Is PMS common?

Yes. According to PMS advisory group NAPS, PMS can occur in any woman during childbearing years. It estimates that as many as 30% of women can experience moderate to severe PMS, with 5%–8% suffering severe PMS, equivalent to around 800,000 women in the UK. 

PMS is most likely to happen at when there is significant hormonal change, such as puberty, starting/stopping the oral contraceptive pill, after pregnancy, with pre-eclampsia, post-natal depression, sterilisation or termination.

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