Let’s Start with the Basics.
PMS stinks. Well that’s about as basic as it gets. Its symptoms affect more than 90 percent of menstruating women. No woman can avoid it. PMS symptoms generally start five to 11 days before menstruation and typically go away once menstruation begins. It’s a time when certain hormones—most significantly, estrogen and progesterone go haywire.
PMS SYMPTOMS; THEY’RE NO LAUGHING MATTER
“Oh, duh, it’s PMS, it all makes sense now,” she mumbled through chocolate-smeared lips as the house burned behind her. Not funny. “What’s the difference between a woman with PMS and a Pit Bull? Lipstick. Not funny. As women suffer with PMS symptoms the jokes abound. PMS. Psychotic Mood Shift. Puffing Mid-Section. Pardon My Sobbing. Please, More Sweets. Hilarious. But “that time of the month” is a time of suffering that no Flaming Hot Doritos or a heating pad is going to help. The greater the hormone fluctuations, the greater the intensity of the symptoms.
PMS SYMPTOMS CHANGE AS YOU GET CLOSER TO “THE CHANGE”
And while we’re talking about hormone fluctuations, age can have a lot to do with it. In your 20s, PMS can feel like an out of control rollercoaster. You eat like an ox, bloat like a balloon, get cramps that could crumble you. By your 30s, PMS symptoms for most will begin to even out and not feel so extreme. Why? One reason is that for many women, their 30s are the decade when they become moms, and pregnancy and breastfeeding can provide a reprieve from PMS symptoms. But for women who have been on hormonal birth control through their 20s and go off the pill to have kids, things can actually get worse. The time between going off birth control and before conception is a wild hormonal ride as natural hormones kick in and start the week-by-week fluctuations that can lead to PMS. After 40 (sorry ladies), PMS can return with a vengeance as perimenopause looms ahead. You cry like a river, your moods swing like Tarzan. More of that cyclical hormone havoc.
PMS SYMPTOMS; TREAT THEM TO BEAT THEM
When it comes to treatment for PMS symptoms, there are a bunch of things bandied about out there. Supplements such as folic acid, vitamin B-6, calcium and magnesium are some suggestions. Black cohosh. Huh? Chaste berry. Huh? Can they really help level your estrogen and progesterone levels? Simple answer; NO. You need real help. Medical help. Like the proven help you’ll get from the professionals at Denver Hormone Health. The hormone experts at Denver Hormone Health have had years of experience treating conditions caused by more than 50 different hormones coursing through our bloodstreams. They understand how PMS symptoms can systematically shut you down and they know just what to do about it. Simple tests allow them to monitor your hormone levels and create a treatment plan that will ease the PMS monster that’s held your hormones and you hostage for so long. Call Denver Hormone Health for an appointment now. And get rid of PMS symptoms ASAP.