- Abdominal bloating
- Abdominal cramps
- Breast tenderness or swelling
- Stress or anxiety
- Trouble falling asleep (insomnia)
- Joint or muscle pain
- Mood swings
- Changes in libido
- Worsening of existing skin disorders, and respiratory (e.g., allergies, infection) or eye (bulbar disturbances, conjunctivitis) problems
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Yup, I'm referring to the thing that bugs you when it's near that time of the month. The question is, do you get it too?
"Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (also called PMT or premenstrual tension) is a collection of physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms related to a woman's menstrual cycle." -wikipedia.org
And here's a list of what I get:
Zits (nasty ones!)
Loss of appetite
Irritability (especially in the morning)
Cramps(on the 1st day)
So what do you do about it?
I sleep longer during this pre-menstrual period and I eat less fried food. If I'm 'lucky', I get through my period with only 1 nasty zit but ocassionally I get 2, especially during exam periods. So, I stay at home if possible cuz makeup will only make things worse and the huge zit is usually "un-concealable". I used to take warm water to help with the cramps but lately, they've gotten so bad, I take 50mg of Arcoxia with food but the cramps come and go only on the first day, I guess I'm lucky cuz I don't get it so bad that I have to lie in bed the whole day (I know girls who do).
What about you? Do you get nasty cramps? Zits?