It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Message Board

Flax Seeds for regular periods

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: India
Posts: 2
Madhu HB User
Flax Seeds for regular periods

I came to know from one of the web sites that flax seeds, flax oil help regulate the periods. Anyone taking them ?!!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-08-2008, 12:35 AM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Posts: 9
LBH02 HB User
Re: Flax Seeds for regular periods

Where would i be able to find flax seeds in. I haven't had a period in 7 months and before that 12 months. Im despret and would like to get pregnant.

Old 01-08-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 198
Kharma HB User
Re: Flax Seeds for regular periods

So weird, I was just telling my GYN's nurse today I eat ground flax daily.

I am not trying to conceive (I'm in my 40's) but I went in to see the Dr. end of Aug because I had missed two or three periods. I also was experiencing hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. I thought I was perimenopasual. Hormone tests and an ultrasound showed cysts and PCOS. She wanted to put me on birth control pills to regulate my periods. I prefer not to go on BC because I've never been on them and I'm a former smoker.

I've always had period issues but never was diagnosed with anything. Pain, extremely heavy periods, big clots etc. Most of my issues were resolved when I started low carbing a couple years ago. My periods became lighter and I had much less pain. I attributed it all to low carbing. After visiting with the Dr. about my missed periods though I realized I had stopped eating my ground flax seed in the spring sometime.

I made a 'hot cereal" of them (2 tablespoons ground flax, 1/3 cup water - microwave for 1 min then add butter or cream or milk if you're not low carbing), splenda, cinnamon, etc) and would have that every morning. It fit in with my Atkins and it was good fiber. I didn't realize it was good for a natural estrogen too until I did some reading. Anyway, long story short after my checkup in Aug. I went back on my flax cereal. Within a month I had me period and it's been regular ever since. It comes either the 22nd or 23rd of each month.

Now, I don't know if it's low carbing, the flax seeds or a combination of both but whatever I'm doing is really helping to regulate things. I'm inclined to think it's the flax. You can easily do an internet search on PCOS and ground flax and do some research. I happened to have taken the flax before knowing I had PCOS but you can be sure come this summer I will not be giving it up again. And while flaxseed oil is very healthy in it's own right, you're not going to get the benefits you would from ground flax (not whole either, the body can;t break it down to get the nutrients).

Good luck if you decide to try it.

Old 01-10-2008, 11:46 AM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 8
PCOSlady HB User
Re: Flax Seeds for regular periods

I just recently started taking Flaxseed oil capsules again (about 3 days now). I had taken them a while back, but probably only a week. Not long enough to see a difference. The only reason I started taking them was b/c I heard they were great for heart health. I didn't know it will help my PCOS! I hope this is true. I'll report later if I find any changes. Are there any articles out there discussing the benefits of Flaxseed oil (or flax period) and PCOS?

Old 01-25-2008, 11:54 AM   #5
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 8
PCOSlady HB User
Thumbs up Re: Flax Seeds for regular periods

Kharma...after reading your post, I bought some ground flax that evening. I've been taking it daily since then in combination with flaxseed oil, multivitamin and metformin. I actually got a period with ovulation! Like you, I do low carb...but I think the flax did the trick to get things going. Thanks for the advice!

I tried the cereal recipe, but it just got a gelatenous goo. Since then I've mixed it with food. One time I even mixed it in my coffee. It's much easier to incorporate into your diet than I thought.

Bottom line...thanks for the tip!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Flax Seed Oil For Cellulite? lam41565 Exercise & Fitness 5 07-26-2007 11:25 AM
Reply from the Flax Council re: ground or whole gayclarke High Cholesterol 3 06-26-2005 06:46 PM
Organic Flax Seeds: Is there really a difference? MachOneMustang Vitamins & Supplements 3 03-08-2005 04:17 PM
Ground flax seed is the most dynamic, health promoting food on earth Rickhard Alternative Medicine 50 02-06-2005 05:00 PM
12 days w/o Flovent. This after I started eating oats and ground flax seed Rickhard Asthma 10 09-03-2004 02:05 PM
what / how can i add flax seeds / flax oil to my diet? TrippingAsIGo Alternative Medicine 16 08-21-2004 04:42 PM
Flax Oil Questions homzie1 Weight Loss 3 08-07-2004 04:10 AM
flax seed supersuperninja Diet & Nutrition 8 08-06-2004 10:44 PM
Flax Oil heather6869 Weight Loss 11 08-06-2004 08:55 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:10 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!