Help w/ PMS and estrogen dominance
Please help me with my hormones! My problem is breast tenderness and swelling as well as water retention. Every month my breasts start swelling painfully beginning about 2 weeks into my cycle (I have a 28-29 day cycle) and worsening until I get my period. Then I have cramps, though not horrible, 1 advil helps. I have a pretty light flow.
I am thinking it is probably estrogen dominance even though my flow is light. I used a plant based progesterone cream for a few months and that really helped, but I wanted my hormones to be naturally balanced. I used oral birth control for 1 year 14 years ago but since then have only used a barrier method.
What I've tried:
-I have been Primal/Paleo for almost 2 years. For the last 7 months I have been 100% compliant, before that I would cheat 10-20% of the time with gluten free food.
– Jack Kruse's leptin reset
- Cold showers for 2 month's (Kruse's cold CT)
-cutting all caffiene out
-supplements: magnesium, iodine, fermented cod liver oil, high vitamin butter oil, maka, b6 and biotin, Protandim mock up (an antioxidant), msm powder
Help me and my inflamed boobies