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Can I take any supplements to help my premenstrual syndrome?

Can I take any supplements to help my premenstrual syndrome?

Supplement?: I am not aware of any supplement u can take for that . However, if u see u pcp he can provide u with medication for that. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What type of herbs can I take for premenstrual syndrome?

What type of herbs can I take for premenstrual syndrome?

Several herbs: Chaste tree (vitus agnus-castus) at 20-40 mg/day for 8 weeks seems comparable to fluoxetine 20-40 mg/day for relieving symptoms of pmdd -- especially breast tenderness, swelling, cramps, and food cravings. Also, some clinical research shows that taking a specific saffron (crocus sativa) extract 15 mg twice daily can help with the depressive symptoms. Possibly st. John's wort also (preliminary). ...Read more

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What type of herbs can I take for premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis?

What type of herbs can I take for premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis?

Estrogen is serotoni: Asking on a doctors platform for a herb is like is going to a naturopath magazine and asking for a medical medicine we all r doctors of different fields and respect each other u need to be clear of what kind of treatment u need estrogen which sits on serotonin receptor is dysregulated in some females who have pmdd they gave irritable depression water retention migraine thyroid problem. ...Read more

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How common is it to get premenstrual syndrome?

How common is it to get  premenstrual syndrome?

Premenstrual syndrom: Pms is vey common almost any person can feel a certain change before mensesthere is a great degree of variation and severity. ...Read more

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Do the things I eat effect my premenstrual syndrome?

Do the things I eat effect my premenstrual syndrome?

Eat your greens!: Absolutely! people tend to want to eat sweets and then salty foods when pmsing. This is a bad combination and leads to water retention and crashes in blood sugar. You should eat foods that are high in calcium and b vitamins, viatmin d and magnesium. Think of dark green leafy vegetables, yogurt, milk, fruits, and drink plenty of water. It's important to get your exercise at this time, too! ...Read more

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What type of herbs are good for?Premenstrual syndrome?

What type of herbs are good for?Premenstrual syndrome?

Several herbs: Chaste tree (vitus agnus-castus) at 20-40 mg/day for 8 weeks seems comparable to fluoxetine 20-40 mg/day for relieving symptoms of pmdd -- especially breast tenderness, swelling, cramps, and food cravings. Also, some clinical research shows that taking a specific saffron (crocus sativa) extract 15 mg twice daily can help with the depressive symptoms. Possibly st. John's wort also (preliminary). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have premenstrual syndrome followed by postmenstrual syndrome?

Is it normal to have premenstrual syndrome followed by postmenstrual syndrome?

Postmenstrual? : Do you mean after your period, or after your menopause? If you're having after menses mood problems, you may in fact have depression or another disorder. See your doctor for further elucidation of the problem. ...Read more

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Can premenstrual syndrome be prevented?

Probably not: There is no agreed upon cause of pms. There may be multiple causes and at least some role of serotonin is likely. But prevention of a disease with no known cause(s) is just not possible right now. ...Read more

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With premenstrual syndrome, can it cause dizziness?

Yes: Up to80% of women have emotional and physical changes prior to mensturation, ~40% disturbing, ~2-5% debilitating(pmdd premenstrual dysphoric disorder).Many sx's:physical: headache, edema, bloating, and lethargy;emotional:depression, irritability, anxiety, etc.Need to r/o other med/psych problems: mdd, hypoglycemia, etc, so can best treat:meds &/or complementary therapies.Be good to yourself: access help. ...Read more

Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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Premenstrual Syndrome (Pms) (Definition)

Premenstrual syndrome is a condition that affects women about 1 week before the onset of their period. Symptoms include mood changes, bloating, fatigue, acne, and headaches. ...Read more