(Closed) PMS- what works for you?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I craugh- a strange combo of laughing and crying- a lot when PMS gets bad. Fiance just holds me and tells me even though I;m crazy, it’s all gonna be ok. I was on a BCP that worked well, but I switched to an IUD, so it’s back to crazy pmsing ๐Ÿ™

Post # 4
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have you tried exercise? I know working out is about the last thing in the world I feel like doing when I’m PMSing, but if I can make myself do it, I often feel better. 

Post # 5
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wine!  I’m not joking either.  I buy it by the case.  That way I always have it on hand when the weeping begins.  After a glass of wine, things don’t seem so bad.  You see things in a different light.  Granted, it is an intoxicated light, but it works for me.  But, this is also during the evening after work.  I don’t know what to suggest you do during the day.  I also get very easily agitated when PMSing.  I try to be mindful of that while I am at work, especially since I work in an elementary school.  Don’t want to bite a kid’s head off just because he dropped a pencil!

Post # 6
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Exercise, less stress, and healthy diet.  More veggies.  I read that PMS can be worsened when magnesium levels drop, and it makes sense.  Whole grains and veggies are great sources of magnesium; eating these foods helps quite a bit.  

Post # 7
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Chocolate…. lots and lots of it. Also RedBull and coffee. Caffeine always helps me feel better. Reading a good book or watching a sappy movie usually helps because it keeps my mind off of things. I can cry about the characters and not feel like a complete crazy. 

Post # 8
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Aleve is my “magic”, along with hot baths to ease the cramps and decrease my emotonal state. 

Post # 9
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Chocolate, Wine, and a nice warm bubblebath and some privacy! That always helped me to relax. Unfortunately, I can’t take bubblebaths now since we only have a shower. ๐Ÿ™ Midol seems to help too.

Post # 10
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Chocolate, wine, and my favorite music at the time. There have been many PMS fueled jam sessions in my life, lol. I try to drive when I do it, so the nieghbors aren’t treated to my AWFUL singing, lol.

Post # 11
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I usually just tough it out and avoid things that make me cry…which is hard because everything makes me “craugh” (love that) while I’m PMS’ing. I’m generally not crampy or anything, so I don’t have to deal with medicine – I just have to get over being emotional.

Post # 12
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve had prescription meds for cramps that did nothing…Motrin is the only thing that works for me (who knows why).

As for emotional stuff…I guess I got lucky and don’t really deal with it anymore than regularly…but whenever I am emotional I love a long bath (I do a detox bath), exercise always helps, although it’s tough to get up and do it, and sometimes a good long cry is all you can do ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
1925 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m on BCP, and that works for me.  But since that’s not an option, try: warm bubble baths, a glass of wine or tea, heating pad, Disney movies.  And when I’m really angry-PMSy, I like ot have sex ๐Ÿ™‚  

Post # 14
10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

My old doctor recommended evening primrose oil for the emotional symptoms.  I don’t really know if it helped though.  I find getting my emotions out at home allows me to have a little more control out in public.  Also, just knowing it’s temporary (and reminding myself that!) is always helpful.  Taking enough pain meds helps too, cuz if you’re in pain everything else is going to be worse.

Post # 15
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Aleve, healthy diet, lots of rest!

Post # 16
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Exercise and a healthy diet have pretty much eradicated all my PMS symptoms!

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