Multiple sclerosis, commonly known as MS, affects around 100,000 people in the UK. The condition causes your immune system to mistake myelin, the coating that protects your nerves, for a foreign body and attack it. Most people with MS are diagnosed in their 40s or 50s, but many will notice their first symptoms years before they receive a diagnosis.
Pre-menstrual syndrome is the name given to a collection of physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the two weeks prior to your period. If you are one of the 8% of women who experience PMS severe enough to affect your daily activities and quality of life you may wonder if you will still experience symptoms if you begin using a form of hormonal contraception. If you aren’t taking any form of hormonal contraception, symptoms of PMS go away when you start your period, or by the time it finishes.