Mothering Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
284 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What is reccomended for relieving totally nasty mood swings related to PMS? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/af.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="aunt flo"><br><br>
The week before AF comes I really am unfit to care for my dc! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/FIREdevil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="devil"> I can't stand the way it effects me and has gotten worse since having my second dd. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Zero Patience, Lack of control in the yelling dept., total teary outbursts, ICk, I am a mess, please help!<br><br>
Any insight will be put to use.<br><br>
TIA from me and my dc!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,227 Posts
I don't know if this applies to you, but I found that when I gave up meat and dairy, even if just around my cycle, that it was greatly improved.<br>
I am a full time vegetarian now and rarely even notice when they start.<br>
Other things that are known to help<br>
~exercise<br>
~no caffeine<br>
~cutting back on sugar<br>
~Motherwort herb helps lots! tea or tincture ( or both!!)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,635 Posts
I have found some relief in taking 500 mg of evening primrose once per day during the last half of my cycle. It helps dramtically with cramping and seems to ease mood swings of PMS somewhat too. At least where ds is involved. WIth dh it's another story<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/demon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="demon"> :LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,924 Posts
I've heard that the b6 and b12 vitamins are good helpers of the mood and then theres the cutting out sugars and refined foods, caffeiene- cut down or out, exercise, less salt, .... all the good stuff! if this doesnt help talk to your ob/gyn . ive been on hormones and now i hear theres a new label for bad pms soemthin like - oh dont remember- in which case they're prescribing paxil and perhaps other antidepressants.<br>
Good luck<br>
Laura
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
I had (I use the past tense because I am pregnant) really bad problems with PMS. I would turn into another person: become very jealous to the point of making things up to be jealous about, fly off the handle at little things, you know the drill. I also had constant stomach aches and nausea and fatigue (not unlike my first trimester). My Dr. gave me a diet to follow. I don't have it handy, but pretty much it reiterates everything said here:<br><br>
2wks before period is to start:<br>
no simple sugars<br>
exercise<br>
b6 suppliments<br>
calcium/magnesium suppliments<br>
milk (because of the tryptophans and calcium, I think; I also find a glass of milk quite calming when I am out of control, but it is not for everyone)<br>
no caffeine<br><br>
I found the diet hard to stick to, but when I was true to it it worked. Of course, when I was pmsing is when I craved sugars the most! The dr suggested getting some good complex carbs at this point to help the cravings.<br><br>
Also, acupuncture helped me a lot, too.<br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top