Stress for Women: How to Ditch PMS -- for Good
Bloat. Mood swings. Stress. Pimples: Just a few of the less-than-welcome health symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Send them packing with these six strategies
Get pain reliefCertain over-the-counter treatments -- Advil to Aleve, Motrin to Midol -- may help to relieve some of your PMS symptoms, reducing the inflammation and swelling. Always follow the directions for use on the pill box, and avoid taking them for extended periods of time or on an empty stomach. In addition, natural remedies -- like warm compresses or heating pads/blankets -- help, especially with abdominal cramping. You can also try massages, meditation and stretching (like Yoga).