Doctors Lounge - Gynecology AnswersBack to Gynecology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/14/2017.
Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: PMS SYMPTOMS !!!!!!!!!!!
|Melani - Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:52 am||
Please could you tell me if it is normal in PMS to experience short breath and a tight chest.
I've had ECG's and x-rays done and all is well - my GP says that this is normal (????????????)
I've also found that sometimes my period pains come like waves, almost like contractions. When this happens I have extremely loose bowels and have to head for the loo at the most inopportune moments!! At these times all I can do is lay in a foetal position until the waves have passed.
is this normal for PMS ?
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:06 am||
About 150 symptoms and signs have been associated with PMS. The more common ones include:
a “bloated” feeling or temporary weight gain of a few pounds;
skin blemishes or acne;
swelling of hands and feet;
nausea or constipation, followed by diarrhea at the onset of menstruation;
increased thirst or appetite;
a craving for certain foods—especially sweets and items high in salt;
increased irritability or mood swings;
insomnia or fatigue;
forgetfulness or confusion;
feelings of anxiety or loss of control;
sadness or uncontrolled crying.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.