(Closed) Any natural ways to curb PMS?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Exercise. My PMS is practically non existant when I’m exercising regularly. Lots of water, and skip the chocolate/junk food. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@12october12:  30 minutes of cardio at least 6 days per week decreases my PMS symptoms dramatically. Vitamin E helps with the breast tenderness and fish oil helps my mood. My doctor recommended the Vitamin E and fish oil.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I suggest 5HTP it’s an herbal supplement with feely good things like St.Johnswart and goldenseal and stuff. It helps with my seasonal depression.

 

I very much suggest talking to your Doctor before you try anything though, especially considering your bloodclotting issue.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

My old doctor recommended evening of primrose oil.  I find taking B12 also helps, but I was actually deficient.  There are also ‘stress’ formulations of B vitamins, some people swear by them, but I find there’s no difference between those and my B12 (but that’s only been since I’ve been on BCP).  Other than the cost, it can’t hurt to try them.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My PMS has gotten much worse over the past few years, so I’ve tried just about everything.  The best things I’ve found are exercise, lots of water, and lots of sleep.  When I feel a crazy mood swing coming on I’ll go for a run, and I swear it does wonders.  If you suffer from cramps, heat pads (I use a DIY rice filled bag, microwaved for a minute) and drinking hot tea. 

Also avoid caffeine as much as possible.  It just makes the anxiety and short fuse much worse.  Some things I’ve heard, but didn’t work much for me were taking calcium or magnesium supplements, reducing salt and sugar for bloating, avoiding red meat, and eating small frequent meals instead of big meals/

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Exercise and healthy diet helps to reduce pms symptoms.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Don’t skip your exercise/work out days if you feel crappy. If you work through it you will feel better. I actually add exercise during my period and it helps with the mood and cramps but not with the break outs on my face. I have not been able to eat completely healthy during my period because the cravings are so great.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is going to sound weird but take Turmeric.  It’s an Indian spice and it’s an anti-inflammatory.  

I’ve heard that the pills aren’t as effective so I’ve been taking 1/4 tsp. twice a day (I just put it in a little water and take it like a shot-gross I know)  

I orginally took it for neck and shoulder pain I’ve been having and it works great but didn’t anticipate the wonderful side affect–the last 4 months I’ve had really light periods with no cramping!  I always had awful heavy periods with terrible cramps.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

What works for me:  Drinking a lot of water.  Orgasms.  Exercise.

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