Monday, November 5, 2007

PMS and Depression

Always on the study and research side of infertility, PMS, and depression, I recently discovered an item of note.

B6!

After reading Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition by Marilyn Shannon, I saw that it was listed for women suffering from PMS to take more B6 vitamins, anywhere from 100 to 800mg a day.

I noticed that my multi-vitamin was only giving me 10mg a day!

So with this past cycle, I added some additional B6. Besides my multi-vitamin, I also took a 100mg of B6 in the morning with breakfast. About 5 days before the start of the next cycle, I also added another 100mg of B6 to take at dinner time.

So I was still only consuming 210 mg, but what a difference!

That 5th day before I could feel myself starting to slip into the PMS depression, so I added the B6 at night. The next day I felt more energized and myself in terms of the depression I normally face. This continued all the way through the rest of the cycle. I never sunk into the depression and my other symptons were lessened.

There were many prayers of Thanksgiving prayed in the last few days at our house:)

I wanted to post this in case other women also face these issues and are seeking relief. Maybe this can aid them as well.

1 comment:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Yes my 18 year old daughter is prescribed this for pmt as we say here..she suffers tremendously..& is also bi-polar..i think her dosage is 50 mg...