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Evening Primrose Oil & PCOS, Hormonal Imbalance, Irregular Cycles


I've recently purchased some natural supplements to start taking in the new year to balance out my hormones and to improve PCOS and fertility. I suffer with irregular periods, I'm not currently trying to conceive but I will want to be one day. I'm going to be taking a multivitamin, B12, turmeric and evening primrose oil.

I have come across recommended dosage information online that suggests you should only take evening primrose oil during the menstrual and ovulation phase of your cycle (or something like that?) Can anyone help me to work out when to take this supplement and how long for? I had initially assumed that it would be an everyday supplement like the rest of them but apparently too much can cause problems. And because my periods are so irregular, it's difficult to know where I am in my cycle in order to start at the right time. I have been using an app called “My Flo” for a few months which has been incredibly helpful in tracking and logging my periods and symptoms throughout my cycle, however, I never start my period when it predicts! I’m late every single time. For instance, I’m already 6 days late - pretty standard for me! So, if you are supposed to begin taking evening primrose oil on the first day of menstruation, should I be starting them very soon? I’m confused!

Thank you!

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