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Mar 28, 2012 4:12pm
Cocowash2a

riffraff

Hi guys,

I’ve been wanting to look into supplements for PMS.

I’d love to know if any of you ladies take them, if they work, and what brands you like?

I’ve been recommended PMS Balance from Herbs of Gold.

After almost 20 years of dealing with God-awful cramps and a list of issues with my period I’m thinking this might be the way to go.

Thanks. :)

194 posts
Mar 28, 2012 4:52pm
Kitty-yahh

SoMuchPretty

I don’t really get PMS, thank goodness but I do get terrible cramping and heavy periods. I take a birth control pill to help with this.

But if you’re looking into supplements, may I suggest Vitex? It’s only for those not on the Pill as it naturally regulates hormones. You need to look for a straight-up plain Vitex supplement, not a combined one as it won’t have the quantity you need for it to work effectively. I took one by Fusion Health:
http://www.fusionhealth.com.au/ecommerce.php?action=search&stockcode=F143

There’s some good general info here:
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/Vitex.htm
http://www.drugs.com/cdi/vitex-extract.html

I took Vitex for while when I was off the Pill and did find it helpful. I tried Evening Primrose Oil but it just caused spotting for me.

749 posts
Mar 28, 2012 6:28pm
Perfect-eye-shadow

Nyxen

I’ve heard and tried evening primrose with some results. For me I notice a difference if I am drinking tea and coffee or not.If I stop drinking these then my periods are better in that I feel less bloated and yucky…
Pain and heaviness is controlled for me by taking Naprogesic which makes my periods lighter and less painful.
I do think this is a very individual thing and that everyone needs to see what works for them. I have also tried variuos other suppliments also with limited effect.
Unfortunately I have no golden wand to wave that will sort this out for me or you, just try different things until you find something that helps you.
PS I NEVER eliminate chocolate….there would be too many dead people around here if I did..hehehhe!!!!!

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Mar 28, 2012 8:27pm
Cocowash2a

riffraff

Thanks for the input so far ladies – hopefully this also helps out a few of you here. :)

Like many other women, I lucked out when it came to periods. Not only all the horrid physical symptoms, but the mood swings that come with it (I remember the time I once cried when my favourite footy team lost just a regular match. Luckily I was home!)

@Nyxen – even though they say you should eliminate it from your diet around that time of month, some chocolate goes a long way! ;)

@SoMuchPretty, thanks for the link!

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Mar 29, 2012 4:36pm
Hollyeye

Phaine

PS I NEVER eliminate chocolate….there would be too many dead people around here if I did..hehehhe!!!!!

HAHAHA i second this one Nyxen!

656 posts
Mar 29, 2012 4:55pm
Avatar_blackmagic

blackmagic

Primrose oil capsules are meant to lighten PMS, not the cramps though.

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Mar 29, 2012 9:40pm
Profilebl

Ms Jelena

chocolate and ice cream. I turn into a nightmare and I know I do, but I just can’t help it, so I just try not schedule any catchups during that time :D

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Mar 29, 2012 9:44pm
Eye-make-up_zoom

Coconal

I second the chocolate and ice cream!

I have also heard to take magnesium tablets during that time of the month, which I do. I don’t drink fizzy drinks much but I generally avoid them even more (contributes to the bloating etc), and I also sleep with a hot pack on if it’s a bit painful.

5875 posts
Mar 31, 2012 12:49pm
Hollyeye

Phaine

Magnesium is great for cramps, spasms and migraines as it is a muscle relaxant.
Vit B6 helps with water retention and can also assist with bloating but all the b group vitamins are best taken in combination with other Bs so they work more effectively and so you dont get too much of 1 which can lead to deficiencys in another.
Evening primrose, fish oil and flax seed and all anti inflammatorys so are also great to take if you do suffer from pain. I also use rose hip vital for my back pain and period pain, olive leaf extract can also have a similar effect.
And chocolate is a gals best friend! (you cant eat diamonds :()

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