Evening Primrose Oil Worked For Me

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  1. lkb130

    lkb130 New Member

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    Hello,

    I've been meaning to stop here and put in my two cents for quite some time. I am a 33 year old woman who suffered from a pilonidal cyst for about 7 or 8 years, until I finally found something that worked for me.

    In my case, I would basically have a "flare-up" each month for the week before my period. It would usually just become sore and swollen, then dissipate after a few days or weeks. This would continue for a few months until it would get very swollen (sometimes due to mild trauma or sit-ups or something foolish), and it would continue to become more and more swollen until it finally drained.

    Anyway, one a different note - I had always had very irregular periods, so I decided to try taking an Evening Primrose Oil supplement to regulate my periods. It worked; I was much more regular and had less discomfort throughout my menstruation. After a few months passed, I realized that I had not had a flare up of my cyst, either! This continued for maybe a year or so, until I ran out of my Evening Primrose Oil supplement - I decided to stop taking it to see what would happen.

    After a couple of months, guess what? It returned! So yes, the cyst is still there... but it has not become swollen for about 2 years or so now. I don't even take the pill every day - maybe once or twice per week.

    I hope that my story will be able to help someone with a similar pilonidal experience as mine.

    Best of luck to you all!
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    hiyaa

    ur pilo sounds so similer to mine! mine would come up slightly every month around my period.. its drained twice, but most of the time its just a bit sore and then goes away after about a week
    after reading you post i went staight to the shops and bought the tablets

    wish me luck! i really really hope they work and thanks for posting your story! ill let you know how i get on! xxx
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    Oh good! Yes, let me know if it works for you too. I wish I could remember how long it took for me to notice results. I want to say it was within in the first month or two. It certainly didn't take more than 4 or 5 months, so maybe you'll find relief in the next few weeks!
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    can you tell me how many tablets and what strength you used? having a flare up at the moment! :(
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    Find this thread really helpful my 18 yr old daughter is having ongoing problems with her pilonidal sinus but has also been diagnosed with PCOS and has irregular periods. WIll monitor link of flare ups with times of period and see if any link Will try oil of evening primrose too anything that makes her life more comfortable is worth it !!
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    I've been taking 500 mg tablets. I used to take it every day but found that it wasn't necessary. I would suppose maybe you should start on 500 mg a day and then see how it goes from there?
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    I have exactly the same situation as yours. irregular period. flare up monthly a week before period. I took your advice and have tried primrose oil 4 months ago. I had no flare up for 4 months. Unfortunately 2 days ago I'm getting sore again :(
    I'm certain the primrose oil helped me but I'm not sure why it's coming back again. At least i was pilo free for 4 months. Hopefully this one will go away quickly
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    It didn't work for me, but if you was having a flare up every month and now youv gone 4 months without, that's progress! I would stick at it, but you have to remember surgery can only get rid of it and remidies like this will only hide symptoms for so much time
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    I'm so sorry it didn't work for you, fearful. :( I hope you are able to find another way to get rid of this thing - quickly!

    Jennifer, I could be wrong, but I feel like when I first started taking the Evening Primrose Oil it was still a bit sensitive at first, so if I did sit-ups or sat in a hard chair for a long period of time, my tailbone would start getting swollen. It seemed like it took a few months for the inflammation to truly recede. And of course you could have a different sized cyst than I do. Is it possible that something happened to aggravate the cyst?

    That's very annoying though. I hate that feeling when it starts flaring up - makes me so mad!! Maybe give the Oil another month or two and see if it works? I want it to work for everybody!! :D
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    Great Thread Ladies!!! Headed to the store to get some tonight!!!
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    PS.....Like clock work the week before my period (ovulation) my Pilo starts getting tender! Then a full rage the week of my period. I have a regular period. Never late or Early however I do have very heavy periods. What kind of birth control have you ladies used in the past. Currently I am not on any as I have an Esuure which is permanent.
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    Thank you thank you thank you thank you.... for this advise. My daughter (18 now) has been having problems with her pilonidal cyst for several years (since she was 13ish). They started probably with a fall on her tailbone, I thought it was a broken tailbone until hours before it finally popped. We opted not to do surgery because the specialist wasn't sure it take care of the problem, so we decided to wait and see. The next one was exactly 2 years later, in July. Then the next was exactly a year later, next exactly a year, next 6 months later, next 4 months!!!! later. So we were worried, they were getting closer together and she would be headed off to college soon, how would she do this alone, how would she be able to study or go to class when she can't sit, lay down, or stand for long. She had just started to have pain, not bad yet. So I checked back onto this website and looked at YOUR POST. PRIMROSE OIL??? I ran straight to the store, bought a small bottle, she took two pills. Pain went away almost immediately, she kept on a regiment, and only noticed small discomfort if she missed a day/pill. I started taking the primrose oil for a problem with eczema. Not only did it help the eczema I noticed that my thyroid goiter was shrinking. So Thank you for the information, we really appreciate it, you are a life saver, or rather the Primrose oil is, and you are the conveyor in the information.

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    That's awesome for both you and your daughter, Rhonda!! I was having kind of a crappy day but this perked me up! : ) So happy to have helped facilitate some relief of this super annoying, painful, and embarrassing problem! Very interesting about the eczema & goiter, too.

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