Monthly headaches, ravenous appetite, pimples and feeling down – does that sound familiar to you? From your own experience or your sister’s or your friend’s? Even if this is no comfort to you: 3 out of 4 women are affected by so-called pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) which occurs in the days before the period. The term PMS includes 150 different symptoms and every woman feels different. The positive side: There are many ways to do something about it! For more information see the general tips against period pain! To all boys: Just because your girlfriend is in a bad mood, she does not automatically suffer from PMS. Silly jokes such as “Are you getting your period again?” are totally inappropriate at all times!