Snappy? Violent? Emotional? Maybe its that time of the month
Posted Sep 08 2010 7:38pm
My adorable, loving Partner would be able to tell you a thing or two about PMS. "What do you mean blue? Blue?!..Urgh You know nothing, not a fricken thing". Poor thing he should have never taken that phone call. I must admit (even though it hurts) I suffer from mild PMS, well maybe medium PMS and I know I'm not alone. "AMEN SISTA, YOU GO GIRL"
The week leading up to the fateful event (Your Period) is a like riding a rollercaster, there's ups and downs and sometimes it's just plain scary! You can make the whole process a little nicer for you and those around you.
Evening Primose Oil could work for you.
An Evening Primrose Oil supplement conatins Gamma- Linolenic Acid: an omega-6 fatty acid found mostly in plant based oils. GLA had been found to aid weight loss, weight control and help skin conditions like exzcema. Low levels of GLA have been found in women with PMS. The recommened dose is 1-3 tablets per day (with meals).
What else is it used for? Evening Primrose has been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
The direct relationship between Evening Primrose Oil and PMS has not yet been confirmed, but there are some studies that have found PMS symptoms like breast tenderness reduced with those women who supplemented with Evening Primrose Oil. Evening primrose is tolerated by most people, side effects include gastro intestinal upset and headaches.
For those not wanting to take a supplement try boosting your diet with Flax seeds, Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. These are are high in GLA
If you do suffer from PMS try staying away from caffiene and excess sugar the week leading up to and during your period.