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PMS and pain summary

Published on
11 Apr
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Most of us who’ve experienced PMS will be familiar with uncomfortable symptoms like cramping and headaches. Although PMS is different for everyone, tenderness and pain are very common in the luteal phase (those two weeks leading up to our period).

The most common types of pain experienced during PMS/PMDD are:

  • Hormone headaches and menstrual migraines
  • Joint, muscle, and back pain
  • Abdominal pain and uterine cramps
  • Breast pain and nipple sensitivity

Non-cyclical pain, that is, pain that doesn’t subside once you get your period, could be an indicator of an underlying medical condition. Understanding your body and what is ‘normal’ for you can help you identify any out-of-the-ordinary changes. If you’re experiencing severe pain, cyclical or not, it’s important to seek advice from a healthcare professional.

Let’s look at the causes of PMS and PMDD pain and what treatments can help.

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