PMS (premenstrual syndrome)Overview


Premenstrual syndrome is the name for the symptoms women can experience in the weeks before their period.


Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome include mood swings, tiredness, tummy pain, headaches and spotty skin.


Getting plenty of sleep and taking painkillers can help with premenstrual syndrome. Other treatments like hormone medicine may be used if it's severe.


Premenstrual syndrome is thought to be linked to changes in hormone levels during the menstrual cycle.

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