Before you start taking a vitamin, herb, or mineral supplement, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can find out if it might interfere with other medicines you are taking.
You can buy vitamin and mineral
supplements and herbal remedies in drugstores, grocery stores, or health food
When trying an alternative therapy for PMS or PMDD, first
try those that are most known to be effective. Try a therapy for two to three
menstrual cycles: to be helpful, some therapies may require use for more than
As with all supplements, it is important to follow the
directions on the supplement label. Do not exceed the maximum dose. If you are
trying to become pregnant but want some relief from your PMS symptoms, discuss
using nutritional supplements and herbal remedies with your health
professional. Certain supplements and remedies have side effects that should be
avoided if you are trying to become pregnant.