These PMS treatments are here to help you get through mood swings, fatigue and menstrual cramps! PMS can have a serious impact on everyday life. It canaffect everything from relationships to job performance to your general wellbeing.
Luckily, there are some simple ways you can ease those killer PMS symptoms. Try the ones you think might work best for you and kick your PMS down a notchor two.
Tweak your diet. Avoid salt, caffeine, sugary drinks and alcohol. Try to eat lots of protein (fish, meat, cheese, milk, eggs and beans).
Graze on six smaller meals a day instead of chowing down on three large ones.
Get a full night’s sleep every night (yes, you party animals, even on weekends).
Keep up with your regular routines, even if you really don’t feel like it – it’ll lift your mood and help you sleep like a baby.
Light stretching is also known to help period pains and menstrual cramps.
Talk to your mom or your sister. She's been through it all. There’s no reason to get embarrassed!
Reduce your stress. Take time out for yourself, listen to your favorite tracks, go for a walk in the park, or strike a mountain pose at your local yogastudio.
Insufferable cramps? Ask your parents for some light pain relievers.
Talk to your friends – they’re probably going through exactly the same thing you are.
If all else fails, just ask for help. Set up a chat with your school nurse or your doctor to make sure all is ok with your menstrual cycle.