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PMS Food Cravings - Ask the Doctor Q & A
During PMS I get irritability that turns into anger. Also my eating habits get out of control, because I could probably eat anything and everything. I'm usually very structured and controlled about my diet, or I try to be. But I've noticed that premenstrually, I have cravings that are ridiculous. Do you think it's PMS?
Carolyn, I hope you know that you're not alone! Millions of women have these kinds of PMS symptoms. In fact, your question relates to three of the most common ones: Food cravings, irritability, and anger. It's also common for PMS to get in the way of establishing healthy routines as regards diet and exercise. Yes it does sound like PMS. Our self-assessment quiz is a great place to start to get a better sense of how severe your symptoms really are.