each individual woman's pattern of symptoms is predictable, occurs consistently during the ten days prior to menses, and vanishes either shortly before or shortly after the start of menstrual flow.
In particular, emotional symptoms must be present consistently to diagnose pms. ...Read more

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Premenstrual Syndrome (Pms) (Definition)

A condition that affects women about one week before the onset of their period. Symptoms include mood changes, bloating, fatigue, acne, and headaches. ...Read more


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What causes premenstrual syndrome?

What causes premenstrual syndrome?

Exact cause unknown: But it seems related to fluctuating level of hormones including estrogene and Progesterone ...Read more

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What causes premenstrual syndrome?

What causes premenstrual syndrome?

Unclear: Although the exact cause of premenstrual syndrome is unknown, we do know how to treat it. Ssri antidepressants like zoloft (sertraline) and Prozac can be very helpful. Hormone replacement has also be shown to be helpful. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual syndrome an illness?

Is premenstrual syndrome an illness?

PMS/PMDD: 90% of women will experience some combination of premenstrual symptoms, called premenstrual moliminia. 20% of women will have 'distressing symptoms'. Using strict guidelines, 3-8% of women have a constellation of symptoms, some disabling, and are diagnosed with pmdd. Both PMS and pmdd are conditions for which there is treatment. ...Read more

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How can you control premenstrual syndrome?

How can you control premenstrual syndrome?

Several ways.: Lower abdominal cramping, low back pain, and mood changes. Like women who experience it every menstrual cycle.Can be treated with nsaids and ssris. Acute hormonal changes never affect men like they do women. Why? We were mde that way. ...Read more

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How is premenstrual syndrome first diagnosed?

How is premenstrual syndrome first diagnosed?

Asking questions: Pms is diagnosed based on the type and timing of symptoms. Keeping a diary of both the kinds of symptoms and when they occur in the cycle is critical, and taking this information to your doctor can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat premenstrual syndrome.?

Exercise, diet, meds: Are some of the things that can help. Recognizing your symptoms yourself and letting friends and family know how you feel at this time helps to improve communication and avoid some of the conflicts that result from changes in your mood. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome?

What are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome?

Multiple: Two main categories: physical- weight gain, breast tenderness, acne, hot flashes, craving of sugars, headache, pelvic pain, GI issues. Emotional- irritability, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, lack of roundedness or control. ...Read more

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How common is it to get premenstrual syndrome?

Premenstrual syndrom: Pms is vey common almost any person can feel a certain change before mensesthere is a great degree of variation and severity. ...Read more

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Do the things I eat effect my premenstrual syndrome?

Do the things I eat effect my premenstrual syndrome?

Eat your greens!: Absolutely! People tend to want to eat sweets and then salty foods when pmsing. This is a bad combination and leads to water retention and crashes in blood sugar. You should eat foods that are high in calcium and b vitamins, viatmin d and magnesium. Think of dark green leafy vegetables, yogurt, milk, fruits, and drink plenty of water. It's important to get your exercise at this time, too! ...Read more

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How fast can I make my premenstrual syndrome go away?

Gradual: Pms symptoms are variable, from mildy bothersome to debilitating. For some women controlling the cycle with birth control pills will decrease the symptoms, for others it may require episodic or continuous treatment with medications such as fluoxitine (generic for prozac). ...Read more

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What age is your premenstrual syndrome at its highest?

What age is your premenstrual syndrome at its highest?

25-45 years old: Pms can peak between 25 to 35 or 45 years old [different opinions]. A long range, sorry. Lots of ways to feel better though. ...Read more

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What type of herbs are good for? Premenstrual syndrome?

What type of herbs are good for? Premenstrual syndrome?

Several herbs: Chaste tree (vitus agnus-castus) at 20-40 mg/day for 8 weeks seems comparable to fluoxetine 20-40 mg/day for relieving symptoms of pmdd -- especially breast tenderness, swelling, cramps, and food cravings. Also, some clinical research shows that taking a specific saffron (crocus sativa) extract 15 mg twice daily can help with the depressive symptoms. Possibly st. John's wort also (preliminary). ...Read more

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Does premenstrual syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Bloating, cramping, but also mood changes--can be treatable--see your doctor. ...Read more

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What type of herbs can I take for premenstrual syndrome?

What type of herbs can I take for premenstrual syndrome?

Several herbs: Chaste tree (vitus agnus-castus) at 20-40 mg/day for 8 weeks seems comparable to fluoxetine 20-40 mg/day for relieving symptoms of pmdd -- especially breast tenderness, swelling, cramps, and food cravings. Also, some clinical research shows that taking a specific saffron (crocus sativa) extract 15 mg twice daily can help with the depressive symptoms. Possibly st. John's wort also (preliminary). ...Read more

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Do all women experience any form of premenstrual syndrome?

Do all women experience any form of premenstrual syndrome?

No: The american college of obstetricians and gynecologists estimates that at least 85 percent of menstruating women have at least 1 pms symptom as part of their monthly cycle. In most of these women, symptoms are fairly mild and don’t need treatment. That leaves some who don't have symptoms at all. Others (3-8%) have more severe premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd). ...Read more

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What are the corollaries of getting premenstrual syndrome?

PMS: We don't know the exact cause of pms/pmdd; I think the hormones trigger a chemical imbalance of nerutransmitters; this is why antidepressants work. Exercise and stress relief at that time also help. Also load up on the b vitamins....Stress tabs seem to help. There are a lot of complimentary treatments for this and one that seems to work well is krill oil. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Premenstrual syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Premenstrual syndrome?

PMS sx's can start: 1 to 2 wks before period. PMS sxs:feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety, swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting & palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. ...Read more

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What is premenstrual syndrome and why does it effect so many women?

What is premenstrual syndrome and why does it effect so many women?

Several symptoms.: Lower abdominal cramping, low back pain, and mood changes. Like women who experience it every menstrual cycle.Can be treated with nsaids and ssris. Acute hormonal changes never affect men like they do women. Why? We were mde that way. ...Read more

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I started getting premenstrual syndrome symptoms a couple of days ago. Any foods or drinks to help?

I started getting premenstrual syndrome symptoms a couple of days ago. Any foods or drinks to help?

Let me help: Dietary intervention studies indicate that calcium supplementation (1200 mg/d) may be useful. Also vitamin E (400 iu/d) has shown some effectiveness. Aerobic exercise reduction of caffeine, sugar, and sodium intake and increase of fiber, and adequate rest and sleep supplementation (1200 mg/d) may be useful. Also vitamin E (400 iu/d) has shown some effectiveness. ...Read more

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When do we get PMS (premenstrual syndrome)?

When do we get PMS (premenstrual syndrome)?

PMS: Pms symptoms occur 1 to 2 weeks before your period (menstruation or monthly bleeding) starts. The symptoms usually go away after you start bleeding. ...Read more

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What herbs help treat premenstrual syndrome (pms)?

Evening primrose: Evening primrose has been shown to improve pms symptoms. It's available in oil form and also supplements. Many of my patients use a product called primrose plus made by nutrilite. ...Read more

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How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

Clinical interview: The diagnoses are made after consulting with your doctor. The mood symptoms in premenstrual disorders occur near the end of each monthly cycle. At other times, the individual feels normal. Mood disorder symptoms occur irrespective of where someone is in the menstrual cycle although depression symptoms can worsen premenstrually. ...Read more

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Do you think that premenstrual syndrome (pms) is culture bound?

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PMS: Records show that this syndrome was recognized as early as the early 1980's. In england, after which clinical trials & the work of feminists in western societies brought it to light. Western women are socially conditioned to report symptoms of pms & hence more prevalent diagnoses. ...Read more

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Does regular exercise reduce the effects of premenstrual syndrome?

Does regular exercise reduce the effects of premenstrual syndrome?

Healthy habits: Exercise diet meditation eliminating bad habits make u feel better in general. ...Read more

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What type of herbs can I take for premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis?

What type of herbs can I take for premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis?

Estrogen is serotoni: Asking on a doctors platform for a herb is like is going to a naturopath magazine and asking for a medical medicine we all r doctors of different fields and respect each other u need to be clear of what kind of treatment u need estrogen which sits on serotonin receptor is dysregulated in some females who have pmdd they gave irritable depression water retention migraine thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Do the popular over-the-counter premenstrual syndrome medications really work?

Do the popular over-the-counter premenstrual syndrome medications really work?

Depends: Cramps can be reduced with well-timed doses of non-steroidals (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) and depression might be modified slightly by products with a resemblance to antidepressants like st john's wort or those with hormonal content. You should get much better more consistent relief from strategies designed for these symptoms by you and your physician. ...Read more