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What Symptoms Do You Get Before Your Period
Different 4 everyone: Bloating, craving sweets, fatigue, and pain... Anything ... But most commonly, no symptoms. ...Read more
Variable: Some females w pms may have cramps 1 to 2 weeks prior to period. Many women don't have any premenstrual cramping. ...Read more
Up to 1 week: But everyone is variableGet a more detailed answer ›
Classic pregnancy: Sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test to know. ...Read more
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Period cramps: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spotting: If you are on birth control pills, this "anticipatory bleeding" could mean that you need a different pill -- one that has more Progesterone in it. If you are not on birth control pills, then this may just be the pattern that your body is going to have for awhile. If you have vaginal discharge, itching, or odor; this abnormal bleeding may indicate infection. ...Read more
PMS: If you have premenstrual syndrome (pms), the sxs usually occur in the 1 to 2 wks prior to menstruation. Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating & headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That is variable. : With pms, symptoms (to include cramping) can occur one to two weeks prior to your period. ...Read more
No: You would not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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