Other name: Pre-menstrual tension (PMT)
Premenstrual syndrome is a combination of physical, psychological and behavioral symptoms caused by several factors including changes in hormone levels and brain chemicals. In most women, it occurs 1 to 2 weeks before the period and usually ends when the period begins.
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine and sertraline (to treat the more serious symptoms)
NSAIDS to relieve muscle and joint pain