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Period always late by 5-10 days. Terrible PMS - hot flashes, nausea, feverish feeling, increased appetite, weakness, irritability, depression. Advice?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Options

Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period.
Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea.

In brief: Options

Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period.
Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Robert Fuhrman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Needs evaluation

There may be. A hormone imbalance.
A number of tests may find the reason for the irregularity. Gynecological and/ or endocrinologist evaluation may be helpful.

In brief: Needs evaluation

There may be. A hormone imbalance.
A number of tests may find the reason for the irregularity. Gynecological and/ or endocrinologist evaluation may be helpful.
Dr. Robert Fuhrman
Dr. Robert Fuhrman
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