Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Home Remedies

Last Modified on Sep 14, 2014


Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses   0  1   

Posted by Nicole (Melbourne, AU) on 09/07/2014

[NAY]  Hi everyone,

My history: I've always had heavy periods, I've had check ups and seen specialist and they can't seem to find out why this is happening to me, my periods come every month but sometimes a few days late and they last 8 days. I only feel pain for the first 2 or 3 days but that goes away with Pain killers.

At the age of 16, I decided to stop my periods with the pill. I had 4 years of no periods and it was the perfect life. Then I decided to give my body a break and stop the pill. My hormones went crazy and I got hair all over my body including my face.... horrible.

I tried some natural remedies for a year but I always felt the natural remedies made it worse. I tried Apple Cider Vinegar for a couple months then I tried Blackstrap Molasses for a couple months and then I tried them together for a couple months and still no help.

So I went back onto the pill but a better one with less side effects. I am now getting break through bleeding and acne on my chin. I feel like the pill is making my health worse but I don't know what else to do.

I'm currently doing 1 hour of exercise a day. Stopped drinking soft drinks and am drinking water but not enough because I don't like it or feel thirsty. I'm trying to clean up my diet but it's harder then it looks, also I cannot afford healthy/organic food. I take cod liver oil and turmeric.

I'm thinking of stopping the pill but I need some help with bloating because when I get my period I look like I'm 4 month pregnant NO JOKE!!!

What can I do for bloating and the disgusting feeling I get while on my period?

How do I stop getting stressed and anxious while on my period? because it gets so bad that I don't leave the house in fear of spilling. How can I make my periods lighter? And how can I prevent my hormones from going crazy before/while I stop the pill?

Please help me, this pain has gone on long enough. I'm not working because of it and I really want to get out into the world and make something of myself. Please help me, Please.

Posted by Mama To Many
Tennessee
09/08/2014
664 Posts
Dear Nicole,

I am sorry for your trials with your cycles! Red Raspberry Leaf tea is something you can try. It would take daily use over some time (I would give it at least three months before deciding it does not work.) A one pound bag of the loose tea would last a long time.

Put 3 Tablespoons in a quart mason jar. Pour boiling water over the leaves. Steep for 15 minutes. Strain. Drink throughout the day. You can add some peppermint if you like.

If you have a heavy cycle, you could try cayenne pepper (1/2 teaspoon in some juice, drink with a straw). I have taken this and then repeated the dose in an hour and found it to be very helpful.

Liquid Chlorophyll, a Tablespoon every hour during heavy bleeding is also helpful.

Taking kelp daily may be helpful, too.

I have used all of the above remedies for various female issues with success.

You are already making positive steps for your health; good job.

For the bloating, the tea may help, and plenty of water, and light meals.

There are many stories on the Earth Clinic page about cycle problems. When you have time, read through them. Something may resonate with you and give you some more clues to what would help you the most.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Anita
NYC, NY
09/10/2014
3 Posts
Hi Nicole,

Stopping soda is for sure a good start. I have my moon now and had a raw soup all day and that yucky feeling is considerably less. I crave meat and carbs but raw is best imho. I also have been taking Vitex (chasteberry powder in coffee with unsulphured BSM) and believe it is helping. I read somewhere to only take it in the 1st half of the month, but read again somewhere to take it daily

(http://www.saraholeary.net/from-pms-menopause-vitex-may-be-your-next-best-friend/), which I started recently and see my flow stanch a bit. Another friend suggested staying hydrated (water def. not soda), Go with the Flow! Hope this helps.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Flaxseed Oil   1  0   

Posted by Nads (Toronto, Ontario) on 05/20/2009

[YEA]  I am very, very happy today because I prayed to God to help to find a cure to my promblem and he did. I suffer with fibriod and cyst since I was 25 years old. I had a myomectomy to remove them in 1997 and they grew back with a vengenace. I then had terrible periods with heavy clothing and excruciating pains. I had to be wearing pampers as pads were always causing my clothes to be messed up. I also had very irregular periods and infertility. After still having the same problem after my surgery I went to a Iredologist and Naturapathic doctor who gave me a 3 days fasting and cleansing along with her own medicines and instruction of what not to eat. My period regulated (I now had regular cycle which I never had since the age of 16)and the pain and heavy bleeding went away. Three years later I came off the vegetarian diet and two years after that the problem started again. I still was unable to conceive and worst my periods became very very irregular as the years progressed. In 2005 I saw my period and it never came again until middle 2006. Then once in 2007 then again three times April,May and June 2008 after I had used flaxseed oil recommed by my friend to simulate its arrival. I did not see my period after that and in 2009 I became very depress because the flaxseed oil was not working I then thought I was in menopause I then was led by God to this site and must say the ACV, Blackstrap Molasses and 2 Flaxseed oil tablet has now so far restore my period with no heavy bleeding nor pain. I hardly feel the bulky fibriods nor the symptoms of the fibriods or cyst. I however still have not gotten pregnant yet. I am still hoping and praying this will happen soon.

Can anyone tell me of something that can assist me in getting pregnant after having myomectomy surgery. Thank you all very much.

Posted by Secret1
Atlanta, Ga
03/02/2010
If you are not allergic to bees, there are bee products like bee pollen and royal jelly that will definately increase your fertility... Hope this helps.
Posted by Lola
Nyc, Ny
05/19/2010
I can understand your pain. this is my story..I have suffered with irregular periods since i was 13 yrs old(menstral began at 9. was in long term committed realtionship for over 10yrs, never conceived,always had heavy periods and cramping but nevr thought i was infertal. In 2007 after I demanded an ultrasound (had a tummy as if i was 4mths pregnant)to figure out why my abdomen was getting bigger and not getting pregant. I was informed i had a fibroid. 6mths later after another ultrasound, was informed the fibroid grew 3x in size and now i had an additional small fibroid. immediately my period became out of control! could not go to work or go outside during my first 3days(it was almost as if someone shot me!)the dr said the only resolution was to have myomectomy which i had jan of 2008. as i was healing and getting ready to return back to work, all of sudden wasnt feeling well, went to the dr and SUPRISE I WAS PREGNANT only 2mths post surgery. I delivered my beautiful boy nov 2009 pregnancy and delivery went vry well. so dont loose hope i wish you well.
Posted by Barkha
Dubai, Uae
01/11/2012
5 Posts
[SIDE EFFECTS]   "Hi I have a fibroid 2.2 in my uterus as well as polyps and endo thick wall since last two years I was bleeding heavily for around 10 days five months back this worsened and my periods would not stop. The doctor did a D&C on me in August and there was no malignant issue after five weeks of D&C. I got my menses which did not stop I was again bleeding heavily and getting big clots. The doctor put me on primolut N to regulate. When I stopped after 20 days I got my menses and I was back again to heavy bleeding. Again the doctor asked me to take primolut. Two weeks back I came across this website and immediately went and bought ACV and soda bicarb and also unsulphured molasses and started having this along with primolut. When I stopped the pill and got my menses the first day was okay but the second day was the worst of my life I had HUGE clot of blood almost the length and breadth of my pad and when I went to the toilet it fell off on the potty I was scared seeing the size of that... But after that I felt as if my body has settled down I had no more clots but as always the bleeding did not stop until even the 6th day and I was told to take primolut again...

Can Ted or anyone tell me why this happened? I have been religiously having ACV twice a day and molasses once or twice a day but still am bleeding, can ACV and primolut be taken together? Thanks so much in advance for any response- appreciate it."

Posted by Barkkha
Dubai
02/01/2012
Further to my previous post I wish to tell my experience of my second menses after starting ACV and BSM. I was on the pill stopped the pill and after three days I got my menses which after years WERE NORMAL, NO HEAVY BLEEDING, NO BLOOD CLOTS and finally after four days I stopped bleeding and it's two weeks since and I did not need to take primolut to stop the bleeding. I am still in an unbelievable state for I have been bleeding since months, so ACV works for me, I now have 2 tsp everyday.

THANK YOU TED THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC AND ALL THE WONDERFUL LADIES WHO SHARED THEIR EXPERIENCES

Posted by Malu
Singapore
02/03/2012
Hi, Even I had over bleeding problem. I tried this remedy and working over bleeding.

Try out:

Wash hibiscus flowers well and remove the petals separately.

Heat a pan and boil milk and petals. Let it boil nicely until milk gets a pale lavender colour.

Add sugar and Filter it and drink hot or cold.

Thanks

Posted by Michele
Nc
06/15/2014
4 Posts
I had the same problem. I have PCOS and had an ovary removed. I had fertility issues. I had to take Clomid in a pill form in order to get pregnant also going on the Atkins diet helped with the weight gain of this and allowed me to have three beautiful children with only one ovary. Please speak with your Dr. about this and good luck and God Bless!

Bathing   3  0   

Posted by Jesika (Ft. Worth, TX)

[YEA]  i either go swimming (with a tampon) or lay in the bath for an hour or so (with nothing) let the water in and push it back out. I did this and period SLOW'D down very fast... I was changing every 15-20 minutes with leaking too...before i got in the bath....so water helps me!!

Posted by Diana (New York NY)

[YEA]  I also found water helps. Laying in the bath (for 30 to 60 minutes or so depending on your situation) really seems to work well. A doctor I know also suggested showering might help as well. Another way I've found that works for me is rest. I've noticed that it seems to be heavier when I don't get enough sleep or if I'm stressed out. Try relaxing and making sure you get at least eight hours of sleep.

Posted by Anne (Texas)

[YEA]  I have been doing this for as long as I can remember. I have very heavy bleeding but bathing slows it down... I don't know how, but it does. If I am close to the end of my cycle, a long bath will even make it end sooner.

Blackstrap Molasses   38  6   

Posted by Daisy (Sterling, Va) on 02/22/2013

Have been taking Blackstrap Molasses (BSM) for one month now for heavy bleeding. Today is my first day of periods.. Half the day was ok but just saw some heavy clots again. Makes me worried. Had 3 spoons of BSM today diluted in water every 3 to 4 hrs. Do I need to try apple cider vinegar (ACV) now along with BSM? I'm a 40 yr. old woman and have 2 tiny fibroids.

Posted by Anon
Anon
02/23/2013
Hi, While you are bleeding heavily, as a quick cure take Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tablespoon in water, say 3 to 4 times a day, best to drink thru a straw. Eventually you need to address your hormone imbalance x

Posted by Lee (St George, St. Vincent) on 02/05/2013

[YEA]  Hi, After having heavy periods with clots, for quite sometime, also recently having bloated stomach. I decided to search online for remedies to reduce my bloating, molasses was one of the remedies, fortunately I remember I have a bottle at home for quite sometime. However I decided to use a teaspoon, each morning until my peroid came. What I realise with this period I have no cramps, my flow reduced. And less clotting, am feeling so happy that I don't have to be bothered by the heavy flow. I can see and feel the big difference.

Posted by Chhavi (Ashburn, Va) on 01/31/2013

[YEA]  I'm replying to my post for the remedy of heavy periods with clots and would like to say that BSM just works wonders for you if you're in my situation. I' 40 yrs. old and have 2 small fibroids.. Which could not have caused me the bleeding that I had this time (full of clots) but no matter I tried the BSM and it helped immediately plus gives me the energy that I wasn't getting from iron supplements. I would highly recommend the product. Thanks to earth clinic for saving me to suffer!! Highly recommended.

Posted by Trammi
Trinidad And Tobago
02/03/2013
3 Posts
[YEA]   "Hi everyone, just wanted to share my story. I had extremely heavy bleeding, terrible cramps, cold sweating, constant vommiting issues and really bad backpain due to my mestruation cycle. I used to miss work because I couldn't move due to the severe pain. I tried every tablet I knew of for menstrual cramps and pain. Been to the doctor several times and was put on iron tablets. I nearly died because of bad reaction to the different drugs. I was about to give up when I bounced up on this site. I decided to use the blackstrap molasses and the coconut oil recipes. I drank 1/2 tbsp blackstrap molasses in a glass of lemongrass tea once in the morn and once at night. During the day I took 2 tbsp pure coconut oil. I began 2 days before my menstrual cycle begun. When my menses came, I was so shocked, the pain was less, there was no heavy flow, I did not have to take any tablets and there was no vommitting. I was moving about freely! For all the womwn out there who are experiencing what I went through and worsen don't give up. Different things work in different ways for the human body. Try them cause you never know what ease you will get!

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 01/27/2013

[NAY]  I tried the equal parts unsulfered organic BSM, unrefined organic coconut oil, and organic peanut butter to try to lighten my period. I started a few days before the period began. This is day two and it's very heavy. So it has not had any immediately noticible effect. It did not seem to affect my energy level either. But it does make a nice snack. And seems to help somewhat with constipation. I cannot tolerate carbohydrates or grains, so it may be related to that rather than iron deficiency. Or I have a reduced ability to absorb the iron. I did not try taking it with vitamin C.

Posted by Anon
Anon
01/28/2013
Hi, With Bsm it needs to be the non sulpher organic type and most of have to take atleast 1 large tablespoon atleast 3 times a day- drink lots of water too. Another remedy which could be easier for some people is a small glass of water with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in it at least 3 times a day (drink through a straw). Honestly these work and it is amazing- I think if you are not seeing results then take more- both of these work for me- I prefer the ACV at the moment and sometimes as baking soda but it works without- good luck

Posted by Bongiwe (Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa) on 09/28/2012

[YEA]  BSM is amazing, after my miscarriage in February 2012, I never saw my periods it was fustrating my friend introduced me to BSM in August I used it for 2 weeks my periods came very hard, i'm still taking it 2 spoons in the morning and evening with half glass of hot water. Thank you for introducing this website.

Posted by Lita (Mandeville, La St.tammany Parish) on 07/25/2012

Hi, I went to the store just the other day looking for the Blackstrap Molasses but all I could find was the Grandma Molasses. Will this work? Or is there a difference and I should get the blackstrap molasses?

Thank you, Lita

Posted by Gen04 (Manila, Philippines) on 06/23/2012

I am 43 yrs old, diagnosed w/ adenomyosis since 2006. My OB Gyn scheduled me for gnrh shots starting my next period. A friend of mine recommended BSM, so I immediately bought one and taking it already. W/ the shots to temporarily stop my menstruation, would my daily use of BSM have an effect? Or should I stop taking BSM while undergoing the shots (it's once a month until I stop having my period)? Would be very thankful for opinions.

Posted by Nia (Melbourne, Australia) on 06/06/2012

[NAY]  I tried BSM on the first day of my period last month and I didn't notice any different, I continued to take it every day 1 teaspoon with my coffee or green tea until I got it this month. The first 2 days was just brown spotting but I was happy until the third day I started to bleed and it is horrible and still going on till today. I actually think the BSM made it worse. It's heavier and there is more pain and nothing is working for the pain. And yes the BSM is unsulphured.

I'm so upset and I give up, BSM has helped so many people nearly everyone on this site says it helped them but it didn't help me. Thank you for all your advice and help but I've decided to stop taking the BSM and if I can find ACV with mother then I will start on that, does anyone know where I can find some ACV with mother in Melbourne?

Posted by Wendy
Columbus, Oh/usa
11/14/2012
Tina said she had heavy periods. I have had them all my life. I read once on Dr. Wright's info that vitamin A helped. Take it for about three months then pull back or take a break. It has helped me greatly and one of my daughters. About 25000 iu 3 times daily. He does about taking it with some zinc and vitamin E to help absorption. You may want to try looking this up further.

Posted by Nicole (Melbourne, Victoria Australia) on 05/11/2012

[NAY]  My story is I have been suffering with severe heavy bleeding and have a fear of leaving the house while on my period because of how hard it is to handle. I don't know what to do with my life. I constantly feel weak and tired and am afraid to apply for a job because I will need to stay at home 9 days a week while I have my period. I have seen many specialists but they all say that I am normal and this is just how my body is.

I tried Blackstrap molasses and it made me feel a lot calmer however it did not help with the bleeding. I live in Australia and the only one I found was Blue Label unsulphured blackstrap molasses. I used it on the first day of my period and it has been 5 days and I haven't noticed a difference at all except for me feeling a lot calmer.

I was so excited to try it but now I feel horrible, what if it doesn't work for me, what do I do then? I'm going to keep trying it maybe my body needs more time to adjust to it. I take it with one teaspoon in my green tea or coffee. Does anyone know why it's not working for me and if there are other brands to try that are in Australia?

I will let you know how I go next month. Thank you for your time.

Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
05/11/2012
Nicole from Melbourne, Victoria Australia, HELLO! Sorry to hear about your issue. I have suffered tremendously with the same issue and below are few things that shifted this in me...

1. Standard Process Ovex-P (available on Amazon).

2. Fermented Cod Liver Oil several tablespoons upto 4 per day especially at beginning of period. Rest of the month you can do 1-2 tablespoons per day. Get the best quality because it makes a huge difference.

3. Eat raw foods during your period which will cut down the quantity of blood loss as well as reduce number of days. When I eat raw my period last 5 days about medium blood flow. On cooked foods, I will bleed upto 15 days with very heavy flow.

4. Additionally I use dandelion tea through the month 1 cup daily to keep liver clean.

5. Foods with probiotics like homemade kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut (all with live bacteria) have helped tremendously. Please google how to make these cheaply at home.

6. ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Raw with mother - 2 tablespoons in 1. 2 cup lukewarm water with raw honey 2-3 times during period (and you can continue rest of the month too) great in balancing PH levels of body and will reduce blood flow tremendously.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Good luck, Tina

Posted by Heather
Leicester
05/12/2012
Hi Nicole, if you are like me and have heavy mensturation then it is very important that you get your blood checked every couple of months for iron levels. We can deplete our stores very quickly and low iron can lead to continuous bleeding. Coffee, tea, wine, chocolate can all affect iron absorption too whereas vitamin c helps it. I am on iron tablets again but I can testify that unsulphered black strap molasses really works- I take a teaspoon of Bsm followed by a small glass of water then repeat this in the morning then again in the evening, I am sure you could take more, it really does slow down the bleeding. Bsm also contains iron but if you are very low as identified via a blood test take iron and b 50 with vit c as well. Other signs of iron deficiency are cracks in mouth and lips that dont heal and pica cravings headaches feeling exhausted, heart palpitations sometimes pale skin and pale eye lids. Good luck
Posted by Azdevka12
San Diego, Ca
05/14/2012
I think u should try BSM with Vinegar mixed together and drink it. It helped me, I have no bleeding at all, but still seeing a little pinky colour when I whiping myself. I have started my period on May 3. Anybody knows why I still seeing it? Does it meant I still spotting? How to stop it completly?
Posted by Nicole
Melbourne, Australia
06/02/2012
I have had so many blood tests done and they all come back normal, my iron levels are fine however I am tired all the time and have no energy and I'm very pale but my doctors keep telling me I'm fine and that everything looks normal.

Since my iron levels are fine I don't want to take more than 1 teaspoon a day of BSM because I heard it's unsafe but I will take both your suggestions and try ACV with my BSM.

Thank you so much Tina and Heather and good luck to you both.

Posted by Nicole
Melbourne, Australia
06/04/2012
I'm going to try it with the ACV however I don't think we have any in Australia with mother. Azdevka that's probably happening to you because your period didn't come properly and the blood wasn't released. I don't know how to help you sorry but a similar thing is happening to me, I got my period 2 days ago but it's not red its brown and its very light, like spotting and it looks like it's about to finish. Is this a good thing? Is it safe? I don't mind having a period like this but I want to make sure it's safe and can be a good thing.

Good luck Azdevka and thank you for your help.

Posted by Bella_vista2 (San Mateo, Ca) on 03/21/2012

[YEA]  Hi - I love this site! Once again, you guys rock!

I decided to give Blackstrap Molasses a try after reading all the posts and researching BSM a bit.

My periods have changed over the last couple of years. I feel like they are heavier and cramping is more noticeable. However, they are still fairly regular. I'm 37 now.

Two days into my period and right before bed, I mixed one heaping spoonful of BSM with about a quarter cup of water. I downed it but I didn't care for the taste. I tend to try out these remedies right before bed because I like to think that I am letting my body heal itself while I sleep.

Anyway, I woke up and I could tell the cramping was less severe and my energy level was up. I also noticed the flow was less heavy.

I had a second glass when I woke up, but this time I mixed a heaping spoonful with some soy milk. This was very yummy! All my cramping is gone, my energy level is up and the flow has lessened significantly.

l'm not sure if I'll continue this as a daily regimen (I do have concerns about mineral and Calcium build-up), but I will definitely add this to my arsenal of health remedies.

Thanks again, to everyone!


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