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You can­not elim­i­nate PMS, says Dr Seng Shay Way, a con­sul­tant ob­ste­tri­cian and gy­nae­col­o­gist, and re­pro­duc­tive en­docri­nol­o­gist from KM Seng’s OG Prac­tice, but th­ese life­style changes can help you man­age it.

1 Take cal­cium and vi­ta­min B6 Cal­cium may help re­lieve PMS symp­toms while vi­ta­min B6 may im­prove PMS-linked de­pres­sion. You’ll need 50-100mg a day.

2 Limit caf­feine, sugar and sodium at least be­fore your pe­riod, as th­ese are linked to ten­sion, anx­i­ety, fa­tigue and bloat­ing.

3 Ex­er­cise reg­u­larly It’s a mood-booster and helps re­lieve ten­sion and pain.

4 Man­age stress The stress makes PMS worse, and could make cop­ing with the symp­toms more dif­fi­cult.

5 Use non-pre­scrip­tion medicines Non-steroidal anti-in­flam­ma­tory drugs (NSAIDs) can help if you suf­fer from headaches, mus­cle pain or cramps. NSAIDs work best when taken at reg­u­lar dosage in­ter­vals dur­ing the time when you feel pre­men­strual pain, and within the first few days of men­strual bleed­ing. 6 Ask about the Pill In se­vere cases of PMS, the oral con­tra­cep­tive pill or an­tide­pres­sants can help.

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