As I've gotten older, my PMS has gotten worse and worse. It's not emotional, though, just physical discomfort. Anyone have any ideas on how to ease the week or so before my period? Details within. Warning: This got gross.
Physical issues I experience before my period:
- constipation for up to a week before. My diet does not change, I experience no cravings, so it's not a result of eating too much chocolate or whatever. I try to eat more green veggies and bananas but the only cure for my constipation is when my period arrives.
- vaginal itching.
- general feeling of heaviness or bloating. My stomach feels quite taut and uncomfortable.
- muscular soreness, especially in my legs and around my knees.
It's just wall-to-wall fun here and it starts about 10 days before my period. Everything is 100% resolved once it arrives though. I've been to a doctor about other period issues but not this. I'm not on any form of BC or other kinds of medication. I don't get emotional symptoms, and I don't take any supplements at the moment either.
(Having wikipedia-d it, I have realised that physical symptoms alone do not equal PMS
, but I didn't know how else to refer to it in this question.)