Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of signs and symptoms that a woman experiences a week or two before her menstrual period. Some of the symptoms include mood swings, breast tenderness, tiredness, back pain, irritability, abdominal cramps, food cravings, and depression.
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How can I overcome the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old female. I am married. I have two sons. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism over ten years ago and I am on medication. I am having a horrible time with pms over last few months. I used to have terrible headaches and irritability before few days of my periods. Now it h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and I can understand your condition. First of all, I need to know whether your hypothyroidism is under control or not. Kindly upload your recent TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) report. Now we need to see whether your headache and irritabili... Read Full »
I have sleep issues during menstruation. Are there any medications to improve sleep during period?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, and I have no other illness. However, I always have sleep issues during my menstrual cycle. Why do I experience sleep problems during my periods? Are there any best sleeping positions during menstruation? Also, I would like to know about a few medications I can take to ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PMS (premenstrual syndrome) often causes sleeping problems. Women with PMS are at least twice likely to experience insomnia before and during their period. There are no tablets to help you sleep, and I would not suggest taking them. A good night's sleep is just as impor... Read Full »
I have pain before I get my period. What is happening?
Query: Hello doctor, After my second child (born three years ago) I had PPH. It was a terrible experience and my ob/gyn literally had to pull the clots out with his arms while two nurses held me down. It had to be done so quickly. And now to this day, I always have pain before I get my period, and at rand... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not be stressed and think positive. It would be better if you send me your complete history of menses, gynecological, obstetrics, medicine, and medications you had ever. As far as I could understand, you had postpartum bleeding (after delivery of your second child).... Read Full »
Why am I getting negative thoughts regarding my health?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47 year old healthy female. My problem is that I think too much and I get a lot of negative thoughts about my health throughout the day. I always feel that something is wrong with me. Apart from that I have a healthy lifestyle and go to the gym regularly. These thoughts keep oc... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These kind of ruminations are quite common, especially in premenstrual period. The things that will help you are as follows. Meditate daily for at least half an hour in the morning. Daily write down whatever that comes to your mind uncensored and never read it ag... Read Full »
How to come out of loneliness?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a mind flip problem. My emotions get changed every hour. I am studying and living in a hostel. I have the feeling of loneliness. I do not want to be alone. I do not know how to deal with it. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mood swings with frequent low mood episodes can occur due to lots of causes. If there is variation in a menstrual cycle, it can be a premenstrual syndrome. If you have a predominantly low mood, it can be dysthymia which is a low grade chronic long-term depression. As yo... Read Full »
I have been getting period cramps but have not got periods. What can it be?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. My period is delayed and I am sexually active. I have not had unprotected sex. The problem is 2 years back I was diagnosed with fibroadenoma . No biopsy was done but doctor told it was probably that. Now when my period got delayed, I started having period cramp ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibroadenoma is a benign breast tumor but it is hormone dependent. The pain in abdomen you described seems like a premenstrual pain. At times our periods can get delayed due to hormonal imbalance. Stress, change in environment, etc., can change or trigger a ... Read Full »
I am having light brown discharge for five days after recovering from COVID-19. Is it normal?
Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing light brown discharge for five days. Lower abdominal cramps shifting from left to right and lower back cramps for five to ten days. I have dizziness, sore breasts, and acne too. Are these PMS or pregnancy symptoms or some other health issue?I had my last intercourse aroun... Read Full »
Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern.The symptoms you are experiencing are common in both, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and pregnancy but chances of you getting pregnant are less. Although any unprotected sex always carries a risk of pregnancy.I suggest you calm down. Wait for ... Read Full »
I feel terrible before periods. How to cure it naturally?
Query: Hello doctor, I feel terrible before periods and I cannot sleep. My tummy comes out, also my breast become heavy, and I feel no hunger at all. My periods are regular but I am just tired of this thing happening to me even though my lifestyle is good. I am a vegan. Please help me. I want to cure it na... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. You are suffering from premenstrual syndrome. You have to change your lifestyle and diet. I suggest you taking M2 tone syrup (hormone balance syrup) for the same. Regards. Read Full »
Are night sweats and chills symptoms of PMS?
Query: Hello doctor, My period typically lasts for 6-7 days and comes on time according to my period calculation for the past two years. It starts out with two to three days of somewhat heavy period then the rest of it is light spotting with no pain throughout the entire period. Maybe the first day might h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chills and night sweats are actually unusual symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome). They have been seen in some women who experience a sudden Progesterone withdrawal as compared to a gradual one, leading to heavier first two days of menses possibly with clots. So... Read Full »
Is it possible for me to get pregnant by having intercourse after the ovulation period?
Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I had sex on the 28th of last month. We used a condom, but I still have some doubts. The expected date of my periods is on the eighth of this month and I had sex two weeks ago. But from the last two days, I have body ache and pain in my belly. Also, I am feeling sleepy d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are describing could also be due to the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which is caused by the influence of the progesterone hormone post-ovulation which can mimic pregnancy to a small extent. Although you had intercourse around the time of your ovula... Read Full »