Pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimm is often asked about which over-the-counter medications are best suited for women who are suffering from PMS symptoms.
Common symptoms of PMS, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, include emotional symptoms such as irritability, tearfulness, loss of temper, mood swings and aggression, as well as physical symptoms like migraines or headaches, swollen ankles, bloating and swelling, weight gain and breast tenderness.
Irritability related to PMS can often be the result of uncomfortable physical symptoms. Marla Ahlgrimm says that a few of these symptoms include joint aches, bloating, breast tenderness, headaches and menstrual cramps. The irritability may also subside by treating symptoms with over-the-counter medications.