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Doctor insights on: Pms (Premenstrual Syndrome)

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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

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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Have you got pms(premenstrual syndrome) treatment?

Have you got pms(premenstrual syndrome) treatment?

Many: Depending on severity and specific symptoms. Exercise and sunshine help. A number of vitamin and supplements are of benefit. Occasional different forms of birthcontrol can be of benefit. There are types of antidepressant medications for severe cases that can help. See your clinician for your options. ...Read more

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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

Pms is preventable. If caused by hormone fluctuations, stabilize via hormone suppression -- ocp's. ...See more

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Living with PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) (Checklist)

see your family dr or gynae
yearly
exercise
3x week
manage stress
daily
avoid caffeine and alcohol
daily
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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) or pmdd. Which is worse?

Pms (premenstrual syndrome) or pmdd. Which is worse?

PMDD: There is a spectrum running from no symptoms, through pms to really severe pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). With pmdd women complain of feeling like a different person, they have a really short fuse and don't even like themselves. Treatment is with an antidepressant (ssri) starting midcycle and just taking it until the start of the menses. This acts as a mood stabilizer. ...Read more

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When do college girls PMS (premenstrual syndrome)?

Last 10 days of cycl: Not just college girls! menstruating females may develop pms in the last 10 days oftheir cycle. ...Read more

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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

Exercise raises endorphins and helps. Those with PMS have lower levels of endorphins. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Managing PMS & PMDD (Checklist)

Make sure to eat lightly if you feel bloated
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Take NSAIDs if you are cramping
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Make sure to take calcium to reduce the cramping feeling
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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

Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso Dr. Dellosso
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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

Pms ;pmdd are an extension of one another.Accept mood changes, comfort yourself, see dr. If 2 hard. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Do you think that premenstrual syndrome (pms) is culture bound?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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What increased my daughter's risk for premenstrual syndrome (pms)?

What increased my daughter's risk for premenstrual syndrome (pms)?

Unclear: Pmdd is thought to be related to the drop in estrogen that occurs at the end of the menstrual cycle. These estrogen levels tend not to drop as much during the first few years when females start cycling. As time goes on, the drop can become more significant and symptoms develop. We are not aware of any other factors that increase risk. ...Read more

Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso Dr. Dellosso
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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

Love our body, creation is a gift, breathe and be. ...See more

Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

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What do you think of the idea that premenstrual syndrome (pms) is cultural?

What do you think of the idea that premenstrual syndrome (pms) is cultural?

I Don't: Late luteal phase dysphoria & pms are very real & characterized by a variety of symptoms including irritability, cramping, pain, & swelling. There are cultural differences in the way that people of various cultures deal with & express pain but the actual physical things that happen are the same. ...Read more

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How does premenstrual syndrome (pms) affect my family if my daughter and wife have it?

How does premenstrual syndrome (pms) affect my family if my daughter and wife have it?

It is real: Pms is a real entity that can effect a woman physically and emotionally, and in turn their family. There are effective treatments, both natural and medicine wise, so encourage them to research their options. A good book is "holy hormones" by dr. Ron eaker. ...Read more

Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso Dr. Dellosso
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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

They are your allies. It is their expertise. They want 2help. It is why they became doctors. Speakup. ...See more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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When must I call my therapist if I have premenstrual syndrome (pms)?

When must I call my therapist if I have premenstrual syndrome (pms)?

Call?: Ordinarily, it is not an emergency. You can discuss pms symptoms during your regular, scheduled appointments. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

What can I do to reduce the cramping that's continuous when I have my period? ...See more

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

The cramping can be minimized with having adequate calcium in the diet, and also taking Ibuprofen only if needed. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
once
Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
daily
Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
daily
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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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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

Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso Dr. Dellosso
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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

Accept hormonal changes. Give yourself some space, don't get angry at yourself /others. Love yoursel. ...See more

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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With premenstrual syndrome, can it cause dizziness?

Yes: Up to80% of women have emotional and physical changes prior to mensturation, ~40% disturbing, ~2-5% debilitating(pmdd premenstrual dysphoric disorder).Many sx's:physical: headache, edema, bloating, and lethargy;emotional:depression, irritability, anxiety, etc.Need to r/o other med/psych problems: mdd, hypoglycemia, etc, so can best treat:meds &/or complementary therapies.Be good to yourself: access help. ...Read more

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How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

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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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

Keep a calendar of your symptoms and your cycle for a couple of months. Take it with you to the doc. ...See more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider natural medical alternatives such as dipsacus
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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

Dr. Michael Hulse Dr. Hulse
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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) (Tip)

Regular exercise and stress reduction techniques may enhance the effect of drug therapy. ...See 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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Premenstrual Syndrome (Pms) (Definition)

A condition that affects women before the onset of their menstrual periods, when they can experience mood changes, bloating, fatigue, acne, and headaches. ...Read more