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Can PMS Occur In The Middle Of Your Period?



Question: Can PMS occur during the middle of your period? Currently I'm in the middle of menstruation, and I've had mood swings, urges to cry and migraine/cramps for the past three days. Is this PMS related as it's not before my period it's during?

Moxie: PMS, mood swings, cramps, migraines, crying spells, and all the other horrible things PMS and PMDD bring are caused by estrogen levels falling too low. You will feel this way anytime your estrogen gets low which is usually right before your period but if you generally have low estrogen levels, you will feel like crap most of...

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PMS: Where Dr. Hyman Gets It Wrong



Many people love Dr. Mark Hyman and being the Godfather of Functional Medicine, he has a real following of women and practitioners that look up to him for advice and direction. I’ve had the privilege to listen to Dr. Hyman lecture on numerous occasions over the past 15 years, and find most of his teachings enlightening with the exception of one, estrogen and estrogen deficiency conditions such as PMS.  Dr. Hyman talks about estrogen with little knowledge and clinical experience in advanced hormone therapies.  He's not a hormone specialist and prescribes very low doses for...

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