I'd like to know how much ACV to use and how much Blackstrap Molasses do I use to minimize my vaginal bleeding?
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Posted by Tracy (Boston) on 01/12/2014
I had been bleeding moderately since Christmas (approximately 15 days) with a foul smell, which I never have during my period. I went to my gynecologist last Wednesday for an exam. Results pending (vaginal swab to test for infection). In the meantime, I found this site. I immediately drove to the supermarket for blackstrap molasses. I already had ACV on hand. When I got home, I immediately took 3 TBS ACV in a cup of water. 20 minutes later I took 3 TBS of the molasses in a cup of warm coconut milk ( added cinnamon, cayenne and turmeric to taste) then went to bed. The next morning, my flow was reduced considerably. Prior to this, the toilet water would be completely red like jello. I could now see just a small amount of blood wafting through the water. I have repeated the AVC/water and BSM/coconut milk drink every 8 hours. I am gratefully reporting that my flooding has been reduced to some light red spotting on tissue paper after urination. So, basically, after about 36 hours the bleeding has slowed SIGNIFICANTLY! I cannot express how thankful I am to have found this site. I have been devouring its content. I now realize the importance of keeping caffeine and sugar out of my diet as much as possible, keeping my liver toned and being aware of how I may be thawing my hormones out of balance. So, much of what ails us is directly related to what we consume and what we DON'T. I will be including ACV, BSM and coconut oil to my daily supplements. Good luck to every one searching for remedies. May you find your solutions! Have a wonderful new year, new you!
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Posted by Nadia (Brooklyn, NY) on 12/06/2013
I have been drinking ACV and Black Strap Molasses for a month now, twice a day and it is an acquired taste but it has worked wonders for me so. Every month my period has been so heavy leaving me exhaused and depressed but this month has been so amazing. My period would normally be a 1week but it has been 4days and the heavy bleeding has been cut in half. I didnt know what to except but I decided to try these two products by faith and I have to say thank you Jesus and every one that have shared their testimony about using them. Even adding 1/2 a tsp of cayenne pepper to my grape juice made a difference for me. The taste is not great but I believe that it helped enormously. I thank God for finding this website and all the information it has to share.
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Posted by Cookie (Prescott, Ar) on 08/15/2013
I started taking the ACV and black strap molasses about a month ago, the first time I had my period there was no change, it was horrible and 3 break throughs and used about 5 packages of the ALWAYS over night pads in the purple, a total of 96 pads, this month I started my period and bought 4 packages, the first day was very light, the second day was very light and I really did have to change but 2 times during an 8 hr work day, but the 3rd day, I sneezed and has a big gush, but above all it has really not been that bad this time. I still have 1 package that I have not open and over half of a another package, so in 5 days I really only used about a 40 pads. I have a dr appointment with my gyn, so maybe next month will be even better, but I think the AVC and molasses works!!!
Posted by Heather (Leicester, Uk ) on 03/31/2012
Hello, this is my first post. Thank you for your site and all the genuine advice, I love it xx I found this site when I was desperate to find a natural solution to my extremely heavy periods, ie. Flooding etc. This has gone on for 10 years. In my ignorance and embarrassment I accepted this as part of growing older I am now 45. It came to a head this summer when I felt ill and after a blood test I was told I was severely anemic 7.8, so doc prescribed iron sulphate for 2 months and then iron level back up to 10.8. Doctor prescribed transemic acid which my sister told me she and lots of her friends have been taking for years but I didn't want to take this as I am already on asthma medication and medication for allergen rhinitis.
Doctor sent me for a scan this showed extremely thick uterine wall and small fibroids and poss small cyst then they started to heavily push the mirena coil a type of hormone release internal mechanism which is implanted. I refused and was disappointed that my hormone imbalance was not being treated. I did notice that when I was taking the iron sulphate and not drinking coffee or having a glass of wine in the evenings then menstruation improved! But after I resumed old habits heavy menstruation became the norm.
So is this imbalance due to a liver problem? The liver coping with caffeine and alcohol breakdown and not processing hormones correctly? Anyway when I found your site I decided to take I the ACV morn and night in water (2 table spoons) and 1 teaspoon of organic black strap molasses morning and night and during the day possible around lunchtime and 1 other occasion if bleeding heavy. So I am happy to report that this worked amazingly well for me. Thankyou so much this is a life transformer and I am responding in the hope that in turn I can help someone else. If anyone else has any comments or tips on hormone imbalance then I would appreciate them. My sister who also had this imbalance is recovering from breast cancer and has had her ovaries removed.
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Posted by Jackie (Centennial, Colorado, USA) on 10/24/2008
Hi, I have been bleeding too much for a month now. I have tried ACV - 2tbs and molasses 2 tbs but the bleeding kept on and on with big clots. Though the first time I started taking ACV and molasses, it did help me . Now I do not really know what's going on with me. Please pray for me such that it can heal and I can become pregnant soon.
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Posted by Nicole (Melbourne, AU) on 09/07/2014
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.
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Posted by Nads (Toronto, Ontario) on 05/20/2009
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.
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Posted by Ann (Fort Worth, Tx) on 06/07/2015
I am 45 and have had a couple of very heavy periods due to perimenopause. Two years ago I had my first bad one due to stress with a family member. Period was really long but not that bad with heaviness until one night when it started gushing to the point that I got scared really bad. Called a family friend who is a Naturopath and she recommended I take Cayenne until it settled down which I did. That period finally ended after about 6 weeks and things were fairly normal until this period came.
It was about a week and a half late (not normal) and has been going for about 7 weeks now. Most days not too heavy but have had some really bad days too, with gushing and clots. I've tried ACV, blackstrap molasses, and some herbal blends which I'm not sure if I can mention on here. The ACV slowed it a bit, as did the blackstrap molasses but the latter gives me a bad headache. Cayenne makes me feel weird and I can't take that either.
What worked for me so far to slow the gushing is Arnica homeopathic pills. I've a huge fan of the cream for bruising and bumps and had the idea to try the pills for this bleeding. It worked and slowed it dramatically within an hour or so (I took a couple of doses). Flow stayed light as long as I took a couple more doses that day. So far, so good and I've only needed one thin pad all day today. Hoping it stops for good after all this time.
Hope this information helps someone else who may have tried all the other remedies listed - as I have - with minimal results.
Posted by Jesika (Ft. Worth, TX)
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)
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)
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 is a popular natural remedy for heavy menstrual bleeding. Dozens of women have reported that this helped with their heavy periods. Additionally, blackstrap molasses is a popular natural remedy for anemia, which is often a result of heavy periods. And blackstrap molasses has helped many women with fibroids, which is often a cause of heavy periods! It is possible to kill three birds with one proverbial stone with the natural remedy.
Posted by Penny (Raton, Nm Usa) on 02/17/2016
I have had heavy periods with huge clots almost my entire life starting when I was 9. I've had to live with it all this time, except for when I managed to get on "the Pill" when I was in my 20's and then Provera shots when I was in my late 20's - 30's. When I lost my job and stopped being able to afford the shots and didn't want to go to "birth control clinics" to get them because they were overpriced even there, I just gradually started bleeding and clotting again. The few times I've been able to even GET Tranexamic acid the way it would work is that it would shorten my cycle and make the periods last about 6 days instead of 7. By now I can't use Shepherd's Purse because I'm over 40 and with high blood pressure and that has an "estrogenic" effect which is contraindicated for older women and women with high blood pressure. Anything progestin-based would not be, nor would tranexamic acid be. However, I am in a part of a country where those things aren't readily available without a doctor's prescription and that costs money and frankly, doctors are the reason why I went to law school in the first damned place. In the States you have state-by-state lack of health care and it's controversial; I'm covered by MassHealth as I'm Massachusetts resident but currently out of state, but I'm covered out of state in emergency room situations only. The American medical profession being what it is, no Emergency Room doctor will give anything for either the high blood pressure or heavy bleeding when you're "from out of state" and not on THAT state's "Medicaid." (Like I said, the medical profession is the reason why I went to law school in the first place). End result: I suffer. Medications that the US thinks require a prescription (I put it that way because tranexamic acid is available over the counter in the UK - you can just walk into Boots or ASDA and buy it right next to the Midol) I have to sit by the mailbox and wait for the postman to deliver it to me from either the UK or Mexico. I have to be extra-careful of what herbal concoctions I take because of being "elderly" and with high blood pressure. I can only say I hope this BlackStrap Molasses stuff doesn't require a damn PRESCRIPTION in the United States!! And that it WORKS. I can't even get anything else without sending to the UK for it (Tranexamic acid is covered by MassHealth but isn't readily available even in Massachusetts).
My legal opinion is that progestin-only pills should be available over the counter. I mean, come on, USA, the "morning after" pill is starting to be offered "behind" the counter.
I found that extremely high doses of Cayenne Pepper (160,000HU) worked a little bit at lightening the flow but at that heat level it's a little hard to keep down. If I put it into empty capsules and try to take it that way, it won't work as well, I don't think. That also works on high blood pressure, like I said, if I can get and keep it down. Last night I tried a spoonful of it right in my mouth and I almost vomited it back up, but I managed to keep some of it down; I have to because of my blood pressure and the fact that I don't want to flood and clot up someone else's sheets and floor. Yeah, I need a Hysterectomy. But I'm thousands of miles away from where it's COVERED and that's what it's all about, folks, here in the US of A. Money. Being able to pay for medical care.Replied by Raquel
Posted by Jennysmom2 (Idaho, US) on 01/27/2015
Ugh, I have been on this site and it has helped me more that you will ever know. I have had heavy periods for about 15 years and have pretty much resolved myself to it and my short 21 day cycle. I have tried apple cider vinegar, black strap molasses, cayenne, turmeric, dandelion, red raspberry leaf, you name it. I have been able to lighten the flow somewhat, and my cramps, bloating, pms, etc. seem to be gone. But, this is my question. I had my cycle less than 2 weeks ago, and I got a very bad sinus and chest cold. I have been taking at least 6 tablespoons of the vinegar a day and 2-3 capsules of the cayenne for the cold. My period came back and is incredibly heavy and huge clots. Is this from the pepper? My cold and fever are almost gone, but I can't seem to stop the flow. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.Replied by Jennysmom2
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