Until a few decades ago, this part of human psychology was pretty much undiscovered. Many false theories were floating around the medical community. Nobody could exactly pinpoint the causes and explanations of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS has only recently been given the attention it deserves. Now we are armed with a plethora of medical knowledge about the subject so we know what to expect. PMS affects somewhere between 80-90% of women. Not all women experience the symptoms at the same intensity. It is especially hard to deal with the psychological side of the problem. Premenstrual syndrome is due to a hormonal imbalance that occurs five to ten days before the period. There are a whole plethora of symptoms that you might face on a daily basis, around 200 have been associated with PMS by different women. It's not easy to go through all that, so knowledge can be the best weapon.
Your body is preparing to shed the lining of the uterus. Thus, it will need all the strength it can muster to go through the process. For some women, their energy levels plummet around this time and both mental and physical challenges may seem difficult. This is no reason to worry. During this period, be sure to relieve yourself from all unnecessarily tiring activities. If you need to be active, eat some nuts or simple carbs. That should give you more than enough energy.
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