This post is to help those suffering from PMS and to offer some help in how to cope through those days of none comfort.
The women in my own family have had a history of PMS with terrible headaches, bloating, problems sleeping, irritability, and more. The best advice my own father gave me was to take care of myself so that way I would feel better and so no one would be able to guess what time of the month it was. Relationships suffer during this time and though I do believe that men have their own certain something going on it's not fair to behave badly if you have some alternatives.
Here is what the doctor told me that helped - 7 days prior to PMS is to take an Ibprofen each day along with Calcium. I try to take Calcium daily as it also helps me to have a great nights sleep because it naturally relaxes me.
What my mother shared with me is to take a B complex (moods) daily, Magnesium, drink lots of water(lessens water retention), and eat bananas. Bananas are a great source of Potassium.
So what did I do? Funny you should ask! I did all of the above! I normally take a Multi-Vitamin, Magnesium, Potasssium, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A. I also, in the morning take 3,000 Mg of Vitamin C as it keeps the immune system going and helps my allergies. I don't take the Vitamin C at night as it would keep me up.
On the worst day, I would take a muscle relaxer(over the counter) and 2 Ibprofens. This would take the edge off and I could actually smile in the midst of it.
Guys this is information to be treasured as this helps more than words! Ladies I believe in keeping them guessing!
I have more information about Vitamins, Minerals, Foods to eat to help lessen symptoms and more on my website www.michellejbeverbooks.com