Can I do the course if I take a hormonal contraceptive?
Yes you can do the course but you won't be able to use the practical advice on charting your hormones as your cycle is being changed by the pill you're taking. You will still be able to use many of the herbal remedies recommended and the PMS-care-kit. If you decide to stop using a hormonal contraceptive while doing the course it is highly recommended that you speak to your gynaecologist about alternative non-hormonal contraception methods to use in the mean time. It takes months to get to grips with the charting methods in the course.
What if I have a hormonal condition?
If you have a hormonal condition you can expect to see different results from charting than the "norm". This may limit the practicality of the course. However, I have encouraged patients with hormone conditions to chart their hormones and they have found it extremely beneficial in watching the slow and steady improvement of their conditions. It may also help you see definitively if the PMS-care-kit helps you support your hormones better.
If you're having to take hormonal treatment for your condition I do not recommend ceasing that without consulting your health advisor. This course will not treat the condition but it will support you with some of the symptoms you may experience.
What if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you're pregnant or breastfeeding the charts you'll learn to create won't be of much use till you starts to have periods again. If you want to take the course for future application that is totally up to you. I feel like everyone should have been taught this at school regardless of the choices they would make later in life.
What if I'm too busy?
The course is self-paced so you can study it at your own pace. But I recommend doing a module each week. You almost certainly will have to make time for it. The hormone charting method is best for those who have a routine as it involves regular collection of data. However, if you want to learn it theoretically now and apply it later that's totally up to you.
What if I don't have periods?
Then you won't find the course useful. If you don't have periods for medical reasons, you can contact me personally for some personalised advice on if the course has any value to you. But you really need to have a natural hormone cycle to use the hormone charting method in this course.