FAQ - Premenstrual Syndrome
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Is PMS (premenstrual syndrome) a problem I have to learn to live with every month or is ther anything I can do

PMS is not a disease but a collection of symptoms. Still, there are many things you can try to alleviate your pain, discomfort and emotional distress. They include dietary changes, medication options and exercise. Ask your health care professional for more information.  (+ info)

Any Fruits/Drugs to reduce the symptons of Premenstrual Syndrome?

Hi, anytime its several days to my menstrual period, all my complexion changes especially my face and breasts. my face will not be bright anymore, it will look very dull and dark, I will not be happy, my breast will be big and heavy and my nipples will be aching. I will look gloomy, never be happy at all. When I ask my friends if they feel the same way, they will say no. Or is it because am still a virgin, that is why am having those symptons. What really can reduce those symptons, any fruits/drugs, whatever, am ready to do it. Please help me my dear friends.


This has nothing to do with your virginity. It sounds as if you may have an imbalance in your hormones and that is causing these symptoms. You need to be eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, reduce the amount of wheat in your diet, so cut out the breads and especially the cakes and biscuits. Use other grains, like rye, corm and oats, snack on nuts and seeds rather than biscuits. Oats are very good as they help you body remove any excess oestrogens in your system.

You should also think about some supplements, Efamol's Efamarine is a good oil, it contains evening primrose oil and fish oil, which will help with your skin and the sore breasts. You also need a good yeast free multi vitamin mineral supplement.  (+ info)

Is 12 days before my period is due to start too early to be having premenstrual cramping?

Right now I'm 4-5 days post ovulation and my period is due in 12 days. Could this be premenstrual cramping or could it be implantation?

i had the same cramping and i convinced myself it was premenstrual and yes it is too early...its implantation cramping mostlikely, take a pregnancy test.  (+ info)

Why do my premenstrual symptoms always feel like pregancy symptoms?

I am 23 years old. Every time around my period, I feel like I am pregnant, but I always get my period.
Why do my premenstrual symptoms almost exactly like pregnancy symptoms?
Is there anything I can do for this?
PS.- Birth control in not an option as per I have a condition that responds badly to it.

I have the same problem...you're not alone...pretty much every month I think I'm pregnant because the symptoms are almost the same.  (+ info)

What is the name of the syndrome that the person may appear to have facial characteristics of down's syndrome?

I previously watched a documentary about sufferers of a syndrome whose facial features appeared to be down's syndrome but it wasn't down's syndrome. The grow to be quite large adults and have special needs. Does anyone know the name of this condition?

Klinefelter syndrome  (+ info)

Are there different types of Down syndrome and what areas of the body does Down syndrome affect? ?

Also, are there any significant statistics related to Down syndrome? Has Down syndrome received any recent attention from the media? Are there any famous people that have Down syndrome.
Answer as many of the above questions as possible.

There are three types of Down syndrome, garden variety Trisomy 21, mosaicism and translocation.

Read more at:

Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome (English, Spanish, French)

There is a slide show that also incorporates videos of the featured 'More Alike than Different' cast at the National Down Syndrome Congress website:


And great information at the National Down Syndrome Society website:
Down Syndrome Fact Sheet

You might also enjoy

Margaret's Guide to Down Syndrome

For bios of actors with Down syndrome, see:

Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene


DS in Arts and Media


Michael Johnson


Sujeet Desai

Down Syndrome Links at the Family Village website

Check out this recent New York Times article:

The DNA Age: Prenatal Test Puts Down Syndrome in Hard Focus

Have fun with your research!
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What is so bad about having down syndrome?

I think people are a lot colder than they want you to believe. Too many pregnancies prediagnosed with down syndrome are terminated! Doctors tell people that their kid will be like some animal and people believe them. I've met my share of people with down syndrome, and they all seem pretty human to me. On top of that, they were all decent folks, which is a lot more than I can say for the general population. And how does knowing that unborn children are purged because of down syndrome affect those who were born and have down syndrome?

WOW!! I'm so glad that there are other people who's lives have been touched as mine has. See when I was 28 I gave birth to twin girls and one of them was born with Mosaic down syndrome. Of course, I didn't know much about it til now....and yes I was shocked. They are 14 months old now, and such a blessing as well as my two boys. My daughter is about 4 months behind in her milestones, but she is always so happy! Out of all my kids she is the easiest to handle.

It's always nice to have other people, who see that they are more alike, then different from the rest of us.  (+ info)

What is the syndrome called when you cannot feel physical pain?

I remember watching a show a long time ago, and this one little girl was born with a syndrome where she could never feel pain. If she fell on the floor and cut her knee, she wouldn't cry, whereas most children would.

What is this called? Is it a syndrome? Is it a medical condition? I just want to know what it's called, and I can do the research on it.

It is for a story I am writing but I don't entirely know what it is.

It's called "congenital insensitivity to pain"  (+ info)

Is it normal to have premenstrual cramps for a week and a half?

I haven't even got my period yet. I have been experiencing really bad cramps for a week and a half, almost two weeks.. and I had been spotting a week ago. It's very uncomfortable and I'm also having a lot of diarrhea (I usually do before/during my period). Is it normal to have these premenstrual cramps for this long?

FYI: Huge history of endometriosis in the family, and I am a virgin.

Well, that's not normal unless that happens to you every time. You really should see a doctor, just in case. ESPECIALLY if endometriosis runs in your family. Good luck.  (+ info)

What syndrome would someone have that the doctor would need to put them on bloodthinners?

My sister is 18 and just moved out here from MN to go to school. She has had many medical problems and been to several doctors. She recently told me that the doctor said there was something wrong with her blood and she needs to be put on blood thinners for the rest of her life. What syndrome could this be?

There are several, but the first that comes to mind is Factor-V (five).  (+ info)

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