Glossary On Symptoms

The symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are very variable in type, intensity and duration from patient to patient. In addition, the symptoms may vary even in the same patient from time to time, being mild at some times or severely disabling at other times. PMS symptoms may interfere with their daily activities. Some of the common complaints are listed here:

Physical symptoms:

  • Weight gain, bloated feeling
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Acne
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Too much or too little of sleep
  • Cravings for certain foods like sweets, etc.
  • Overeating
  • Headache
  • Lower backache

Mental symptoms:

  • Irritability, aggression
  • Tearfulness, spells of crying
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Disinterest in sex
  • Social withdrawal
  • Trouble in concentrating
  • Impulsiveness
  • Anxiety
  • Oversensitivity
Premenstrual Syndrome