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Old 08-13-2003, 07:08 PM   #1
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Question evening primrose

Has anyone used evening primrose and if so, what made you start using it and are there any side effects? My doctors has suggested that i start taking them, but i am a bit weary.

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Old 08-13-2003, 10:22 PM   #2
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why does your dr. want you to start taking them?


Old 08-15-2003, 01:44 AM   #3
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Evening Primrose Oil does not have side effects. It is very effective for PMS and other period problems and can also help a lot with your skin too.

It is safe to be taken in the long term. I think that is great that a doctor has recommended that you take this rather than just pill pushing all the time.

Evening Primrose Oil is natural.

Old 08-17-2003, 09:26 AM   #4
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I have been taking 3000 mg of Evening primrose per day for the last 9 months due to severe,painful fibrocystic breast disease.after 6 months of taking it,I went for a mammogram and was told "no sign of fibrocystic disease". I will stay on it for the rest of my life!!!

Old 08-17-2003, 12:30 PM   #5
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My dr put me on primrose oil and 800 IU vitamin E to see if it would stop the breast pain associated with fibrocystic breast disease and a fibroadenoma. I was also told to go off all caffiene. Most of the breast pain I previously experienced disappeared within 2 month so starting the regimen. I just had my six month ultrasound after biopsy and they found the breast lump had shrunk 3 centimeters.

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