PCOS & Evening Primrose Oil
Hi there. Ive recently started taking some evening primrose oil pills to help with a skin condition. I was just wondering, is there any chance these could be reacting with my PCOS pill metformin?
I do not foresee any potential interactions between the
Evening Primrose Oil and your Metformin. There is nothing in the
literature to suggest that this is a possibility. In fact, Evening
Primrose Oil is something I commonly prescribe for women with PCOS. It is
known to naturally help improve the balance between progesterone and
estrogen. An elevated ratio of Estrogen to Progesterone is commonly seen
in women with PCOS (a condition referred to as Estrogen Dominance). The
based way to determine if this is an issue for you is to find a doctor that
will use a saliva test to assess your hormone levels. A Naturopathic
Physician or a Medical Doctor who specializes in holistic medicine are the best
resource for this kind of specialized evaluation. Saliva testing seems to
be far more accurate when trying to detect certain aspects of hormone
imbalance. When used in conjunction with appropriate blood testing it can
be a very valuable tool for addressing health concerns caused by a hormonal
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