Anyone take Peppermint Oil? Know any reasons why I shouldn't take it?

I was just Dx with Hughes syndrome this week so I am very new to all of this. Peppermint oil has many benefits but I was just curious if there is any reason I should not use Peppermint oil now that I have APS and will likely start anticoagulants? Many of the benefits have been scientifically proven.

-Helps Indigestion, Irritable bowel Syndrome & gas

-Treats Nausea & headache & pain

-Improves circulation & immune system

& More

Contains Omega 3, manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, and copper.

My old Dr prescribed me with Prevacid (antacid to treat ulcers) for life but I haven't taken it for years. Has anyone else tried peppermint it as an alternative medicine? Does it work for you?

Reference:

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  • Hi hon

    I don't take any supplements, but had a nosey round and found a little info, don't think simvistatin reacts well with peppermint oil, but couldn't find anything about anticoagulants. Ooh did find something about menthol cough sweets n warfarin, allegedly had the effect of lowering inr.

    In general with any supplement or prescribed medication I would consult with doctor or pharmacist before taking.

    I hope you well and we here when you need us.

    Take care gentle hugs love Sheena xxxxxx :-) :-) :-)

  • I have been taking peppermint oil for colitis and IBS for about two months, and find it helps with the IBS diarrhea and the terrible intestinal cramps quite a bit. My rheumy saw no reason this would interact with my meds, but I do take it with food for the best results. Much more affordable than all the antacids and other over the counter meds I was taking as well!

  • Thank you! I would ask my GP but I'm not sure how much he knows about APS. Peppermint oil works very well for me so I am glad there's no APS related conflicts. I recommend it to anyone suffering from a digestive problem from one end to the other lol

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