Signs of PMS
In order to determine if you have signs of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) it is desirable for you to keep a detailed diary.
The best is to keep track of your physical and mental state for preferably 2 months or more.
With these notes you need to pay a visit to your doctor.
This will be the most important tool for your gynaecologist to make proper diagnosis.
When you notice first signs of bleeding make a note in your diary. Mark it e.g. "S' (Meaning start); or; assign it a number e.g. '1' (First day).
Hint: Assign to each symptom a number indicating its severity; e.g.
Write down any of the following signs of PMS:
Unusual behavioural/mental problems
• Fatigue - (very common)
• Mood swings (crying, anger)
• Decrease or increase in sex drive
• Bing eating (or food cravings)
• Skin and hair problems (acne)
• Disinterest in daily activities
• Severe depression, anxiety and tension
There are many more symptoms in addition to the ones we had mentioned. Please, keep a detailed record of what you feel and experience.
I f you experience five or more of the above symptoms it is classified as severe PMS - PMDD - Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
And that is a really bad PMS!
These symptoms usually start two weeks prior to menstruation. Once the bleeding commence the symptoms disappear usually within few days.
Any symptoms you have prior this (from day 4 till day 13) are generally not a part of PMS.
However, you still need keep a note on everything what is happening.
How to avoid PMS and PMDD?
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It is only rational to assume good diet, exercise and regular sleep will contribute to keep us healthy, in balance and free of undesirable signs of PMS.
My believe is (forgive me - I'm a male) is that Qi Gong (Chi Kung) is very powerful
in combating any abnormalities similar to PMS problems.
As you can figure it I was practicing it for many years and I know the value of it.
It still does not give me the right to recommend it because I'm not a woman with PMS!
I had studied Qi Gong in quite a detail.
Without going into details I know of a woman who did not have menstruation for over ten years (due to physical problems).
Within one month of practising Falun Dafa (form of Qi Gong) her period has returned.
No medication ever helped her. This is a fact. And it was 'predicted' in literature - the actually philosophy behind it - simply said - I had read this would happen).
I'm not here to advocate Falun Dafa (which is by the way forbidden in China).
But that is the only light I can 'shine on you'; I cannot see any other form of fast remedy.
In countries such as Australia it is free to practice. I see sometimes people practising it in parks.
Though it takes time and will power, I'd like to mention there are few people out there with such a severe form of migraine they cannot simply exist.
To reduce the pain they stand on their head for hours (leaning against the wall) while reading books, etc.
This increases the supply of blood while reducing the pain. (Warning - they increased this time gradually! - requires guidance - yoga teacher or similar)
Let's return for a second and briefly explain what is Qi Gong.
If I tell you it is maybe doing absolutely nothing you might laugh.
For now: it is working with energy. Doing very little. Requires 30-60 minutes a day.
For later: I will include an article describing it in more depth.
You need to identify signs of PMS keeping good records for several months. Visit your gynaecologist.
If nothing helped you keep on mind my note on Qi Gong. It might be your only saver. You need to take a step as soon you notice any signs of pms.
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