Hormonal Imbalance and PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the single, most common complaint of premenopausal women. For most women, PMS begins in the premenopausal years, around the mid-thirties (but it can start much earlier), and becomes increasingly severe as they get older.

The most common symptoms related to PMS are; bloating, water retention, weight gain, breast tenderness, breast lumpiness, headaches, cramps, heavy bleeding, irregular periods, fatique, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, anger and rage, loss of libido, and poor sleep patterns.

PMS symptoms occur 2 weeks before menstruation. Usually symptoms will completely disappear by the first day of menstruation, however, some women experience symptoms a few days into their period.

Please see the Estrogen Dominance page for more information on how natural progesterone can help you with your PMS symptoms.