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How long for Evening Primrose Oil to start to work?

(12 Posts)
chonky Wed 16-Feb-05 12:53:19

I started taking EPO a month ago and feel slightly less PMTish this month Do I need to be more patient and give it a few months to kick in?

Twiglett Wed 16-Feb-05 12:55:42

yes

chonky Wed 16-Feb-05 12:57:41

drat - guess I just need to put up with being a monthly madwoman until then

BubblesDeVere Wed 16-Feb-05 13:08:37

Chonky I have been taking EPO + starflower for quite a few months now and feel no different, I am thinking of stopping taking them, but on the other hand, what if the change has been gradual and I get worse, at the minute I am still terrible and think that I could never have been worse.

Twiglett Wed 16-Feb-05 13:11:11

thought it built up over 6 months .. but might be wrong

crystaltips Wed 16-Feb-05 13:24:16

Corrr - what a swizz

I've been using it for about 3 weeks - what a pain that it takes so long - Anyone know of any other immediate results

BubblesDeVere Wed 16-Feb-05 13:47:36

Only thing I have felt that helps is REALLY REALLY strong painkillers (strongest ones they will give me) a wheat bag and a mug of steaming hot chocolate.

Twiglett Wed 16-Feb-05 13:48:13

getting pg?

chonky Wed 16-Feb-05 14:55:14

lol twiglett

Anyone tried magnesium tablets (I'm desperate!)?

crystaltips Wed 16-Feb-05 21:04:32

chonky - yup I'm on those !

I take :
St John's Wort
Evening Primrose
Magnesium

Hope this is safe

smileysarah Wed 16-Feb-05 22:06:09

Been taking EPO for 3 months and have now started to really noticed the difference. Also take Vit B1 as well. Both recommended by chemist.

pleaserewind Wed 16-Feb-05 22:42:06

I've been on epo for about 2 months...still waiting and i'm desperate too

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