Signs That Your Pms Is Getting Serious!
You have been dealing with bloating, mood swings and cramps even after 2 weeks and your periods haven’t shown up yet. Don’t worry!
First: Relax, there are tons of reason to check if there’s something else that needs your attention.
Doctors say skipping a period now and then is normal and there’s nothing to worry about.
Hormonal changes may affect some pathways in your brain, causing mood swings that might feel similar to a period.
However, if you are missing more than 3 cycles in a row, it’s time to see your doctor.
Also, if you’re approaching menopause, fluctuating hormone levels may be responsible for worsening PMS symptoms.
Yet, you can’t just hang in there if you are in are your early 20s, 30s and still, the pain is unbearable.
Check out for these signs and what can be the possible reason behind the wreaking havoc that’s making you unable to function.
Talk to your doctor if you notice any of these signs.
Spotting Before Period
Premenstrual spotting might be a sign of endometriosis, a condition where the tissue lining the uterus leads to the development of painful cysts.
It can also cause severe cramps and are often confused as PMS.
Acne or Abnormal Hair growth
These are common symptoms associated with PCOS. It a condition that might lead to mood swings, abnormal hair growth on the face, chest and back and other PMS symptoms.
It might sometimes lead to hair fall too.
Increased Emotional Stress
If emotional breakdowns and other stress related to your life are increasing and getting severe enough to interfere in your life, it is a condition of PMDD.
A combination of all PMS symptoms but in a severe magnitude especially hampering emotional aspects leading to headache, stress, anxiety and depression.
So you are experiencing all the PMS symptoms combined with periods that get shorter? It can signify perimenopause.
In women under 40, these symptoms are a sign of reaching menopause early.
Cramping before and during your period is normal but if this continues even during basic activities like walking and you feel pain or nausea, it might need attention.
According to doctors, it can be a condition of infertility, ovarian cysts and chronic pain.
SOME POSSIBLE REASONS BEHIND SEVERE PMS SYMPTOMS
Above mentioned are some of the reasons for those worsening PMS symptoms yet, some conditions may be making you go through this without even you being aware of it.
Below is a list of reasons your PMS is worsening and might not even be called PMS.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is similar to PMS but is more serious. It causes symptoms like severe irritability, anxiety, depression, extreme moodiness, etc.
This generally happens in about 3 to 8% of women who have PMS.
If you’ve had unprotected intercourse in the last month, it’s fine to take a pregnancy test.
Many of the symptoms of early pregnancy are similar to PMS symptoms such as breasts tenderness, mood swings, fatigue and cramping.
So, rather than guessing you should get your test done.
Your thyroid is a gland in your neck. It regulates many of your body’s functions, including metabolism and your menstrual cycles.
Your periods can become irregular if your thyroid gets out of whack. Your thyroid regulates the mood swings that you might think were PMS.
You might even experience spotting or cramping, this might occur because the lining of your uterus has built up but hasn’t shed.
According to doctors, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, male sex hormones that are usually present in women in small amounts.
The name polycystic ovary syndrome describes small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that form in the ovaries.
Few symptoms of PCOS include missed periods, excess body weight gain, acne, cramps, etc.
Almost all PMS symptoms but needs to be treated immediately.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should schedule a visit soon with a gynaecologist.
While a bit of irritability and discomfort is normal around your menstrual cycle, it’s important not to normalize anything beyond that.
If something is severe it might be a sign that you need to pay attention to it before it gets worse. Consult your doctor for a better consultation.
And remember there’s nothing to worry about!