Moderate, regular, aerobic exercise (1-2 miles of brisk walking 4-5 times/week) may decrease depression and pain symptoms
Reducing or eliminating salt and alcohol, especially in the luteal phase; eating small, frequent meas; increasing complex carbohydrates
C. Anxiolytics and antidepressants. Alprazolam (Xanax), 0.25-0.5 mg tid, given during the luteal phase only may relieve anxiety. Dependence is possible, but restricting the agent to the luteal period may help a subset of women.
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