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i know these symptoms are normal but...

okay so i know that headaches, extreme hunger, etc are normal pms symptoms, but i was just curious how soon before your period it's normal to have them? i usually start getting these symptoms sometimes up to two weeks before my period is expected. my period is due in a week and i literally have the worst migraine. on some forums i've read women don't get pms symptoms until a few days before their periods. sometimes i feel like my period just ended and i'm already pmsing again!! am i a freak of nature? haha
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replied January 4th, 2017
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PMS is medically defined as just a day or two before your period.

It sounds like it is cycle related, but not neccisarily strictly PMS.
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replied August 7th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i understand your concern.PMS symptoms startfive to 11 days before menstruation and typically go away once menstruation begins.It's related to a change in both sex hormone and serotonin levels at the beginning of the menstrual cycle. They usually stop afteryour period starts.The symptomsofPMS canbe very similar to those of early pregnancy. So it's all normal, don't worry.

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