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At the moment, there’s little evidence to show that evening primrose oil can reduce PMS symptoms. But some people find it helps with breast tenderness just before a period. If you’re considering taking evening primrose oil, ask a pharmacist for advice.
If your partner has PMS, their symptoms may put a strain on your relationship. Try not to be critical or blaming – remember that these symptoms are out of their control. They may find it difficult to deal with day-to-day activities when experiencing symptoms. So, think about any practical things you can do to help, and give your partner time to relax. Offer support with the things we list in our section on self-help for PMS. Encourage your partner to contact their GP if these don’t help.
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