Rollercoaster going down a slope

Fed up with feeling like you’re on a hormonal rollercoaster?

Do you feel like you’re all over the place in the two weeks leading up to your period? Suddenly you feel low or tearful for no obvious reason. Or something goes wrong, and it feels like the world is ending, when usually you feel a bit stressed but would be able to deal with it. Maybe you notice (or get told!) you are being a bit snappy with those around you or are even feeling angry with people. Perhaps you notice you feel more tired than usual and need more sleep, you start to crave sweet or salty foods and feel more hungry than usual, or you get bloated.

Only feeling well for 1 week every month?

These are just some of the many symptoms we can get as our hormone levels fluctuate in the lead up to a period starting. If our hormones are out of balance, then the symptoms can be more problematic and go on for longer.

 No-one wants to feel like this for two weeks out of every month and it can have a massive impact on day to day life. Usually, symptoms ease when your period starts, but if you also have painful or heavy periods or have conditions like endometriosis, adenomyosis or fibroids then you can have another week of pain and feeling awful once your period starts. That only leaves you with one week out of every month where you feel ok!

My hormone story

Sometimes people say ‘you could have been describing me’ when I list some of the things, we can experience pre period. I’m actually describing how I used to feel for two weeks every month from around the age of 16 to my early 30’s. I always knew when my period was due without checking the calendar as I would start to feel awful. Once I started working on getting my hormones more balanced, slowly and gradually my symptoms started to ease. It got to the point that they would only happen a few days before my period started and then suddenly, I got caught out and my period started without me having any of the warning signs that it was due.

If I get stressed or tired, then some months I can get a few warning signs that my period is due, but often I don’t get those lead in symptoms at all.

Want some help getting off the hormonal rollercoaster?

So, if you are fed up with feeling like you are on the hormone rollercoaster for two weeks every month, it’s time to get some help. It is possible to get those 2 weeks out of every month back and not feel awful in the lead up to your period.  I’ve done it and plenty of my clients have too.

In nutritional therapy sessions we work out what factors are driving your hormone imbalance. Then we put a plan together to start getting this factors back in balance by using a combination of diet, supplements and lifestyle changes. Once you’ve been doing this for three months you will start to notice a difference. The longer you keep going with it, the more improvement you’ll notice as your hormones start to get more balanced.

If you’d like some help in getting off the hormonal roller-coaster, then do book in for a free hormone health review to find out more about how nutritional therapy could help you.

And keep an eye out for my next blog with explores some of the reasons your hormones can get out of balance.

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