Most women fly high on the swing set of mood swings, whether they like it or not. There’s really no way of avoiding the ride. Do you remember swinging on an actual swing in elementary school? The swing sets felt so invigorating and the rhythmic back and forth and hair in and out of your piggy tail hair made you wait in line to get a piece of the wonderful swinging sensation.
Swinging as a woman now comes with its major downsides. Many women experience dizziness while being thrust back and forth through the air. Swinging is no longer a sought after event in adulthood.
Mood swings are also something women do not enjoy. Three out of four women experience mood swings related to their premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The moods can range from anger, irritability, sadness or other “moody” symptoms that can change suddenly and without warning. You can read more about PMS here.
Often times, the mood swings are due to fluctuations in your hormone levels prior to your period (about 1 to 2 weeks before the arrival of your period). It can also be attributed to changes in your chemicals in your brain. Symptoms can also be aggravated by certain lifestyle choices.
- Unhealthy diet can increase PMS symptoms. Try to avoid salty foods.
- Drinking caffeinated drinks such as coffee and sodas can exacerbate your PMS symptoms.
- Avoid carbonated or energy drinks during PMS to help avoid symptoms.
If you experience menstrual problems beyond the normal mood swings, contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. today.