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I have heard that Evening Primrose Oil is good for PMS symptoms. Has anyone else here tried it? I am 46 and over the past year my cycle is completely out of control... cramping, heavy flo, gas, I can't leave my house. I usually get the big D along with the whole mess. So I live on Motrin, and Immodium. When it's over I feel like I was run over by a truck :(

Also, I am a full-time student (in my last Semester YAY) and I barely make it through mid-terms when I get so lucky as to have both at the same time, which is where I am headed right now. Flo should be here any time and I have a mid term on Tues.

I bought some Evening Primrose Oil by Radiance Vitamins (500mg) but I am afraid to take them since I can't tell if they are safe. I sent the Radiance an email, but suspect I won't hear from them over th weekend.

The "other ingredients" are Gelatin and Glycerin...

I am thinking I might take my chances and start taking this and hope I get lucky in the gluten department...


Cindy

Gluten Free since November 2006

Lactose Intolerant since 1980

100% Lactose Free since May 2006

Caffeine Free since August 2007

Hashimoto's Disease

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Hey there, I know how it goes. Along with awful cramps and bloating I get bursting ovarian cysts. NOT FUN! I have taken Primrose before but can not remember what for or the effects of it..however I am writing because if your not already; you should get on birth control. I am taking one now that I get a period once every 3 months...its amazing! The name of it is seasonale and it has been a blessing for me. Also, bananas help a ton too! Whenever its that time for me I eat at least two a day...they also have found that bananas actually help you focus and stay calm during tests...I am a student too so I know information like this can be priceless. Good luck and I hope it gets better for you!

-Staci

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Have you considered endometriosis? Pain like you're describing, along with D, sounds like endometriosis on your intestines. That means you have cells from the uterine lining growing outside of it. As for the vitamins, no idea. But do let me know if they help, I could use some as well :)


Gluten Free since 10/07

Mildly Lactose Intolerant, slight intestinal symptoms after eating milk products, but easily corrected with lactase enzyme

Endometriosis- DX'd 5/07

Gluten Antibodies- "negative"...don't know exact numbers, am highly suspicious...

DXed celiac 12-19-07 via genetics/elimination diet- DQ2 allele

Brother with Celiac, aspergers...his tests were all negative (he didn't have genetics done), including endoscopy, but he definitely is at the least gluten intolerant...highly suspect my mother has it as well- she has hyperthyroid, fibromyalgia, hemochromatosis, and now colon cancer, and she has been weak and exhausted and just generally sick. She's going to get tested.

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Hey there, I know how it goes. Along with awful cramps and bloating I get bursting ovarian cysts. NOT FUN! I have taken Primrose before but can not remember what for or the effects of it..however I am writing because if your not already; you should get on birth control. I am taking one now that I get a period once every 3 months...its amazing! The name of it is seasonale and it has been a blessing for me. Also, bananas help a ton too! Whenever its that time for me I eat at least two a day...they also have found that bananas actually help you focus and stay calm during tests...I am a student too so I know information like this can be priceless. Good luck and I hope it gets better for you!

-Staci

Hi Staci --

My worst night was Monday, and my midterm was Tuesday night so fortunately I slid by.

Evening Primrose Oil is supposed to be a natural way of helping to assist in alleviating cramping and other PMS (or MS) issues. I have a few friends that swear by it. And I do eat bananas everyday... one of those few foods I get to eat :)

I did call my doctor yesterday and they are going to put me on birth control the prescription is for YAZ (I am checking its gluten-free status). I kinda hate to do it, but I don't think I can take another month like this.

I have not had any gluten reactions since November, and in the past when I was on a gluten diet, my cycle just melded into the whole mess, but now that I am doing so much better it is really starting to stand out. I was hoping after being gluten free for a while that these issues would get better... I guess not :)

Good luck with your classes too!


Cindy

Gluten Free since November 2006

Lactose Intolerant since 1980

100% Lactose Free since May 2006

Caffeine Free since August 2007

Hashimoto's Disease

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Have you considered endometriosis? Pain like you're describing, along with D, sounds like endometriosis on your intestines. That means you have cells from the uterine lining growing outside of it. As for the vitamins, no idea. But do let me know if they help, I could use some as well :)

I am not so sure the Evening Primrose Oil helped, but then I started it just a couple days before I actually got my "." so maybe it didn't have much of a chance. I was doubled over on Monday night. Yikes...

I have a few friends that take primrose oil along with vitamin E and they swear by it...

And for those who might want to know... Radiance Vitamins Evening Primrose Oil (500mg) IS gluten free. They responded to my email, but they didn't respond to my general question about all their other supplements, just the oil.


Cindy

Gluten Free since November 2006

Lactose Intolerant since 1980

100% Lactose Free since May 2006

Caffeine Free since August 2007

Hashimoto's Disease

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