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PMS *mood swings*

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Created December 27, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I have severe mood swings in the week leading up to my period. I get abnormally angry/frustrated/sad during this time. Are there any supplements that will help?

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

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on December 29, 2012
at 05:00 AM

some symptoms others have had from paragard are adrenal insufficiency anemia anorexia anxiety cholesterol, elevated depression, mental diabetes estrogen (imbalance) fatigue fears headaches (migraine) heart disease hyperactivity hypertension hyperthyroidism hypochlorhydria hypoglycernia infections inflammation insomnia mind racing mood swings nausea premenstrual tension sexual inadequacy spaciness strokes urinary tract infections http://community.babycenter.com/post/a14892065/paraguard_concerns_has_anyone_else_experienced_this_while_using_paraguard

704dcbc977b9179bc012bd5ef15e41a6

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:39 PM

No, I'm actually on Paragard.

704dcbc977b9179bc012bd5ef15e41a6

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:37 PM

I get cramps and lower back pain for the first couple of days, I'll try low carbing and we'll see how it goes.

704dcbc977b9179bc012bd5ef15e41a6

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Thanks so much for the info!

704dcbc977b9179bc012bd5ef15e41a6

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:33 PM

How much B6 do you recommend?

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

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on December 28, 2012
at 01:40 PM

Depo was/is the shot. HORRIBLE thing that was.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

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on December 28, 2012
at 12:16 PM

f*%k off idiot.

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on December 28, 2012
at 06:21 AM

You may be already avoiding legumes, but I'll say that soy and other legumes make me especially weepy and crampy when I'm PMSing. I have zero problem eating non-soy legumes in moderation as a carb source at any other time.

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on December 28, 2012
at 01:18 AM

I agree with this - try Kenogen (Ray Peat) Progest-e: http://www.vitaminexpress.com/product_info.php/products_id/526 I just started taking it last week and am AMAZED at the difference already. If you do try it though, make sure you do some reading to work out how to dose yourself - check this: http://www.longnaturalhealth.com/sites/default/files/ProgestEInstructions.pdf And for more info on progesterone and estrogen dominance: http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/progesterone-summaries.shtml Good luck!

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on December 27, 2012
at 09:37 PM

Yep, those worked for my wife as well, good call.

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7340d14f53aa54f1813f4796a7bc1b4c

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on December 28, 2012
at 05:32 AM

truthhrtys- With such a bitchy attitude it seems YOU'RE the one having a really bad PMS.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on December 27, 2012
at 09:05 PM

B6 helped me. I also started supplementing 4000 IUs of D3 (Carlson's Solar Gems) and calcium, in addition to avoiding soy. B6 was the first change and everything else evened out my moods even more. I always had horrendous PMS that has gotten markedly better.

56bc750affa41124e1142a6e8e239e3d

(145)

on December 27, 2012
at 09:37 PM

Yep, those worked for my wife as well, good call.

704dcbc977b9179bc012bd5ef15e41a6

(82)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:33 PM

How much B6 do you recommend?

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C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

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on December 28, 2012
at 01:43 PM

My symptoms, other than moodiness, are virtually non-existent now. However, Effexor is something that I've remained on because of recurring depression that has not gone away after weaning off medication.

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87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

on December 28, 2012
at 12:15 PM

Are you on the pill or other hormone contraception? I got off depo (or whatever it's called - the rod in the arm) and within a couple of weeks my husband said I was very pleasant to be around. I don't know if we'd be together if i didn't get off contraception.

I don't get any symptoms anymore except maybe a get a bit clumsy a few days before, but that's about it now.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

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on December 29, 2012
at 05:00 AM

some symptoms others have had from paragard are adrenal insufficiency anemia anorexia anxiety cholesterol, elevated depression, mental diabetes estrogen (imbalance) fatigue fears headaches (migraine) heart disease hyperactivity hypertension hyperthyroidism hypochlorhydria hypoglycernia infections inflammation insomnia mind racing mood swings nausea premenstrual tension sexual inadequacy spaciness strokes urinary tract infections http://community.babycenter.com/post/a14892065/paraguard_concerns_has_anyone_else_experienced_this_while_using_paraguard

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

(287)

on December 28, 2012
at 01:40 PM

Depo was/is the shot. HORRIBLE thing that was.

704dcbc977b9179bc012bd5ef15e41a6

(82)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:39 PM

No, I'm actually on Paragard.

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on December 27, 2012
at 11:55 PM

I use FEMALE+ from Dr. Schultz, herbdoc.com The female formula is a herb formula. You can ask for a free copy of their book on female/male subjects. Very helpful. I also use his ech+, super tonic, and lung tonic as preventatives ten days in a row once a month and use his herbal flu shots in case of illness. Good stuff. The only thing I don't agree with is the super food as I don't believe in putting algae in my body.

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on December 27, 2012
at 11:54 PM

I've found that reducing my carb intake the week before I'm due to start can really help with the PMS bitchiness and moodiness. It also seems to help with the initial cramping and lower back pain that I always get.

Some months I unintentionally restrict carbs, like I did for this past period. Other months, it's like there aren't enough potatoes and dark chocolate to fill the black hole that is my craving for tryptophan (which produces serotonin, the mood & appetite-regulating neurotransmitter).

704dcbc977b9179bc012bd5ef15e41a6

(82)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:37 PM

I get cramps and lower back pain for the first couple of days, I'll try low carbing and we'll see how it goes.

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on December 27, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Typical symptoms of estrogen dominance. You may want to have a hormone profile done (spit test is best) and see if supplementing with Naturally derived Progesterone cream is called for. Don't know your age or if you have other symptoms, but it's estrogen dominance is highest on the list for women with severe PMS.

704dcbc977b9179bc012bd5ef15e41a6

(82)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Thanks so much for the info!

6f560350ec191c302a27573c3a81ece1

(220)

on December 28, 2012
at 01:18 AM

I agree with this - try Kenogen (Ray Peat) Progest-e: http://www.vitaminexpress.com/product_info.php/products_id/526 I just started taking it last week and am AMAZED at the difference already. If you do try it though, make sure you do some reading to work out how to dose yourself - check this: http://www.longnaturalhealth.com/sites/default/files/ProgestEInstructions.pdf And for more info on progesterone and estrogen dominance: http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/progesterone-summaries.shtml Good luck!

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on December 27, 2012
at 09:12 PM

Di-indol methane (DIM) and calcium-d-glucarate worked wonders for me, but they took a long time. They're more for long-term use to lower estrogen levels that are too high -- for some women (me included), this results in terrible, dark, gloomy moods around PMS. I don't think they work as quick fixes to take just a few days a month. Still might be worth looking into if other suggestions don't help you.

FWIW, my periods were never painful -- no cramps, no physical issues. Only emotional/psychological. And I'm talking very low, negative feelings, self-loathing, and wouldn't-leave'the-house-if-I-had-a-choice-but-have-to-go-to-work kinda thing.

It took a while, but the moods are much better now.

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on December 27, 2012
at 11:57 PM

Bullshit. You are a whiner an possibly mentally ill. No such thing as PMS. Just an excuse to act irrational.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on December 28, 2012
at 12:16 PM

f*%k off idiot.

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