PMS is a party and a half, isn't it ladies? We break out, have crazy mood swings, crave sweet and salty treats, become exhausted, get major menstrual cramps, have headaches and backaches, and one of my personal favorites - get bloated.
Some women experience sore breasts too, but why is that?
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A week or so before you get your period, your body begins producing lots of estrogen and progesterone. Those hormones are what cause all these fun symptoms. During this time, your body retains water which is what causes you to become bloated. Rings, shoes, or pants may feel tight because your body swells with this extra water, which also makes your breasts swell. All that fluid forces your breast tissue to expand which stretches the nerves and causes that painful and achy feeling.
Soon after you get your period, the soreness should disappear but in the mean time, take an over-the-counter pain reliever or wear a more supportive bra so you're tucked in nice and tight.
Dear's Advice: If you suffer from bloating right before your period, cut down on salty foods - it's hard to do, especially with PMS, but well worth it in the long run.