PMS seems to be less problematic
The last many months PMS has been mostly fine. Such a huge relief.
I get those awful PMS symptoms at a much reduced rate and for a shorter duration each month. It's much calmer in my head most month and that is such a relief.
There was a month earlier this year where my periods were late and I had more severe PMS symptoms during the extra few days during which I was waiting for my periods to arrive. It was like the old days when I used to get PMS really severely, where my head felt like it was being squeezed from the inside. This wasn't a literal feeling, but rather an emotional squeeze. I survived, as usual. But I am thankful that this was an anomaly, not the usual way for me these days. The severe PMS and late periods was most likely due to me feeling really stressed about things in my life. I don't think I was doing enough in terms of the vitamins, minerals, supplements and stress relief. And that has changed.
I am back to doing what I normally do to reduce my PMS symptoms:
- Good quality omega 3 fatty acids in the right ratio
- Protein at each meal, like boiled or fried eggs for breakfast, sometimes a protein shake when I am in a hurry (which had been too much previously)
- Lots of leafy green vegetables - organic
- Lots of berries - organic
- Different assortment of nuts each day - organic
- Vitamin C and zinc supplement
- Magnesium and other mineral supplement in micro levels
- Exercise every day for about an hour - a mixture of strengthening, cardio, flexibility and toning exercises on different days
- Some meditation for at least 10-15 minutes most days of the week
Organic foods are my preference, because when you have PMS or really any condition, the less chemicals you put in your body, the less you're stressing it.
And for those who think this isn't enough for PMDD - well it is. I had severe PMDD and I treated it with food, supplements, exercise and meditation and it worked. Medication isn't the answer. It only masks the symptoms while your body continues in its dysfunction.
Enjoy a PMS-free month!