Another noticeable change that women experience as their period nears is breast tenderness.
Changes in hormonal levels before menstruation trigger the enlargement of mammary glands and breast ducts. As a result, the breasts feel sore and tender. Some women also observe that the breast areas near their armpits have a “cobblestone” or “bumpy” feel.
Experts say that breast tenderness is most severe right before menstruation and improves during or after.
One of the most relatable signs of menstruation is fatigue.
When your period is about to start, you may experience sleep deprivation due to changes in your sleep-wake cycle and increased core temperature.
This can make you feel tired during the day, even when you’re not doing anything strenuous.
Furthermore, the shift from pregnancy preparation to menstruation causes a sudden drop in certain hormones. The sudden change also results in feelings of fatigue and weakness.
A lot of women associate the occurrence of their migraines with the beginning of their monthly period.
Furthermore, several studies revealed that migraines are 1.7 times more likely to occur about 2 days before the onset of menstruation for some women.
As with other pre-menstrual symptoms, the primary culprit for migraines is the change in hormonal levels.
Please note that women who are not prone to having migraines may experience mild headaches instead.
Believe it or not, but not all digestive symptoms happen because there’s an issue with your digestive system.