- Lifestyle changes like stress management, exercise, meditation to alleviate tension are good options to aid in treatment.
- Following a healthy, balanced diet and avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption is a crucial step in treatment for PMS.
- To avoid bloating, it is advised to drink more water, reduce intake of salt and avoid sugary food in diet.
- Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are usually prescribed by conventional specialists to control pain in treatment for PMS.
- Antidepressants are given in treatment for PMS of severe form.
- Oral contraceptives are prescribed to reduce breast tenderness, bloating and to regulate menses.
- Estrogen-only patches and implants may be prescribed to prevent ovulation.
- Supplements of Vitamin B6 and Calcium are also given in treatment for PMS.
Conventional medicines, though, have their own side effects and only target individual symptoms. Since the symptoms involve both physical and emotional components, the treatment should be such that the patient is holistically treated and relapses are prevented in subsequent cycles.