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calcium supplement

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lauriedriver Thu 17-Jan-13 17:21:29

I suffer with terrible pmt, terrible is probably the understatement of the century!!!

I'm hell to live with once a month, have awful moodswings & can't control my emotions.

I've been doing a bit of research & read that calcium supplements have been proven to help with bad pmt.

I'm running up to Holland & Barrett tomorrow to get some, anyone else tried this? Has it made a noticable difference to your mood?

DoItToJulia Thu 17-Jan-13 20:15:54

My dsis used to really suffer. Iirc, she took a combo of evening prim and vit e to help. Not sure about calcium though.

Hope it helps!

longingforsomesleep Sat 19-Jan-13 15:00:12

laurie - I'd be wary of taking calcium supplements yourself. I'm meant to take daily doses of calcium and vitamin D as I have a high risk of developing osteoporosis. The down side of taking the calcium supplement is it can cause hardening of the arteries. My GP agreed that I would have a blood test every 6 months to ensure my calcium levels weren't too high.

Personally, I can't see how calcium could help with pmt but I've no medical background so shouldn't really comment! Why don't you talk to your GP about it?

mercibucket Sun 20-Jan-13 21:17:54

Have you googled the dangers of calcium supplements? I wouldn't rush to take them
Did you have blood tests done to check thyroid iron and hormones?

Willowisp Sun 20-Jan-13 22:00:12

I have very bad pmt & took magnesium & also Angus castus. I've also got starflower oil, which I understand has a higher gla.

Unfortunately I never remember to take them.

Something you could try is 5 htp. Also available from H&B, it's a serotonin booster, which did work for me, taking 1-3 capsules each day.

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