Docs define premenstrual syndrome (PMS) as having symptoms that interfere with normal life and relationships, beginning about 5 days before your period and lasting as long as 4 days after it begins. Some women with PMS (at least 1 in 20) define it as 4 days of hell. (Their partners and families may agree.) Others define it as Perpetual Munching Spree, Pardon My Sobbing, or Pissy Mood Syndrome. WHATever! Next time you're PMS-ing, try one of these remedies to lift your spirits, ease your aches, and deflate your ankles as well as make you feel more like yourself and less like your evil twin.
|Bloating and swelling||Limit salty foods for as much as 2 weeks before your period starts. Take this quiz to find out how sodium savvy you are.|
|Cramping||Exercise. Really. Do anything aerobic (dance, bike, jog, play singles tennis) for at least 30 minutes most days of the week . . . and not just|