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PMS - What is it?

#PMS, #puberty

PMS stands for Premenstrual Syndrome, which sounds pretty serious doesn't it?! However, it's just the term used to describe the hormone changes that happen to some woman a week or two before their period.

So how
do I
know if
I’ve got
PMS?

#PMS, #puberty

If you've been menstruating for a while you may notice the following signs up to TWO weeks before your period:

  • Irritable (that's more than normal btw!)
  • Weepy and crying at something you wouldn't normally.
  • Breakout of spots.
  • Feeling bloated.
  • Pains in your tummy.
  • Back aches.
  • Muscles and joints pains.

If you’ve got all these symptoms, don’t worry you don’t need to call the doctor. It’s perfectly normal for some of us to experience and there isn’t anything wrong with you.

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Are there
any tips to
help PMS?

#PMS, #puberty

    Get out and about

  • If you're feeling out of sorts, you might not feel like moving anywhere. But, exercise is a great way to improve your mood. Stretching and breathing helps you relax and can also help you get a better night’s sleep.
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    Watch what you eat

  • It's true, what you put inside you has a huge impact on how you feel. So a good way to stop you feeling bloated is to eat smaller portions more frequently.
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  • Did you know that if you reduce the amount of salt in your diet it might make you feel less bloated and sluggish as well?
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  • Why not also increase the amount of calcium-rich foods you eat, plus eat more of the green stuff to help improve your mood and ease any PMS symptoms.
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    Aches

  • If you feel achy, ask an adult for pain killers to help take away muscle cramps. Just remember that any kind of medication you take should only be taken under adult supervision.

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Hey

I feel super motiviated whenever I am pmsing or on my period thank you my hormones

rosebud luna

I hate PMS makes me feel so horrible, miserable and tired and even get shouted at by family for being so moody which they don't knowing I'm having PMS which makes me even more moody lol

Jazzy123

Phewww..... I thought PMS was a bad thing but girls don't worry you ain't dying I have these symptoms before my period also thx lil-lets for telling me everything.

Lil let's lover

Just read through all the symptoms and you should've seen my face. I have every single one of them. Should I ask my mum for pads!?

laya

this really helps me. I love Vicky. she is bae. Vicky well done for doing this website. I really recommend it. u help so many girls

Femalesruletheearth

I have it and its a B**** every week or two before my period, I get all the symptoms and it really bugs. Once I was in maths class and I just burst into tears and then shouted at someone who laughed and I just ran to the bathrooms.

Just Me

I experience PMS and I hate it. It makes me feel misrable and tired. I get head aches and stomach pains and sometimes feel sick. I cry when I don't know why. And I get paims in my joints and back. thank you again lil-lets teens for the wonderful suggestions on how to feel better. Xx Ev

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