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Extreme PMS???

Posted by
Heidi on June 10, 2002 at 05:58:17:

I am 44 and the last 3 years I am really suffering with a
problem! I am very depressed, have extreme mood
swings and my breasts are painful and getting larger
every year. (48D and I am 5ft.4) I canīt take it anymore! It
seems to be cyclically worse. I have had my hormone
levels tested because my doctor thought I might be
premenopausal but they came up actually a little high. I
live in Europe and this adds difficulty with its resulting
language problems & cultural differences.
This is causing terrible problems in my relationship
because of my dark mood and it is a real emergency.
Please help.



Re: Extreme PMS???

Posted by Joanie on June 10, 2002 at 07:35:11:

In Reply to: Extreme PMS??? posted by Heidi on June 10, 2002 at 05:58:17:

Sounds like estrogen dominance. Try and find some progesterone cream and rub a small amount rotating between your inner arms, chest area and inner thighs twice per day. You'll feel like a new woman!

Namaste`

Joanie

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Re: Extreme PMS???

Posted by
thessa on June 10, 2002 at 13:26:54:

In Reply to: Extreme PMS??? posted by Heidi on June 10, 2002 at 05:58:17:

In addition to Joanie's suggestion,
Things to try:
Castor oil packs over your whole abdomen 3 days in a row out of each week all during the month *except* when you are bleeding heavily or having cramps.
Supplements:
Evening primrose oil or borage oil.
A high quality seaweed supplement (blue green algae is wonderful).
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Some kind of superfood or super nutrition formula (can be made by you).
Diet: Remove completely all sugars, refined flours and caffeine. Try avoiding dairy until you are satisfied that it's consumption has no effect on your symptoms. Eat a consistent diet of 50% raw and lightly steamed vegetables. Add a mix of lecithin, wheat germ and nutritional yeast sprinkled over meals.
Focus on the stress in your life and what relationship it has to your symptoms if any - research forms of relief(SR).

These are obviously general suggestions, ones that are good for almost all females with menstrual issues. There are many herbs you can try as well. If you choose to do the above they should give you relief while you research why your hormones are imbalanced.

Where are you in Europe? I might be able to help somehow with finding herbs/products etc, I'm in Italy. All things above you should have no problem finding in Europe...
best to you! thessa

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Re: Extreme PMS???

Posted by Terri-Lynn on June 10, 2002 at 16:04:20:

In Reply to: Extreme PMS??? posted by Heidi on June 10, 2002 at 05:58:17:

Listen to Thessa on the food plan,it makes a big difference in this area; One of the causes can be hormonal imbalances, but another can also be unstable blood sugar levels and food allergies, changes in carbohydrate metabolism,hypoglycemia and malabsorption;Diet is a important contributing factor. Vit.and mineral deficiencies can also contribute to this; If you need more on food plan just ask and i'll send more info over;

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Re: Extreme PMS???

Posted by Heidi on June 11, 2002 at 03:23:21:

In Reply to: Extreme PMS??? posted by Heidi on June 10, 2002 at 05:58:17:

Thanks so much for the suggestions everyone! Sounds
rather complicated so I hope I can actually get to the
bottom of this. I would love more information on the
diet, yes! Looks like I will have to do tons of research
but it is definitely worth it, if something will work!!!!



Re: Extreme PMS???

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 11, 2002 at 06:59:37:

In Reply to: Extreme PMS??? posted by Heidi on June 10, 2002 at 05:58:17:

Hi, Heidi.

IF everyone else's suggestions do not work, MY take is that your bodymind is smarter than any of us. That means you can give your bodymind the best chance of resolving this by practicing serious wellness for about a year. THEN,when you are as you want to be, if you ever stop your new lifestyle, you will eventually be sorry.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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Re: Extreme PMS???

Posted by Terri-Lynn on June 11, 2002 at 11:45:57:

In Reply to: Re: Extreme PMS??? posted by Heidi on June 11, 2002 at 03:23:21:

Hi Hedi, E mail me and i'll try to walk you thru some changes and see if we can do it together and make it fun, rather then a chore. Terri-Lynn -e mail detoxer@prodigy.net
I'll walk you thru food plan if you want to start;

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Re: Extreme PMS???

Posted by Barb on June 11, 2002 at 12:14:22:

In Reply to: Extreme PMS??? posted by Heidi on June 10, 2002 at 05:58:17:

Hi Heidi,

I just picked up a GREAT book at Barnes and Noble called
"Natural Woman Natural Menopause" by Marcus Laux, N.D. and Christine Conrad. It covers everything you want to know about your problem, natural supplements, diet, exercises,
etc. Its the most user friendly book I have found. There is also great support and information on this Board. So good luck on your new journey to wellness.



Re: Extreme PMS??? (Menopausal reference.) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 12, 2002 at 09:29:39:

In Reply to: Re: Extreme PMS??? posted by Barb on June 11, 2002 at 12:14:22:

Thanks, Barb.

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Extreme PMS???

Posted by Heidi on June 17, 2002 at 06:46:52:

In Reply to: Re: Extreme PMS??? posted by Barb on June 11, 2002 at 12:14:22:

My doctor tested my hormone levels and I am not yet in
menopause. In fact they are high.

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