There is no shortage of PMS medications on the market available to women. Some of them claim to treat all symptoms, others only a couple but just a few provide any lasting relief with the monthly cramping and emotional symptoms.
Physicians often prescribe PMS medications without regard for their numerous side-effects. You can’t blame women for attempting to find relief as quickly as possible from the debilitating symptoms and taking the advice of their caregivers. However, there are other options that do more than simply treat the symptoms. First, let’s look at the more common forms of PMS medications and their drawbacks. Then, we will discuss a safer treatment for PMS relief that lasts!
OTC PMS Medications
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of PMS, you’re no stranger to grabbing the nearest box of painkillers at the pharmacy. The problem is many women tend to over medicate in an effort to treat their symptoms as quickly as possible. As a result, many potential side effects can arise.
A few of the most common are:
- Heart problems
- Digestive problems
It’s not uncommon for a woman to experience the exact symptoms they are attempting to treat with OTC PMS medication. The frustration of experiencing side-effects with medication that was supposed to help can push many women to seek a prescription from their doctor.
Doctor’s Prescription for PMS
While it may seem like a good decision for a woman to seek more powerful medications to treat their symptoms, these drugs can often have even harsher side-effects!
Let’s examine a couple of the more commonly prescribed medications for PMS:
The Pill has a long history of being used as a drug for the treatment of PMS. However, the way it accomplishes relief occurs in a somewhat haphazard manner that just doesn’t work for all women. Birth control works by interfering with the natural menstrual cycle a woman is supposed to experience. When this cycle is blocked, some women find relief while others have extreme side effects. These side effects are often similar to regular PMS symptoms but present themselves in a more exacerbated state.
A common symptom of serious PMS is feelings of helplessness and anxiety. As a result, some doctors prescribe antidepressants to women experiencing severe PMS. The problem is that most antidepressants are not specifically formulated to treat PMS and as a result can cause increased thoughts of suicide!
Another painful symptom of PMS is the disruption of the digestive system. This can lead to painful bloating and dramatic weight fluctuations. These severe symptoms can cause a physician to prescribe any number of water pills meant to increase the need to urinate profusely. This forced dehydration coupled with the weight fluctuations can cause dangerous heart arrhythmias and even organ failure.
Where to Turn?
All of the medications aimed at women for the treatment of the symptoms of PMS can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, the few that we mentioned can have nasty side-effects are not the exception but the norm. If you want natural PMS relief from care that is safe, natural, and effective, consider this alternative treatment.
Avoiding PMS Medications with Chiropractic Care
The symptoms of PMS are well-documented and crippling. When attempting to treat PMS, it makes sense to try to eliminate the root cause instead of just reaching for a stop-gap solution.
There have been amazing results in treating PMS without medications with one method that has proven itself effective in allowing women to avoid shuddering at the sight of a calendar, realizing that time of the month is coming.
Believe it or not, the treatment of PMS is an increasingly popular reason women go see a chiropractor. This is because chiropractic has proven itself to be effective in solving the problem at the source. Chiropractors are not interested in a temporary solution, they are interested in healing you. The science is clear - regular chiropractic care can treat the symptoms of PMS without the use of medications.
Chiropractors will rely on their expertise to adjust your spinal column. When the spine is aligned, your spinal muscles are able to better grow and support the body in the correct manner. This results in a woman’s body being able to handle the stress associated with their menstrual cycle much more easily.
A misalignment of any degree is enough to throw a woman’s body out of balance, this leads to a breakdown in communication between the spine and the brain. This breakdown in communication can result in certain parts of the body not functioning at their peak, in the case of PMS it is the improper alignment of the spinal column preventing a woman’s body from being able to handle the premenstrual stress. The symptoms of PMS are simply your body letting you know it is under pressure and needs help. Luckily, chiropractors are able to solve the problem through safe, natural adjustments to your spine.
If you think that chiropractic care is a better treatment option for your PMS symptoms than medications alone, contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today. You can overcome PMS without the use of harmful medications, so start your treatment today!