Feel Low After Your Period? Postmenstral Syndrome Could Be The Reason
As many as 75% of women experience premenstrual syndrome - negative symptoms before their periods, including mood swings, bloating, cramps, and breakouts. However, in the last few years there has been an increase in the number of women who experience postmenstrual syndrome or the persistence of unwanted symptoms long after their periods have finished.
Fertility specialist, Dr. Tanmoy Mukherjee notes that postmenstrual syndrome is “characterized by difficulty sleeping, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, and even motor symptoms that may manifest as clumsiness or lack of coordination. In the most severe cases, symptoms can look more like those associated with depression, such as highly abnormal sleep patterns, trouble concentrating, and low self-esteem.”
Since science hasn’t pinpointed an exact cause of postmenstrual syndrome, a definitive treatment hasn’t been determined either. However, Dr. Mukherjee says there are a number of ways he treats postmenstrual syndrome, with a focus on relief of symptoms. He often turns to an antidepressant prescription since depression is one of the more serious postmenstrual side effects women can experience. Dr. Muklherjee also suggests chiropractic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, light therapy, and acupuncture as alternative treatments for patients who wish to manage their symptoms without medication.
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