PMS - Pre Menstrual Syndrome.
While most women of child-bearing age (up to 85%) report having experienced physical symptoms related to normal ovulatory function, such as bloating or breast tenderness, medical definitions of PMS are limited to a consistent pattern of emotional and physical symptoms occurring only during the luteal phase ( the latter phase of the menstrual cycle) of the menstrual cycle that are of "sufficient severity to interfere with some aspects of life"
More than 200 different symptoms have been associated with PMS, but the three most prominent symptoms are irritability, tension, and dysphoria(unhappiness) and uncomfortable stomach cramps.
Try buying Deep heat muscle soak Rescue bath soak £2.74 from Boots. The electrolyte minerals help prevent cramps or if you prefer there are herbal remedies such as Agnus castus Kira PMS Relief £9.90.
A change of diet has also helped alot of woman with PMS. Cutting down their sugar and fat and eating more fish and more fresh fruit and veg with a little exercise has helped too.
For mood swings tip!
You can think yourself happy if you use possitive language (even if it does ean talking to yourself in the mirror or in your head. Negative thoughts lower your mood, so if you think possitive and say to yourself ''I am in such a good mood today'' and ''I can get through this'', it will help.
So give it a go , what have you got to lose.