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Skin problems and PMS

Skin problems can arise in PMS as a result of the hormonal changes you are experiencing

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    Root — 16.12.2017 04:28
    I get sever dry skin above my lips 10 days before my periods that almost instantly goes away once my periods are over. How can I help fix this!

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      Emma — 18.12.2017 09:47
      Hi Root, we know that changing levels of hormones during this time can affect our skin. My advice would be to drink plenty of water – aim for 1.5l of plain, still water daily, and it may also be worth considering taking an omega-7 sea buckthorn oil supplement which can really help with dryness. A natural lip balm or topical cream may also be helpful.

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      root — 18.12.2017 10:12
      Ah! ok - great. I am already taking some vit d, fish oil and vit c supplements. Will omega 7 be ok to take along with them? Thank you so much emma!

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      Emma — 18.12.2017 12:49
      Hi Root, yes, this is all fine. Just watch your doses, for example, fish oil naturally contains vitamin D, so we therefore wouldn’t need huge doses of this vitamin on top of this.

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    Abby — 15.11.2017 13:20
    Some months are better than others. I drink FITTEA which is a herbal tea to deal with bloating, I drink a lot of water 2 -3L a day when I am on my period, but i maintain this on a daily basis. My diet has changed completely because I have IBS. I'm a mother of 1 and sometimes my PMS gets to me ans causes me stress. I really need help

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      Emma — 15.11.2017 14:32
      Hi Abby, thank you for your comments. From what you’ve told me I suspect you could be low in oestrogen here. The mirena coil is progesterone based and as a result, it can often exacerbate low oestrogen symptoms – low libido and dryness are classic symptoms. We know blood tests aren’t always accurate as they are static – they only take a snapshot of your hormones at any one time, when we know in reality, our hormones can fluctuate on a daily basis. It might be worth discussing with your doctor if this is still the best option for you at this stage and take it from there.

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    Abby — 15.11.2017 13:17
    Hi I have had the mirena for 1yr plus, which has helped my PMS in some ways. However I am suffering from dryness and low libido. In addition i itch all over my body and my scalp becomes very irritated. The itchiness bothers me alot becomes I cant control it. What can I do? I have been to my GP with not much advise, blood test show nothing.

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