Try to avoid habits that may make premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms worse.
The role of caffeine in PMS is not clear. It appears that women who have significant PMS symptoms tend to drink more beverages containing caffeine than women who do not have PMS symptoms. But a cause-and-effect relationship has not been established.
Some women report less breast tenderness after reducing caffeine. To see whether reducing your caffeine intake will decrease your PMS symptoms, try limiting how much caffeine you consume, for two to three menstrual cycles.
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