What can I do about my PMS symptoms?

Making some lifestyle changes may improve your PMS symptoms. You can lessen your symptoms by exercising regularly. Try for 30 minutes, 4 or 5 times each week. Make sure you take your vitamins, and be sure to get enough calcium. Finally, eat a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and good fats. Sometimes cutting back on caffeine, chocolate and salt can help. Other things to try:

  • Make sure you have a supportive bra for tender breasts.
  • A diuretic may relieve water retention.
  • Anti-inflammatory pain relievers are may help with pain from muscles, joints and headaches.
  • Over-the-counter PMS medications treat many different symptoms. Make sure that you have all the symptoms and are not consuming unnecessary medication.
  • You can try acetaminophen for cramps.
  • Herbal Supplements and natural remedies have been known to be very helpful with the symptoms of PMS.