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Hormones going crazy

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ForestFruits12 Tue 25-Oct-16 11:40:57


I don't know if this is one for relationships, but I guess as it is affecting my life and my relationships then it seems like the best place . . .

Since I entered my 30's a couple of years ago, I have had terrible mood swings and I'm just SO irritable. It used to be for a day or 2 before my period, but I now feel like it's for a lot longer each month.

I'm horrible to those a round me, including my boyf, my mum etc. I'm not too bad with work colleagues, as I tend to keep it in.

I'm over sensitive and can't take the smallest of jokes if aimed at me. It's horrible, and I feel guilty straight away.

My question is . . .Does anyone have any advice on natural remedies for this type of thing? I've had a look online, but when reading the info, things like Vit B6, Agnus Castus, St John Worts etc . . .they all say that they can effect the contraceptive pill, which I take, and don't want to get pregnant at this point.

Any help would be gratefully received. I was going to book a doctors appointment, but thought I would try to do this myself first!

thanks so much x

Happybunny19 Tue 25-Oct-16 11:44:42

Have you considered that it may be the contraceptive pill you're taking? It's worth discussing with your GP. I and a few friends have attributed the pill with down moods, so it's certainly worth ruling out.

JamieLannistersFuckButler Tue 25-Oct-16 11:56:54

As you've asked about nutritional and herbal supplements, this company offers free advice down the phone - obviously they do want to sell their supplements:

I am in no way connected to them (merely a satisfied customer). They are the retail arm of a very respectable supplier of supplements to professionals in this field.

They have at least one supplement aimed at women of childbearing age - i.e. pre-menopause.

Your problem won't be unusual to them.

Personally I've taken Agnus Castus and B6 and they seemed to work for me, but I haven't been on the pill for 15 years now.

ForestFruits12 Tue 25-Oct-16 12:10:49

Thanks for the replies.

I have thought that it is maybe the pill I'm on, although I have been on it for a long time, and these awful moods are becoming a lot worse. I guess we change as we get older, so maybe I need to discuss a change of pill.

And thanks for the link, I'll take a look.

I'm sat today just feeling like I could cry, or punch someone, or both. every little noise sounds like it is unbearably loud, and when I look in the mirror I hate what I see.

my mum suffered terribly with this when I was younger, and she think it contributed to the end of her marriage. I need to sort this out whilst I still feel slightly rational!

bluebell9 Tue 25-Oct-16 12:18:00

I've had a similar issues recently, I've started magnesium tablets as I've heard really good things about them. I spoke to my doctor and she said they were a good option and to see how I go with them. As my farmer friend pointed out, they give magnesium to the cows to calm them down!
I stopped hormonal contraceptive as that made me worse, I've got a copper coil now and apart from heavier periods, I've not had a problem with it.

ForestFruits12 Tue 25-Oct-16 12:58:52

Thanks bluebell . . .I certainly feel like a bit of a mad cow!

magnesium . . .I'll have a little read. thank-you.

Maybe I need to speak to the doc about other forms of contraception. I've never been keen on the thought of having a coil, but the way I'm feeling, I really should open up my mind to different suggestions.


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