Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
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Natural Remedies for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Red Raspberry Tea
Posted by Jennat (Westport, Ct) on 07/16/2016
1 out of 5 stars

I am 48 years old and have had my period for almost 3 weeks now. I read how raspberry leaf can help with a heavy or prolonged flow - stopping it. I bought Nature's Way capsules after reading how the RL capsules actually stopped some woman's period after similar situations. I have been taking them since yesterday and I am bleeding even more. Why are the RL capsules making me bleed even more? How can I stop stop the bleeding?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sookiec (Westport, Ct) on 07/12/2016

Yesterday I bought Red Raspberry Leaf Tea, as I am concerned about the ACV and the enamel on my teeth. I will try taking 1 tbl of BSM twice a day and the Tea. Should I also keep taking 2 tbl of ACV, 3 times a day? I read ACV can actually bring on your period, is that wrong?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Isabel (Tampa) on 07/12/2016

Take 2 cayenne pepper pills wait 2 hours and see how are you doing then take 2 more, be carefully if you are doing ok if you take it again your period will disappear until next month.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/11/2016

Sookiec, keep at it a bit longer before giving up and trying something else.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sookiec (Westport, Ct) on 07/11/2016
1 out of 5 stars

I had my period 2 weeks ago and instead of stopping after its usually 3-4 days, I have been light bleeding/spotting for 2 weeks. I am 48 years old, so I understand it is part of the change, but I would like it to stop already, usually natural remedies. I read on this website that blackstrap molasses and apple cider vinegar should do the trick. I have been taking 2 tsp Blackstrap Molasses and 1 tbl Apple Cider Vinegar since Thursday, but they didn't work. Sunday I took 2 tbl acv, three times, and 1 tsp Blackstrap Molasses - I thought that worked but this morning noticed alittle spotting. I admit I am kind of disappointed because these tonics seem to work almost immediately for many women on this website. Do the tonics take longer to work for some then others? Am I taking the wrong amounts of Blackstrap Molasses and/or acv? Should I just take one of them or continue with the amount I took on Sunday? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Vitamin D
Posted by Steve (Nevada) on 06/23/2016

I had a friend with multiple fibroids. I told her about iodoral and she took it for a month. When she went to the doctor after a month he said they had shrunken down to almost nothing.

Vitamin D
Posted by Annieg (Hurst) on 06/23/2016

Hi Sarah. No K2, only 200 mg of flaxseed oil, which I believe doesn't contain any. I would recommend continuing the vitamin D and the blackstrap molasses. It takes a while for D levels to rise in your body (the doctor explained to me) especially if you're severely deficient. If you're anemic it would take some time for the blackstrap molasses to bring your iron up to normal levels, as well. You could always request those things be checked in a blood test, just to see if that might be an issue in all of this. Best of luck to you!

Vitamin D
Posted by Sarah (Nz) on 06/22/2016

Does the D3 you are taking also contain vitamin K2? Sometimes it is added and I ask this as K2 helps blood clotting and has been used by some people to stop or control heavy menstrual bleeding.

I ( 53 years and healthy otherwise) have just been suffering from a second bout of heavy and prolonged bleeding sometimes up to 200ml blood a day ( I have a diva cup which is a godsend so I can measure the amount). I managed to stop the first bout with ACV and BSM but it hasn't worked this time ( maybe because I had been taking a maintenance dose of both?)

I have tried cayenne, Vitex at high dose, cod liver oil ( Vit A and D), raspberry leaf tea and pretty much everything else to no avail. When I read you post, I bought some Vit D ad took 10,000iu for 2 days and it sadly didnt' work either.

So I am now going to try K2 which comes from fermented foods like raw cheese and kefir etc. I am pretty desperate and am taking iron and eating all types of green veges etc like they are going out of fashion.

I have been diagnosed with 3 fibroids though I have been taking Vitex for years.

Just can't wait for all this to be over...it's so dibilitating!

Vitamin D
Posted by Annieg (Hurst, Tx) on 06/18/2016

Hi Lilly. I'm taking D3. Let me know if you have any other questions. :)

Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne and Lemon
Posted by Tonya (Fort Worth ) on 06/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have heavy menstrual cycles and the only thing that slow it down and stop my heavy menstrual flow is apple cider vingar and cayenne pepper and a half of lemon..

Take 1 tsp of organic apple cider vinegar, half teaspoon of cayenne pepper and half of a lemon and mix it with a little warm water and drink it once a day is good for me, but u can take it up to 3 times a day ..

It's amazing!

Vitamin D
Posted by Lilly (Austin, Tx) on 06/15/2016

Thank you for your post. I was wondering what type of vitamin D did you use? D2 or D3?

Vitamin D
Posted by Annieg (Hurst, Tx) on 06/15/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I'm 46 and I've had problems with heavy, long periods for the past four years. Mine weren't as heavy as some on here have described (thank goodness) but got bad enough at times that it definitely made me apprehensive about leaving the house, particularly if the place I was going didn't have a bathroom. I've always been very regular, even since having my son 8 years ago. 4 years ago I was over a week late for my period which freaked me out. I took several pregnancy tests which were all negative, but I knew that the tremendous stress I was under at the time (mother had medical issues) could cause me to be late. That period finally started but was a bit longer than normal. On what should've been one of the final days, I was watching fireworks - it was July 4th - and felt that I was suddenly bleeding...a lot. I ran for the house and barely made it into the bathroom. I was pouring blood. Totally freaked me out...have NEVER had that happen before. My bleeding was always "normal". My husband grabbed a towel and drove me home. On the way I called a family friend who is a naturopathic doctor. She assured me that I was most likely perimenopausal and that yes, it can just suddenly happen that way.

Fortunately, the bleeding did slow that night thanks to taking some herbs I had on hand plus Advil. That began 4 years of this aggravating bleeding. I've had episodes of very heavy bleeding like that from time to time but have gotten the worst of it under control by taking various things: apple cider vinegar, arnica pills, yarrow, shepherd's purse, white oak bark, blackstrap molasses, etc. While most of it seemed to get the worst bleeding under control, none of it stopped my periods completely that lasted for WEEKS. What a frustrating thing to have it slow to the point where you think it will FINALLY stop but then it just starts back up again. Bleeding sometimes heavy but mostly moderate. The longer it affected my life the more stressful it became. I couldn't take my son to the pool - his favorite thing in the summer - because I never knew how much I'd bleed.

I tried all sorts of store bought herbal blends to balance out my hormones but some seemed to make it worse or gave me headaches. None felt quite right to me. I finally came to the conclusion that my hormones were really out of whack or I had fibroids and decided to make an appointment to get those checked. Yes, I avoid doctors like the plague and didn't want to go. 20 plus years of knowledge of natural medicine can make you that way. While waiting for my appointment, I had the idea one morning to up my Vitamin D. I'd taken it for some time but was forgetful sometimes about it. At the time I was taking 5000 iu, that morning I took another 5,000 and upped it to 10,000 iu total. My period stopped that afternoon. Huh. I also had started taking more blackstrap molasses to up my iron, in case I had become anemic with all that bleeding. My research had shown me that anemia can actually lead to MORE bleeding. So those two things were the only things I had changed. A week later (still no bleeding) I had my doctor's appointment and mentioned those things to her. She had my vitamin D level checked, along with hormones, and was going to check for anemia. Told me to keep taking the D because it would take a while for levels to rise. Sonogram showed no fibroids. Results came back in a few days: D levels WERE low (still) and I was anemic. Hormones were just fine.

Since then I went a whole month with no bleeding, and have had a normal period with fairly light bleeding. It's like a darned miracle. A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine told me she was having a longer than normal period with heavier bleeding and she was worried about it because that wasn't normal for her. I told her about the vitamin D. She told me a few days later that she had taken an extra dose the next morning and her bleeding had stopped by the next day. I know that Vitamin D acts as a hormone in your body, and most people are deficient in it...some severely. I know I tried just about every other remedy I could find on this site plus others and nothing worked until I boosted my Vitamin D. I'm not sure if I'm still anemic, I know it can take a while to fix that and plan to go in for another blood to to check that out. I finally feel like I can get back to normal living now, and have taken my son swimming twice already. :)

Good luck to all you ladies out there!

Pineapple, Lemon
Posted by Sunshine (Rochester, Michigan) on 04/14/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Juice Fresh Pineapple with core, Lemons with Pith

Hi, I had been heavily bleeding for 9 days.I had many other heavy bleeds before this and had already tried the following remedies with no success:

  • Low fat diet
  • homeopathic remedies (tried two different remedies)
  • cayenne pepper
  • flax oil
  • Shepard's purse tincture
  • flax oil
  • vitamin D
  • red raspberry tea
  • vitamin C with bioflavonoids
  • yarrow

I read a comment on another blog (not earth clinic), that a women juiced a whole pineapple including the core, but not the skin and with it juiced 4 lemons, carefully cutting the skin off but not removing the white pith, as you will juice the white pitch of the lemon and the lemon seeds. I drove to the store (10 min. away) and did not think I would make it through the store, without spotting, I was gushing so bad. When I got home I made the juice and drank the whole amount. It tastes bitter with the ratio of 4 lemons to one pineapple. In 4 HOURS the bleeding flow reduced by half. After 6 hours I took another juice of 1 pineapple 4 lemons, and in 3 Hours the bleeding completely stopped. Next period, flow began a little heavy, I did one juice of pineapple and lemons (Must be Fresh, must include pineapple core and lemon pith in the juice), went to normal flow never had a another heavy flow which really was a hemorrhage).

I told my sister about this, because she was having very heavy flows. One of her flows was 21 days. Her doctor had given progesterone, but it was not greatly helping. She decided to do pineapple, lemon and it stopped her flow after 21 days.

Folic Acid, Vitamin D and BSM
Posted by Nancy (Melbourne) on 09/28/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hello there,

I have been suffering with heavy periods for about 13 years no joke. I was overseas and saw some doctors about my health and because I was having a lot of hair breakage and hair fall, they found out that my ferritin levels and vitamin d levels were low and the first thing the doctor asked me was if I get heavy periods......... hello yess!!

Here in Australia I've been telling the doctor for about 13 years that I feel tired and he has never checked my ferritin or vitamin D levels, every gyno I saw (there were a lot) never checked either, I thought I would let you all know so that you can ask your doctors to check this if they haven't.

I now take Vitamin D 10 000 ui for my hair and folic acid 5mg for my ferritin levels and my last 2 periods have been lighter then ever, Oh and I take 1 or 2 tsp of black strap molasses for iron because I was told to take iron as well.

My hair is still falling out a lot so I will do another blood test and check my vitamin B, but I thought I would let you know what helped me, I will try to keep you updated.

Good luck finding treatment and I hope you don't take as long as I did.

Posted by Ann (Fort Worth, Tx) on 06/07/2015
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I am 45 and have had a couple of very heavy periods due to perimenopause. Two years ago I had my first bad one due to stress with a family member. Period was really long but not that bad with heaviness until one night when it started gushing to the point that I got scared really bad. Called a family friend who is a Naturopath and she recommended I take Cayenne until it settled down which I did. That period finally ended after about 6 weeks and things were fairly normal until this period came.

It was about a week and a half late (not normal) and has been going for about 7 weeks now. Most days not too heavy but have had some really bad days too, with gushing and clots. I've tried ACV, blackstrap molasses, and some herbal blends which I'm not sure if I can mention on here. The ACV slowed it a bit, as did the blackstrap molasses but the latter gives me a bad headache. Cayenne makes me feel weird and I can't take that either.

What worked for me so far to slow the gushing is Arnica homeopathic pills. I've a huge fan of the cream for bruising and bumps and had the idea to try the pills for this bleeding. It worked and slowed it dramatically within an hour or so (I took a couple of doses). Flow stayed light as long as I took a couple more doses that day. So far, so good and I've only needed one thin pad all day today. Hoping it stops for good after all this time.

Hope this information helps someone else who may have tried all the other remedies listed - as I have - with minimal results.

Hydrogen Peroxide Bath
Posted by Ali (Apple Valley. Ca Usa) on 04/26/2015
5 out of 5 stars

For painful periods if you sit in a tub of warm water with some H2O2 added massage your belly & back for a few minutes let the fluids come out as long as you can or want to, it should give you relief of your pain & your period will be shorter. Warm water as warm as you can handle. Good luck & easy flow!

Posted by Jacques (Quebec, Canada) on 01/09/2015
5 out of 5 stars

In reference to Beth who has heavy menstrual bleeding, the best and the most useful way is to take QUERCETIN 500-mg x 3 days. It will stop the bleeding the first day. The propriety of the quercetin is to re-enforce the micro vessel to prevent the bleeding. I have a lot of success with the quercetin for this problem.

You can buy the quercetin online or in health store. Very effective.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Lorna (Canada) on 12/12/2014

Try dandelion tea. Just one cup in the evening (soak 2 bags 15 mins) every night made a difference for me and I've always had heavy periods.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Ranjini (Karnataka) on 11/27/2014

Hi, I'm 30yrs old, I have been suffering from severe menstrual pain and heavy bleeding for ten years. my doctor told me that I had endometriosis. I saw this website about blackstrap molasses. I tried organic blackstrap molasses with Apple Cider Vinegar last month, I had same pain from the first day, I have been using pain killers for ten days. It was horrible. Is there any changes in taking Blackstrap Molasses and ACV? Please help me, we are trying for baby.

Red Raspberry Tea
Posted by Jeannie (Victoria, Canada) on 09/14/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Anita (NYC, NY) on 09/10/2014

Hi Nicole,

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

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

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 09/08/2014

Dear Nicole,

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

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

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

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

Taking kelp daily may be helpful, too.

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

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

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

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

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Nicole (Melbourne, AU) on 09/07/2014
1 out of 5 stars

Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by Emjae (Georgia, US) on 08/28/2014

I began having heavy bleeding a few years ago. My blood level was in the 19 range... 50, I think, is normal. I'd bleed so heavy I would have to change both tampon and pad every 20 min for 3 days... ugh And the cramps...

I began taking a natural herb called Maca. I now have a "normal" one day heavy flow. Changing every 2-3 hours. :) Maca is a God send.

Posted by Barbara (Ireland) on 08/05/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Missb (Vancouver, Canada) on 07/04/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have used yarrow - both as a tea and as a tincture - for well over a year now to reduce 'flooding' menstruation or heavy flow. Since I was in my early teens, my cycle has been heavy, and even more so as I got older, had kids, etc. It doesn't so much help with the pain (although it does diminish it as the blood flow diminishes) it works wonders for reducing flow. If I have to go out and am worried those first few days, I take a dropper full of tincture under my tongue or a cup of tea earlier in the day, and the problem is solved.

A note: this stuff tastes horrible (like dry grass, but even more bitter), but it works.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Flaxseed Oil
Posted by Michele (Nc) on 06/15/2014

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

Excess Clear Discharge
Posted by Michele (Nc) on 06/15/2014

You're supposed to have a discharge that is clear and kind of looks like egg whites this is telling you that you have released an egg and conditions are right for a baby. I have used this method as well as taking my basil body temperature before getting out of bed. If your temp has dropped that's another sign that it is time to try for a baby. Another way is to reach up and touch the cervix. You will be able to tell if it is opened or closed. Every women need to know how her body works.

Pineapple, Lemon
Posted by Mr. Ree (Usa) on 05/27/2014

If and when you take ibuprophen also take one gram of lysine..

Pineapple, Lemon
Posted by Huge Improvement In One Hour (Vancouver, Bc) on 05/26/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sam (Uk) on 05/05/2014

Blackstrap molasses is a great tonic for building up iron which is being depleted by heavy periods, but it still has a high sugar content and causes weight gain taken regularly.

I found apple cider vinegar more helpful in regulating heavy menstrual bleeding as opposed to trying to replace lost iron. It worked miracles within a day by reducing the amount of bleeding and killed my hunger along with it. Having given it some thought I decided long term use of ACV isn't the goal, natural living is .. so decided to eat apples instead, seen as Apple Cider Vinegar is made from apples. And they work just as well. So I eat at least 2 apples a day and drink at least a litre of water throughout the day and it seems to have worked. No more heavy menstrual bleeding. It even cut my bleeding time down from 10 days to 4.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/05/2014

Dear Mommy,

You can start with one or two of teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a tall glass of water once or twice a day. Move up to a tablespoon in a tall glass of water twice a day if it suits you. With the Blackstrap, start with a Tablespoon a day. You can move up to two per day if you like. In an acute bleeding situation, you can take it more often. In acute bleeding situations, I have found liquid chlorophyll to work very well. I would take a Tablespoon every hour or two if needed. After a birth with heavy bleeding, some midwives suggest getting a whole 16 ounce bottle of chlorophyll down in a couple of days.

Hope you find great relief in these remedies!

~Mama to Many~

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