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Can Evening Primrose Oil Help with delayed period? I am nod having period for more than 68 days. Can I take EPO parallelly with a birth control pill?

Can Evening Primrose Oil Help with delayed period? I am nod having period for more than 68 days. Can I take EPO parallelly with a birth control pill?

Birth control: The primrose oil is not likely to do much. The birth control pills will regulate your cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy.

Evening Primrose (Definition)

See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved ...Read more


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What is the factors causing period incosistent and what is the best treatment? Does evening primrose oil will help? Thanks

What is the factors causing period incosistent and what is the best treatment? Does evening primrose oil will help? Thanks

Too many reasons: The regular menstrual cycle needs the brain, ovary and uterus to communicate well. Problems at any level can result in an irregular cycle. A fairly common reason for an irregular cycle is irregular ovulation, or no ovulation. But thyroid or other endocrine diseases, polyps or fibroids, ovarian cysts- all reasons for an irregular period. You want to find the diagnosis before treating, ususally.

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What does evening primrose oil do?

What does evening primrose oil do?

Let me help: The oil is extracted from the flower seeds for most medicinal uses. The oil contains 25 percent essential fatty acids, which often are promoted for their health benefits, including linoleic acid, or la, and gamma-linolenic acid or gla. The most common uses of evening primrose oil include treatment of skin condition like eczema and dermatitis as well as diabetic neuropathy treatment and arthritis.

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Ok to take evening primrose oil and divaloproex together?

Ok to take evening primrose oil and divaloproex together?

Evening primrose: According to epocrates a medical app, there is no interaction between divaloproex and evening primrose.

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Started taking evening primrose oil and my breasts are fuller. Nice but why?

Started taking evening primrose oil and my breasts are fuller. Nice but why?

Who knows: The data on evening primrose oil is spotty at best- some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- I've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain) but if you are enjoying this "side effect"- have no fear- I haven't seen any convincing evidence of its harm!

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Started taking evening primrose oil and my boobs are really full-- why is that?

Started taking evening primrose oil and my boobs are really full-- why is that?

Shouldn't happen: It has been used to help with breast pain but should not cause breast enlargement or fullness. Perhaps there is something else in the supplement that you are taking. I would look for another cause for breast fullness. Evening primrose oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, essential fatty acids that are lacking in some people's diets. Always ask your doctor before taking supplements.

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Is it safe to insert evening primrose oil vaginally? 34 weeks and 6 days.

Is it safe to insert evening primrose oil vaginally? 34 weeks and 6 days.

No, not yet!: Evening primrose oil is commonly advised by midwives to "ripen" the cervix but they usually recommend taking it orally ; not vaginally until 39 weeks. See http://herbs. Lovetoknow. Com/evening_primrose_oil_for_cervical_dilation however, the one study done on this found that oral evening primrose oil did not help ; might cause harm: http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/s0091218299000555.

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What is the side effect of taking evening primrose oil with vitamin E together?

What is the side effect of taking evening primrose oil with vitamin E together?

No side effects: It is perfectly safe to take evening primrose oil and vit e together and should not cause any side effects.

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Does taking evening primrose oil capsulesdaily cause side effects like reduced testosterone levels?

Does taking evening primrose oil capsulesdaily cause side effects like reduced testosterone levels?

Lots of unknowns: Evening primrose is peddled as good for almost everything, which can't possibly be true; its proponents cherry-pick obscure journals and exaggerate the claims. The most believable claim is that it helps women who get sore breasts at the same time each month. It probably does not help with acne. I could find nothing on its reducing serum testosterone, but i'd still discourage you from using it.

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Eczema can be treated by taking evening primrose oil? Is that true? Some doctor says yes some no. Why?

Eczema can be treated by taking evening primrose oil? Is that true? Some doctor says yes some no. Why?

Honestly Doctors: Havedifferent ideas thus the need for 2nd or 3rd opinions. Most drs are not familiar with uses of herbal meds thus the conflicting advice. My take is it's safe to use evening primrose rose for eczema since it's extracted from a plant. If there's no improvement with these herb, go see your dr or dermatologist for an accurate dx. Http://www. Ehow. Com/how_2119669_use-primrose-oil-eczema. Html#page=0.

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I am currently taking Diane 35 with Evening primrose oil 1000mg. For a couple of weeks, I have noticed frequent urge to urinate only at night.?

I am currently taking Diane 35 with Evening primrose oil 1000mg. For a couple of weeks, I have noticed frequent urge to urinate only at night.?

See a DR: And throw away the primrose oil. Maybe you have a medical situation. Maybe not. Stop any unnecessary pills and seek professional help.

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Is it okay to take evening primrose oil?

Is it okay to take evening primrose oil?

Depends: Oil of primrose is often used for pms and has an additional fat for those who need it. It is usually fine to take and causes few symptoms, perhaps GI is the most common. You need about 1-2 grams for it to help with pms. It does not help everyone but it is worth a try rather than a prescription drug.

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Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Not clear: Evening primrose oil is a source of the essential omega six fatty acid gla- and has been shown to help with the itching of eczema. There is some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- I've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing I haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm.

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