What is PMS?

Contrary to popular belief, PMS doesn’t stand for Pretty Mean Sistah. It’s pre-menstrual syndrome. Most women experience some physical or emotional changes prior to their periods. Your breasts might be sore, or you might cry over a heartstring-pulling commercial.


Headaches, bloating and food cravings are all symptoms of PMS, too. To ward off PMS, try exercising regularly and limiting your intake of salt, caffeine and sugar. Eat a balanced diet, including fruits and vegetables, protein and carbohydrates.

PMS actually disappears once your period starts (hence, the “pre” in pre-menstrual). Sorry, you can only blame a foul mood on PMS for the seven days leading up to your period. The rest of the time, just chalk it up to those bad burritos in the cafeteria.

12/21/2009 7:01:00 AM
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