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.
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: backachesbloating due to fluid retentionbreast tenderness, fullness, and painchanges in appetite (includes cravings for certain foods like chocolate)constipation or diarrheadizzinessheadaches or migrainesfeeling of heaviness or pressure in the pelvishot flashesdifficulty falling asleepjoint pain and swellinglack of energynausea and vomitingsevere fatigueskin problems such as acne or itchingtemporary weight gainworsening of existing allergiesagitationangerdepressionirritabilitymood swingsnervousnessfeeling sad, hopeless, or overwhelmedconfusiondifficulty concentratingmemory loss or forgetfulnessProper 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.
And I do get really depressed and all that.