Home > Medical > PMS Smoking cigarettes may worsen menstrual cramps Women who smoke cigarettes may be more likely to suffer from severe menstrual pain and to experience a worsening of pain if they smoke more. The link between PMS and migraines New research is linking oestrogen withdrawal to menstrual migraine. More rapid oestrogen decline may make women vulnerable to common triggers for migraine attacks such as stress, lack of sleep, foods and wine. The link between PMS, depression and suicidal thoughts The symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are similar to those of PMS, but generally more severe – and could include depression and even thoughts of suicide. Latest in PMS SEE: 14 facts about menstruation you might not know Did you know? The average woman will have 400 periods in her lifetime? This Menstrual Hygiene Day we bring you 14 facts about menstruation. Your severe symptoms might not be PMS When emotional instability just before your period starts impacting your work and daily life, it might be something other than PMS. Your vagina might be itchier around your period – here’s why We asked the experts what to do about it. This explains why you get clots in your period blood Should you be worried about all those clumps? load more Your PMS Guide Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a set of symptoms, ranging from weight gain and mood swings to depression, that some women get before their period. Learn more about common PMS causes, symptoms and treatment options. What is PMS? Symptoms of PMS Causes of PMS Diagnosing PMS PMS treatment Am I eating to control PMS?