Posted by Tuck on September 8, 2003, at 8:19:35
In reply to Re: pmdd » Tuck, posted by Edgefield on September 7, 2003, at 16:59:48
Tried to post last night but the site was under construction. The Estroven that I take is a natural form of estrogen. (soybean) I don't have the box in front of me but it has grape seed extract and black knosh (sp?) They have a pretty informative website. I see now they make an extra strengh and a mood and PMS kind also. I haven't tried those. I take about 300mg. of magnesium, at least 500mg. of calcium and 10mg. of zinc. The Estroven also has all of those in it so I get a double dose of them. I take the Estroven in the evening and the vitamins in the morning. This combination works for me I think everyone might be different. Oh, I also drink alot of chamomile tea. I was also getting alot of tension headaches and I know the magnesium is suppose to help that. One thing I heard alot about that I don't agree with is staying away from caffeine. I tried that and it sucked. I drink tea (iced or hot) all day. My Dr. told me that it would help my anxiety to drop caffeine. It didn't work so I am back at it. And I have noticed that my Eccederine for tension headaches and most migrain meds have caffeine in them. So, what ever! I really hope some of this helps you. I myself was just scared to death to be on zoloft.(I made it a week and probably didn't have time to feel any of the affects of it, except being tired all the time and having diareaha) I am very drug sensitive and hate to think about being on a med for the rest of my life. Try the breathing and read some of the anxiety websites. That was enough for me to say "I am not going to be like that!"
I have never experimented with progestron. Thought about it and read about it but didn't get very far.
Is it possible for you to go on the pill? That usually helps alot. I couldn't and didn't need to. I already have clotting problems and my husband had a vas.
Let me know I hope some of this helps.