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Evening Primrose Oil to ease PMT?

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Does anyone have any experience of taking Evening Primrose Oil to help ease PMT?

I was on Microgynon for years but came off it after having DD 5 years ago and DH had a vasectomy. I thought the PMT would abate but if anything its got worse. 2 or 3 days before my perid I am snappy, irratable and exhausted.

If not EPO, then can anyone recommend anything else?

Blippybirthday Fri 27-Dec-13 13:52:55

Diet and exercise? I'm going to try it...

Megbeth Fri 27-Dec-13 14:19:12

It doesn't seem to work on mood. Seems to be better for bloating & tender breasts something to do with prostaglandins. I took it for months at the highest dose but it had no affect.
Keeping blood sugar levels constant seems to work for me. I also take a multivitamin for women.
Agnus Catus is supposed to balance the hormones. I haven't tried it though. Also B vitamins B6 in particular. Magnesium also.

Nellymay Fri 27-Dec-13 18:43:50

I had it for pmt I used to get moods bloating stress etc I was on a research programme at st Thomas's in London looking at the effectiveness of evening primrose for pmt and for me it really worked. I also had to take b6 B vit c vit and magnesium. I took 1000mg a day starting at about day 12 until my period. I'm talking in the past tense cause I'm past it now grin

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