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Pms Mood Swings

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Hubby just said that my pms mood swings have gotten way worse since I've been gluten-free. I have noticed this too, but didn't think it had anything to do with being gluten-free... maybe something else going on, but my pms mood swings have gotten almost violent. (not physically violent but mentally evil)... does that make sense? :(

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It makes a lot of sense to me. Ugh I'm the same way. I still have stomach pains when I eat, even if I'm hundred percent sure the food is gluten free. My stomach and villi are still healing. I just assume that I'm more ill because I'm in such pain.

-Ash

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Mine are WAY worse. I get horrible migraines for almost a week before it. I get uncontrollably angry. It makes me feel like I'm getting the flu, but I know I'm not. If you find anything that helps, please let me know because I'm ridiculously sick of losing a whole week every month.

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I get migraines now right before my period, so I take Maxalt for that. For the mood swings, mine have always been bad. Lexapro evens it out for me. I don't like taking drugs for stuff, but sometimes it is the only recourse.

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I don't get PMS too bad at all, but I wanted to mention that low magnesium levels and low B6 levels can contribute. Many get relief from supplementing them. I would suggest getting a magnesium only (up to 1000mg) supplement if your calcium is okay as you want the ration of magnesium to calcium to increase. If you take a B6 (up to 50 mg), take a complex, too. It's not a good idea to take one B vitamin without the support of the others. I used to point this information from a nutrition book out to people I taught natural family planning to and it generally helped a lot.

Another thing is to be sure you're getting enough essential fatty acids. Oil of Evening Primrose is especially good for this.

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Mine is bad, but I just went off the pill, so I think that is really triggering my mood swings, more then being gluten-free.

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I've gotten worse. Now I'm breaking out - was just my shoulders and back (new just this past year! woo-hoo! :angry: ) and then last month, it was my chest! Lame! And then I had the worst period in a year. Everything else in my life has evened out quite a bit, but hormones and PMS keep getting worse. I have started taking Prometrium, which is a progesterone (bio-identical, not from a horse...) from day 14 until my period and that is helping (the month of the chest breakout I was taking a lower dose, transitioning between insurances. Not doing that again!) but other than that, no luck. I have tried every natural thing, begged my gyno for anything else, no luck. She wanted me back on the pill but that causes me a lot of emotional stuff, so no way.

Sorry I'm not helping, but it's nice to be validated on this - most gluten-free stuff on this topic is how much better someone is! Not us, I guess.

Stephanie

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Well, I'm trying Estroven to see if it helps... I talked with the experts in the supplement section at the co op and the first product they suggested contained wheat, but Estroven is gluten-free so I'm trying it... it might take a while before I see any improvement though... if this doesn't work I'm going to try Evening Primrose Oil... has anyone had any success with either of these?

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Mine have gotten better rather than worse....but I definatly think there is a connection! I used to fly off the handle for no real reason at all :ph34r: ....as soon as I started gluten-free I had a lot easier time keeping it together! Amazing how celiac disease can affect so many aspects of your life!

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Mine have gotten worse too!! I wasn't sure if it was due to the gluten-free diet or not, but the timing sure seems to correspond. I don't really get b*tchy, but I seem to cry at the drop of a hat and that is not like me, unless I am really mad. I do take Lexapro for anxiety, but it doesn't seem to help with the PMS...LOL!!

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