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Eat to Beat PMS

9 Tips to Feel Better All Month Long

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CJDIMPLEZ

12/10/2009 10:11:11 AM

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Wow I can't believe I just came across this article. I have been trying to combat PMS for quite sometime but especially since I had my son 4 years ago. I did talk with my Gyne about taking vitamin B which I heard could help aleveate some of the symptoms I experience and she told me it couldn't hurt so I plan to try that along with calcium and magnesium mentioned by several others. I do exercise and drink water and tea around this time of the month but I do notice I also have to cut way down on my morning java as well as white refined carbohydrates, which a doctor I work with years ago told me to do, and has worked to this day.

DOLPHSWIFE

12/10/2009 7:09:41 AM

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I take calcium 600 plus D along with magnesium 250 mg (my multivitamin did not give me enough magnesium), this has made a HUGE difference for me. I think that other things mentioned in the article are very important for women also. Such as getting enough sleep and exercise. Two key things that many women do not make time for. Also, eating right is just good for you all the time for general welll being. Sometimes it make take up to 3 months of doing these things consistently for this plan to work, but you will probably notice results earlier. My daughter had PMDD and this has taken away all of her symptons.

JASI27

9/7/2009 6:19:51 PM

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I have been diagnosed with PMDD, but refuse to take the birth control pill because I am over 35 and a smoker unfortunatley! I have been on an antidepressant for the last year and a half after almost losing my family due to my wild mood swings. I had put off the anti-depressants for a long time becuase my husband was against them, but finally he agreed as a last ditch effort to save our marriage and it has helped really well with the severe moddiness, but not at all with the physical part of PMDD. I am seeing a significant decline since I am getting healthier and can only hope and pray that by the time I reach my goal of 175lbs lost that most of my symtoms will be "cured". I have spent countless hours researching PMDD because to be honest with you I couldn't stand being around myself and that is such an awful feeling because you can not escape from yourself. I feel really really bad for anyone who suffers with this condition, and if anyone ever needs a support system, don't be afraid to contact me!
Thanks for submitting this article because at least now I know I am on the right track!

-CORAL-

2/23/2009 10:47:33 PM

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Yeah, my family knows that when I am PMS'y they better just leave me alone or I might snap!! I do eat healthy and follow all this advice, and I take antidepressants and ibuprofen but I am still a PMS monster!!

ABIGAIJO

2/10/2009 1:21:27 PM

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As i got older my PMS got stronger and harder to control, i wish i can go back to the days when i got NO symptoms at all, but alas such is not the case, but a good freind did recommend Evening Primrose, but i suffer with really bad migraines (for no apprent reason sometimes) so i am a littel skeptical of taking anything these days , i will try the non medicating routes first and see what happens, if my 7yr old son still thinks i am crazy after a couple months then it is time to visit the Dr.

JENNIPHER21

1/21/2009 11:16:50 AM

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great article. Luckily i don't get pms too bad. I like how it says don't smoke (well, isn't that a health concern for EVERYTHING) however, i don't think it would help my irritability.. i think it would make mine worse! lol

JENNIPHER21

1/21/2009 11:16:46 AM

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great article. Luckily i don't get pms too bad. I like how it says don't smoke (well, isn't that a health concern for EVERYTHING) however, i don't think it would help my irritability.. i think it would make mine worse! lol

JENNIPHER21

1/21/2009 11:16:26 AM

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great article. Luckily i don't get pms too bad. I like how it says don't smoke (well, isn't that a health concern for EVERYTHING) however, i don't think it would help my irritability.. i think it would make mine worse! lol

GRANDMAAMIE

10/9/2008 12:34:35 PM

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THIS IS GREAT ! KNOWING WHAT WILL HELP YOU WITH PMS.DAYS.

THANKS.

GIRAFFEKISSES

9/18/2008 11:22:59 PM

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Evening primrose supplements seem to make a difference too. Not so bad for the hair, complexion, and nails as a side effect beside increased positive mood swings. Now if only we can work on the huge monthly weight gain.

JIBBIE49

8/30/2008 3:28:55 AM

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Age-wise, I'm way past this, but it never was a problem. It seems more so today for young women, and I wonder if food additives, etc. are a factor.

DOTSLADY

8/27/2008 3:09:07 PM

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I was a PMS-Monster prior to my celiac diagnosis. I drove my kid to school one day and someone on the radio said to lessen wheat and dairy in the diet to relieve symptoms. After my diagnosis, I realized why (didn't do it at the time obviously cause wheat and dairy are so "healthy" I wouldn't consider it!).

Now I think it was because I was low in vital nutrients aka vitamins and minerals. You can malabsorb or be malnourished by your diet. Your diet affects your hormones. You need B vitamins so estrogen can be detoxed by the liver. The "gluten" protein is sticky and can affect the liver also. You need cholesterol for vitamin D absorption, and you need vitamin D for calcium absorption ... consider sunshine for vitamin D (about 15 minutes a day between 10-2 when UVB is best accessible) and take supplements in the winter to keep values up (must see a doctor to get baseline level for fat soluble vitamins!). It goes round and round on the "why's" -- eat well for YOU and exercise! :)

P.S. Well, that's my experience, and I don't have "Monster" PMS anymore - I have "cute baby" PMS like water weight gain the day before :-). Oh, and I used to crave chocolate and eat a Snickers (lower GI - ha) monthly, now I still crave chocolate, but have a tiny square of organic dark chocolate .. must still need magnesium! Nobody's perfect!

LADY4YESHUA

8/17/2008 8:46:41 PM

Besides Cal/Mag, I take Black Currant Oil (1,000mg) and Iron. Ab excercises and lots of cardio before the big day help a lot too. The best cure for my PMS was my divorce! Sorry, but it's true. I lived with a verbally, emotionally and spiritually husband for 28 years. Getting rid of him help immeansly!

RGBAIER

8/17/2008 4:36:23 PM

I take calcium supplements, make sure to exercise during my period & drink plenty of water. The calcium made a world of difference with my mood swings & irritability.

PUMPKINPHD

8/13/2008 6:46:38 PM

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Taking daily Magnesium supplements & drinking at least 8 cups of water/day have helped make my menstrual migraines more bearable. Sometimes it's hard for me to drink that much water (or anything, for that matter) when I don't feel good, but I definitely feel better when I'm well hydrated.

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