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

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.