I fully know this is a minefield, but here are the results of some recent scientific studies... So I pose the question; IS PMS REAL OR A MYTH???
According to a new study of other studies . . . yeah, I know how annoying that sounds . . . PMS just might be a MYTH.
--A team out of the University of Otago in New Zealand reviewed 47 different scientific studies on PMS.
--And only 15% of the studies found that "classic" PMS is real. Meaning a woman's mood got worse as her time of the month approached, then got better once it started.
--Another 38% of the studies found that premenstrual syndrome is really just menstrual syndrome . . . so, a woman's mood does get worse, but it doesn't go away as soon as her period starts.
--Of the rest of the studies, another 38% found there's no association between a woman's mood and her cycle . . . and 9% found a woman's worst moods happen OUTSIDE of the traditional PMS period.
--So if 85% of studies have found that classic PMS doesn't really exist . . . why is it still such a widespread idea? The researchers think it may be psychological. If you BELIEVE your mood swings badly right before your period, it's more likely to happen.