Are you there, God? It’s me, wondering when I'll get my period.
Ladies, we've all been there. Caught unaware, usually away from home, those telltale cramps hit, and BOOM — you have your period. There are many ways to predict the arrival of your period. Take this quiz, and see how many you know.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is also known as:
One of the best ways to predict when your period will arrive is to track your:
PMS occurs more in women with a history of:
In the days before your period arrives, you may notice this symptom:
Your breasts get bigger.
Your teeth ache.
Your ears ring.
A woman's typical menstrual cycle is:
Speaking of when you'll get your period, which famous YA author wrote the book "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret."
Another good way to keep track of milestones in your menstrual cycle is measuring your:
basal body temperature
In the days before your period, you can gain up to this amount of weight:
An unpleasant sign of an arriving period is this skin condition:
overly dry skin
Symptoms of PMS improve:
during your period
when your period ends
when your period starts
If your periods are irregular, your doctor may recommend this solution:
birth control pills
Myth or fact: PMS makes you crave sugar.
When keeping track of your cycle, which day is Day One?
the first day of ovulation
the first day of the month
the first day of your period
Another good reason to know when your period is coming is:
to avoid scheduling any gynecological appointments
to avoid leaving the house for five days
to know when to stop using birth control
The more severe form of PMS is called:
This mechanism in your body rises during the week before menstruation.
Many women know their period is on its way due to uncomfortable cramps. Cramps occur because of:
Acne flare-ups are another sign your period is just around the corner. What percentage of acne-prone women experience breakouts before their periods?