Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a term used to describe  various groups of physical and psychological symptoms that  occurs few days or week before the menstruation or any time  after ovulation and disappear almost as soon as menstrual flow  starts or shortly thereafter, but Sometimes the symptoms are so severe that they interfere with their day-to-day lives.


Psychological symptoms,

– Mood swings

– Anxiety and stress

– Insomnia or difficulty in falling asleep

– Irritability

– Lack of control or impulsivity

– Feel temporarily antisocial, avoiding friends and rejecting invitations

– Low self-esteem, tend to have negative, sad thoughts and experience a transitory lack of enthusiasm and energy

– Depression

– Crying Spells

– Sadness, feelings of “fogginess”

– Difficulty concentrating

– Indecisiveness

– Forgetfulness

– Confusion

– Poor judgment

– Hostility, or aggressive behavior

– Increased guilt feelings

– Slow, sluggish, lethargic movement

– Decreased self-image

– Paranoia or increased fears

– Low self-esteem

Gastrointestinal symptoms,

– Appetite changes and food cravings for carbohydrates and sweets

– Abdominal Bloating

– Abdominal pain

– Nausea

– Constipation or diarrhea

Muscular and joint pain

– Swelling of ankles, feet, and hands

– Backache

– Decreased coordination

– Irregular heart beats, palpitations

– Chest pains

– Stiff neck


– Headaches/migraines

– Dizziness

Other symptoms

– Acne

– Tiredness/ fatigue

– Fluid retention

– Breathing problems.

– Breast tenderness and swelling

– Sex drive changes, loss of sex drive or disinterest in sex


Premenstrual syndrome can be prevented with, balanced diet, regular exercise and proper sleep


– Caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea and cola should be avoided, since their stimulating effect may worsen tension, irritability and also insomnia (sleeplessness).

– Food having a high content in salt should also be avoided since it promotes water retention. The retention of fluid may be responsible for some women feeling bloated

– Eat a well-balanced diet with increased whole grains, vegetables, fruit,

– Eat smaller, more frequent meals each day to reduce bloating and the sensation of fullness. It may help you to keep blood sugar at a steady level and reduce cravings.

– Avoid candy, sodas, and sugary foods during the week before your period which helps to decrease bloating and swelling.

– Take the foods high in complex carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains

– Take diet rich in of vitamins and minerals

– Choose foods rich in calcium


– Regular daily exercise like brisk walking, cycling and swimming can help to improve overall health and alleviate symptoms such as fatigue and a depressed mood.

Stress reduction

– Get plenty of sleep and rest

– Practice progressive muscle relaxation or deep-breathing exercises to help reduce headaches, anxiety and trouble sleeping or insomnia.

Homeopathic symptoms and cure

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis of symptoms rather than conditions, as each case of a particular illness can manifest differently in different people. There are many symptoms which can be effectively treated by homeopathy few symptoms are given below. If your symptoms are matching to any of the symptoms given below, it can be cured mail the disease and symptom number at to know your medicine.

1. Puffiness and edema during menses, Pain may be felt in the pelvic region, often with soreness near the pubic bone. Menstrual flow increases at night (and may even be absent during the day). Diarrhea occurring at the time of the menstrual period.

2. Very sensitive can not bear pain with extreme anger and (pain and cramping may starts due to anger). The menstrual flow can be heavy, and the blood may look dark or clotted. Pain often extends from the pelvic area into the thighs, and may be worse at night. Heating pads or exposure to wind can increase the symptoms. Vigorous walking or moving may relieve the pain.

3. Intense discomfort and tension before the menstrual period begins and feel much better when the flow is established

4. Premenstrual irritability and cramping pain with a bearing-down feeling during periods. Sensation as if her uterus is pushing out, and may need to sit a lot or cross her legs.

5. Irregular menstrual periods with constricting pains that can extend to the rectum or the area above the tailbone. Patient may be impatient, irritable, and easily offended, With Chilliness and constipation.

6. Delayed or suppressed menstrual flow accompanied by nausea or faintness. Cramping pain with a bearing-down feeling, symptoms are changeable. Desire for attention and sympathy, along with a sensitive (even tearful) emotional state.

7. Painful, late, or suppressed menstruation, with feeling that the pelvic floor is weak or as if the uterus is sagging. Patient is irritable, dragged out, and sad—losing interest in marital and family interactions, wants to be alone. Better by Warmth and exercise, especially dancing.

8. Menstrual periods with a very heavy flow and cramping, along with feeling of exhaustion, chilliness, and even vomiting and diarrhea. The periods may start too early and lasts longer. Worse at night and also in wet, cold weather. Warm drinks, exercise, or moving the bowels may make things worse. Better by Small meals, cold drinks, and wrapping up in warm clothes or covers.

9. Patient will be Nervous, Chilly Moody, Quarrelsome and Irritable with weak memory. Diarrhea before and after menses. Cannot bear tight clothing around the waist. Palpitation. General puffiness of body. Numbness and tingling in various parts. Vertigo before menses.  Stammering, females who drops everything falls from hands.

10. Females with tendency to get fat and are sensitive to atmospheric changes. Obstinate and hypersensitive to pain, noise, touch. Premenstrual syndrome with swollen breasts. increased sex drive and suffer from persistent constipation. Frequent desire to urinate. Intense backache and sleeplessness

11. Thin emaciated Patient ,Cannot bear anything tight anywhere. Sad in the morning; no desire to mix with the world. Restless and uneasy; does not wish to attend to business; wants to be off somewhere all the time. Patient often suffer from faintness, and may experience sudden flashes of heat during the day.

12. Patient is anemic, depressed and introverted. Consolation aggravates the complaints, Patient wants to be alone and cry. The condition of the patient becomes worse, around ten in the mornings, in a warm room, and by harsh sunlight. The condition of the patient can improve when staying out in the open air. Increased craving for salt.

13. Great fear thinks she will surly die. Aching, soreness, restlessness, prostration. Mastitis; breast hard and very sensitive. Breast is hard, painful and of purple hue. Irritable breasts, before and during menses.

14. Premenstrual tension in women with abundant periods, breasts feel full, hot, heavy, tense or painful, with weight gain and nervousness before the period.

15. Tender breasts, fatigue, irritability, sensitivity to odors, loss of sex drive and bearing-down sensations with the flow.

16. Angry outbursts and rejection of those most loved.

17. Tearful and changeable, craves company and consolation, always feels better outdoors.

18. Intense irritability that is worse in morning, with craving for sweet or fatty foods, constipation.

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