Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms and Stages

Psychological Symptoms of PMS

It is characterized [4] by depression, tearfulness, resentment, forgetfulness, fatigue, weakness, a tendency to worry, and a reduction in urge for sex. Outbursts of anger, rage, irritability, and conflict often appear. All these signs of PMS before menstruation can occur against the background of insomnia, constipation, increased sensitivity to odors, and numbness of the hands. These symptoms are summarized below;

    • Anxiety, irritability, tearfulness, feelings of depression [5], sensitivity to odor;
    • Frequent and sudden mood swings;
    • Sleep problems – insomnia, constant nighttime awakenings, daytime sleepiness;
    • Loss of strength, numbness, lethargy, decreased libido, and passivity;
    • Absent-mindedness, difficulty concentrating [6], forgetfulness;