Menstrual Headaches - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Menstrual Headaches. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Colloidal Silver

Posted by Katydid (TX) on 05/23/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I've had headaches EVERY month, around *that* time of the month, for over 20 years. It gets old real fast, and my periods last a week. So a fourth of my entire adult life is always lived with a headache. Not the mild kind, either. The kind where sometimes laying down in a dark space is the only thing that keeps me from being physically sick.

Over 20 years, as you can imagine, I have tried hundreds of remedies. Yes, folks. Hundreds. Dozens of medications. Dozens of folk remedies. An insane amount of eastern medicine cures. Massive lifestyle changes. Exercise changes. Every detox I could find that suggested it may help. Supplements, vitamins, and literally every cure listed for headaches here on Earthclinic, too. Most things made them worse. I found a few things that seemed to help a very tiny bit, but nothing that was either safe to take long term, or that ever worked well. Doctors sent me to specialists, who told me all my scans and numbers look great and they have no idea why I have headaches. But here's more pills that don't work I can take to try to mitigate the pain. Thousands of dollars later, I've found a super cheap cure for myself.

Last month I had no headaches. Not one. I'm not in menopause yet, so I still have a period...and I do assume my headaches can be tied to something hormonal. I couldn't think of one thing I'd recently changed to grant me such a blessing. While I have tried changes in the past for headaches, I hadn't tried anything to get rid of the headaches recently. And then my daughter reminded me that late last month I went on a colloidal silver regime. It became so automatic that I didn't think of it as what cured my headaches. I took it to experiment with some other health issues that I was hoping it would help with. I did not ever expect it to help my headaches.

It's too soon to tell if it's going to help with those other things. But I was shocked to not have a headache for a week, for the first time I can ever remember, and I have to assume it's from the CS. I looked so long and so hard, and have taken the darndest things in desperation to try to fix this; so I hope my post can help someone else like me.

The CS I'm taking is actually store bought (so highly unlikely to even be true colloidal silver even though it's labeled as such. I don't care if what I'm taking is technically ionic silver or colloidal. It's amazing. I am now making mine at home, since this worked so well for the headaches and is so much cheaper to make that way.) But my dosage was 1 tablespoon, 2x/day, 12hrs apart. I was taking 30ppm, but I believe I can probably drop that down to 15ppm. If that works I will continue to drop it to once a day instead of twice.

I know many of you already have CS on hand for other things. I honestly never expected it to do a darn thing for my headaches. I have no idea why THIS would work. It shouldn't. Nothing else did. But last headache. And this month my period just ended. Again, no headache. So it works for me, and I hope it can work for you too. It may have to be taken as a preventive measure to work, since I take it daily. Or it may be something I can take just as needed when I feel a headache coming on. My situation is a little unique since I am taking the CS for other reasons at the moment. But if you use this for your headache, let me know if you use it as a preventative or immediate cure and what happens. I hope it works as well for you as it is for me!

Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by Kelly (Orlando, Fl) on 10/14/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I was starting to get migraines with auras. I could see zig zag lines which made it hard to read. They would last for a few minutes and then progressed to lasting several hours. It would happen once or twice a month around my period. After the aura I would feel out of it for several hours with a slight headache.

I had been reading about blackstrap molasses' health benefits and decided to put a little in my coffee each day. I did not take it for the ocular migraines as I did not realize it would help with that. I was just trying to be healthier in general. Once I started doing this, the ocular migraines stopped for about 3 months. Then I went on a long vacation where I did not take the BSM during which I got my period and also a bad ocular migraine. So now I do not stop taking it. It has been several months later and I have not had another recurrence after going back on the daily BSM in my coffee.

I use organic unsulfured black strap molasses. I put about a teaspoon in my coffee and I have 2 -3 cups of coffee daily. I am thankful for natural remedies and I pray for wisdom and I have been able to solve several health issues naturally.