Do ya get majorly moody when Aunt Flo comes to call? We
feel ya. Luckily, there’s a cure for what ails ya…
Some girls’ hormonal changes mess with the brain’s serotonin,
a hormone that improves moods. The result? A gloom ’n’ doom attitude.
“Avoid caffeine. It can make you a little more anxious, and
that can make mood swings worse,” Dr. Hirsch says. Studies find that calcium
might help prevent crankiness during PMS, so make sure you’re getting your
three cups a day of dairy. Get plenty of sleep, and stay active. “Exercise will
help your mood,” Dr. Hirsch adds. And it can’t hurt to warn your friends and
family when PMSing—they’ll know not to take your crabby ’tude personally.
BY MELISSA PERKINS ON 2/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN period 101, be period prepared, PMS