Premenstrual Syndrome

There are many symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).  Every woman experiences differences in severity and frequency of PMS, which can also vary month-to-month. Common PMS symptoms include:

  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Weight gain
  • Aggression
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Headaches/backaches
  • Food cravings/overeating
  • Fatigue
  • Tearfulness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings and/or depression

Up to 85% of menstruating women experience some of these symptoms related to their period, while only 2%-10% experience severe symptoms.