Monday, March 1, 2010

PMS and toughness...?

Just real quick, check out what I found on Google Health about Premenstrual Syndrome:

The most common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Swelling of ankles, feet, and hands
  • Backache
  • Abdominal cramps or heaviness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal fullness, feeling gaseous
  • Muscle spasms
  • Breast tenderness
  • Weight gain
  • Recurrent cold sores
  • Acne flare-ups
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Decreased coordination
  • Food cravings
  • Less tolerance for noises and lights
  • Painful menstruation
  • Anxiety or panic
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Forgetfulness
  • Poor judgment
  • Depression
  • Irritability, hostility, or aggressive behavior
  • Increased guilt feelings
  • Fatigue
  • Slow, sluggish, lethargic movement
  • Decreased self-image
  • Sex drive changes, loss of sex drive
  • Paranoia or increased fears
  • Low self-esteem

I'm currently suffering with 90% of these. And I'm wondering what Sarah Connor would do if she had PMS.

And what do YOU do?

1 comment:

  1. I would take raspberry leaf tea for the abdominal cramping and anemia like symptoms, Ginger tea for stomach upset and bloating. Skullcap for all of the emotional issues, hot shower or hot water bottle for the aches and pains and nettles for any water retention. Hope you feel better!