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How soon does your PMS start?

I am about 7 days away from getting my period -- and already the numbers on the scale have gone up and I just started craving chocolate and salt. Is this normal? Does that mean I can look forward to only 2 good weeks per month?

Mon. Aug 28, 2:40pm

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Are you young and just started getting your period? Or are you asking because you just developed cravings and weight gain suddenly around your cycle? Yes, it's normal. Most women fluctuate in their weight before and during their cycle and cravings can vary in that time. Exercise and keeping your diet healthy should heed off the intensity of the cravings. I personally become nauseated a week before my period (I think it's a hormonal fluctuation) and then I crave chocolate and sweets a few days prior and a few days into my cycle. Being on the pill has helped tremendously with cramping and such. I usually only end up with 1 day of bloating. As a teenager my periods were pretty miserable.
Look at it this way - we have an excuse to eat chocolate :)

Monday, August 28, 2006, 2:51 PM

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for the op: there are lots of threads on this topic. if you type in "period" in the search window, you will find lots of info.

that said, i get my first symptoms the week before i'm due. it used to be not until the day before or the day of, but as i've gotten older, the time i spend dealing with my monthly has increased...yay

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:09 PM

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I start the bloat about a week before my period. But, it comes on gradually, and then it goes away pretty quickly, during the first day or two of my period. So, really, it's only 1 "bad" week weight-wise. I always lose during my period.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:25 PM

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PMS for the next coming period starts about 3 days after the last one ends...hahah no really sometimes it feels that way... Some symptoms start up about 2 weeks before Aunt Flow shows, other symptoms do not come about til 7-3 days before.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:31 PM

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