Talk to your doctor if these changes don't provide some relief from your symptoms after a few menstrual cycles. He or she can prescribe medicine for problems such as bloating or for more severe PMS symptoms. For example, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
can relieve both physical and emotional symptoms. Low-estrogen birth control pills
may help relieve severe PMS or PMDD.
are taking medicine for PMS, talk with your doctor about birth control. Some
medicines for PMS can cause birth defects if you take them while you are