Self Quiz: Do You Suffer from PMS?

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The most commonly experienced PMS symptoms are those that affect a woman’s emotional well-being and energy level, including premenstrual fatigue.

Other common symptoms include food cravings, bloating, headaches, and skin changes.

Check the symptoms and risk factors that pertain to your PMS pattern. If you have moderate to severe symptoms, you may want to consult with a health care professional.


  • Nervous tension
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety or headache
  • Craving for sweet or salty foods
  • Increased appetite
  • Pounding Heart
  • Fatigue
  • Tremulousness
  • Depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Crying
  • Sleeplessness
  • Weight gain
  • Swelling of extremities
  • Breast tenderness
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Oily skin
  • Oily hair pimples

You are at risk of PMS if you are:

  • Over the age of 30 (the most severe symptoms occur in women in their 30′s and 40′s)
  • There is significant emotional stress in your life
  • You have suffered side effects of birth control pills (women who are unable to tolerate the pill seem to be more likely to get PMS)
  • You have difficulty maintaining a stable weight
  • You do not exercise
  • You have had a pregnancy complicated by toxemia
  • You have children (the more children the more severe the symptoms)

For more information about eliminating symptoms of PMS naturally, see my book Dr. Susan’s Solutions: The PMS Cure  available on AmazonAmazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble and iTunes.

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