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 imbalance.
Dr. Kevin Passero
Dr. Passero completed four years of post-graduate medical education in Portland, Oregon at one of only four accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools in the country. His Naturopathic training consisted of classroom study equivalent to conventional medical school and included extensive exposure to patients under the guidance of MD’s, Chiropractors, Naturopaths and Acupuncturists. While there, Dr. Passero trained and preceptored with some of the nations leading doctors in the field of natural medicine. (To learn more about an accredited Naturopathic Education, you may visit http://www.naturopathic.org/viewbulletin.php?id=19) Dr. Passero continues his post-graduate training through ongoing participation in continuing education and preceptor-ship with other experts in the field of natural medicine. In addition to private practice, Dr. Passero works with leading manufacturers of natural health products and as a Naturopathic Consultant for businesses interested in bringing natural health to the public in a responsible manner. This work keeps him abreast of the latest medical research regarding natural medicine. In his practice, Dr. Passero focuses on restoring harmony to both the body and mind with a specific emphasis on hormonal regulation and endocrinology. Through education and guidance patients are able to unlock the natural healing power contained within each one of us. He is currently the Vice President of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is an active member of the National Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.