Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Home Remedies

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Posted by V (Some City, Some State, Usa) on 08/13/2012

I'm desperate for help with period pain. I cannot go to a doctor but I might just have to if I can't get this under control.

I've suffered with extremely painful period since my first one when I was 12. They used to be really heavy as well but at 18 it slowed down significantly. Now at 20, I still have the extreme pain. During the beginning (first three days) my pelvic area at the front and my lower abdomen is really sore to press in on, even just a little bit and even when I'm not touching it, it just feels like I've been kicked repeatedly. I feel like this on most days til I get to the fourth day which is when the cramping starts.

The cramping starts at a random time and lasts from a half hour and up to two hours. The pain is through my lower back, my stomach, down my hips and into my thighs. It also makes my bowels move on top of that so during this time I'm either running to the bathroom or staying there till the cramping passes. The pain is so bad I want to just die. Afterwards I'm exhausted and sore all over.

I can't function normally. I haven't even been able to get a job because of this.

I've tried these things to see if they would help and how they affected me,

ACV - Worked only once to take away the pain, which was two years ago. I've been taking about a tablespoon everyday for the past two weeks leading up to my period and it only made my skin look better.
BSM - This hasn't done anything at all. I've been taking a tablespoon of this as well for the past two weeks.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea - This I took for three months, one cup everyday the whole month and up to four cups a day during my period. The first month was amazing, I had cramping but it was very easy to handle. The second & third months I was back to extreme pain again. I was so happy when this worked but now it's not.
Dong Quai - Tasted horrible and did nothing.
White Willow Bark - Same as above.

I started taking a Magnesium & Calcium supplement this week to help with constipation and I'll see if it will help my period but since I'm still in pain right now, I don't think it will.

I'm overweight (about 100 lbs. Over) and my diet hasn't been too great either but I'm working on fixing that. The thing is I've had this even before I gained the weight and I was eating really healthily and got tons of exercise. I can't figure it out at all!!

I am gluten intolerant and went completely g-free for about three months which helped the first month but didn't on the second two.

Can anyone help me out?? I'm desperate for anything at all at this point.

Posted by V
Some City, Some State, Usa
08/14/2012
5 Posts
Thank you, I'll try those out!
Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
08/14/2012
V, some thoughts: for my kids the BSM works after a while, not right away, so try it at least for 2 months before giving up on it.

Other things that work for cramping are: oregano tea (the best), just pour hot water over a teaspoon of oregano spice, let it sit a bit and sip.

camomile tea (second best) same as above with the tea bag.

And for long term help (works in at least 2-3 months if it's going to work) sage tea. At first, two teas a day, one morning and one evening. If it works, slow down to one a day.

Posted by Dedra (Jacksonville, Fla, Usa) on 08/08/2012

Hi, I'm a 34 year old female. I have been bleeding for the past 4 1/2 weeks, this is the 1st time this has happened to me and I am becoming frantic. I know that I have fibroids and hormonal issues. I've always had irregular periods, and until the last few years my period has started to come more regularly. I thought I was starting my period 4 weeks ago when I started to spot. It stayed that way for the next few days and hasnt stopped. The flow and color changes from day to day... From a light or bright red to a dark brown. I have no cramping or clots. Pregnancy is not an issue... It's crazy because I dont feel lousy, drained or exhausted. I started drinking ACV with BSM hoping that would help as I've read but it hasn't stopped the bleeding although it has worked amazing with my energy levels.

Can anyone please recommend anything else aside ACV? I heard someone mention something called MACA..... I know the easiest answer is GO AND SEE THE DR, and if it continues I will certainly do so . I am not a fan of medicial Doctors, I believe that they guess at your diagnosis and shove dangerous medicines in our system to surpress real issues.

Posted by Heather
Leicester
08/09/2012
Hi, it would be advisable to have a cervical smear test. It soul also be worth checking your iron levels in your blood. Also some infections can cause these symptoms so you could mention it at your smear test. A ultrasound would check the status of your ovaries and uterine lining and if you have cysts/fibroids. A hair analysis test would give you an indication where your deficiencies are. You could also request a tumour marker test ca125. Basically, it's not normal to bleed for that long and it's not good for your body so you should try and see a recommended gyno- yes it's not fun but it would be a short time of uncomfortable testing for reassurance. You could also have your thyroid levels checked. All the other remedies can be great and effective but it's best to establish what you are dealing with so it can be treated effectively. Good luck
Posted by Elsaeasterly
Elsewhere, Ca
08/10/2012
26 Posts
I went through years of very erratic periods with extended spotting and brown spotting, etc. One thing that stopped the brown spotting quickly was eating ground flaxseed daily. It did not seem to affect any other symptoms, though.

Then last year I read in a magazine that sunflower seeds can positively affect progesterone levels. I decided to see what would happen if I started eating them daily as brown or extended spotting are supposedly caused by estrogen dominance/low progesterone. I began eating them only 10 days before my period started, and lo and behold, I had my first 6 day period (previously my norm) in I could not remember how long! It has varied a little in the past year, but it usually stays in the normal range. I would love to hear if this works for someone else.

Posted by Stop The Bledding
Houston, Tx
08/10/2012
3 Posts
Hello, It could be that you have ovarian cysts and they have ruptured. I bled HORRIBLY for 1 yr non stop so much that I even had to skip work sometimes.

So get an ultrasound done. Besides that, yes you can cure it will all natural remedies. I didn't take even a single pill or anything. I did it all with herbs and nurtition.

1.Continue drinking ACV with the mother.
2. Also, drink freshly squeezed lemon in warm water 1st thing in the morning on an EMPTY stomach. This will alkalize your body and also cleanse your liver - getting rid of excess hormones.
3. Take Vitex and Maca. You can decide if you want to take both together or 1 at a time.
4. CASTOR OIL packs - one of the best things a woman can do for herself. Buy Organic, unrefined, cold-pressed castor oil. Apply it liberally over all of your abdomen/stomach/ovaries area and put a cloth and then a heating pad so it would soak in the liver and the body evenly. Lie down and relax and keep on adding more castor oil to the area. Do this 3-4 times/week for 1 - 1. 5 hr each time. This will also help get rid of your fibroids and cysts and normalize your hormones.
5. STOP eating dairy and meat. Lots of fruits and greens.
6. Do ORGANIC APPLE JUICE detox. Squeeze fresh o-apple juice and drink it so it can clean your body. You can also add O-Beets, PARSLEY and Lemon.
7. Go for massages and accupuncture so your body can relax, circulate better and detox.
8. Water, lots of drinking water.
9. Get IODINE SUPPLEMENT - IODORAL and start taking KELP. Also you can buy DULSE and add to your soups.
10. Last but not least, eat lot of GARLIC.
11. You can also buy a product called MensReduce. It will help a lot.
12. Take O-Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg-1500mg each day to help with hormonal balance.

Through following all this, I have been able to stop my bleeding and am on way to permanently get rid of my cysts. I have lots of hormonal balance and I feel great. I have tireless energy and now I realize how much better and healtheir my body is than what it was BEFORE my bleeding started. What a blessing! Good luck!

Posted by Maya
Silver Spring, Maryland
08/10/2012
I strongly recommend that you rub castor oil abundantly on your lower abdomen at night before going to bed and leave it on. May also want to do it in the mornings, after showering. The severe post-menopausal bleeding, which I had been having for about three months, stopped after the second application. This oil is a real blessing. I refer to it as Blessed Castor Oil. I have used it for numerous health/cosmetic treatments. It is amazing! I always carry some with me at all times. Many blessings!
Posted by Kitti
Sterling, Tx
02/25/2013
What dosage of kelp? How many times?

Posted by Nia (Melbourne, Australia) on 08/06/2012

Hi there, I have been having menstrual problems for years now and I have not yet found anything that has worked for me. I was on the pill to stop menstruating and I was so happy but then decided to stop the pill because I wasn't sure what it was doing to my body. After I stopped the pill I had a lot of acne on my chest and hair grew on my face and increased all over my body (which I didn't have before) the acne went away but is still on my back and sometimes on my face.

I tried BSM unsulphured for a month but found it didn't help me at all. I then tried magnesium which made my period come late and that made my cramps worse and I ended up in hospital and was given strong pain killers because nothing else worked.

I have been to gynaecologists for years now and have done blood tests and ultrasounds and everything seems to be fine, nothing is wrong my body is normal.

Does anyone have any suggestions to why nothing is working or what I can take to help with the increase of hair and pain and bleeding? I do not want to go back on the pill but nothing else seems to be working.

Posted by Plumhappy
Eugene, Oregon
08/06/2012
So sorry to hear you suffer this way. When I was a teenager and early 20's I had painful periods. My mom would dose me heavy with calcium. Not sure how much or type but it worked. Take it all month and larger doses when you start having cramps. Calcium helps to relax muscles. You may also benefit from using a powdered magnesium/calcium supliment, fizzes up, comes in flavors now too. A very good read is a Book by Dr. John Lee, What Your Doctor Won't Tell you about Menopause/premenopause. Don't let the title scare you off. He details what the lack of progesterone can do to a woman, including heavy periods. I used one of the progesterone creams he recommended and it took care of my heavy periods. The cramps are also related to hormone imbalance.
Posted by Karen
Pasadena, Ca
08/07/2012
Are you taking NSAIDs (advil e.g. ) for the pain? stop taking them and try herbal extract cramp bark. NSAIDs will make you pain much worse over time in addition to causing you stomach problems and possible damage to kidneys, liver, and leaky gut type issues.

otherwise it sounds like something to see a trustworthy gyn. about.

Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
08/07/2012
Nia, The following helped me...

1. Bringing Vitamin D-3 levels between 75-80.
2. Consuming high quality Cod liver oil twice daily. Find that which is processed minimally and cold-processed.
3. Consuming probiotic-rich foods like kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha on daily basis several times per day. Read more here at http://culturedfoodlife.com/category/kefir/
4. Consuming raw foods and raw veggie juices, especially before and during cycle, which reduced pain drastically, and reduced bleeding (if you are a heavy bleeder like me).
5. Rubbing lavendar essential oil and front and back solar plexus chakras during the cycle 2-3 times daily.

Hope this helps you, T

Posted by Sabita
Christmas, Florida
08/07/2012
4 Posts
I used the castor oil soak over my lower abdomen over my ovaries for "rolling on the floor" kind of pain. I did it once a day for an hour but not during my periods. Pain free and after awhile I could not even tell my period was coming.
Posted by Nia
Melbourne, Australia
01/16/2013
Sabita how would I take the castor oil, should I cook with it and apply it to the area of cramps?

EC: Check out this page for more information about how to apply a castor oil pack: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/castor_oil.html

Posted by Nia
Melbourne, Australia
01/16/2013
Thank you so much I will try these remedies. I found out that I'm low on vitamin D but after taking the viatmin D supplement I found that it made me dizzy so I stopped and I think I will try anouther brand. Thank you so much ladies.

Posted by Dee (Jacksonville, Fla) on 07/25/2012

Hi there, I have been spotting for the past two weeks. I've always had irregular menstrual cycles. I hate going to the Dr and filtrating my body with medicines. It started out bright red and 2 week later it has started to become dark brown when it settles and only covers about a pantyliner twice a day. I was having lightheaded symptoms associated with it but they have gone away. I do have fibroids and cyst. I admit I am overweight and have recently started exercise and proper diet. Can anyone tell me what might be happening and how I can cease the spotting, I am not neccessarily concerned about my sex life, I just want it to go away.

Posted by Angle (New York, Nassau Country) on 07/05/2012

I had have tried maca. What do I do to stop my vagina from bleeding off and on- it's scary and it's nasty.

Posted by Sri (West Bengal, Indial) on 12/30/2011

Hi, I have problem with menstrual irregularities from the beginning at the age of 13 till now. I am suffering- sometimes it skips 1 month and sometimes 15 to 20 days, and it start with heavy pain. Please anyone can help me with this.

Thanks, Sri

Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
01/12/2012
211 Posts
Hi Sri, Have a look into iodine and shilajit. All the best.

Posted by Stephanie (Boston, Usa) on 12/04/2011

I have tested negative in blood tests as well as uterus sonograms, but I am suffering from extremely heaving menstrual bleeding. The cycle lasts for 2 weeks, and is extremely heavy in that I have to change every hour.

Please, if there is any natural remedy to lessen the heaviness and frequency of the bleeding I will totally appreciate your help. I am exhausted with this type of suffering.

Thank you :)

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
12/05/2011
Stephanie, have you tried Blackstrap Molasses as per this site?
Posted by Stepherable
Bozeman, Montana
12/05/2011
3 Posts
I've recently started using cayenne pepper for circulation & to benefit my heart, & it actually seemed to shorten my period recently, and I had no cramps at all. It was the oddest thing. I'll have to keep using it & perhaps do an experiment or five to make sure. But you might join me in the experiment if you'd like. Also I've tried the diva cup off & on for the last couple of years. More off than on honestly. It took about 3 times to really be comfortable using it. But this too actually seemed to lessen my period flow. Once down to like just a day. I'm not sure why this is either. Good luck! Stephanie schipley(at)bresnan.net
Posted by Rebecca
Melbourne, Vic Australia
12/05/2011
Hi Stephanie,

I too suffered from heavy periods coupled with terrible, debilitating cramping. After a little research, I bought 1Litre of pure organic hemp oil, and have been taking about 1-2 teaspoons a day, either on its own or in a salad or smoothie.

I have been doing this 2 months now, and the last 2 periods for the first time in my LIFE NO ibuprofen or other OTC (over the counter) medications. It is also wonderful to rub into the skin, especially where the cramping is, and on the temples and neck for headaches/migraines.

I'm not sure if this is what has helped since I have employed so many of the wonderful remedies here, but adding the hemp oil regime has yeilded the most noticable results in the menstrual area.

Good luck!

Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
12/05/2011
114 Posts
Holy cow! Two weeks of heavy flow is serious. The usual culprit is too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. You need to try to reverse this. Taking zinc and applying wild yam cream should help if this is the case. You definitely need to get your hormone levels checked with a naturopath or a endocrinoligist. Try applying the wild yam cream to your wrists through the entire month 1st. Usually you only apply it during the two to three weeks after your period is over but if I were you I would start by applying it 2 to 3 times a day for the entire month to start. Take the zinc (at least 8 mg and up to 30 mg)at least once a day. Limit your intake of foods with copper in them like coffee, chocolate, liver, crab, oysters and prunes. Avoid copper as much as possible. Try to not cook in copper pots or kettles for a while. Copper is a antagonist to progesterone and is helpful to estrogen. Zinc is the same only it is helpful to progesterone and an antagonist to estrogen.
Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
12/06/2011
114 Posts
Well hello fellow Bozemanite:) Totally random to find someone else on here from our little corner of the world.

Posted by Anu00216 (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India) on 11/29/2011

Hi, I'm 25 year old girl. I took I pill in January 2008 & unwanted 72 in December 2008, after taking it. Now three years have gone but my periods are not regular. Not normal, always come late & for very short time (1 to 2 days) in very less amount :( Plz tell me it can be cured or can cause infertility? Plz help.

Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
01/12/2012
211 Posts
Hi, I do not know about the pill you took or its side effects but you can learn to tell when you are ovulating by your vaginal mucus. http://www.billings-ovulation-method.org.au/act/bom.shtml#anchor1
It would also be worth looking into iodine and shilajit. All the best.

Posted by Tina (Houston, Usa) on 11/01/2011

Any natural remedies for very heavy bleeding and blood loss during menstrual period. All blood work and sonogram is negative, which is good, but I would like to find some natural ways to resolve this issue.

Please help. THANKS!

Posted by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
11/01/2011
Shelly, fibroids and cysts in the uterus are caused by an iodine deficiency. (Read Dr. Brownstein's book about Iodine). Rather than buy iodorol buy plain lugols iodine. You need more than 50mg a day (I take more than that myself & I don't have cysts). A iodine deficiency in the uterus if untreated according to Dr. Flechas on youtube turns into uterine cancer.. You probably have thyroid problems as well. Iodine is needed for the whole body and it will remove heavy metals and flouride and bromide from the body as well.

Cramping during menstruation indicates a magnesium deficiency. Research the website magnesiumforlife.com and transdermal magnesium therapy. I also bought a book called "The Magnesium Miracle" by Carolyn Dean - you can read some of the book on amazon.

Posted by Shelly (San Antonio, Tx, Usa) on 10/31/2011

I have always had a 5 day period with 1 day being really heavy. The past couple of months the 1 heavy day has become 2-3 heavy days & my period now lasts about 7 days, I have the same cramps that I've always had (I'm 42), I have scoliosis so I'm used to having some back pain - but the pain is now major. On my heavy days, I go through a super plus tampon about every 30 mins and have to wear a pad with the tampon to be safe. I was told last week that I have multiple fibroids & a cyst on one of my ovaries.

My doc is recommending taking out my uterus, I've never been pregnant & don't see that happening, so taking out my uterus would not matter much except that I'm single, live alone, and work 2 jobs (6 days a week) & I don't see how it would be at all possible for me to be off from work for 4 weeks and not have any money coming in. So I'm going to try ACV, birth control, iron supplements, along with B-12 and a serious change in diet. My question is this - I have noticed that I sometimes get dizzy or light headed a few times a day. I have been off my period for about a week. Is the dizzy feeling normal? Any ideas?

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
11/01/2011
Shelly: have you considered trying Blackstrap Molasses for this?
Posted by Aa2
Usa
11/01/2011
You may have some serious anemia already going on. It may be life-threatening. I didn't succeed at natural approaches to the problem and had a hysterectomy due to the severe anemia. Try also juicing beets as a kick-start to your anemia problem.

Like I said, I didn't have all the right answers for myself, but feeling dizzy is NOT normal and if you seriously want to avoid a hysterectomy you have to have the right alternative solutions, and soon.

Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
11/01/2011
114 Posts
I would definitely not get my uterus removed no matter what. It is there for a reason (not just for holding babies) and will make you miserable if you get it removed. Your hormones are out of wack. That is why your period is so different and painful. You should start using some wild yam cream (progesterone cream), zinc, and iodine. I have the same type of period issues. I am able to completely treat it naturally without birth control pills or surgery. It is an on going thing that I have become accustomed to adjusting the treatment based on my period flow and moods. When your period is too heavy you are low on progesterone and/or high on estrogen. Zinc is progesterone's companion and will help to bring your progesterone up and your estrogen down. Wild yam cream is easily applied to your wrists or somewhere that doesn't have alot of fat cells as it will be stored in fat cells. You can purchase wild yam cream at any health food store in the women's issue area usually. The iodine can be purchased online and is to get rid of cyst's in your ovaries and uterus (among many other wonderful benifits). I buy iodorol from amazon and take between 12. 5 mg and 50 mg a day as I get ovarian cysts quite often. As long as I keep up with the iodine I have not had any since starting it a few months ago. My period is now back to 4 to 5 days and 1 day of heavy flow. Your ovaries and uterus need iodine as much as your thyroid does. If you have tender breasts this can be helped with the iodine as well.

Copper is estrogen's companion so most likely you are getting too much copper and estrogen in your diet somehow. This is very common in this day and age so most of us women and even men have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Estrogen is not entirely bad but any hormone is bad if it is dominant. That's why it's best if you know the signs of each one that is dominant.

Too much testosterone in women can make us over sexually active, angrier or more tempermental, and sometimes we can get more manly features (like hair in the wrong places). Too much estrogen can cause heavy period's, emotional instability, ovarian cysts, cystic breasts, weight gain, and many other issues.

Too much progesterone can cause short and/or light periods, anxiety issues, weight loss, acne, hair loss, and some other minor issues.

So it is really good if you can watch for signs of one of them getting out of hand. If you think it's progesterone then add copper to your supplements for a while. If its testosterone then just using wild yam cream will help and taking zinc and copper together as well.

My philosophy is to stay away from synthetic hormones since they really mess with our bodies. I think women's sexual problems started with the birth of the birth control pill. I steer clear of anything that needs to be taken out of my body unless it is an absolute necessity. Even wisdom teeth. When you remove an organ from your body you are asking for a lifetime of instability. And when that organ helps to control your sexuality you can only imagine what your life will be like afterwards.

I mistakenly had my gallbladder removed before I got smart enough to understand the long term damage that is now being done to my liver and digestive system. Had I known then what I know now I would have done whatever I had to in order to keep the organ that helps digest fat. As you can imagine I will never be able to enjoy even an avocado without discomfort. So I would study up on what your uterus does and make sure you are willing to live without those functions before you have it removed.

Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
11/01/2011
114 Posts
Iron deficiency isn't always the case with anemia. If you are dizzy it can be caused be other forms of anemia or other imbalances. Like pernicious anemia (B12 deficiency). Copper deficient anemia or thalasemia which is an inherited anemia and can actually be fatal if you take iron supplements. So make sure to find out if you are iron deficient or if it could possibly be one of the other (many) forms of anemia. Most doctors automatically assume it's iron deficiency if the hemeglobin is low but you need to ask them to test your iron levels to be sure.

Dizziness is caused by many many things so don't just assume it's iron deficiency. If you are unsure and iron deficiency has been ruled out then go to a Hematologist before you decide to get a hysterectomy. They can tell you what is going on with your blood more specifically. You also may have low blood pressure and not anemia at all. I am anemic and I was put on iron 3 pills a day for each of my 5 pregnancies. It never helped the anemia but the doctors insisted I keep taking it. I was diagnosed with thalasemia beta a few years later. I was lucky that the extreme amounts of iron the doctor perscribed did not do anything to me or my children that could have been fatal. But I do believe that the overdoses of iron caused my copper (iron is an antagonist to copper and vice versa) and selenium balance to go out of whack which caused my Graves Disease.

Doctors do not always have the right answers so be very careful. You have to take responsibility for what is put into and taken out of your body. You are the one who has to live with it for the rest of your life. Here is a helpful website explaining the copper deficiency vs iron deficiency and the importance of keeping a good balance.

http://ithyroid.com/anemia.htm

Posted by P
Middle, Fl
11/01/2011
WOW! I can't believe he recomends JUST taking out your uterus! As if you're his guinea pig! REALLLY? Please read up on it as much as possible, because once it's gone you won't get it back! A uterus is what makes your woman hormones! No uterus no balance, except the one your doc will inject in you! HE/SHE is a liar!!!!
Posted by Tiredofshaking
Los Angeles, Ca
11/02/2011
I used to have the worst menstruation cycles. Several days of cramping and heavy flow. I would want to just stay in bed. I often would have to do a super tampon with a heavy pad every few hours. I tried different Birth Control pills for years and nobody gave me the right one until my newer doctor suggested Lessina which is a low dose birth control pill (and there are several versions of it with various names so google Lessina and see) After several months this totally healed my periods and now they are easy and majorly stress free and less PMS all over! This was a miracle drug for me. I spent all my teens, 20s and most of my 30s in horrible periods with massive cramps, back pain and pms until someone finally got it right with this pill!

I don't know where you live but I have never in my life heard of a doctor suggesting removal of the uterus or ovaries because of cysts etc. They usually try other remedies or surgeries and only remove them if you have benign big tumors or cancers. It will remove all your natural feelings of hormones. I would try other things at first before you give up your female organs. It sounds ridiculously drastic to me.

Just know that the birth control pill Lessina takes time. I noticed a difference in my first couple of periods but it took time to resolve but each time it was better and better and now it is super light and only for a few days! A miracle. Seriously!

Posted by Tom
Arlington, Tx, Usa
11/03/2011
4 Posts
hi, I have read many testimonials from women with similar problems being helped by virgin coconut oil, 3 tablespoons a day, all responses were favorable in controling the problem.

Try it, it can't hurt- it is just a food source.

BOL,

Tom

Posted by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
11/03/2011
I think one of the reasons coconut oil works is because it is anti fungal. Many people have fungal/candida issues because of the antibiotics they have taken. If you don't take probiotics at the same time candida will take over the body. Coconut oil kills candida. I can't see how it would help menstrual issues other than from an anti fungal point of view.

Two things that will help menstrual issues are a magnesium (a deficiency may cause cramping) and iodine (your uterus needs iodine and also a deficiency will cause cysts).

Also now many people don't have saturated fat in their diets, the coconut oil adds that back in.

Posted by Kitty
Melbourne, Australia
11/04/2011
7 Posts
Hi Shelly, you have some really good replies here so there's not much more that I can add. But I'll say that I know what you're going through as I had a very large fibroid tumour and it caused me hell! Originally is was about the size of a pea and not causing any real problems - but then an idiot doctor gave me a tetracycline antibiotic even though I told him I dont cope well with antibiotics - and I even asked him to test my liver first telling him my liver was damaged as a child by a doctor that OD'd me on aspirin - but he wouldnt test my liver first saying it wasnt necessary. Anyhoo, I took the antibiotics and within a few weeks that tiny pea size fibroid grew to the size of a cantaloupe! :( I was in so much pain and bleeding so heavily that I would flood a super tampon and super napkin worn together in 20 minutes! I couldn't leave the house - not good being self-employed! When I saw my regular doctor he told me the antibiotics had compromised my liver - well a compromised liver when it's already permanently damaged meant my liver could not metabolise estrogen and that triggered the rapid growth of the fibroid!

Every doctor I met said they couldn't remove it and I would need my uterus removed - but I would not do that - I eventually found a talented doctor that could remove it. The surgery transformed my life and I still have my uterus :) I was told that I'm now at a high risk of getting more fibroids as my estrogen levels got so whacked-out but what I have been doing ever since (and during the ordeal) is taking Lugol's Iodine or Iodoral tablets - which ever one I have at the time (ie. hasnt run out), Magnesium, B6, a liver complex, MSM, a multi with a good balance of B complex in it, zinc.

Iodine is really essential for healthy hormones and especially a healthy uterus! Good luck and bless x

Posted by Sweet (Dhaka, Bangladesh) on 10/10/2011

Hi,

I am a new member, but I liked the site very much and wanna apply ACV for nasal polyps.

Now I have a question regarding my menstrual pain, I am 29, and I am having the pain from 15 years old... It starts before my period and stays 2-3 days, I have to use high power painkiller to get rid of it, but I know pain killler is not good for health, so I want some home made remedy and herbal remedy. I use hot water bag, but it works very slowly. It's really an unbearable pain, plz give me some good suggestions.. thank you.

Posted by Donna
Drexel Hill, Pa
10/10/2011
For severe menstrual pain each month, try taking unsulfered blackstrap molasses. I usually take two tablespoons twice a day during my period and it helps great with the cramps and blood flow. You can also start taking it before your period starts, it really helps.
Posted by Andoy
Boise, Id
10/10/2011
1/2 teaspoon blackstrap molasses a day cured her problem.
Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
10/10/2011
211 Posts
Hi Sweet, Valerian is good altough most of us only associate it with sleep issues. It is also know as Tagara. If you do a search for 'valerian' and 'menstral pain' you will get a lot of reading. All the best.
Posted by Wendy
..., Canada
10/10/2011
8 Posts
I am 43 and had similar issues when I was younger... Mostly I have discovered the extreme pain to be linked to diet. Wheat and dairy specifically. Of course when I gave those up, all my headaches and other ailments disappeared too LOL But as a 'bandaid' solution, I use St. Francis brand Crampbark tincture, motherwort tincture and skullcap tincture. I rarely have pain anymore, with diet change my periods are bang on regular etc. BUT if/when I cheat I find my period that month is painful first day so I use the above tinctures and poof no more pain.

A zapper works amazing too [commercial product, url removed]. he's a lovely man I've used his machines for 12 yrs - worth the investment. Also dehydration is a major cause of most ailments including menstruation difficulties. It is the cheapest BUT HARDEST thing for most of us to do. I am only 112 lbs but I drink 10 glasses of water a day... (we switched to alkaline water a year and a half ago- yes I know there is controversy, but after 10 years of trying all different kinds it is REALLY working for us, we are rarely sick etc. etc. )

Anyhow, do WHATEVER you can but as per the book Your Bodies Many Cries For Water, we should be drink at least 1/2 our body weight in water ounces and not being on a salt free diet (assuming you don't eat fast food- that 'salt' is nasty!!! ) Anyhow, I hope you find a solution to help with the pain. I know the above 3 tinctures can knock out KILLER pain after childbirth (I've had 3 at home without any drugs at all LOL) soooo should help great with that. Aviva Jill Romm has some excellent books and recommendations for amounts- I know many people 'err' on the side of caution with dosages but when you are dealing with that kind of pain, 'drops' are hardly going to do much IMO - you are talking dropperFULS LOL but do your research first before just downing the stuff...... Hugs!

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
10/10/2011
Sweet: We use Oregano Tea (just plain oregano, the spice, in a glass of boiled water), or Chamomile Tea for such pain.

On this site you can also read about Blackstrap Molasses.

Posted by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West South Africa
10/10/2011
156 Posts
Hi Sweet of Dhaka, Try evening primrose oil, a friend of mines grand daughter had menstrual problems & solved her problems.
Posted by Kalki
Mumbai, India
10/11/2011
You should take Bach Flower Remedies - Walnut and Rescue Remedy at least 4 days before your periods start and continue for a week. It has helped many of my friends. They are very gentle but work. For more info go to www.bachcentre.com

Posted by Noor (Delhi, India) on 08/24/2011

I am a 31 year old woman. I have been experiencing scanty periods for the past 7-8 months. My periods used to last for 4-5 days earlier, but now they last for just 2 days. I can see a lot of remedies on Earthclinic for heavy periods but none for scanty periods. It would be great if someone can post some tried and tested remedies for this problem. (P.S: I am not taking any birth control pills or any other medication that can affect my periods). Also, is lesser flow a sign of infertility or menopause?

Posted by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
08/24/2011
340 Posts
Periods and weight have a lot in common.. If you are trying to loose weight and have got a bit too slim theirs a chance that your periods will slow or even stop. First periods dont start untill the body has enough bulk to support a pregnancy.. its probably the same in adulthood during the breeding years.

Posted by Gorda (Austin, Texas, Usa) on 03/31/2010

I am 30 yrs. old my weight is about 352lbs. and I have not had my menstrual for about 4 yrs. now. I may have had one or two last year that I can remember. I have been to my local clinic plenty of times and have taken different hormone medicine or I am not sure what it was the doctor gave me to be able to start my menstrual cycle it only helped that once or twice of last yr I have also went to someone that suposedly knows how to message the cervix because I was told that it needed to be lifted up, I was also told by my doctor that my cervix was tilted or slanted which I do not know if that has anything to do with it, then there is also my hormones which I have no feeling or orgasim during sexual time w/ my husband and I am cranky all the time nagging about everything, sad at times I find my self crying all the time very sleepy not wanting to do anything and having lower back pain. Now I have no children and do plan on having at least one but how am I ever going to find out if all that I was given by a doctor does not even work. please I have no way of paying anything right now that I am in my last quarter of college I think sticking to the natural will be good for me. Please I ask for your help in any way possible that you can tell me of a remedy that can do something for me,because I really do not think that going through early menopause is what I want. Thank you Cachetona/Gorda

Posted by Radah
Jerusalem, Israel
04/01/2010
2 Posts
Hello Gorda, it sounds like you have a bad case of leptin resistance. Your hypotalamus is so resistant that it can't get the signal of leptin so it thinks that the body is going through starvation/famine period. You also probably have a hard time losing weight - this is the surest sign of leptin resistance. Under such circumstances, the hypothalamus believes that there is no energy for reproduction. So you have no menstruation (like the gymnasts who maintain less than 5% body weight when training).Fact that when you were given estradiol you had menstruation. The hypothalamus is responsible for commanding the pituitary to stimulate the production of estradiol in order to commence a new menstruation cycle. Why isn't it doing it? You would greatly benefit from reading the book on Leptin written by Byron Richards. It would help you tremendously in all aspects. It is a proven fact that Polycystic Ovarian syndrome is a result of leptin and insulin resistance. It is not difficult to follow Dr. Richard's advise but you must preservere for months. When leptin becomes harmonic all other hormones follow. Of course I presume they took a silava test to check out your base free androgen hormones? You can also ask for a leptin and insulin test after fasting this will also give you a very good picture of your hormone status. High levels of both these hormones indicate resistance of the body cells to their signals. People with diabetes have high levels of both.
Posted by Mandy
Washington, Dc
03/24/2011
[YEA]   "HI - I also have had similar problems. I am a 31 yo caucasian woman. I have had ammenorrhea for almost 6 years. I weigh between 245-300 lbs, and haven't been officially diagnosed withy PCOS... But it's most likely. Same as you... I would get my period immediately following taking the pills the doctor gave me, but the following month it would not come. I got tired of going to doctors and had been ignoring the problem.

BUT I have GOOD NEWS for you... I frequently travel to India - and the last time I was there I saw a gynecologist (same ole same ole as here) BUT I also went to see a homeopathic doctor. After listening to my medical history, she provided a plan for me to follow - and prescribed a few ayurvedic medicines for me to take.

When I returned home with my medicines - I started the protocol. It was pretty simple and literally after 3 days I got my period. Since Ayuervedic medicine is all natural - have not had any side effects. That period in January was first since the fall. And lo and behold, got another period 34 days later in February.

The primary medicine that I took was about 2 tablespoons of something called "ASHOKARISHTA" in syrup form. Just checked and you can order it online. She told me to take in the morning and at night, but I only took in the morning. I swear by that stuff now.

I also have been making other lifestyle moderations (going gluten free, cooking with Coconut oil, taking Raw Honey) etc. Along with that I have been trying to balance my "Kapha Dosha" (google that) by eating pungent, bitter, and astringent foods, that keep my body warm and moving. I also have been adding a dropful of Nettle Bladderwrack to juice in the morning (as it supports the thyroid. I haven't been diagnosed as hypothyroid, but my understanding is that many people don't show up on the tests as having it, but do.)

Additionally, I think that if we look at the basic reasons behind these hormonal/body imbalances... We can always find something out of whack. I also think I have underlying chronic inflammation of my whole body - and for that I take 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera juice in the morning.

Hope that helps. I would definitely go with the Ashokarishta syrup if I was you though! Please reply here if you get results!!!

Posted by Frangipanni (Australia, Australia) on 03/03/2010

I need help because I have tried all other avenues and was wondering if you knew of anything to help me and be kind enough to share it with me. I am desperate. I am 35yr old female, had 2 boys, 9 and 7yrs. My first son was induced a few weeks early as I had a serious cases of pre eclampsia and lost so much blood they said I was too weak to have a transfusion and tried to use iron tablets. Needless to say I was extremely tired for the past 10 years. I breastfed both boys for 10 months and had a miscarriage inbetween them at 10 weeks, and was then curetted, so as there was alot happening with my body for those few years I didn't realise there was a problem, I thought it just came with all of that. When my second son was 5 I saw a doctor because finally I realised things should have stopped and settled by then! Anyway my problem is massive bleeding. While I have my period, it is sooo heavy I can't make it for longer than 5 mins with bleeding through 2 maternity pads. Also I bleed when it is not my period time and everytime I have sex with my husband I bleed, which doesn't clear up for about 3 days. Needless to say it causes issues in our marriage and I am so tired and grumpy all the time, even with my kids. The doctor I first saw ,sent me to a specialist and she said the cells just inside the uterus have grown just outside the uterus and are very delicate and bleed easily, hence the bleeding during sex. She then operated and burnt the cells out. She said it usually works but they can grow back. It didn't even last a month and came back alot worse so I gave up on her. We then moved very remotely and I saw another doctor as my periods were even heavier and I was still bleeding often and even worse during sex. She sent me to have an ultrasound and found nothing and didn't know what else to do. Last time I was on holidays I stumbled on an iridologist/naturopath which my husband urged me to try. She said to pinch my ankles/heels as often as I could - acupressure point I think, and put me on heme tablets and macca tablets. The day after I started pinching all these white cells came out and after a week I stopped bleeding, even during sex. I thought it was cured but it only lasted a month and has now returned. I'm sick of the doctors who can't find anything and just want to burn me out again. I also live very remotely in Australia, so don't have access to shops/physicians etc but I am able to buy most things online and get them posted. My other thing is everytime I have sex with my husband I can feel him hitting something, he can feel it to. I wonder if I also have a slight prolapse of the uterus and what do you do about it without more operations? During the month of sucess with the iridologist/ naturopath I couldn't feel this though, but like the bleeding it has now come back. I have alot of my energy back too since I have been on the heme and macca. Sorry this is so long.I'm not sure if all the above have contributed to the problem or whether my babies history has nothing to do with it? I would greatly appreciate any help /advice you have to offer,

Sincerely frangipanni

Posted by Isabel
Tampa, Fl
03/04/2010
Cayenne for heavy periods

When I was bleeding very heavy I took 2 pills of cayenne, then I did the same 2 hours after, one time I took another 2 pills 2 hours after and my period dissappear until next month. I love this site I learn a lot, all I can say is thank you to everybody that contributes to this site.

Posted by Hali
Manchester, Uk
09/01/2012
Try femestral not natural but it works. Reduces period bleeding loads I suffered for years. Might need a prescription for it.

Posted by Arsaa (Sydney, Australia) on 02/06/2010

Hi there,

I am hoping someone will read this and help me/point me in the right direction. I have always had irregular periods and sometimes I didnt get one for about 6-7 months at a time, then I would get a heavy one, then I would have periods that went on for 3 weeks - the works. I am 34 and a have a 9 yo daughter.

So there was a time when my body actually followed a pattern of sorts. Due to various reasons, I gave up the Pill (I was always on the Pill after she was born).

This was two years ago and I have not had a period yet- though sometimes I get symptoms like very light spotting or achy body, or mood swings. But there is no real period at all.

I have been reading on EC (GREAT site) and dont know if I need a multivitamin or ACV or Mg or anything else. Basically I need my period back...any help, any pointers, please, please help. I would rather not go back on the pill again.

This is a great site...

Posted by Katie
Edison, Nj
02/06/2010
You might want to get your thyroid checked. After I had my daughter, I became hypothyroid and also stopped getting my period..the symptoms were there, I just didn't see it...neither did my doctor.


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