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Can PMS be something serious?

Can PMS be something serious?

Could b: There was a successful homicide defense in england based on pms. ...Read more

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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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Tell me about pms?

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 more

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Can you tell me how to reduce my PMS symptoms?

Can you tell me how to reduce my PMS symptoms?

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

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Can i tell me how i can reduce my PMS symptoms?

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

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Can you tell me how to stick to a diet during pms?

Can you tell me how to stick to a diet during pms?

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

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Can you please tell me how PMS and ovulation differ?

Can you please tell me how PMS and ovulation differ?

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

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Can you tell me about early pregnancy symptoms vs pms?

Can you tell me about early pregnancy symptoms vs pms?

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

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How to tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and pms?

How to tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and pms?

Do Pregnancy test : Although the r similar in many ways , they have their own share of differences. ...Read more

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What are the earliest possible signs of pregnancy and how can I tell if it's pregnancy or PMS?

What are the earliest possible signs of pregnancy and how can I tell if it's pregnancy or PMS?

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

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Can you tell me natural remedies for PMS cramps?

Can you tell me natural remedies for PMS cramps?

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

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Can you tell me if it's unhealthy taking near 20 Advil (ibuprofen) PMS almost daily over half a year?

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 more

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Paranoid: don't know if I am experiencing PMS symptoms or early pregnancy symptoms. How to tell the difference?

Paranoid: don't know if I am experiencing PMS symptoms or early pregnancy symptoms. How to tell the difference?

See below: Please do a home pregnancy test to give you a peace of mind. If still worried, give a call to either your primary or obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can u tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and PMS symptoms if your having them within the week of ending your period ?

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 more

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How can you tell the difference between gas cramps & pms cramps? The pain is not the whole abdomen, just right above pubic bone area.

How can you tell the difference between gas cramps & pms cramps? The pain is not the whole abdomen, just right above pubic bone area.

Timing: Gas cramps can occur at any time, may be associated with certain meals and improve with bowel movements. Periods cramps occur at certain times of the month, followed by bleeding and improve with motrin/ibuprofen. Regards Dr M ...Read more

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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.

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