Are your mood swings during your period so severe that you are considering making a doctor’s appointment? Before you do we have some safe, natural treatments that you can do yourself at home.
These treatments don’t come with the negative side effects associated with more traditional medical treatments like aspirin, which thins the blood vessels in the stomach and can lead to internal bleeding.
There is another commonly prescribed medication called danazol that can cause you to develop acne, lower your voice and cause the growth of facial hair.
If you receive a prescription aimed at shutting down your body’s production of sex hormones that could later in life to osteoporosis or brittle and broken bones.
Let me give you one more example – there is a commonly prescribed medication called spironolactone that is supposed to decrease fluid retention but ends up killing helpful mitochondria and zapping your energy. The truth is you can easily reduce fluid retention by decreasing sodium in your diet and by instead eating more protein.
Doctor prescribed medications can cause a lot of problems to be honest. Often, you may be much better off to look for natural treatments that you can do yourself.
Remember, it’s your body and you know that body better than anyone else. Using a home remedy may be just want you need to lessen your PMS mood swings and feel better fast.
Here are four treatments for PMS mood swings that you may want to try:
- Take Chasteberry
- Eat Wild Yam
- Take Evening Primrose
- Take Period Vitamin
1. Take Chasteberry fruit extract
This herbal remedy, which has been shown effective in scientific studies, works on your pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is responsible for coordinating the hormones in your body. It can have a dramatic impact if you are experiencing big mood swings that are related to hormones. Take 100 mg twice daily and make sure that the supplement you take offers Chasteberry fruit in a 10:1 extract.
2. Eat more wild yam
It’s true, eating wild yam can help you regulate your menstrual cycle. Keep in mind a yam is different than a sweet potato so don’t get the wrong thing at the grocery store. Actually, a yam is a low glycemic index food while a sweet potato is a high glycemic index food.
Foods with high GI numbers can increase your symptoms during your period while low GI foods can decrease them.
You can eat a yam with breakfast – they go well with eggs and can even be put in an omelet. At lunch, you can eat a yam with salad. At dinner, you can eat a yam with a steak.
3. Take evening primrose oil
This oil taken from the evening primrose plant contains essential fats that are good for you and help reduce mood swings. Take 1000 mg of evening primrose oil twice a day. You should be able to find an evening primrose oil supplement at your local health food store.
4. Take a Period Vitamin
This powerful supplement (Period Vitamin) which has been specifically formulated for women who are menstruating, contains B vitamins, vitamins C and E, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and other minerals that are often deficient in menstruating females.
By replenishing these nutrients you’ll feel better and many of your PMS symptoms, such as PMS mood swings, may disappear for good.