For many women who suffer from PMS, the standard treatments simply don’t work. Their doctors have prescribed pain relievers for cramps, diuretics for bloating, and anti-anxiety drugs for the emotional symptoms of PMS. Some women have even been prescribed birth control pills to help get their hormonal fluctuations under control.
But for a certain percentage, there is no relief from PMS. Each menstrual cycle signals three to 10 days of physical and psychological symptoms that disrupt their normal routine, or worse.
As a women with PMS, you may experience some or all of the following:
- mood swings, irritability, depression
- tender breasts
- food cravings
- joint / muscle pain
Women who experience very severe symptoms may have a disabling form of PMS called PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). The symptoms of PMDD are so disruptive they can often cause major, debilitating changes in a woman’s life.
- severe depression and a sense of hopelessness
- low self esteem
- difficulty concentrating
Help for PMS and PMDD
If you’ve tried all the PMS treatment options out there, such as exercising, changing your diet, or taking anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen and nothing has worked, there’s a new treatment available for women who suffer from PMS or PMDD… a birth control pill that gets rid of PMS by getting rid of your period.
The Newest Treatment for PMS: Lybrel
Lybrel is the first and only birth control pill that was designed to eliminate menstrual periods indefinitely.
Lybrel is a low-dose birth control pill that you take continuously, 365 days a year. As soon as one pack is done, you start another, taking one Lybrel pill at the same time each day. There is no placebo pill in the package — each Lybrel tablet contains an active hormone dose.
Lybrel not only provides 99% birth control effectiveness (the same as other birth control pills) but also helps women avoid painful periods, heavy flow, PMS and PMDD. Most women on Lybrel found their periods diminished to breakthrough bleeding or spotting, and then ceased completely, usually within 6-12 months.
Lybrel can also be used to prevent menstruation for convenience factors such as special events like weddings, honeymoons, proms and and other times when a woman would like to avoid having a period.
How Does Lybrel Work?
Lybrel stabilizes women’s hormones, keeping them at a constant level. The absence of hormonal fluctuations leads to an easing or complete elimination of PMS symptoms such as bloating, cramps, tender breasts, irritability, and general aches and pains.
In the past, some doctors have prescribed regular birth control pills off label, to be taken continuously to achieve the same effect. But Lybrel is the first to receive FDA approval to be used this way.
Because Lybrel is a fairly new product, health care professionals and the general public may not be fully aware of it yet. For more information on the usage, precautions and advantages of Lybrel, visit the eDrugstore.com Lybrel information page.
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