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Tell Me About Pms
PMS: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PMS: Pms tx: nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more
PMS: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more
What to do: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt ; junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your dr’s approval. Many livestock are administered hormones. These same hormones can show up when. ...Read more
Eggs vs Edgy: Ovulation is the release of an new egg. Many think of bloating, abdominal cramps, constipation, breast swelling/tenderness, cyclic acne, joint/muscle pain (which can be bad) as pms. They are wrong pms is only the emotional symptoms - irritability, tension, or unhappiness - that appear predictably before the period, reduce or disappear just before or during and remain absent until the next cycle. ...Read more
Hindsight: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be able to tell in hindsight that your pregnancy symptoms were pregnancy and not pms, the distinction can be very subtle, but it can be obvious too. If you are trying to get pregnant or not trying the wait can be excruciating. Best wishes either way. ...Read more
Do Pregnancy test : Although the r similar in many ways , they have their own share of differences. ...Read more
Pregnancy tests: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Since december I've been having long periods and then spotting a lot and now had a week PMS and 2 weeks spotting. Please tell me what is going on?
Uncertain: I think you should have a check from your gyn. ...Read more
Natural Remedies: Warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
Can you tell me if it's unhealthy taking near 20 Advil (ibuprofen) PMS almost daily over half a year?
Yes. It is unhealthy: Never take more than the recommended dose of any medication, even OTC medications, unless directed by your doc. Advil is ibuprofen, an NSAID, that can predispose to GI bleed. Advil PM contains an anti-histimine to aid with sleep. Are you having that much trbl sleeping? That much pain? See MD straight away so the cause of your insomnia & or pain can be assessed & treated safely! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paranoid: don't know if I am experiencing PMS symptoms or early pregnancy symptoms. How to tell the difference?
3 weeks late, PMS symptoms, one inconclusive hpt, two negatives, spotted for two days. Could i be pregnant and too early to tell?
Yes: Can you go and get a blood test instead? Its way more accurate. ...Read more
How can u tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and PMS symptoms if your having them within the week of ending your period ?
Pregnancy test: PMS symptoms occur the week prior to your period. They usually happen every month about the same time so you know what to expect over time. Pregnancy symptoms are not reliable but they can be confused with pregnancy symptoms. Early pregnancy symtoms are things like cramping, breast tingling, fatigue, etc. The only way to know is to do a pregnancy test. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell the difference between gas cramps & pms cramps? The pain is not the whole abdomen, just right above pubic bone area.
Experiencing right ovary pain and intense hunger. Can't tell if it's PMS symptoms or pregnancy symptoms. My temp is 99.1. My period comes in 5 days.
Pms dosent tell me why i end up with the "flu" every month. i ache, i run fever, cough,.congestion, migraine...i truly am sick the first 2 days.
Vit D3, H202 Humidif: Here's a regimen I recommend for many of my patients. Take 10,000 IU Vit D3 every day that you're sick. Cut to 5,000 IU otherwise. When symptoms present, fill a cool mist humidifier with 1 bottle hyrogen peroxide, and 2 bottles water. That gives a 1% aerosolized solution of peroxide. The peroxide kills virus and bacteria on contact, and breaks down into water and oxygen. Good for flu & colds ...Read more
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