Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I Hate....

PMS. My hormones are such fussy things, and once-a-month they kick into overdrive. I become moody, weepy, and grumpy. I get cramps and backaches and headaches.

I did NOT miss my PMS while I was pregnant. Of course, I had that nausea thing going on and the gestational diabetes, but still……

My PMS has always been a struggle for me. I’ve tried many different courses of action over the years. I have even gone as far to visit a homeopathic nurse practioner, who gave me some kind of natural hormone balancer that looked like thick molasses. You were supposed to place it under your tongue and keep it there for at least ten minutes while it slowly absorbed.

It was very goopy and glucky and it tasted yucky.

I’ve read books, tried exercise, rubbed yam (yup, like the sweet potato) cream on my arm, and taken large amounts of primrose oil.

Finally, a little over a year ago, I stumbled onto a natural supplement called Premcal
It is a blend of vitamins found to be effective in reducing PMS symptoms. I was definitely wary, but the price was right, and there did seem to be some genuine testimonials on the website.

So, I ordered a bottle and started taking it. It took about a month of the vitamins being in my system for me to see a difference, but then – Wow! – the difference was amazing! (I feel like such a cheesy infomercial saying it like that, but it’s true)

I was estatic to find something that truly helped me to manage my PMS, instead of feeling like it was managing me. However, nine months of pregnancy and a forgetful brain…. my first two bouts of PMS after the birth of Joshua have been real bears.

So, it’s back to the Premcal. I am hoping that next month will find me in a happier state of mind, even if it is “that time of month”.


Lindsay said...

Wow! I am sorry you have had it rough with PMS the last couple of months. Hopefully this next month will bring relief. I am interested in this product. It does seem realistic pricewise and I am thinking it sounds like it is worth a try! :) Thanks for sharing!

Crock Pot Mom said...

Praise God for supplements that work. I found ones for myself as well. What a blessing! Praying next month is grand! :-)