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PMS - need some help please!

(9 Posts)
IlanaK Tue 14-Jun-05 13:18:24

Since my periods restarted a few months ago (after ds2), my pms is out of control. It starts 2 weeks before any bleeding with lower back pain, cramps and the mother of all moodiness! I never had this before (maybe one or two days of it only). What do I do? I do not want to go back on the pill, but need to do something!

IlanaK Wed 15-Jun-05 10:01:31

No-one has any experienc eof PMS on a site full of women????? Help!

WigWamBam Wed 15-Jun-05 10:03:24

You could try evening primrose oil, starflower oil or vitamin B6. All are meant to help with PMS, but you need to give them a little while to work.

Tortington Wed 15-Jun-05 10:38:32

i dont know whether there is anymedical basis to the following claim - just my thoughts but...whilst on a low carb diet recently i noticed the distinct lack of wanting to murder my dh around a week before my period.

hope this helps

Hausfrau Wed 15-Jun-05 10:56:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bugsy2 Wed 15-Jun-05 11:00:42

I used Agnus Cactus in the past and found it very helpful.

NatureDoc Wed 15-Jun-05 19:41:40

Agnus Castus, B6, Magnesium are the key supplements for this - the magnesium reduces the cramps. A good naturopath or herbalist should be able to sort this out very easily. Try

Enid Wed 15-Jun-05 19:44:02

the cramps 2 weeks before sound like ovulation pain - I get this.

sorry cant help though - I quite like my ovulation pain in a weird sort of way.

Starflower oil and B6 helped me when I had bad pmt for a while

Donbean Wed 15-Jun-05 19:44:29

Yes, id highly recommend starflower oil and evening primrose oil, i got mine from Tescos and they were not expensive.
Ive been on them for about 7 weeks now and this month feels far better controlled for me in terms of mood/bloatedness/general feeling of horridness.
Give it a go but you must take them for aprox 3 months for them to begin to work im told.

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