- Heaviness in breasts
- Irritability, depression, weeping and oversensitivity
- Change in appetite and unusual food cravings
- Moodswings are among the most evident symptoms of PMS. People or family members around the patient may even dread "that time of the month."
- Patient may be happy or ecstatic about something, and then all of a sudden, she may turn violent, irritable or cranky.
- She might yell at her husband and shout at children. She may nag, be demanding, and behave unreasonably.
- She may feel frustrated and impatient at work. There is inability to concentrate on any task.
- She may not want to socialize, and prefer to stay aloof.
- Moodswings, fortunately reduce after a few days or once the periods start.
- There is fullness of the body and a feeling of heaviness in latter half of the cycle.
- Weight gain due to fluid retention is seen apart from usual symptoms of PMS.
- Patient may experience pain and tenderness in the breast along with other symptoms of PMS.
- Cravings are also very common in women suffering from PMS.
- This happens due to a drop in the level of the neurotransmitter, Serotonin.
- for the PMS-stricken woman instinctively craves sweets, sugary foods like candies, cookies and cakes as they naturally tend to raise serotonin levels.
- Patients may also tend to indulge in bouts of overeating.