Useful Tips To Control PMS
The famous phrase - “That time of the month” is extremely popular in the lady circle, and now has started becoming popular in the men’s circle too!
And it must not come as a surprise to you when your head is nothing less than a rollercoaster of emotions and you feel like the world is falling apart. Welcome to the PMS or the Pre Menstrual Syndrome. PMS typically is a condition that you feel before you get your chums. It’s a series of physical, mental and behavioural changes one goes through that are a sign of the periods to come. PMS can occur anytime between one week to two days before periods and can really take a toll on your daily functioning cycle.
So here’s what you can do to control it! -
1. Be aware - Always check with the doctor, for what you feel is PMS but what if it isn’t? Thyroid conditions and various anxiety disorders can imitate the PMS symptoms so be assured! Start maintaining a diary, to note down exactly when you feel the emotional stress!
2. Meal tracking - As much as PMS is a phase that completely channelises your inner food gods to be on fire, you must know that items such as carbs and sugars must be had in moderation. So go easy on that chocolate mouse or that large pizza that’s tempting the life out of you.
3. Caffeine and Alcohol - Go easy on the caffeine and alcohol and you will know how these items will help you NOT PMS badly. Getting sleep is the most important, never underestimate the power of a good nap!
4. Sweet tooth or exercise? - Remember that the bar of chocolate you want to finish is just going to give you temporary satisfaction and not permanent relief, while 30 minutes of exercise may feel like death is sitting on your face while doing it, it’ll actually prove to be extremely beneficial in the long run.
Distract yourself - PMS symptoms can take a backseat when you have successfully distracted yourself from them and distract yourself from the deadly PMS days!