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Supplements

“Before I suggest the contraceptive pill as a treatment for women with PMS, I always try some supplements first,” says Prof Kulkarni.  “The two I suggest are vitamin B6 and evening primrose oil, which has healthy essential fatty acids. Both supplements have been shown in studies to help alleviate some symptoms in women with PMS and many women benefit from them.” 

One study published in 2010 found that the combination of magnesium and vitamin B6 was particularly helpful for decreasing PMS symptoms. “Nuts are rich in both magnesium and B6, so I’d recommend taking 30 grams of unsalted nuts daily in the week prior to your period,” says McGrice.