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Are you there, God? It’s me, wondering when I'll get my period.
by Staff
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:

  • DSM
  • PMT
  • MNP

One of the best ways to predict when your period will arrive is to track your:

  • fluid retention
  • PMS
  • ovulation

PMS occurs more in women with a history of:

  • weight fluctuations
  • depression
  • endometriosis

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:

  • 25 days
  • 30 days
  • 28 days

Speaking of when you'll get your period, which famous YA author wrote the book "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret."

  • Beverly Cleary
  • Judy Blume
  • S.E. Hinton

Another good way to keep track of milestones in your menstrual cycle is measuring your:

  • mood swings
  • weight gain
  • basal body temperature

In the days before your period, you can gain up to this amount of weight:

  • 1 kg
  • .5 kg
  • 2 kg

An unpleasant sign of an arriving period is this skin condition:

  • overly dry skin
  • oily skin
  • acne

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
  • hormone injections
  • antidepressants

Myth or fact: PMS makes you crave sugar.

  • myth
  • fact

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:

  • dysmenorrhea
  • PMDD
  • PMT

This mechanism in your body rises during the week before menstruation.

  • metabolism
  • heart rate
  • blood pressure

Many women know their period is on its way due to uncomfortable cramps. Cramps occur because of:

  • progesterone
  • estrogen
  • prostaglandins

Acne flare-ups are another sign your period is just around the corner. What percentage of acne-prone women experience breakouts before their periods?

  • 42 percent
  • 63 percent
  • 78 percent

PMS occurs most often in women aged:

  • late 20s to early 40s
  • teens to late 30s
  • early 20s to early 50s

This disease shares many symptoms with PMS.

  • lupus
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • bipolar disorder