Common PMS Symptoms – What are yours?

PMS stands for (Premenstrual syndrome), but did you know that a syndrome is a collection of symptoms associated to a single cause which in this case is premenstration.

In addition, PMS is sometimes referred to as PMT (Premenstrual Tension) but this is actually incorrect as tension is one of the many symptoms associated with PMS.

PMS has over 100 recorded symptoms and they can be classified in the following way:


Some common symptoms are listed below, but can you add to the list?

Weight gain


Mood swings
Decreased esteem
Difficulty in concentrating


Appetite change/food craving

Please add your comments to this post, it would be really great to hear about your experiences!

6 thoughts on “Common PMS Symptoms – What are yours?

  1. My good friend has made me aware of your blog, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge its really helpful to help my own situation. I’m trying to overcome my PMS I’m finding it really difficult to deal with at the moment. Thank you


    • Hey,

      Thank you for your feedback…. It’s lovely to know this site is helping and please do let me know if you would like a post on a certain area of PMS, as I would be more then happy to do this! Chrissie – HappyMonth 🙂


  2. Hi, i’m really struggling at the moment, pms is affecting my family life big time. I have a 12 yr old who has just started her periods and has been showing symptoms of pms for about 12months, we are clashing! Any advice?


    • Hi, thanks for your comment…….Yes, this is a common problem and thankfully one that can be solved with a little bit of time and commitment to a number of the tips and techniques mentioned on this blog.

      The biggest piece of advice I can give you is that when we are children, we learn our behaviour from our parents…. For example, if a mum suffers with a bad back when she is stressed, it is highly likely that her child will also suffer with a bad back in the same situation and similarly, this can happen with PMS.

      This means that your daughter is more than likely unconsciously learning her response to PMS from you.

      So the first step in easing the situation between you and your daughter is fully focusing on reducing your PMS symptoms first…. which will lead to an improvement in your relationship with your daughter.

      Please let me know if I can help further!
      Chrissie 🙂


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