PMS (premenstrual cramps and bloating)

Magnesium such as found in chicken or corn may relieve PMS per James E O'Brien in mini magazine The Miracle of Nature's Healing Foods published by Globe Communications Corp.
Magnesium (Epsom salt) baths are a good thing to DO (not ingest).  Soak as needed.
Magnesium (Epsom salt/magnesium sulfate) If so desired, adults can consume between 2-4 level teaspoons/day; do not exceed dosage; add dose to 8 oz water.  Fresh lemon juice can help flavor and improve PH.  NOT recommended in cases of diarrhea, kidney disease or rectal bleeding.
Nutrition and Mental Illness -Sampling of the Current Scientific Literature part 2 by Gary Null and Martin Feldman MD suggest magnesium, calcium, alpha-tocopherol (all taken PM) plus B6 (taken AM). www.thorne.com/townsend/nov/null.html
Sampalis, Dr Tina  The Healing Power of Neptune Krill Oil - From pristine Antarctic waters  Booklet. - Krill is a shellfish, Euphausia, like a shrimp, providing vitamin A and E, lutein, fish oil, CoQ10, astaxanthin, lycopene, and krill oil (high in omega-3 fatty acidy EPA and DHA in  the form of  3 brain friendly phopholipids - phosphatidyl-choline, phosphatidyl-inositol + phosphatidyl-ethanol-amine). Krill oil may erase abdominal pain and uterine cramps, relieve nausea, bloating, fatigue and breast tenderness, plus reduce mood swings, food cravings, anxiety, depression and stress.   www.amazon.com
Suma root (also called Brazilian ginseng, pfaffia, para toda, corango-acu) may help.  Do not use if have breast cancer, as may increase estrogen.   http://rain-tree.com/suma.htm
Wise-Budoff, Dr Penny  No More Menstrual Cramps and Other Good News www.bonneforme.com Penny recommends 6 small meals (during period/menstruation) to include protein, a complex carbohydrate, + raw vegetable/fruit. AM vitamins with B1,B2,B6. PM vitamins magnesium and calcium.
The rapid fall in progesterone at the end of the menstrual cycle may trigger major mood changes/depression/brain events similar to narcotics/barbiturates withdrawal. Progesterone governs the second/luteal phase of the cycle, inhibits/reverses estrogen effects, stops womb/uterus/endometrial cell multiplication/thickening, quiets the uterine muscles, inhibits hypothalamus/pituitary gland from sending out instruction for more FSH to start a new cycle, and maintains fetus first 8 weeks of pregnancy.  The monthly cycle (approx 28 days) begins the end of menstruation and not at the beginning of one's period. There are bio-identical over the counter progesterone creams/gels/IUDs, available as well by prescription. The Mexican yam "diosgenin" ingredient of over the counter products is NOT readily converted by the body into progesterone.  (Try a few over the counter Mexican yam recommended brands to see if any help reduce your end of  menstrual cycle problems.) Therefore the lab needs to convert the diosgenin, use synthetic micronized progesterone, or use norethindrone acetate to achieve a standardized dose sufficient to prevent such problems as endometrial hyperplasia.  The patch may help as well as a vaginal suppository.  Oral dosage is NOT recommended.  Progesterone is a hormone, so use wisely/sparingly/only as needed/only when needed.
Progesterone cream - natural - 1800-329-0029  www.daystar.com
Progesterone (Do NOT confuse with pregnenolone.) that is natural (not chemically altered natural progesterone brand names) seems to be the help that women need to boost their libido.  Apply as a cream (only 2 weeks per month) (approx 1 ounce per month) between day 10-28 of menstrual cycle or of month, if there is no period.  Rotate sites (palms, face/neck, upper chest/breast, inside arms, behind knees) to fatty skin. Titer/increase up to day 7 and titer/decrease down to day 7. Check chapter 18 for OTC concentrations.
Lee, Dr John R with Hopkins,Virginia  What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Menopause - The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone help for pre-menopause, endometriosis, fibrocystic breasts, and PMS.  www.hacres.com
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, John R   Natural Progesterone  Acclaimed by Dr Christiane Northrup
Removal of ovaries (oophorectomy/ovariectomy or ligation/cutting and tying off of fallopian tubes) is female castration (resulting in loss of sex drive), equivalent to removal of testicle and prostate gland in men.  A hysterectomy (removal of the uterus/castration resulting in loss of sex drive) is never medically necessary unless a woman has untreatable cancer.