Taking any supplements?
I take an ashwagandha supplement for PMS-related anxiety, which has been a game-changer for me. So anxiety isn’t so much of a problem right now, but it was a tick from me to see it included in the PMS Hero® ingredients list.
On and off, I also pulse in vitamin D and omega-3, for extra supplemental support depending on where my body seems to be at.
What’s the story, beyond PMS?
Not much, really! Being on the pill, my cycle is pretty predictable. I’ll have two weeks of complete normality, one week of full-on PMS symptoms (featuring all of the above, from bloating to major mood swings), and then my period arrives and the cycle starts over. Because of the pill, I’m always in the same four-week loop – I literally know to the day what will be happening.
That said, mood swings and irritability are the number one issues for me, with PMS. My partner (kindly) calls my PMS days my ‘chihuahua’ days, because I really am that bitey, and volatile. I feel every emotion, all of the feels, and then things calm down when my period starts.
My PMS supplement goals
- balancing out mood swings and irritability
- reducing bloat
- generally having my body feel ‘normal’ during the PMS red flag days (it would be amazing to barely register that I’m PMS-ing!)
REVIEW: PMS Hero® notes, wins and questions
With irritability and mood support top of my wishlist, here’s what happened. I do feel like I’m quite responsive to supplements (I’ve had good and bad experiences in that respect!), which may be why I noticed a few of these changes so quickly.
My period is never much to write home about, but I think the change I noticed is that due to better mood balance (see below), I wasn’t feeling as sick or as bloated during, which would usually be a feature. You know when your emotions make you feel worse than you actually are?
Wow. I’m super-impressed.
I started PMS Hero® in June and here we are in August, with my cycle featuring almost nonexistent mood swings and irritability – or at least, the kind I’d usually link to my PMS. By the end of my first cycle I’d started to notice I wasn’t having those usual ‘chihuahua’ symptoms of feeling bitey, and ready to snap. At this point in my cycle I’d usually be in full PMS mode. And I actually noticed how ‘normal’ I felt (ticking off two of my goals).
By cycle two, it’s official. My mood and irritability has responded so well to this supplement. I’m an ashwagandha convert for anxiety, and the blend of PMS vitamins, minerals and botanicals I’m getting here seem to be just the trick for where my body’s at.
The big teller? Alex, my partner, actually asked when I was going to be on my period. Usually, he’d know, because like clockwork, those PMS symptoms would hit, rage and fade. But for the last two weeks – well, it’s very much a nothing to see here situation!