I’m sure that every woman between puberty and menopause has her personal and private (at some occasions not so private) Hulk week. I call it Hulk week, because when the PMS strikes, you turn into angry, depressed, sad, painful, even sometimes green creature – exactly like Hulk. The pain is the worst. Some women experience extremely bad PMS symptoms, which can lead to hospital visitation and strong medical painkillers.
Unfortunately, the symptoms of PMS may get worse with age and stress. And what are the symptoms themselves?
- Tension or anxiety
- Depressive moods
- Crying moments
- Huge range of mood changes
- Appetite changes
- Some level of insomnia
- Poor concentration
- Muscle pain
- Swell and bubble feeling
- Stomach ache
- Breasts ache
- Constipation or diarrhea
As you can easily see, there are a lot to complain about when we are in the Hulk week, and it is absolutely normal to look and act like Hulk with all those nasty symptoms. In addition, imagine this – there are girls who experience them all at once.
Usually, the physical symptoms are not related to a specific problem in your body. But if you feel that something isn’t going as it goes usually, you should visit your doctor. Here are the occasions when you should contact a medical professional:
- If you sense that your panties smell differently and really badly.
- If you have fever and pelvic pain.
- If the symptoms come where you are not in your PMS week.
But if everything is as normal as usual, the entire nightmare vanishes within two, maybe three days tops. But let me show you some home remedies for handling the physical symptoms.
- Usually, you can reduce the pain with pills, but I prefer not to. The best home care that help me through my PMS pains is the warmth and rest. You can apply something warm at your lower stomach, for instance, fill in a plastic bottle with warm water and press it slightly against your belly.
- Keep the warmth on by taking long warm bath or shower, but the bath is better, because you will be able to lie down.
- You can also make a slight massage at the painful area. Use your finger tips and gently rub the lower belly area in circular motions.
- Drink and eat warm beverages and foods, for instance soup. Eat small amounts of food, but more often than you usually eat. Also, let the foods be rich in carbohydrates. The pain day is your perfect excuse to eat that chocolate bar you have stored in the shelf, that you keep avoiding it. And make a cup of coffee while you eat to chocolate.
- So, take the bath, hold the warm bottle, remove the bottle, cover yourself with a blanket, lie on your side and bent the knees to your head, fall asleep. After the nap, you will notice that the pain is nothing but memory.
- Try to relax with yoga or meditation.
- Take vitamins like B6, calcium and magnesium.
That’s all that I can think of. Try to stay positive and relax, it will pass soon.