There are many signs/symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and 3 of 4 women who menstruate have some sort of PMS. Some symptoms include mood swings, tender breasts, fatigue, food cravings, irritability, and depression. They can be predictable but can cause different physical and emotional changes that can go from intense to just barely noticeable. The problems do not need to control you.
There are ways to get treated or change your lifestyle to cope with PMS or manage/reduce the symptoms.
However, always see your doctor if you cannot function on a daily basis due to problems you think are associated with PMS.
Symptoms: Some women get all of these while some only experience a few of them.
The list of symptoms is quite long.
Emotional/behavioral signs and symptoms
Constipation or diarrhea
Mood swings, irritability or anger
Appetite changes, food cravings
Difficulty falling asleep (insomnia)
Lower concentration than normal
Weight gain due to fluid retention
Change in libido
Physical signs and symptoms
Joint or muscle pain