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natural remedies for hormonal DD - advice needed

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runner2 Fri 08-Jan-16 19:49:42

DD, aged 15, has in recent months experienced low mood and anxiety around the time of her period. Can anyone recommend any natural or homeopathic remedies - or vitamins perhaps? - tried and tested on their own DDs, and which are readily available over the counter? Thanks.

specialsubject Fri 08-Jan-16 19:52:34

homeopathic remedies come out of the tap. It's a lie.

herbal medicine becomes known as conventional medicine once proved to work. Why not take her to see a doctor with this entirely valid problem?

vitamins are from food. Random taking of herbal meds could actually make things worse. Conventional medicine is tried and tested.

RockinHippy Wed 13-Jan-16 10:56:13

Any chance that she might be low in vitamin B12? - vegan/vegetarian? Family history of Pernicious Anaemia, Gastric trouble that might result in absorption problems or even a parasite ??

This can cause these problems & eventually more, especially during menstruation

If there's no chance that it's an absorption problem & she just doesn't eat a lot of animal produce,(including dairy etc) then she might benefit from a B complex supplement - though don't give her any supplements containing B12 if there is any chance that is cause by poor absorption as she needs to have her blood tested & supplements will skew the blood test results (I made that mistake with my own daughter)

That said, we found that B Complex & 5htp together helped a lot with my daughters anxiety & sleep issues, though her anxiety is constant, so you might want to try Bvits & something like starflower oil first

Good luck

RockinHippy Wed 13-Jan-16 10:58:04

Sorry, social - many herbal remedies pare tried & tested for CENTURIES & DO work

RockinHippy Wed 13-Jan-16 10:58:39

special - damned autocorrect grin

BertrandRussell Wed 13-Jan-16 11:02:36

Take her to the doctor.

Homeopathy doesn't work.

Any herbal remedy that does work, and some apparently do, will be as full of "chemicals" and as prone to side effects as anything else.

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