Premenstrual Syndrome

Many women feel physical or mood changes during the days before menstruation. When these symptoms happen month after month, and they affect a woman’s normal life, they are known as PMS.

Emotional symptoms include the following:

  • Depression
  • Angry outbursts
  • Irritability
  • Crying spells
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Social withdrawal
  • Poor concentration
  • Insomnia
  • Increased nap taking
  • Changes in sexual desire

Physical symptoms include the following:

  • Thirst and appetite changes (food cravings)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Bloating and weight gain
  • Headache
  • Swelling of the hands or feet
  • Aches and pains
  • Fatigue
  • Skin problems
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Abdominal pain

This information was provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Click HERE for more information about premenstrual syndrome. 

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our highly skilled providers to discuss options to treat premenstrual syndrome, call 208-263-2173. Or click the button below to request an appointment.