Diary: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be associated with a wide range of symptoms. Most of them are non-specific. In other words, they can also be caused by many other medical conditions.
Signs of PMS may include breast tenderness, abdominal pain, headaches and mood swings, as well as trouble sleeping or concentrating, irritability, anger, achy joints and water retention.
To find out whether there is actually a link between these problems and your menstrual cycle, it can be helpful to keep a diary – ideally for at least two to three months. This can also be useful when preparing for a doctor’s appointment.