Many women experience discomfort and emotional instability a few days before their menstruation. They get headaches, fatigue, swelling, pain in the lower abdomen, mood swings. This condition is called premenstrual syndrome or PMS.

In addition to mental and emotional reasons, it may be caused by neurological and endocrine disorders. The latter two, unfortunately, won’t go away on their own, so you’ll need to see your gynecologist for particular treatment instructions. You don’t need to give up if your symptoms are brought on by outside causes like excessive stress, poor diet, inactivity, or an unhealthy lifestyle. To get rid of PMS symptoms and return to a normal lifestyle, you need to balance the functioning of your body. Set a goal and plan every step to succeed. Find out more about your condition: read medical books, consult your gynecologist, ask people you trust — perhaps they have encountered similar issues and they know how to help you.

We provide you with a number of suggestions that might lift your spirits during your PMS, wash away low mood, and help forget about your depression and any bad feelings when you’re on your period.


To help your body get rid of stress, you need to develop and observe a work and rest schedule. You must sleep at least six to eight hours daily.


Meet each new day with a smile and cheerful mood, drive away discouragement and fatigue, exercise, stay positive, and you’ll be able to accomplish anything!


Work is important, but so is rest! Relax, meet friends, go to theaters, museums, the movies, spas, skating rinks, visit exhibitions, etc. Move a lot, read, discover new and interesting things. You will enjoy being active!


Take walks in parks and alleys. Change of scenery is always beneficial.


Avoid conflict, be kind to others, and smile more. Remember that too much stress (not only during periods and PMS, but in life in general) only harms your health.

Pressing Issues

If anything troubles you, tell your loved ones. Do not hold it in. Keep in mind that every issue has a resolution.


Eat more fruit, vegetables, and slow carbs, which you can find in foods such as buckwheat, oatmeal, rice, millet, lean meat, egg whites, and fish. Avoid fried foods, chips , alcohol, sweet foods, pastry, sugar, and salt.


Drink pure water and avoid sodas and coffee. Go easy on painkillers when you experience period cramps — sometimes you can do with such simple remedies as a cup of unsweetened hot tea with honey and lemon juice.


Exercise more: jog, swim, squat, go to the gym or fitness classes. Once you achieve visible results and your body looks athletic, it will bring satisfaction and, most importantly, will keep you occupied.


To relax, you can practice aromatherapy at home from time to time. Besides, you can go to a spa, where no one will bother you.


Vitamins A, B, and E have a beneficial effect on your body and may relieve PMS symptoms. Ask your physician for a prescription.


Take a cold shower in the morning. This will help maintain hygiene, refresh, and offer vitality and strength for the day ahead.