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Omega 3  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Vania (Clarksville, Tn) on 02/18/2011

[YEA]  Just putting in a vote for Omega-3 Fish Oil for managing menstrual misery.

In the spring of 2007, I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid, about the size of a cantaloupe. I am not emotionally prepared for hysterectomy, which was the primary recommendation, of course. My online research led me to Earth Clinic. Currently, at the onset of menstruation, I take the most common brand of organic Apple Cider Vinegar with a bit of baking soda, in 8 ounces of water. For over a year, this remedy has greatly reduced the flow and scary giant clots (like a school of goldfish) that made life so miserable. My periods got so light that I started worrying that I was going into menopause at the age of 41.

Unfortunately, during the last 2-3 months, ACV has seemed to lose its potency. My periods became quite heavy again, with lots of clotting (although not at "goldfish" level). Finally I remembered my mother's first recommendation for my symptoms: 1200 mg Omega-3 Fish Oil Capsules. These were also the first remedy that worked for my fibroid symptoms. But I take more than anyone thinks is good for me: 8 in the morning, 8 in the evening, throughout my 8-day menstruation. This works very well, every time. The only reason I decided to try the ACV remedy is that I LOVE ACV!

I had my "well woman" visit about 2 months ago, and no comment was made about treating my fibroid. I don't think these remedies have shrunk the fibroid, because my belly still looks like I'm 3-4 months pregnant, but I can be pretty content if I can continue to manage the symptoms.

Thank you, Earth Clinic-ers, I love you. You give me hope for better health, naturally.


Pineapple and Lemon Juice  
3 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Huge Improvement In One Hour (Vancouver, Bc) on 05/26/2014

[YEA]  Hi, I had so much flow that I thought that I would have to go to the hospital. At noon I ate a can of pineapple with about a 1/4 cup of lemon juice in it. In one hour I noticed a difference and by the end of the day my flow had decreased to 1/4 of it's original amount. AMAZING!!! I also took 4 Black Cohosh, 4 Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules, 1 extra strength Ibuprofen. Please take these with a full stomach and spread them out. It can upset your stomach. Also you may be allergic to any of these or they may react with your current meds. So taking them all combined and with this dosage is not recommended. Talk to your doctor and see if this will hurt you. If not, then go for it but cautiously and less agressively than I did. My stomach was a little upset but the next day I went through only one pad. I continued with the treatment and on my 3rd day I hardly need a pad. Tomorrow, my 4th day, I will not need one I expect. I didn't take the pineapple/lemon combo today (ran out) but I am taking the other stuff. I also take Laura Vanderhagee's Liquid Iron, Menosmart and Estrosmart. Excellent Homonal Nutritional Line!!! I hope this helps!!! God bless!!!

Replied by Andrea
Wales, Uk
05/27/2014
I know you mean well, and what you did helped you. But I would give Ibuprofen a wide birth as the side effects have been known for years. And everyday yet another crops up and sometimes with devastating results.

Love Andrea c XXX

Ibuprofen side effects ( And this is just SOME 'side effects'!!! ) There are even more ''uncommon ones which are common and many go 'unreported' by those in the know.

Along with its needed effects, ibuprofen may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ibuprofen:

More common

  • Abdominal pain
  • acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • bloating
  • cloudy urine
  • decrease in amount of urine
  • decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
  • full feeling
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • itching skin
  • pain or discomfort in chest, upper stomach, or throat
  • pale skin
  • passing gas
  • nausea
  • noisy, rattling breathing
  • rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of face, fingers, hands, feet, lower legs, or ankles
  • troubled breathing at rest
  • troubled breathing with exertion
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weight gain

Less common

  • Abdominal cramps
  • stomach soreness or discomfort

Rare ???? I know quite a few people that have suffered these 'rare 'effects on ibuprofen

  • Agitation
  • back, leg, or stomach pains
  • bleeding gums
  • blistering, peeling, loosening of skin
  • blood in urine or stools
  • bloody, black, or tarry stools
  • blurred vision
  • burning feeling in chest or stomach
  • change in vision
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • coma
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • cough or hoarseness
  • dark urine
  • decreased urine output
  • depression
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dilated neck veins
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • extreme fatigue
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • fever with or without chills
  • frequent urination
  • general body swelling
  • general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • hair loss, thinning of hair
  • headache
  • hives or welts
  • hostility
  • impaired vision
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  • irregular breathing
  • irritability
  • itching
  • joint or muscle pain
  • lab results that show problems with liver
  • lethargy
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle twitching
  • nosebleeds
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • pinpoint red spots on skin
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rash
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • redness of skin
  • seizures
  • severe abdominal pain, cramping, burning
  • severe and continuing nausea
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips
  • stiff neck or back
  • stomach upset
  • stupor
  • swollen or painful glands
  • tenderness in stomach area
  • thirst
  • tightness in chest
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • upper right abdominal pain
  • vomiting of blood
  • vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
  • wheezing
  • yellow eyes and skin

Symptoms of overdose

  • Bluish lips or skin
  • difficulty sleeping
  • disorientation
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • drowsiness to profound coma
  • hallucination
  • lightheadedness or fainting
  • mood or other mental changes
  • muscle tremors
  • not breathing
  • rapid, deep breathing
  • restlessness
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • stomach cramps
  • sudden fainting
  • sweating

Some side effects of ibuprofen may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
  • hearing loss
  • nervousness

Rare ??????

  • Crying
  • depersonalization
  • discouragement
  • dry eyes
  • dysphoria
    Dysphoria is a state of feeling unwell or unhappy; a feeling of emotional and mental discomfort as a symptom of discontentment, restlessness, dissatisfaction, malaise, depression, anxiety or indifference.
  • And often gets ''misdiagnosed'' as 'Bi-Polar Disorder' which I believe from experiences of others I know that have been 'Labeled' this way to be a vitamin or nutritional deficiency accelerated by stress, or grief.
  • euphoria
  • feeling sad or empty
  • lack of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • mental depression
  • paranoia
  • quick to react or overreact
  • rapidly changing moods
  • runny nose
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • sleeplessness
  • sneezing
  • stuffy nose
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unable to sleep
Replied by Mr. Ree
Usa
05/27/2014
If and when you take ibuprophen also take one gram of lysine..

Plantain  
3 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Rururu on 06/05/2013

[YEA]  Last period was a nightmare. I was bloated, exhausted, unable to leave my bed/hot water bottle unless it was to stagger into a hot bath. Maximum ibuprofen did nothing.

I tried ginger tea with alder bark and birch bark which helped the pain, to the extent that I could cut back the ibuprofen. I was able to end my period with plantain (Plantago lanceolata, not the banana-like things). So far so good. But I thought I might have cysts or fibroids so I rushed off to the doc who said she could find nothing. We agreed to wait for next period and see how that went.

In the meantime, I had ordered Apple Cider Vinegar with mother and Blackstrap Molasses and started taking it a couple of weeks ago alongside my usual herb tonic, which often includes plantain. I boosted turmeric in my diet and added maca every other day, a B complex daily and probiotics.

I have boosted my fruit and veg intake and cut down on coffee, but I still have one mug in the morning and I still eat non-organic meat (can't afford not to! ).

I am happy to report a better-than-normal period on exactly the right day! I am definitely going to continue.

Replied by Akibah
Caribbean
02/11/2014
Hi, I'm quite familiar with plantain but I am curious as to how you prepared it to stop your period. I have had periods lasting as long as 8 months straight and having to wear pampers and end up in the hospital each time. Right now I am on week three and would like to stop this naturally. Thanks in advance :-)
Replied by Jack
Quebec-canada
02/12/2014
I am alternative doctor and have very good experience on this problem.

Yu can resolve it completely with QUERCETIN 500-Mg (twice day ) from 10-12 day heavy bleeding to only 3-4 days. I suggest you start the QUERCETIN 1 or two days before the menstruation and stop only when the menstruation is finish. If you will use every day ; you have no menstruatio. It is very safe and no side effects. You can contact me my email ; jafo(at)globetrotter(dot)net if need more informations. Jack


Red Raspberry and Cinnamon Bark  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Ls (Toledo, Usa) on 11/08/2009

[YEA]  For profuse menstruation drink freely of a tea made with red raspberry leaves and cinnamon bark or cinnamon bark alone. This remedy will be found very effective for reducing pain and flow.

In a gel-capsule combine ground cinnamon and dried red raspberry leaves of equal volume; not by volume weight. Combine half the gel-cap with cinnamon and the other half with red raspberry. Gently packed the red raspberry leaves. The gel cap size is of your choice. I use size 00.

An easy way to fill a capsule is to place the ground or powdered material in a saucer or on a plate and scoop the two sections of the capsule together through the material; both halves will fill.

Fill one whole capsule with ground cinnamon and one whole capsule with dried ground red raspberry leaves. Use half of the cinnamon capsule and it place on one end of half the red raspberry capsule. Look at the capsule halves closely as one side is longer and a little bit bigger. This is so the two halves will combined to make one capsule.


Red Raspberry Tea  
10 User Reviews | 5 YEA

Posted by Jeannie (Victoria, Canada) on 09/14/2014

[YEA]  I am 41 and was bleeding quite heavily (over 30 mls/day) for almost three months. Red raspberry tea worked within the first two days. I made a giant pot in the morning and sipped throughout the day. By the end of the second day, the bleeding stopped. I previously tried a.c.v., vitex, molasses, etc., but this seemed to be the only remedy that did the trick. I have continued to drink it since and so far, so good!


Posted by Colleen (Loveland, Co) on 09/01/2012

[YEA]  I'm a chiropractor specializing in fertility, pre-natal, and pediatric care. I always have this tea here in the office because of its healing and soothing effect on the female reproductive system. I recommend it for menstrual cramps, any cycle irregularity, during pregnancy, and general uterine health. It's a miraculous ancient remedy used by native cultures for centuries. For those who haven't tried it, it's like a mild black tea in flavor and naturally a little sweet. Try drinking it right before and throughout your next period and see how soothing it is for yourself. I usually drink a cup every day and maybe two during my period.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
09/01/2012
Colleen, do you know a tea or remedy that might aid in becoming pregnant?
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
09/01/2012
Hi Mmsg, I don't know if you've heard about this but guaifenesin which is found in cough syrup has been found to help women to conceive. If you google it you will find info on it. Basically, this thins the cervical fluid and thereby allows the sperm to travel more easily. You also need to know when you're ovulating to time it. Also, you must use ones with only this ingredient. There are brands that fit this description. Anyway, I just thought I'd throw this out there since I'd heard about it awhile ago. Lisa
Replied by Heather
Leicester
09/01/2012
Thanks Colleen that's great info, I used to think this tea was just for expectant mothers but it makes sense it's good for uterus in general. Incidentally I have only heard good things about this tea from a close friend at work who swears by it for her very quick births.. 3 hours labour the first time and 11/2tge second time.. She says she took it non stop all day every day according to thirst for the week before her due date!
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
09/02/2012
Oh yes, Lisa, thanks a lot! I had also heard long ago, that sage tea was helpful, but just remembered that now. Thanks.

Posted by Lizzy (Fargo, Nd) on 10/15/2010

[YEA]  Raspberry Leaf tea is considered the "women's tea". It helps with adrenal glands, and contains iron, calcium and various vitamins. Somehow it helps with the uterus. During menstration it has been amazing how it takes away cramping for me quickly! I also use the tea bag after I am done and put it on my face, and it tightens my pores! During pregnancy I always drink Raspberry leaf tea. It is quite expensive from the natural food store. So, I learned to make my own. I take the leaves off the plants, rinse them off with water, and let dry. Once dry (1-2 weeks) I crush them and store them. I then use them like any tea. It is now a great free beverage I share with my kids too!


Posted by Michelle (Joplin, MO) on 07/17/2007

[YEA]  OK, I read all your postings. I've been menstruating for 21 days now, and usually only have 5 days. So I got some Raspberry Tea, put 2 Tbsps. of Blackstrap Molasses in it (a little heavy, but tolerable) and ACV in grape juice (not a highlight of my day). Here's to hoping it works. I'm trying to get pregnant, so the 3 week period is not helping. I'll keep you posted.


Posted by Leslie (Frankfort, KY) on 09/03/2005

[YEA]  to slow down a heavy flow drink red raspberry tea. Make sure the tea is the color of blood very dark and drink a 6-8 oz cup with honey if wanted or needed for sweetness. It works every time.

Replied by Minni
NYC
04/26/2006
With regard to Leslie of Frankfurt, I want to add the following for stopping uncontrollable bleeding, (But first, please note that prolonged viewing of computer monitors can ALSO TRIGGER bleeding AND WORSE, and that the following stuff will PROTECT against computer monitors' multi-symptom triggers BUT ONLY TO A DEGREE). Also note that while cherries/raspberries may clot bleeding internally, purple grapes, apples and garlic have the opposite effect since they thin the blood. The latter can also prevent wounds from clotting. Computer fluorescence can ALSO prevent wounds from clotting.

Black cherry concentrate OR Bing cherries OR cherry yogurt ARE EXCELLENT FOR STOPPING BLEEDING AND FOR PROTECTING MUCOSAL LININGS. Note that someone told me that RASPBERRY concentrate ENEMAS helped her. Both of these (black cherry and raspberry enemas) may even prove more potent than the raspberry tea mentioned.


Rhodiola  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Barbara (Ireland) on 08/05/2014

[YEA]  I use Rhodiola Complex for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and although it's been only 1 month the difference it has made is incredible. Rhodiola root extract 62.5mg/250mg of root. Also includes kelp, spinach and minerals. Take 1 capsule 10 days before period every day.


Supplements  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Vi (Saskatoon, Canada) on 06/01/2009

[YEA]  PMS/Menstruation/Migraines:

I decided to try a new vitamin and supplement regime to get myself off of a very expensive migraine medication that I needed without fail on a monthly basis! However I've been surprised at the changes that went beyond just no migraines. I felt happy, no bloating, lots of energy, and once my period started, I didn't have the awful lower back pain (I actually cleaned the car and ran errands on the first day), and NO MIGRAINES! If you can believe it I didn't even need an Advil. I'm kind of amazed at this because I don't have a great diet, and don't get as much exercise as I should. Unfortunately it's hard to tell what exactly is doing the trick, but from research on this site and others I've started taking:
*SAMe - S-adenosylmethionine - 12 days before - noticeable improvement in mood
*Vitamin B6 - start 12 days before
*Vitamin B complex - daily
*probiotic - daily
* Vit E - daily
*Mg - daily
*Calcium - daily - at night - to help with sleep, and interferes with absorption of other vitamins
* 1 tbsp flax oil, split over 1.5 tsp am and pm or I feel nauseous
* Salmon oil - daily
* 2 tbs apple cider vinegar - one am and one pm - so far only the common brand but will try organic next time
* garlic tablets (improves circulation)

I've also been taking melatonin, starting 12 days before, but I suspect that it's actually making my sleep worse, though some sites say it can help with migraines.


Tomato Juice  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Anna (Corona, CA)

[YEA]  Drink 1 or 2 glasses of tomato juice, especially V-8, every day. You'll see significant improvement in your flow, and fewer cramps in your next period!


Tums  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Tina (Greenville, SC) on 11/21/2005

[YEA]  I began taking tums as a calcium supplement; to help flatten my mid section. I take 3 tums a day/ 900mg. after two weeks of taking the tums; it was time for for my menstrual cycle. I noticed that my flow had gone from absorbing one tampon every 2hrs.(give or take 15mins.) to every 3hrs. The next month my period continued to flow every 3 to 4hrs. for 3 days. I also take ortho novum birth control pills. (however, this change in my cycle took place when I began to take tums in addition to the bc pills. So tums may be of help to you. I still take them... Faith, for a light menstrual cycle is helpful too.


Turmeric  
4 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Paolo (Bloomington, In, USA) on 12/15/2012

[YEA]  My fiance has been struggling with this issue and as a former health food store owner I like to dabble at natural remedies. We'd tried arnica and protein enzymes with limited success and even tried being intimate which helps mildly. But what have we found helped the most was taking turmeric as a supplement in pill form.

I had also read that Blackstrap Molasses works well as well as black tea so I mixed the Blackstrap Molasses in with some chai tea (tasted like a ginger cookie :0) and had her drink down the turmeric pill with the tea. In less than half and hour she was dressed and ready for the day when previously she had been bedridden. IMHO it was the turmeric that did most of the trick. I'd never seen such a turnaround in all our relationship. I so glad as she relied on over the counter pain relievers before which are not all that good for you. Thank God/Goddess for a healthy alternative which actually works.

Replied by Sunny
South Gate, Ca
04/28/2013
YOU ARE SO SWEET! AWWW, YES PERIODS SUCK, NICE TO SEE A CARING MAN LIKE U :)

Posted by Priya (Detroit, Mi) on 09/13/2011

[YEA]  hi everybody,

Turmeric (humble and wonder herb)- I usually have lot of pain during that time of the month and I have just started drinking turmeric tea, and I have noticed I didn't have to take pain meds which I usually do. This time I had very minimal pain, so I would recommend this wonder herb to anybody who has any kind of inflammation/pain.Now I drink it regularly on daily basis.

It does work, better than any medications.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/13/2011
Hi, I don't have periods anymore, painful or otherwise but out of curiosity, how do you make Turmeric tea? I bought a bag in the pharmacy, thinking that it would be the root, leaves or something but it was the yellow powder. Now I use it in the kitchen because I wasn't sure whether I should just dilute the powder in the water!


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