Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Premenstrual
(HealthDay News) -- Many women are uncomfortable before and
during the monthly menstrual cycle, but more intense symptoms may
be more than just premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
A more severe form is called premenstrual dysphoric disorder,
and its symptoms can be disabling.
The Womenshealth.gov Web site notes these primary symptoms of
premenstrual dysphoric disorder:
- Feeling very sad, depressed or suicidal.
- Experiencing anxiety, tension or having panic attacks.
- Crying often or having frequent mood swings.
- Losing interest in relationships and regular activities.
- Having difficulty thinking and staying focused.
- Feeling tired, not having enough energy and having difficulty
- Binging on food or having strong cravings.
- Having sore breasts, joint and muscle pain, headaches and
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