Natural Cures for Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Lady's Mantle Tea
Posted by Faeqa ( Amman, Jordan) on 10/28/2015 66 posts
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Try Lady's Mantle tea (Alchemilla vulgaris), I found it wonderful for fibrocystic breast disease.


Iodine
Posted by Brianna (Devon, England) on 06/06/2015

I'm sorry, Joyce, I have no idea. As far as I know, it's just "iodine", so if that stuff you're talking about is iodine, you could give it a try .If you're unsure and can't find anything about it online, buy yourself some regular iodine and swab that on your vagina. :) I've never personally heard of povidone iodine before, to be quite honest, haha.


Iodine
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 01/15/2016

Hi Shan...Some more research evidence for iodine acting as the gatekeeper of health for the breasts:

Iodine Research -- Breasts


Iodine
Posted by S.T. (Staten Island, Ny) on 02/07/2016

How do swab the Vagina, do you have to insert it inside or just the lip area not understanding please clarify


Iodine
Posted by Jen R (New York) on 09/05/2017

I'm curious though, do you swab inside or outside? LOL that's the only question I haven't seen answered. lol


Iodine
Posted by Pam (Wa) on 03/28/2018

What type of iodine? Drops/tincture..?


Iodine
Posted by Pippa (Holland) on 09/22/2018

With me, it hurts like mad, the wiping version. Had to take a sitz bath rapidly. I love Lugols 5% in drinking water. It gives good results. :)


Iodine
Posted by MissM (New York ) on 07/13/2022

I had this issue. Terrible! Couldn't even sit in moving car my chest hurt so much. I used over the counter iodine and swabbed on breasts. Works! If you can get Lugols iodine later do so. Worked immediately for me.

Just to let you if this works it's an indicator that you need iodine and should be checked for being hypothyroid.

This is how I found out even though I was in “normal range”. Got medication using natural thyroid replacement NPThyroid and no longer an issue.


Iodine
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 07/31/2014

Hi Sarra from Australia - Quite a few years ago (well, about 20 actually), I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and fibrocystic breast disease and saw Dr. David Derry in Victoria, BC.

At that time, he gave me a prescription for natural thyroid and told me that many women with fibrocystic breast disease are also hypothyroid. For the fibrocystic breasts, he told me to use Lugol's 5% iodine and paint a quarter-sized circle on my breasts where the lumps were every day. It took six months or more until, very, very gradually, the lumps disappeared. Bear in mind that was about 20 years ago and he didn't suggest ingesting it - probably because he was a regular MD who was restricted by conventional medical authorities.

Since then, Dr. Derry wrote a book about iodine and breast cancer and, I believe, he says iodine (1 to 2 drops of 5% Lugol's) should be ingested.

Here is a summary called "Connecting Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Breast Cancer, Thyroid Function and Iodine" by Elora Gabriel. Both Dr. Jonathan Wright (Tacoma, Washington) and Dr. David Derry are quoted. You might find it useful.

https://www.greenwillowtree.com/Page.bok?file=iodine.breastcancer.thyroid_art.html

Although I don't have any problems with fibrocystic lumps now, as a precaution, I started taking 2 drops of 5% Lugol's every day in a glass of juice. I don't apply it to my skin any more because I heard it wasn't as effective as ingesting it (and it stains anything it touches! ). I've had no bad reactions to ingesting Lugol's but everyone is different.

I wish you the best of luck. I'm sure other contributors will have advice for you. Take care, Bess


Lemons
Posted by Redwine (Usa, Usa) on 03/19/2014
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Lemons are wonder food! I use whole organic lemons to stop painful breast lumps. After washing the lemon WITH SOAP! I cut it up and put everything, skin, pulp, fiber and juice in the blender with a little water. I store the extra in a glass container and take 1-2 teaspoons in water every morning. No sugar. I love to chew the pulp but have to be careful to rinse with water and then use baking soda rinse to protect teeth from acid.

Lemons
Posted by Gail (Evansville, Indiana) on 08/26/2015

Hello Redwine,

That's very interesting. I noticed when I drank a tea of lemon and ginger before my period that I had a much easier period. I researched it and found that both of those ingredients detox the liver of excess hormones. It seems that our livers are toxic and need a good flush. I'm going to try your recipe!


Magnesium, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Posted by Wendy (Westport, Ct) on 09/22/2013
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I have fibrocystic breasts and they get very painful the closer I get to my period. Staying away from caffeine helps, but I have remarkable results using the following: magnesium, vitamin e and vitamin d3 every day. I take the magnesium at night (see my post about magnesium for insomnia) and 1 vitamin d3 (5000 iu) capsule and 1 vitamin e (400iu) capsule at lunch. I am not sure which of the 3 supplements is doing the trick, or if it is the combination of the 3, but I highly recommend trying them all if you have fibrocystic breasts.

Magnesium, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 09/23/2013

Have you read Lynne Farrow's book: The Iodine Crisis? She talks about the connection between breast disease and lack of iodine. You can go here to read more about the her book: http://lynnefarrow.net or you can go to Amazon.com to read parts of her book. Wishing you clarity, insight, and good health!


Iodine
Posted by Jacqueline (Lamar, Co) on 07/22/2012

i am 26 and every morning I wake up I feel like my breast are going to break off my chest and I just have to hold them for a while.. I am in constant pain 24/7 is there anything that helps reduce the size of the lumps and where can I buy the iodine? I need help.. I cant take this pain anymore... Also I have a bruise on my right breast that wont go away... Is this a sign of cancer?

Iodine
Posted by Lola (Oslo, Norway) on 05/24/2011
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in just one month fibrocystic breast problems are gone. No pain and swelling at all. Was using relatively low doses, about 225 mcg-1 mg pr day first mont, after that about 1-2 mg pr week for sec month. This is third month I uses only occatinaly iod, and problems have not returned. In this period I have not had ovary pain, somthing I have had a few times earlier. have used potassium-iodide.


Iodine
Posted by Joe (Kalispell, Mt) on 04/17/2011

It is amazing that you have results with such a miniscule amount of iodine. Try 50 mg/day if you want to see some results. The Japanese have used 50-100 mg/day for hundreds of years. No fibrocystic disease there.


Inversion Therapy
Posted by Bmeyer17 (Carmel, Ny) on 01/21/2011

Did you put your hands on the floor of just dangle, I want to try this. I am going for ultrsound for cyst in breast, I am sure I will be diagnosed with fibrocystic breast disease. I have been suffering with pain and swelling breast since 35 years old, I am 38. I just took parabans out of skin products 2 months ago and have had only 3 days of pain instead of 15, but now I can feel the fibroids and a cyst, so they are sending me for checkup. Has anyone else been sent for ultrasounds??? When I called to make app they said you are going to need a mamogram, I hear lots of false positives in women my age having them so I am staying away.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Rena (New York, NY) on 12/25/2008
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I have tried most of the remedies on here for breast pain. It starts right at day 15 and have varying degrees of intensity. I'm tracking what I eat and noticing how that effects the pain. BUT there are still days, like yesterday, that I was in so much pain i had to stay at home and felt like crying. I'm taking lugol's 6 drops each morning but that doesnt seem to have any effect. Does anyone have any other suggestions regarding iodine since it seems like there are so many different types. I have tried evening primrose oil (2600 mg per day), vitamin E (400 IU) etc...

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Terry (Minneapolis, MN) on 12/27/2008
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I have had good luck with powdered magnesium (dissolves in hot water) and Evening Primrose oil. Cutting way back on caffeine is a must too. I know exactly what you are talking about. So painful!


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Anna (Philadelphia, Pa) on 11/13/2008
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I just stopped drinking coffee (the only caffeinated drink) and it was gone!


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 11/14/2008
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Yes.. 10 yrs ago I thought I had breast cancer, my breasts were so sore I could hardly move my arms. Went to the doctors and he asked if I drank coffee! I had been dieting for about 6 weeks and given up milk and sugar in my coffee, drinking about 3-4 cups a day. Doctor told me BLACK coffee was the worst culprit and gave me a little booklet (about 30 pages) listing all the symptoms and complaints linked to coffee consumption. A few days after discontinuing the black coffee all soreness was gone. I wish I had kept the little booklet, must have lost it in one of my many shifts. One thing stuck however..If you must drink coffee always add full cream milk or better yet cream itself, it mitigates the bad effects (but I forget the reasons for this) Cheers.


Iodine
Posted by Barbara (Baton Rouge, LA) on 05/26/2008
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I had problems with Fibroystic Breast Disease and the doctor put me on 3 drops of Iodine in a glass of orange juice each day plus a pregestrone cream for the breasts...this works...no more problems.


Iodine
Posted by Tracie (Willow, AK) on 11/24/2006
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I'm in the process of experimenting with iodine to cure fibrocystic breast disease. I've had cysts since I was 13 and am now a menopausal 48 yr. old. (Can't even dicipher a self-breast exam since I'm so lumpy) I started with some kelp tablets and increased all the way to 8 per day. At that point the quantity of lumps was lessened but then a couple of them enlarged and were really sore. I then changed over to Iodonol tablets (iodine/iodide) and now the cysts are getting smaller and for the first time since I can remember, my breasts are beginning to feel like they are supposed to. My hot flashes have lessened also, which is curious and I wonder if the iodine is the reason. My son began taking these tablets in an experiment to see if this would eliminate his problem of cysts that he has in the fatty layers of his abdomen and under his arm. It seems to run in our family. He's type 2 diabetic but not typical at 6'3 and about 220 lbs. Anyway, his doctor became upset with him and told him to stop taking the pills because it would hurt his thyroid. ???? Does this guy know what he's talking about? I thought that iodine was good for the thyroid

Iodine
Posted by Drjoe (Kalispell, Mt) on 04/17/2011

No, your doctor does not know what he's talking about.


Iodine
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn.) on 03/14/2015

HI U PAMELA, , , , , , , , , YEP, you right on and plastic is the reason men have boobs and cry. Our Senate is not old mens. they are ole wemmins.

That is the reason the world does not respect us. We are no longer the Super Power...... we are pusseys. It's a hormone thing. Pretty simple.

ATS=========ORH=========


Iodine
Posted by Pamela (Pueblo West, CO) on 02/15/2006
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Iodine cured Fibrocystic breasts, weight gain, fatigue, depression, over all poor health. Painted my stomach with iodine, and had a similar reaction as Candace. So now I paint my inside forearms, alternating each time... no problem now. Started taking Lugols at 2 drops daily increasing to 5 drops at this time. Within days I noticed a vast improvement in my breast tissue, my energy level etc. Within 10 days my breasts were normal. Energy still good, depression gone, better immune response. I always tested within the normal range on thyroid tests, however, I had all the symptoms, that is why I started taking the iodine. I was desperate to be normal again. I started Weight Watchers in October and lost 5 pounds in 4 months! It was almost impossible to lose weight even though I lifted weights and walked 6 days a week. Once I started the Lugols drops, the first week I lost 3.5 pounds. The second week I lost 2.8 pounds. It must be the iodine. I feel great. I am telling my family about Lugols because, my mother, grandmother, and both aunts have thyroid problems as well as other health issues I think the iodine could help. I'll lower my dose eventually to 2-4 drops but kick it back up if needed. This stuff is great!


Iodine
Posted by Gee Cee (United States) on 05/15/2019

Quick q for you, Rebecca: is it ok to have a lot of iodine on the cotton ball? I always hear about "not taking too much" internally in regards to iodine in water, so I just wanted to confirm it's safe to do? Thanks~


Iodine
Posted by Nav (Goldcoast , Australia) on 12/12/2022

Hi there, I am having breast cysts. How long do you keep the swap there and how long does it take for cyst to go completely? Does it sting when you put it in your cervix?


Iodine
Posted by Felicia (New york) on 05/16/2024

How often do you paint the vaginal canal?


Iodine
Posted by Joyce (Lansdowne, Pa) on 06/05/2015

Will povodine idodine work? I have been recently diagnosed with fcb.


Iodine
Posted by Jennifer (Carlsbad, Ca) on 06/23/2015

I have 3 bottles of iodine all different brands and dosages but they all have both iodine and iodide. Can I use them? The highest is iodoral with 4% potassium iodide and 2% iodide.


Iodine
Posted by Joyce (Lansdowne, Pa) on 06/25/2015

Hi Brianna,

I did some research and found out that Provodine can be used for douching. I remember I had to have surgery to remove fibroids and the douche they used had iodine in it.


Iodine
Posted by Brianna (Devon, England) on 06/27/2015

Jennifer, I'm sure iodine with iodide is perfectly safe. :)

I'd do a little research just to be safe, but as long as the solution doesn't have alcohol (unless you want to burn your vag off) and it contains iodine, it should work!

Good luck! :D

---

Joyce, hi.

Good to hear!

If you ever have this issue again, try this method and keep up updated. I'd LOVE to hear! :)


Iodine
Posted by Lavanya (India) on 06/28/2015

Povidine iodine is betadine solution...can we use that for douching or use pure iodine like lugols iodine...please specify as I am also suffering from fibrocystic disease


Iodine
Posted by Lavanya (Punjab) on 06/28/2015

hi, Brianna, ..i am also suffering from severe fibrocystic disease ...I wanted to know whether I can use povodine iodine solution which has 1% iodine for douching as no other iodine is available at our pharmicist...it says its non stinging and non irritating to skin wounds and mucuos membrane


Iodine
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 06/28/2015

To Lavanya (India) ---

Best to visit Dr. Sircus' website where you will find the best information, no surmising for your condition.

Namaste, Om


Iodine
Posted by Chris (New Orleans) on 08/16/2015

Hi. Are you suppose to swap externally only and are you using the orange iodine that can be bought at the pharmacy? Thank you,


Iodine
Posted by Goodhealth (New Jersey) on 10/07/2015

Question for Brainna's post on 06/06/15:

Could you be more specific as to where in the vagina you will swab the Iodine? I have a very large FBD in my left breast and have been applying topically the Iodine but if what you are suggesting is more effective, then, I will experiment on that. Thank you

From: goodhealth, 10/07/15


Iodine
Posted by Tracy (Mn) on 10/27/2015

Is there a specific brand or location you can reccomend for getting this iodine? I have tried everything under the sun and have not tried the iodine and iodide method. Please point me in the right direction! A site to buy it at, well know brand etc?


Iodine
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 10/27/2015

Tracy (MN) ---

On you tube you can learn how to make 5% Lugols Iodine. Visit Tony Pantalleresco's vid.

Namaste, Om


Iodine
Posted by Janice ( Orange Park, Fl) on 12/30/2015

I noticed iodine comes in different percentage. What percentage do you use?


Iodine
Posted by Cindy (Montana, USA) on 02/11/2021

I'm hypothyroid & liquid iodine causes burning on my skin. I've tolerated potassium iodide though in tablets. How much should I take for fibrocystic breast pain? I have had problems with soy & paraben. Thanks!


Iodine
Posted by Shernaz (Goa) on 03/22/2017

Hi, Brianna, I read your post with great interest since I am suffering from fibrocystic breast disease and would love to be able to finally heal! I did a lot of research on this treatment and my question to you is, would this treatment still work as my tubes are tied?I had a tubal ligation many years ago, but I still have my ovaries intact.Would you be able to clarify this point? If not would anyone else on this discussion be able to answer this question? Any help would be deeply appreciated.


Iodine
Posted by Christina (New Orleans) on 04/29/2017

Can you please be more specific on the type of iodine? Thank you.


Iodine
Posted by Kay (Wi) on 05/01/2017

Thanks for sharing this! Awesome!

I am confused about what type of iodine is swabbed vaginally.

Iodoral is a pill.

If Lugol's, would you know what percent? I wonder if betadine could be used?


Iodine
Posted by Adrian (Ga) on 06/16/2020

Thank you for this Brianna. Do you apply it to the outside of the vagina, and/or the inside? And does it ever causing pain or stinging?

Has anyone else tried this?


Iodine
Posted by Anm (Arizona ) on 09/29/2020

Just the lips? Or all the way inside


Iodine
Posted by Natalie (Victoria, Australia) on 07/13/2022

Hi! To help remedy fibrocystic breast disease do you recommend nascent iodine? Or just iodine? What percentage for the vaginal/cervical swab please?
Thank you 😊


Hot and Cold Therapy
Posted by Karen (Texas, US) on 01/20/2015

Does this just help with the pain or reduce the size of the lump? I was diagnosed with fibrocytic.


Iodine
Posted by Sarra (Australia) on 07/30/2014

Hi, I read that women were taking the Lugols iodine for Cystic in breast.. I was diagnosed with Severe Fibro Cystic Breast Disease and have numerous lumps in both breast.. Every 6 - 12 months I go for Ultrasounds and MRI to see if anything has changed.. I have been told by doctors there is no cure but should try evening primrose oil tablets.. I currently take Vitamin B & Vitamin A and evening primrose oil and also just recently purchased some Lugol Iodine could you let me know how much I should be taking a day and if this will help.... And will my body go thru changes while taking it..

Thanks Kindly

Sarra

Iodine
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 07/31/2014

Hi Sara, I too suffer with breast disease but have haven't been able to get hold of Lugols iodine could you please tell me where you were able to find yours. Thank you


Iodine
Posted by Char (Us) on 10/25/2014

You can get 5% Lugols on Ebay or Amazon for a pretty reasonable price. I buy mine on Ebay.


Magnesium, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Posted by Wendy (Westport, Ct) on 10/01/2013

Hi, I haven't read the book you've mentioned, but I yes, I take lugol's iodine drops. When I tried them specifically for my condition, it didn't help so I don't think lack of iodine is my issue.


Castor Oil
Posted by Gail (Evansville, Indiana) on 08/26/2015

Hello Kimberly, I was wondering how bad your condition was before the castor packs. In my case I have ridges and "ropes" that never go away the entire month and have been there for years.


Iodine
Posted by Heather (Leicester ) on 07/22/2012

Hi, breast tenderness can be from cysts, due to pms or pregnancy. When my sister had early breast cancer it was painless but you should get your doctor to check. Vitamin e and essential fatty acids help and you should avoid caffeine.


Iodine
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/23/2012

Jacqueline, try applying the plain Betadine iodine from any pharmacy for a start.


Iodine
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 07/23/2012

Hi Jacqueline... Taking The Lugols Iodine Protocol seems to remove and cure breast cysts. Many researchers now suspect chronic defficiencies of iodine in the body as the reason for fibrocystic breast disease. See the evidence:

From Iodine4health.com:

http://iodine4health.com/body/breast/breast.htm

http://iodine4health.com/body/breast/eskin_ghent_breast.htm

http://iodine4health.com/overviews/uses/panam_uses.htm

http://iodine4health.com/overviews/summaries/higdon.htm

http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/iodine.htm


Iodine
Posted by Helpyourself (Houston, Texas) on 07/23/2012

You can get Iodine from Swanson's on the internet. It's about $8.00 plus shipping $5. It is 2%. It works great for breast issues. Good luck!


Iodine
Posted by Heather (Hudson, Oh) on 12/26/2012

In 2011 I went to my primary care doctor for burning in my breast anytime something touched or brushed the lower right side. She sent to the Cleveland Clinic Breast center. After a mammogram and ultrasound, they determined there were cysts that were benign. She said my breasts were dense and didn't have enough fat. She prescribed 1300 mg Evening Primrose Oil for 3 months and if that helped to taper back to twice a day and then once per day. I'm back up to twice a day because that helps with PMS swelling pain too. She did say to take selenium to help with constipation (side effect of the oil) and iodine.


Flaxseed
Posted by Celina (London, UK) on 03/11/2012
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I've had breastpain for a long time, and this last year it's been really severe, and not just before my period, seemingly at other random times. I read that flaxseed was supposed to be good for this, so I started taking it as recommended; one tablespoon of ground flaxseed in the morning and one at night. (It's also a remedy which is not at all offensive to take. It tastes good to me).

And, unless it's a fluke, I seem to be cured! Sometimes I forget to take it and I get the start of some pain, but when I start taking it regularly again it disappears once more. Amazing!

Flaxseed
Posted by Gail (Evansville, Indiana) on 08/26/2015

Hello Celina, I was wondering if you had nodules or ridges or simply painful swelling?


Iodine
Posted by Unknown Friend (Usa) on 11/13/2016

I have several family members with breast cancer but a sister as the closet relative, I can tell you, don't play around with treating yourself and not doing what your doctor recommends. Having that done could save your life like it saved my sister's life. Three months prior to the finding of her cancer she had just had her mammogram and breast MRI. The cancer she developed was rare & began growing very fast in just 3 short months. I have had two of those procedures to my breast recommended by my specialist & I can tell you it's much better to know than to play roulette with your life.


Iodine
Posted by Sapphire (England) on 11/14/2016

Hi Timh,

You said that your nephew came back to life. Can I ask how?


Iodine
Posted by Msannanola (New Orleans, La, Usa) on 05/01/2012

Update on above... I have started using Lugol's solution and it is helping me even more. The kelp helped with the pain very quickly, but the cysts were still there. The kelp helped some of the cyst go away, then I read that SSKI potassium iodide is better for the breast tissue. I am still looking for information on what happens with too much iodine. Have not found it. So I used 4 drops twice a week for quite a while then got scared. I stopped for a few months and recently started again off and on. I am down to just one somewhat large fibrocystic mass in one of my breasts. This is opposed to almost the whole of both breasts being totally fibrocystic. I am confident that with time the last cyst will be resolved.


Inversion Therapy
Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio, Usa) on 02/27/2010

Fibroids are a result of too much estrogen being in the body and not enough progesterone, hormonal imbalance. You can use over the counter progesterone cream, half the recommended dosage, without parabins USP grade. However, you should only use that for a short period of time because too much can cause a further imbalance. Dr. Brownstein talks about how iodine cures fibroids as well, and you can simply get the iodine at the pharmacy and paint a quarter size on your skin in the morning. You may want to watch it during the day just to see how fast it disappears. When I used the iodine, which is cheap, I instantly felt my fibroids shrinking more even though I wasn't having any problems since I had used the progesterone cream a few years prior.


Inversion Therapy
Posted by Avory (Bellingham, Wa, Usa) on 01/25/2012

Some more ideas on inversions:

1. You might try experimenting with Yoga - a centures-old practice for health/mental composure. Many poses taught can support lymph health. Like 'downward dog' or shoulder/head stands. Best to take a class with formal instruction if you're new to it.

2. Create your own inversion 'belt' and suspend from ceiling (this is what I use). They sell 'yoga inversion belts for like $100 but I created my own version for less than $20 - see below

Buy a "cargo tie-down or ratchet tie down" belt at HomeDepot/Lowes (they run under $20 usually). These come supplied with two large end hooks and a ratchet to adjust the length. Suspend it from two large ceiling hooks (make sure they're suspended in a large enough ceiling support beam). Hang over it from the hips, head toward the ground. Search for images under 'yoga inversion belts' on the net and you'll get the idea.

all the best


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pamela (Lake Charles, La; Usa) on 08/09/2013

I don't doubt iodine is my problem, I'm close enough to allergic to it, and no doubt a little from avoiding it. If I could take it it would work wonders on my asthma too. Thank God for alternatives! Acv does work on painful ovarian cyst as well.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pat (Kingston, Jamaica) on 09/28/2009

Fibrocystic Breast Disease: Does using AVC helps in any way with this disease?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bunny (Santa Ana, Ca) on 09/29/2009

I don't know about ACV, but look up iodine-and how flouride, chlorine and bromines inhibit its uptake.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sharon (Yucaipa, Ca ) on 05/26/2018

Breast Cysts: Can someone tell me the amount of Apple Cider Vinegar to take and how many times a day etc?


Avoid Xenoestrogens
Posted by Sandra (Sudbury, Ontario) on 10/16/2011

What if you are doing ALL those things - I have had FBD for about 2 years. When I started with Iodine - it stoppped - for about 6 months. Now its back (I am still on the iodine) so I am stumped..... Any other suggestions?


Avoid Xenoestrogens
Posted by Terceira (Nashville, Tn) on 05/29/2012

I just read about reverse osmosis... Well, I used to have that, but it is EXTREMELY ACIDIC. I have (for the last 8 years or so) the Jupiter Melody ionizer. CANCER won't live in an ALKALINE body, but it will THRIVE on an ACIDIC one....


Avoid Xenoestrogens
Posted by Özge (Turkey) on 10/19/2022

Hey there,

I have the same diasease and also have chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis diasease. And this with fibrocrystic breast are opposite. When I wanna do something for fibro., it causes bad effect to thyroiditis and when I wanna do something thyroiditis, it causes bad effect for fibro.breast.. Like eating broccoli is perfect for breast but it causes bad effect for thyroiditis.. So now I am confused :/


Iodine
Posted by Gina (Lethbridge, Ab, Canada) on 12/27/2008
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My naturopath recommended Lugol's, eight drops per day, for asthma. I took it as directed and it completely cured a completely different problem. My breasts has been so painful, for nearly a year, that I had to hold them still with my hands when I got out of bed, crying from pain. Lugol's completely cured this. If I lower the dosage or skip it, the symptom returns.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Rena (New York, NY) on 01/04/2009

Thanks for the feedback. I actually drink little to no caffeine at all which is why this is all so mysterious. From my own research lumpy, painful breasts are not a pre-cursor to breast cancer. Painful yes, difficult yes, but cancer no. I don't want other women coming on this site and being scared like I was...impt to remember we are not doctors.

I may up my iodine dose to 10 drops a day and see how that works. I do take magnesium every day. I'm watching my diet more now too. Giving up dairy, eating more organic greens.

If anyone has other suggestions let me know.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Kerry (Los Angeles, CA) on 01/04/2009

I was taking evening primrose oil for the same thing. It didn't seem to help until I started upping the dosage. I now take 1 1,000 mg capsule 3 times a day (morning, noon, evening). It worked within 12 hours. I had tried flax seed oil well blended in yogurt too, but the evening primrose oil works best for me. I got mine at Trader Joe's -- very cheap. Says it is hexane free so maybe some brands are much more effective than others.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Gina (Oslo, Norway) on 01/07/2009
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Hi Rena; I used Lugols (5%) for my FBD and it worked very well, but it took almost half a year before it worked properly. The biggest difference happened when I upped my dose to 50 mg a day; aprox 8 drops of the 5% lugols (or 25 drops of the 2 %)

In addition you may want to supplement with selenium, zink + good protein to keep your Thyroid in shape. Good luck; and dont give up!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jan (Chicago, IL, USA) on 01/07/2009

I have a question for Gina from Oslo. Did you have your iodine load tested before using Lugol's? Also have you had your thyroid function tested since using Lugol's. I would like to try Lugol's for my FBD but am leary. Do you plan to use indefinitely? Thanks!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Gina (Oslo, Norway) on 01/08/2009

Hi; no doctor involved in this I can assure you; no one in Norway are doing this test. I took a chance and self medicated me with lugols after reading about it on the internet. I have used it for 10 months now. First thing I noticed was that my nails stopped splitting. Next my body temperature went up; I am now almost back to my old self. More energy, skin improved etc.

Then the breast-pain ceased and is now more or less gone. (I have had FBDfor 20 years.) I plan to use it until further; as long as I feel I need it. I have given lugols to my kids to; with great success; improved at school, stop infection.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Rena (New York, NY) on 01/11/2009

I want to thank everyone for their feedback. This forum is amazing! I will give the primrose oil a try once again at the suggested dosage and also upping the iodine.

I was finding some stomach upset with the primrose oil, but i'm going to give it a try. An MD breast specialist prescribed it for me years ago, I've had mixed results, but I'm going to give it a try. Thanks!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Rena (New York, NY) on 01/11/2009

Also, for Maureen, thanks for the rebounder suggestion, i'm looking at mine leaning against the wall in my bedroom! I will take your suggestion and start at day 1. I bought mine used so I don't know if its a good one or not, but I get some bounce from it.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Amelia (Boone, Nc) on 05/24/2012

How many drops did you give your kids/day? Was it the 5% or 2% Lugol's iodine? I think my kids could really use it with allergies and concentration.


Iodine
Posted by Ollie (Anchorage, Ak) on 12/12/2008

Hi, I was reading your comments about the iodine and the results you got with it but I need to know whether you took both the 5mg and the 7.5mg together.


Iodine
Posted by Lisa (Lafayette, La) on 09/09/2010

To Ollie from Anchorage, Alaska: I believe Lugol's drops and also probably their Iodoral in pill form, contains 5 mg iodine and 7.5 mg iodiDE, which totals 12.5 mg. Per one drop, or one pill.


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Mary (Logansport, Louisiana) on 09/16/2008
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Fibrocystic Breasts: Hey this stuff can hurt. I had it so bad my left arm was painful. I really thought I had breast cancer. The doctor told me to GET OFF THE CAFFEINE and take Vitamin E twice a day. It worked havent had a problem like that since then.

Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Autumn (CA, USA) on 06/06/2009
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I had fibrocystic breasts at one time in my life. It was horrible. Fortunately, all I had to do was eliminate coffee from my life. Once coffee was a eliminated, the cysts were go in 30 days. The only caffeine I consume now is the caffein in green tea.


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Veronica (Grand Rapids, Michigan) on 07/16/2011
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I read here that Vitamin E helps tender fibrous breasts. Since the implantation of my IUD 3 months ago, my breasts had been so tender not even my boyfriend could touch them. A week ago I tried taking one Vitamin E/day, and each day they have been noticably better. Now they're back to normal! Thanks!


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Lizzie (Lonon, Uk) on 03/16/2012

I don't drink caffiene at all and I have this, so maybe caffeine is not the culprit. I will try the Iodine though. I love this site.


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Melinda (Appleton, Wisconsin) on 07/27/2012

How much apple cider vinegar do you drink daily for the 6 days?


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Geetha (South Africa) on 11/05/2014
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Thank God, I found this site. I have been suffering from cyclic breast pain from the time I stopped breast feeding. My son is now 21 yrs old. I am 46.

This pain makes you go crazy. Have been to my gynae on numerous occasions. Put me on evening primrose, which never helped. Been for MRI and ultra sounds. The lumps are still there and very painful. Then put me on Danogen tablets, which made me gain an enormous amount of mass. which is really difficult to get rid off, despite my regular walks and exercise. I eat healthy (vegetarian) have decaf coffee, no fizzy drinks, no tea. I really do understand what all you women are going through. When I stumbled on this site and everyone is talking about Lugols Iodine, I was so excited. Here is something that most of you are taking and is helping. Am going to start taking this as from today. Will keep you posted on results.


Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Dassmogul (Jamaica) on 03/09/2015
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Hi Guys,

I found out last September that I had breast cysts, the pain was very uncomfortable. I went and did two ultra sounds and they saw very small cysts, as small a rice grain, but they still hurt. I was told that I had FBD, I did my research online and found that many women were using the Primrose oil, so I started using it. It has helped me somewhat but the discomfort still lingers, I am so excited now to go and try the Iodine and see if this will help me as well.

Will keep you posted.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Elizabeth (Jersey City, Nj) on 01/18/2012

Hi! I am a holistic health counselor, with a background in ayurveda & teaching yoga for 10 years. I have a uterine fibroid which I have been trying to cure for 3 years. I'm going to try sunflower oil. Dr. Oz talked about safflower oil, which reminded me how sunflower oil is one of the few oils considered good for kapha, in ayurveda. Fibrocystic disease of the tissue is considered to be a kapha imbalance (excess water & mucous in the tissues). Susan from Saratoga Springs, thank you (I'm a Skidmore graduate:)


Iodine
Posted by Pamela (Ny) on 03/14/2015

Also please be aware of all the research that says the BPA's in all the plastics especially bottled water, juices, sodas, etc mimic estrogen. Try not drink out of plastic bottle. It seems to be one of the main reason our fish are getting cancers and the male frogs and fish are being found dead containing eggs in them?????? Pretty scary stuff.


Iodine
Posted by Ann (Vancouver, Canada) on 05/31/2009
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Kelp tablets and seaweed do work for this problem for me. I started taking 2 - 3 a day and have settled on 5 or 6 in a day plus 2 sheets of nori seaweed. I love japanese food so I also will eat a seaweed salad plus sushi 1 or 2x a week. The kelp is ___ brand and each tablet has 650 micrograms of iodine. So my total per day is about 4 milligrams plus whatever is in the seaweed. I feel amazing. My breasts are now smaller and less painful, pain free actually. I have also gotten an energy boost from the kelp & seaweed and I sleep better. Interestingly, this has also lengthened the time between menstrual cycles. There is a published study showing that kelp consumption helps the body increase progesterone
(the author's name is Skibola, Christine I think). And much less PMS. Kelp rocks!



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