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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! ...Read more

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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I'm 28. My mom had breast cancer and dead 3 years ago. Now, I have fibroma in breast, about 6mm. Is it good to take evening primrose oil?Or shouldn't?

I'm 28. My mom had breast cancer and dead 3 years ago. Now, I have fibroma in breast, about 6mm. Is it good to take evening primrose oil?Or shouldn't?

Primrose Oil: There are no literature reports that I am able to find that suggest primrose Oil is harmful. Read this: http://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/supplements-remedies/is-evening-primrose-oil-safe-after-breast-cancer/. Some studies suggest it might be helpful in patients who have a certain familial gene mutation associated with aggressive breast cancer. I would undergo genetic testing. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to induce labor with evening primrose oil capsules 1000mg?

How to induce labor with evening primrose oil capsules 1000mg?

Various ways: It works to efface the cervix. You can use orally and vaginally if you cut open the capsule. It may help to prevent tearing as well during labor. You can take two 1, 000 mg tab in am and one at night and use one vaginally at 39 weeks gestation or later. ...Read more

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Will taking both evening primrose oil and flaxseed oil help with hypothyroidism?

Will taking both evening primrose oil and flaxseed oil help with hypothyroidism?

NO!: Only brand name T4 replacement will help w/hypothyroidism. Besides, the two oils won't do anything but shrink your wallet, and primrose oil has potential toxicity. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more