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PMS is Real.

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Over 90% of women report some degree of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms. I have been helping women manage PMS for 30 years. I’ve heard just about everything and I understand as I, too have suffered from PMS.

What is premenstrual syndrome?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) describes physical or mood changes that occur in the days or weeks before your menstrual period. Most women experience at least some PMS symptoms, such as headaches or bloating. In some cases, these symptoms are so severe that they keep you from going to work or school.

What are symptoms of PMS?

PMS symptoms may affect your physical, emotional, and mental health. Common symptoms of PMS include:

Physical symptoms

  • Food cravings

  • Fatigue

  • Breast tenderness

  • Abdominal bloating

  • Pelvic pain

  • Skin problems such as acne

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Joint or muscle pain

  • Alcohol intolerance

  • Weight gain

  • Headaches

Emotional symptoms

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Insomnia

  • Changes in sex drive

  • Anger outbursts

  • Crying spells

  • Poor concentration

  • Social withdrawal

These symptoms may change over time. If symptoms of PMS interfere with your life, there is help. Call for an appointment in with Dr. Schultis in Covington, LA 985-898-1940

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