Yes, there is a cure for PMS.
I'm living proof. And I don't make that claim lightly - I had a gnarly case of it myself!
(And so have many of my clients!)
The first step in finding the root cause (there's more than one!) of your premenstrual syndrome is to have the severity of it assessed by a medical doctor. Charting your symptoms is an important part of diagnosis and treatment.
Some people may think PMS is a bit of a cultural joke about the female sex, but did you know that fewer than 15% of women suffer from it? It's not actually a true female stereotype like it might be treated in your family. Many women don't suffer from PMS and even if it is "your normal" - there is nothing normal about it. The tension, the pain, the anxiety, the moods, the crying - absolutely none of it normal. And it's treatable.
Different symptoms can actually mean different things. And not everyone experiences PMS the same way. Would you be surprised to learn that some women have their worst symptoms in the middle of their cycle and not at the end? Some women have 3 days of it while other suffers longer than a week. Some women even have a more severe form of cyclic issues called PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Yet other women suffer from an extremely severe form called hormonal psychosis. These kinds of issues need immediate evaluation by a medical doctor. There are many things they can do to help for those that suffer and I urge anyone wondering if they fall into the most severe category to contact a physician.
This chart will help you have a discussion about your PMS with your physician regardless of the severity of symptoms you suffer. Birth control isn't actually the answer for this!
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I collaborate with a number of physicians, nurse practitioners, and midwives who provide diagnostic treatment that can lessen or cure this nasty syndrome.
Print off a copy of this symptom tracker, mark your menstrual flow along the top pink bar, and start charting your symptoms -
it's as easy as that!