Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of symptoms that appear every month around the time of a woman’s period. This leaflet summarises what we currently know about PMS, how it can overlap with M.E. symptoms, and the various treatment options that are available.
“Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) – also known as premenstrual tension and premenstrual disorder – is a collection of symptoms that appear every month around the time of a woman’s period.
“Some of these symptoms also occur in M.E. so it’s not surprising to find that a significant proportion of women with M.E. notice an exacerbation of their M.E. symptoms at this time.
“In fact, the NICE guideline on PMS notes that M.E. should be considered when making a diagnosis of PMS.
“This leaflet summarises what we currently know about PMS, how it can overlap with M.E., and the various treatment options that are available…”
Topics discussed in this leaflet, include:
- What is PMS?
- What causes PMS?
- What are the symptoms?
- Symptom severity
- Symptom overlap with M.E.
- PMS Diagnosis
- PMS Management
- PMS Drug Treatment Options
- Alternative and Complementary Treatments
- Self-Help Treatments
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
Please note this leaflet is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.