Happy Halloween! It’s that time of the year to dress up your little one in thespookiest costume you can find. The resulting sugar rush from all the candy your kids will devour candy will have them bouncing off the walls and you running low on patience.
Scarier yet is when Aunt Flow threatens to take you down that dark and frightening road to PMS. Before you know it, you’re no longer just mommy, but monster mommy! What can you do if you’re sensitive to PMS and prone to turning into a ghoul?
What is PMS? Premenstrual syndrome affects more than 3 million women a year. Some of the symptoms include the following:
PMS vs PMDD
While irritability might be one sign, depression followed by fatigue can turn life into an emotional roller coaster. In severe cases, PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) is more than a little crankiness. Symptoms of PMDD are similar to PMS but with more intensity:
PMS and PMDD Treatment
Antidepressants are often prescribed for PMDD because it is an endocrine or hormone-related disorder. Physical symptoms mirror mental health symptoms to the degree of severe depression and even thoughts of suicide.
Anti-depressants can also be prescribed for PMS sufferers, however there are natural remedies, too. Outside of taking psychotropic medication, cognitive therapy is useful as well as regular exercise and taking certain vitamins like B6, fatty acid, and calcium. Herbs like Chasteberry, also called Vitex, help to relieve PMS and PMDD symptoms by reducing breast tenderness, bloating, and cramps.
If you find yourself losing your cool with your kids and turning into monster mommy, try hiring a babysitter or have someone watch your kiddos for a few hours. Be proactive and schedule “me time” for before your period, which is usually when PMS hits, and during your flow. You won’t be sorry that you did, you’ll return refreshed and hopefully in a brighter mood. And while you’re on your period, why not make it the best possible experience?
Reasons To Switch To Veeda
Women report less discomfort and shorter periods with Veeda products. Experiencing less PMS during your period can help alleviate unnecessary physical and emotional symptoms so you can feel more like yourself during your time of the month!
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* It's always recommended to talk with your healthcare professional if you have any medical or health questions and concerns.