Some of the funny definitions for P.M.S. are:
- Putting up with Men’s Shenanigans (g rated version)
- Part Monster Syndrome (what I call the Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome)
- Punish Men Severely (payback time for all they’ve done all month)
- Purchase More Shoes (shopping always makes you feel better, doesn’t it?)
- Pass my sweatpants (for the bloated feeling)
- Perpetual Munching Spree (sweet tooth working overtime)
Putting fun aside ladies, we know this time of the month is anything but fun! Right?
Premenstrual Syndrome can be a very tough time for many. Even though it is a natural part of the menstrual cycle it can be very painful, either physically or emotionally or both. Symptoms can vary greatly from woman to woman, and even from month to month. I can remember having severe back pain and cramping one month, then the next month extreme irritability and little to no physical pain.
Some common physical symptoms include:
- breat tenderness
- migrane headaches
- food cravings
Whereas the emotional symptoms include:
- Fuzzy headed
- Mood swings
Without relieve we just make ourselves and those we love most miserable.
So what can we do about it?
- Decrease intake of fatty foods and red meat
- Increase Calcium in your diet
- Reduce the use of sugar and salt
- Eliminate caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety, depression, and breast tenderness
- Increase foods that are rich in potassium, like broccoli, fish, and beans
- Eat smaller portions and more frequently to help stabilize your blood sugar
- Eat alot more fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and fish
- Avoid alcohol
These natural remedies are also commonly used to relieve PMS symptoms:
- St. Johns wort
- Wild yam
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Vitamin E
- Uva ursi
Last but not least:
Exercise and relaxation are both very important in decreasing the affects of PMS
So eat healthy, get plenty of exercise and relaxation so you can stay away from those seven dwarves of PMS!