By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
It started two weeks prior to my first period. My mood was all over the place and I did not know why. Then it happened, I got my first period and felt such a relief. But I had not clue that this mood swing would occur every 21 days for the next 30-40 years of my life! That was not alright for me! The term for the 21 day mood change is called PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome. Many girls get this but but lucky ones do not.
PMS mood swings occur a few days to a week prior to menstruation. Crying, anxiety, oversensitive, depression or even outbursts can occur during PMS days. These ups and down have to do with hormone imbalance, especially estrogen. Estrogen levels are high when you get your period and stays with you usually for the first 14 days. Then estrogen starts to dip and the mood starts to dip with it. The lowest it gets is during those days right before the period comes. These estrogen drops can be linked to serotonin drops which is why PMS can cause depression.
Some things that can help PMS and hormone imbalance are a healthy diet, avoiding stress , evening primrose oil and learning more about your hormones via saliva testing. Saliva tells you what your bio- available or active hormone levels are, which is different from blood tests.
How can we help you? First we like to run a hormone imbalance symptoms test which is performed around day 19 of your cycle. It should show that estrogen is dropping. You can always wait a few more days till PMS gets really bad and run the test on a PMS day. With your test results we provide you with a supportive protocol for hormone balance.
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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.