Hi I'm new and been having tummy problems and I'm 17 and female. I get really bad stomach pains a week before my period and then 4 days into my period I'm fine. Could this be PMDD or PMS? Please help me. Thanks.
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Everyones period is different. I often get really bitchy/depressed, feel really bloated and fat and have pains in my lower stomach before my period.. its PMS. For some people PMS symptoms can start 2 weeks before the actual cycle!
Some symptoms are:
bloating due to fluid retention
breast tenderness, fullness, and pain
changes in appetite (includes cravings for certain foods like chocolate)
constipation or diarrhea
headaches or migraines
feeling of heaviness or pressure in the pelvis
difficulty falling asleep
joint pain and swelling
lack of energy
nausea and vomiting
skin problems such as acne or itching
temporary weight gain
worsening of existing allergies
feeling sad, hopeless, or overwhelmed
memory loss or forgetfulness
Proper nutrition, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle generally help with PMS. Cutting back on sugar, coffee, and alcohol may provide some relief from symptoms. Taking supplements containing calcium, magnesium, soy, vitamin B6, and vitamin E may reduce certain symptoms.
If it is PMDD you may suffer severe depression, anger, or low self-esteem along with other symptoms.
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
And I do get really depressed and all that.
IM A FOX NOW