by Davina

I have for about 6 years suffered from severe pms which starts when im ovulating and finishes at the end of menstruation. I get very irritable, exhausted from doing very little, loss of memory and concentration, sugar cravings and mood swings.

I have consulted doctors many times who usually offer anti-deppressants or the pill. I don't wish to start any as I believe that is not the answer to my long term problem.

I have two children aged 5 and 1 and I don't wish for this problem to continue being a huge weight on my shoulder as I know it is not my true self.

Can you please help me?

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Jun 06, 2011
by: Eve

I too suffered from PMS/PMDD. The cause was an imbalance between progesterone and estrogen. I was on BCP for 20 years, which repressed my normal production of progesterone. In order to eliminate the PMS/PMDD I had to take natural progesteone as well as supplement with minerals and vitamins. There is an abundance of information on this site (really Wray is a complete blessing) about how progesterone can help you with your PMS. You will need to spend some time reading about how to dose because when you first start if you start too low you may encounter worse symptoms. That can be frustrating, but there are a number of us who have already gone through that and can help you as well. I also recommend spending some time reading about cell salts (a.k.a tissue salts, Schueller salts). I believe Schueller's theory that in order to have dis-ease or imbalance in the body there must be a cellular deficiency. I personally use them in my daily health regimine. Wishing you health and happiness ~ Eve

Jun 08, 2011
by: Wray

Hi Davina Your symptoms certainly suggest you need progesterone. It could be you also have post natal depression, this often manifests as symptoms other than depression. With a child of only 1 it makes me suspect it. Progesterone levels drop sharply after birth, causing the adverse symptoms. I know you've had your child, but please read our page on Pregnancy, as it explains the role of progesterone. Please also read this link here. I know Gib is a sunny place, but please consider having a vitamin D test done. This is often low in most of us, even those living in sunny climes. A lack impacts hugely on how we feel, plus it reduces the benefits of progesterone. For more info on testing see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. This is an excellent video to watch too, see here. We do have more info on progesterone on our page How to use progesterone cream. But before you consider using it, please read our page on Oestrogen Dominance, as this can occur when first using it. Take care Wray

Jun 12, 2011
by: Davina

Thank you so much for your advice. I will be seeing a Dr soon and ask about a Vitamin D test and natural progesterone. Best regards,

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