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(19 Posts)
nutcracker Mon 30-May-05 20:58:45

Have noticed over the past few mths that I am awful in the few days before and during my period. Is there anything I can do ???

nutcracker Tue 31-May-05 09:00:03


Toothache Tue 31-May-05 09:02:42

Nutty - Try some Homeopathic remedies. Like Sepia. They lifted my mood and made me feel less lethargic when I was recovering from PND.

There are loads of different remedies for lots of different hormonal symptoms.

nutcracker Tue 31-May-05 09:04:07

Sepia, right thanks for that, will have a look when i'm out later.

charliecat Wed 01-Jun-05 13:55:40

Did you get anything Nutty? I cant recommend agnus castus enough. Has helped turn me from a raging monster into a placid kitten

pleaserewind Wed 01-Jun-05 14:06:16

i recently got boots monthly cycle supplement in a gold and yellow box, it has one capsule for each day and then an extra one to take aswell as for the week before your period. so far i would say that i still have some pmt but it is much milder.

Hausfrau Wed 01-Jun-05 14:25:35

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AtHomeMum Wed 01-Jun-05 16:02:24

Tried starflower oil capsules (MN recommednation a while back) & they definitely seem to be working - good luck

nutcracker Wed 01-Jun-05 16:07:53

Hi no didn't manage to get anything yesterday due to late buses etc etc.

Will have a browse on friday when I go shopping.

Thanks for all the suggestions

catgirl Wed 01-Jun-05 16:30:58

can I add a word of caution about agnus castus - I used it ages ago, and had the most awful side effects - didn't realise the two were related until I did more research - just bought them over the counter at a chemist - no one checked I was 'OK' to take them (should not take them if you are on the pill is one thing), if you are going down the homeopathic route, would strongly suggest seeing an expert.

nutcracker Wed 01-Jun-05 16:32:30

Oh bugger, am just about to go back on the pill actually.

Hmm might have to research this a bit more then.

catgirl Wed 01-Jun-05 16:36:36

glad I mentioned it then - is there a homeopathic expert on MN?

Hausfrau Wed 01-Jun-05 16:38:16

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charliecat Wed 01-Jun-05 16:47:24

Oh really Didnt realise..anywhere we can look to find out these things?

desperatehousewife Wed 01-Jun-05 16:51:45

I've always had bad PMT up to 10 days before my period every month. I swear by oil of evening primrose and a vit B6 supplement. Starflower oil instead of oil of evening primrose is the same sort of thing though.

rummum Wed 01-Jun-05 18:39:21

I will be watching this thread with interest...
I realise that I suffer from PMT... for a couple of days before my period, its an effort to smile and little things get on my nerves... I found some site on the internet and it gave a chart to plot your cycle and moods... anyway I showed the kids and my husband.. and said kids... this is when you are going to be really good, and to my husband.. this is when your going to be really nice to me it helped me knowing it was PMT and that I am not turning into a grumpy old woman... I used to think that PMT was a load of old codswalop and women with it moaned about nothing... ha I was wrong... very wrong...
I will be trying Evening primrose and vitamin B6 myself...
good luck

Pruni Wed 01-Jun-05 19:17:15

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rummum Wed 01-Jun-05 20:43:13

OK... whats the difference between a herbalist and a homoeopath?

charliecat Wed 01-Jun-05 20:45:30


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