Before I start writing about PMS remedies, I have to make an important admission: I’m a man, and as such, I am unable to know what PMS really is like. All that I write here about explaining the experience of PMS comes from the accounts of many women that I talked to and was able to help with PMS.
Many women are more attuned to their needs – both physical and emotional – and have a heightened level of sensibility. This can actually be a good and very positive thing – a strong and accurate sense of intuition can is a blessing that very few men are ever able experience. However, it surely doesn’t feel like a blessing at all, but rather like a curse.
It’s an experience that can be very different for different women – for some, it’s just a couple of annoying days, but for others with severe PMS symptoms, it can turn live into a living hell. Also, for the same woman, it can be different in different months. Some months may be mild, while other months may be terrible.
Among the symptoms of severe PMS are:
- Breast Swelling and Tenderness
- Extreme mood swings
- Premenstrual depression
- Mental confusion
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Food cravings
- Abdominal bloating
- Weight gain from water retention
- Stomach upset
- Swelling of the face, hands, ankles
- Crying spells
- Anxiety, irritability, anger
- difficulty falling asleep (insomnia)
Every women that suffers from premenstrual depression knows that it is not just a small thing that will be over in a couple of days. It really impacts the quality of your life, and you should not simply “accept that things are the way they are”. It’s not normal to feel this way – you can and should do something about it, because you don’t deserve to feel that bad.
Some doctors prescribe medication like anti-depressants, diuretics and birth-control pills to women with severe PMS. However, this rarely helps to actually improve PMS but is simply a way to cover up the symptoms. And in the long run, it can cause more trouble and worsen your problems.
There are many different natural PMS remedies – herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, calcium, magnesium, evening primrose oil, and so on. Hypnosis helps to make all of these more effective, because it takes an important part of your body into consideration that all of these leave out: your mind and your psyche. This is a mighty friend when it comes to treating PMS.
It’s also a good idea to avoid certain foods and beverages during PMS. If possible, stay away from caffeine. Caffeine is known to worsen breast tenderness. If you have trouble with bloating, edema or dizziness. Eat more often, and eat small portions – this can help to stabilize blood sugar levels. Specially if you have swollen hands, feet, face or ankles, avoid salt to reduce fluid retention.
Unfortunately, there isn’t really a cure for PMS. A cure would mean that you can do something to never be bothered by PMS symptoms again.
But hypnosis offers natural PMS relief – you can use the power of your mind to help you feel better and lessen PMS symptoms.