I've that my anxiety peaks a week before my period and during it. Has anyone else noticed this? Once my period is over things slowly get better. I've been doing research and I found a program that seems interesting (all natural). I think I'm really gonna start to follow the program, maybe it will work for me. Is there anyone else out there who wants to try it out with me, this way we can compare results..... PMS A (Anxiety)
- Anxiety, tension, paranoia, crying, emotionally labile, mood swings and nervousness.
PMS A A deficiency of progesterone is the underlying cause of PMS A. Progesterone can be replaced with daily use of the herb Chaste tree (Vitex agnus castus) or by using a compounded natural progesterone cream from ovulation to the first day of bleeding. Breast tenderness, anxiety, sleep disruptions, headaches, and menstrual irregularities such as spotting, infertility or a shortened cycle can improve with these treatments. Chaste tree, in addition to raising progesterone, reduces prolactin and raises dopamine to further assist with the hormonal imbalances of PMS. Indol 3 carbinol and calcium d glucarate are also recommended to assist with related estrogen dominance.What to do:
Remove alcohol, caffeine, sugar, processed flours and inflammatory fats such as those found in full-fat dairy products, red meats, peanuts, margarines, shortening, and hydrogenated oils from your diet. Limiting salt can also help. Eat a balance of lean protein (organic chicken, turkey, tempeh, nuts, omega-3 eggs), healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, nuts, etc.) and complex carbohydrates (kamut, beans, rye, oats, fruits, vegetables) every three to four hours during the day. This will stabilize blood sugars and avoid undue stress and hormonal imbalance because of skipped meals. Use herbs (e.g. TrueLEAN 3) to promote the flow of bile such as milk thistle, dandelion root, beet leaf, and artichoke. Probiotic supplements like TrueDOPHILUS will establish healthy bacterial balance in your digestive system and support the breakdown and elimination of estrogen. Address constipation (less than one bowel movement per day) quickly. It significantly contributes to toxicity, hormonal imbalance and future risk of disease. For constipation and to help PMS symptoms, have 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds daily for fiber, lignands and phytoestrogens.
Key 2: Take the right supplements daily.
A high potency multivitamin with breakfast and dinner. This prevents nutrient deficiency, maintains metabolism and improves energy.
Calcium/magnesium citrate in a 1:1 ratio with vitamin D3. Magnesium helps fluid retention, breast tenderness, anxiety, fatigue and bloating while calcium assists with cramping and other PMS symptoms.
Vitamin B complex (preferably higher in vitamin B6). This can reduce water retention, breast tenderness, irritability and depression symptoms.
Essential fatty acids: Fish oil (EPA/DHA) and Evening primrose oil taken daily may reduce breast tenderness, mood changes, weight gain, abdominal pain, and cravings associated with PMS. These fats influence the production of prostaglandins that regulate pain and inflammation in the body as well as aid hormonal balance.
Mixed vitamin E. Taking a vitamin E supplement containing all the types of vitamin E reduces the production of prostaglandins that contribute to cramps and breast tenderness.
Use exercise, relaxation and sufficient sleep to manage stress.
Improve hormonal balance and stress recuperation by sleeping 7.5 to 9 hours each night, in pitch black. Exercise 20 to 30 minutes at least three times per week to reduce stress and tension and to improve mood. Aerobic exercises such as cycling, walking or running are improve moods and reduce pain. Practice progressive relaxation exercises, meditation, yoga or deep breathing to help stress-related symptoms such as headaches, anxiety or sleeping troubles.