ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Q. How to manage anxiety and mood swings during periods?

Answered by
Dr. Ruhi Satija
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 23, 2020

Hello doctor,

It would be very useful for women to know how to have a better period. For instance, are there foods that can lessen the bloat? Are there any techniques that can relieve cramps? Are there any approaches that can help with the anxiety and mood swings associated with our cycles? Please explain why the technique works.

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

There are a few things that you can try before the period starts, which would help to make it less painful and some which you can try during the period.

When you are not having a period include physical exercise (at least 30 minutes) to increase the strength of your body. Eat healthy food, less fried foods and gradually reducing the portion of each meal. So instead of three big meals, have five small meals.

Yoga poses such as child pose, knee to chest pose, camel, resting corpse are a few which help a lot in menstrual cramps if done regularly. Have enough sleep.

During the menstrual cycle, the warm water bottle is always the easiest way to soothe the cramps, keep it handy. Having lighter and warm meals like soups or porridge instead of heavy like bread is a better choice. Hydrating yourself is essential and will keep your energy levels high. Avoid caffeine, eat more fruit and vegetables.

Do light exercise, take a warm bath, and get enough sleep (6-8 hours). Track your period, if possible, start eating smaller meals at least a day or two prior to start of the period, it helps a lot.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
How to overcome my mood swings and change my behavior?

, can be used for depression and anxiety ... Regular use of these drugs will help to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms ...   Read full

Why do I have mood swings, hot flushes and low mood around my periods?

.. your query and understood your concern. Early on you got diagnosed with autism. It is caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences. Then thinking about that does not make any sense. If it is because of environmental c...   Read full

Anxiety is every day of my life. Rarely I do get a small break without anxiety. It has been 10 years.

Hi, I am a 32 year old male. My MRI report says: Posterocentral protrusion of L4-5 disc is abutting the L5 nerve root bilaterally. (In MRI it is black between L4-5 and kind of poking the nerve). My back pains occasionally and I think it is the nerv...   Read full

ADVERTISEMENT

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


JAK Inhibitors in Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Doctors mainly suggest JAK or Janus kinase inhibitors for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to ease their symptoms. Rea...  Read more»
Importance of Sex Hormones - Types, Functions, Normal Ranges, and Roles
Sex hormones are steroids produced in the body that control sexual development, pregnancy, and overall health. Read belo...  Read more»
Fallopian Tubes - Anatomy, Function, and Diseases Affecting It
Fallopian tubes are important structures of the female reproductive tract. This article discusses the same below.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Psychiatrist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.