If so, you’re not alone. Many women experience some form of emotional disruption a week prior to, during and to some extent after their period.
It can range from frustration and anger to sadness, anxiety and deep depressive feelings.
These irrational thoughts that at other times of the month might simply be dismissed as ‘ridiculous’ take on a very serious side when you are premenstrual.
Premenstrual Mood Swings PMS or as a client of mine likes to calls it ‘personal mood swings’ or the more serious Premenstrual Mood Dysphoric Disorder PMDD is a common and frustrating experience.
There is a whole constellation of symtoms associated with the menstural cycle. Flutuating levels of Estrogen (Follicular Phase) and Progesterone (Luteal Phase) throughout the cycle can create a hormonal hell if your nutritional balance is off.
The period itself is well know for depleting your body of iron, which if not repleated sufficiently, either though an iron rich diet or an iron supplement, has the capacity to create very low moods and a lack of energy.
These symptoms become more pronounced the longer you’re iron deficient and may eventually lead to anemia.
Lesser know nutritional deficiencies are also linked to your period cycle.
Women can also become deficient in B Vitamins, Zinc, Magnesium & Calcium. This can create a raft of mental health issues ranging from moodiness to paranoia and fatigue.
Deficiencies of Vitamin D & Omega 3’s are also a common issues with heavy and painful periods.
If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these symptoms with their cycle it’s time to be proactive and get help.
It doesn’t matter if you are 25 or 45, period problems ebb and flow throughout life and now is the time to address them.
Hormonal flutuations in themselves can create mood disturbances and when coupled with nutritional deficiencies it can create a world of despair.
Book today either online or in person to discover a better way of coping with periods. Visit the Contact Us page and click on the Halaxy icon for the next available appointment.