I have had severe, life-altering PMS all my adult life. I am now peri-menopause (48) and have been using NatPro for 9 months and am getting nowhere and really don't know what to do next.
I started on 100mg which was not sufficient so I increased to 150mg which helped but I knew it was not enough but every time I tried 200mg I had intolerable PMS symptoms the following day so stuck to 150mg. Things got worse so I tried 200mg again which I've been doing now for nearly 4 weeks. I've never felt so bad. The 200mg dose almost eradicated my breast pain but made everything else worse (sleep, mood, energy, PMS, etc.). I have now reached the point where I cannot tolerate 200mg any longer and feel I have to go back to 150mg which I know is not enough. This is simply impossible. I did try 300mg one day and that night I had aching limbs and was awake most of the time so have been too scared to try it again. I feel as though my body just cannot tolerate anything higher than 150mg.
I have no hot flushes, just permanent PMS symptoms. My cycle is erratic and can be anything from 16 to 21 days. I take Calcium glucarate which helps with breast tenderness.
Do you have any advice?