Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has a wide variety of symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression. It's estimated that as many as 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome.
Symptoms tend to recur in a predictable pattern. But the physical and emotional changes you experience with premenstrual syndrome may vary from just slightly noticeable all the way to intense.
Causes--Exactly what causes premenstrual syndrome is unknown, but several factors may contribute to the condition:
·         Cyclic changes in hormones. Signs and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome change with hormonal fluctuations and disappear with pregnancy and menopause.
·         Chemical changes in the brain. Fluctuations of serotonin, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that is thought to play a crucial role in mood states, could trigger PMS symptoms. Insufficient amounts of serotonin may contribute to premenstrual depression, as well as to fatigue, food cravings and sleep problems.
·         Depression. Some women with severe premenstrual syndrome have undiagnosed depression, though depression alone does not cause all of the symptoms.
Symptoms-The list of potential signs and symptoms for premenstrual syndrome is long, but most women only experience a few of these problems.
Emotional and behavioral symptoms-Tension or anxiety, Depressed mood, Crying spells, Mood swings and irritability or anger, Appetite changes and food cravings,Trouble falling asleep (insomnia), Social withdrawal, Poor concentration
Physical signs and symptoms-Joint or muscle pain, Headache, Fatigue, Weight gain related to fluid retention, Abdominal bloating, Breast tenderness, Acne flare ups,Constipation or diarrhea,


SEPIA 200-CM- Sepia is the top l Homeopathic treatment for premenstrual syndrome. The main aspect which is covered by Sepia is treatment of irritability in women with PMS. This Homeopathic medicine is of great help for women who suffer from extreme irritability a few days before periods. Irritability is mostly accompanied by an aversion to indulge in any kind of physical or mental labour. PMS with marked indifference to words the loved ones. Tearfulness difficulty in concentrating , a desire to get away from everything, extreme anger, fits of screaming  are present .Here, Sepia acts as a  remedy to calm the minds of women suffering from irritable conditions. A special symptom that needs mention is bearing down pains in uterus accompanying mental irritability. In most of the women requiring Homeopathic medicine Sepia, some sort of irregularity in their menstrual cycle or periods is often found. The skin of the patient is oily and desire for salty or very sweet food. Pimples are associated with menses.

IGNATIA 200--Ignatia is a  Homeopathic medicine that is very beneficial for treatment of PMS and is the best remedy for depression and mood swings in women with PMS. Ignatia can be taken by all women suffering from a sad and depressed emotional state before periods. Along with sadness, there is an aversion to company. Such women desire to be left alone and keep on weeping for long. Women who experience sudden mood swings prior to their menstrual cycle can also benefit by the use of  Ignatia. The mood suddenly changes from joy to sadness and Ignatia is the best natural remedy.

PULSATILLA 200-CM- Pulsatilla is of great help for women with increased sensitivity towards every little thing during PMS. The smallest of things tend to affect women deeply and they also start to weep over little, insignificant issues. They start to cry in public and usually feel better when offered sympathy. Open air makes them feel good. The women who can benefit from Pulsatilla may also have the problem of suppressed or delayed menses frequently. In most cases, there is also a total absence of thirst for water. Tendency to gain weight before menses and possibly headache, nausea, and dizziness

LACHESIS 200-CM-Lachesis is the top medicine  for women suffering from pain in various parts of the body as part of PMS. Such women experience pains a few days before the expected date of periods. Excessive headache stands out and as the periods begin to flow, all the pains vanish. The most prominent mental state is of talking to an extreme extent and there may also be an extreme heated up sensation in body. The heated feeling is accompanied by an aversion to wear tight clothing.

CONIUM MAC 200-CM--Conium is the best  remedy for treating breast tenderness in women as part of Premenstrual Syndrome. Conium is very beneficial for women who undergo swelling, enlargement and pain in breast before their periods. The pain gets worse by touching. Along with pain, the breast also becomes hard.

CALCAREA CARB 200-CM—PMS with fluid retention particularly swollen tender breasts , painful joints, lack of energy , depression , tearfulness, irritability, anxiety and fear of insanity

BRYONIA 30-In Bryonia there is  excessive heaviness and pain in breasts before menses. The pain is accompanied by the need to hold the breast to get some relief.In Bryonia  constipation is associated with pms.

MELILOTUS Q--Melilotus is  an excellent remedy for  relieving headache occurring as a part of Premenstrual Syndrome. Melilotus can be used when the headache occurs with vomiting some days before periods. The head feels extremely heavy and full. As the menstrual flow begins, the head pain and heaviness vanish.

CARBO VEG 30, CHINA 30--Both Carbo veg and China are excellent remedies  for pms with symptoms of bloating are very effective in giving immediate relief . Both are best suited for women who have a distended abdomen   before menses. Eating is followed by extreme heaviness and distension in abdomen. This is accompanied by excessive gas in abdomen. The accumulation of wind in abdomen may also lead to pain. The women may also experience vomiting, which usually contains undigested food.

SILICEA 30--Silicea is the  remedy for extreme constipation before menses. Silicea is very beneficial for women who have great difficulty in passing stool or poop. A lot of straining is required in order to pass stool. The stool even slips back after being partially expelled.  Silicea helps in easy expulsion of stool without putting in much effort.

NUX VOMICA 30-Nux Vomica is helpful  when the urge to pass stool is very frequent. But the stool passed is very scanty and unsatisfactory. This can be accompanied by pain in abdomen.

BOVISTA 30-Bovista is the best remedy for diarrhoea  before menses. Bovista is of great help for all those women who pass loose stool before periods. The women may also experience heavy bleeding and Inter Menstrual Bleeding episodes

NATRUM MUR 200- Natrum Mur is an effective remedy for women  with pimples who are mainly reserved in nature. They may have weeping episodes while alone. Craving for salt may be found in women requiring Natrum Mur.

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