Cure PMS! Home Remedies to Relieve Symptoms of PMS

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Joni (Grafton, ON) on 09/30/2006

I started taking ACV about 3 weeks ago after finding this awesome website. This month, I had a short, productive period minus cramps, bloating, lethargy and moodiness!!! Hallelujah!! Also no more mood swings during the rest of the month. Been quite happy, actually, no negative thoughts or despair at all. I attribute this with the ACV. Actually I just realized how calm I've been... but this may be also due to the honey I take with it. Also has been great for my skin!! And I feel like I digest my food better and have tons of energy. What a great website!! Thanks Earth Clinic!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

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Posted by Stephanie (Orlando, Fl) on 05/15/2010

I started to take acv and baking soda about a month ago. My reasoning is for my pms, it has been progressively been getting worse over the past year. I really didn't want to go back on birth control since it made me gain weight. I am happy to say that I have had no cramps, bloating, chest swelling and it came a week early. Plus another bonus is that I have lost some weight. My emotional levels were so up and down I felt like I was going crazy during my period. And for the first time ever! i feel normal during my period. Thank you so much I would have not known about this cure without this site!

my recipe is-
2 table spoons of acv and 1 tsp of baking soda with 10 oz of cold water once a day :)

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Erica (Wellington, Colorado) on 11/16/2007

About a year ago I started to get sick all the time. I was always nauseas, throwing up, belching, and constipated. Sometimes it would be so hard for me to get up in the morning, and I was tired all day. And all of these symptoms seemed to worsen during my PMS, accompanied by depression. I was finally fed up with all of this, so I began looking for home remedies over the internet about five days ago. I ran into this website and in the last four days I've been taking the ACV remedy with baking soda 3 times a day, and it has made such an amazing difference. I can eat in the morning without feeling nauseas, I have been moving my bowels everyday, and I am higher in spirits. I will update if it makes a difference during PMS. I will recommend this remedy and this website to all of my family and friends. Thank you so much. God Bless,

Replied by Selene
(Valletta, Malta)

How much ACV and baking soda do u take?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Natto

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Posted by Sharon (Los Angeles, CA) on 10/06/2007

I am a real person and believe me when I say that you can shrink your tumors without any strange and complicated concoctions. I read a lot of posts and even tested on my self in the span of two months: one with said remedies and one without.

This is what worked for me:
* Change of diet
* Exercise
* Apple Cider Vinegar & Blackstrap Molasses
* Natto. Yes. Natto.

I exercised. If you're out of shape, just walk briskly everyday. I walk every morning rain or shine, lift weights sometimes and do yoga. Whatever you like, just move and sweat!

I cut out a lot of fake dairy/ food out of my diet [the cheese on burgers, nacho sauce, powdered cheese] and only ate real food with ingredients I could pronounce without sounding I was some type of scientist.

I juiced whenever I could. Nothing crazy, just carrot and apple for example. Lots of water as well!

I had a mix of 2 TB ACV and 1 TB BSM in a large glass of water once a day.

Now here's the kicker; Natto. Natto is fermented japanese soybeans. If you' do a search, you'll find it. It looks gross to the typical American, but Natto is some powerful stuff. It's heavy in vitamin K and a compound that dissolves tumor like material in the body.

Yes. It's no joke. I eat it 3 to 4 times a week with hot rice and BBQ sauce. It makes it taste like baked beans and rice.

If you see any websites that offer Nattokinase, it's powdered Natto in pill form.

I tried everything above a month before since I have long, heavy, and tiring menstrual cycles that last 6 days+. My cycle was light and it only lasted for 4 days.

Without it, it typical, painful and heart breaking.

I'm no doctor, but I can tell you from my experience that it worked. I'm not completely cured, but my cycles are no longer heavy, I no longer have mood swings and I've had more energy now then when I was first diagnosed. I've lost weight as well.

Please go to your local Japanese food market and pay a pack of natto. It costs under 2 dollars. Try it for a month, 3 times a week...that is all I ask.

EC: We emailed Sharon, asking what kind of tumors she was referring to...

Replied by Sharon

Sorry about that! I shrank my fibroid tumors. I got so excited, that I forgot the malady! Thanks for reminding me!

Replied by Dawnrivers
(Barnwell, Sc, USA)

Sharon I can't find natural natto, is the pill form less potent?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses

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Posted by Paula (Ã…s, Akershus, Norway) on 01/29/2011

I suffer from dramatic mood changes, anger problems, weight gain and spots on my face with every period :(

I started drinking a glass of water with two teaspoons of ACV and one of molasses every morning and have been doing it for a month now. Not sure if it's related to it, but after months of being pretty regular, my mood changes came on day 14 on my cycle instead of right before my period. The spots on my face did not go away, and even got stronger right after my period!

I did not gain the traditional 2 kg but the cramps were maybe a bit more painful!

Does anyone know how long does it take to see the effects of drinking this mix? Should I be drinking it twice a day? Should I wait a little longer? My skin and hair are pretty dull too... I thought ACV was a miracle skin enhacer! :(

Any help will be appreciated!

Replied by T
(Maryland, Usa)

Hang in awhile longer with the ACV and molasses. I remember breaking out and such when I first used them; it did pass.

For the PMS, B6 may help (I'd take a good B-complex, plus some extra B6 at PMS time). 5-HTP has been effective for some, so you might want to look into that as well.

Replied by Evian123
(London, Uk)

I've just started the ACV today, after having tried just about everything for PMDD. This past month was pretty bad with bad anxiety the whole week of my period. I have never suffered with such severe PMS. As I've gotten older it's progressively worsened. I am also taking vitex to help my progestrone levels, and it has helped, but I am finding that with vitex I feel sleepy a lot from day 14 onwards. The good news with vitex is that my cycle has finally resumed its normal 28 day cycle, my skin remains clear and my anxiety does lessen. My periods are much longer than ever before - sometimes lasting up to 8 or 9 days. In my younger years, I was always so regular and had some PMS, but not this bad at all.

These days I take a B complex, Calcium/Magenesium everyday as well. I really hope ACV added into the 'mix' will do away with all the craziness of that week. I hope to stick with one thing that will be 'the winner' and to keep things simple for myself. My diet is very good, and I exercise regularly too. I will keep you posted. How are you coming along?

Replied by Womaninlondon
(London, United Kingdom)

AKA as evian123. I'm updating to YEA!!!! This is an amazing combination, and I am so happy to report that after 1 month, my period came without a hitch, not a single headache, not a cramp, ZERO PMS, my usual hormonal breakout didn't happen either. As part of my PMS, I used to get REALLY moody - in the sad sense. Teary, tense, woeful and automatic running thoughts. Not this month! I'm stunned and amazed. On top of everything else, my energy is wonderful and steady, I'm clear headed generally and my sleep is solid. My husband is so impressed, he started taking it for himself too. My recipe is this: first thing in the morning 2 tblsp ACV mixed with 1/4 tsp of baking soda as a shot, then I chase it with water. Then, slowly I make a decaf coffee with 1 tsp molasses, and sip that for my morning hot drink. 3 days prior to my period, I sipped 2 tblsp of ACV mixed with 1/4 tsp of baking soda in a large bottle of water and sip it throughout the day to give myself additional suport. Thank you so much earthclinic for sharing this info!!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
Posted by Ellen (Apex, NC)

I am so thankful to have found this website. For years I have had terrible PMS with severe breast pain, depression, etc. for two weeks each month and also terrible cramps during my period. I started taking a combination of 1 TBSP molasses and 2 TBSP ACV in water twice daily about one week ago (two days before my period). I was very pleasantly surprised to find that my flow was cut in half. I was disappointed, however, after everything I've read here, that my cramps were as awful as they normally are. I will keep taking the mixture twice a day in the hopes it will lessen my breast pain and cramps in the future.

Replied by Elise
(Sacramento, Ca, United States)

Hi everyone, I'd like to try ACV to reduce bad cramps, pms-related acne, and bowel bloating/diarrhea related to pms. However, I don't want to lose weight; I am naturally underweight as it is (about 115 lbs. At 5' 6.5". ) Why does Apple Cider Vinegar cause weight loss (according to what I've read in this thread) and is there any way to NOT lose weight while taking it? Also, does anyone know if Apple Cider Vinegar would interact negatively with the prescription meds Effexor and Lamictal? I take both daily. Thanks so much!

Replied by Diane
(Berkeley, Ca)

I use ACV - perhaps 3x or 4x a week. I am quite thin, but not as thin as you (115 lbs at 5'-3"). I have not noticed any change in weight whatsoever. I suspect that people who lose weight have some underlying metabolic problem that it is addressing. It does nothing in that regard for me (luckily).

B-Complex, D3, Magnesium

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Posted by Shannon (Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa) on 01/21/2013

PMS Cure: B-Complex, D3, Magnesium

I have had horrendus PMS for the last 10 years, to the point I was diagnosed with PMDD. I would be 100% normal 3 weeks out of the month, but the week before my period I would hit rock bottom, just like flipping a switch. I would get enraged, ehausted, suicidal. Completely out of my mind. The only thing the doctor offered was various anti-depressives I. E. Prozac, Zoloft, etc.

Recently I noticed some redness in the face and scalp flaking, and attributing this to seborrheic dermatitis/rocasea, started taking some supplements that I read could combat it. I started out with a quality B complex, and 2 days later started taking supplement that had Calcium/Magnesium/D3.

One day I went to the bathroom and found out my period had started. I was absolutely mind-blown; never in my life has it come without a major buildup that would peak with extreme mood swings and end with me in bed, sobbing, exhausted in pain.

B-Complex contains:
-Vitamin B12 1, 000 MG ~Make sure it is in the form of methylcobalamin~
-B6, 5MG
-Folic Acid, 400 mcg
-Biotin, 25 mcg

Mine is sublingual, which is recommended for effective absorption. Took this and the other supplement for 8 days before my period came effortlessly.

Replied by Anon

Hi, thanks for your post - yes b vits control hormones and magnesium is needed to resolve cramping. So glad this has helped you and hope it will help others. Shame on the doctor for recommending Prozac!

Blackstrap Molasses

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Posted by Freda (Northeastern Wi) on 07/01/2016

Unsulfered Molasses is somehow helping with PMS symptoms...

I'm 35 and have struggled with heavy menses well its been two days since I been taking a little less than a tsp. of the blackstrap molasses that I happen to have. I didn't really know what it was for and I googled it and read about good info on here.

Every month before I start my menstrual I feel very heavy and tired and also get anxiety very bad when it's that time :( ..well this morning I got my thing and I noticed that I feel pretty good and noticed also small air bubble noises coming from down there? Is this good? I feel so much at ease today ...good stuff but maybe like some other people on here were noting that you should check w the doc before taking with some other meds your taking > I think I will stick to a smaller amount it seems to make a big difference for me.

Replied by Emma

Hi there, could u please advise how long it takes for the BSM to work for PMS? Thanks :-)

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Cleoppa (Cleburne, Tx) on 08/28/2010

I discovered several years back that if I took iron throughout the month, my period would be less severe, I wouldn't breakout and I wouldn't have any other icky symptoms. However, I stopped taking it because if I didn't take it just right (very, very slowly and with food) it would make me sick. Then I started adding blackstrap molasses to my morning smoothie. I'm pretty sure it's the high iron content in it that has the same positive benefits--and it's not a chore to get it down every day.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Kathy (Bowling Green, Ohio, USA) on 09/07/2009

Black Strap Molasses cured my IBS. I have suffered with alternating constipation and diarrhea for ten years. In the last few years mostly diarrhea at least once everyday. I started taking BSM for my anemia after reading your website and was pleasantly surprised to find that it also cured my IBS. And it got rid of any PMS issues. I have no pre-menstrual symptoms at all. Mine was never terrible, but what little I had was gone. I was so excited that I shared this info. with my sister who has the same issues as me with the IBS and she has worse PMS...and she was thrilled with the results! Wow! I take 1 tbls. each night before bed. I use the sulphured molasses...tastes nasty to me, but it's worth it!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Juanita (Little Rock, AR) on 03/14/2008

I was diagnosed with uterine fibroid cysts in Feb. of this year. I decided to take an active role in my health and see what I could do to shrink them(or get rid of them entirely) naturally. My doctor didn't want to do anything about them because I'm 48(he's hoping since I'm so close to menopause they will take care of themselves)and other than some heavy bleeding a day or two of my cycle(which were 9-16 days by the way) I wasn't having any problems, so he just wanted to "watch" them. Watch them do what? Grow?What if I'm NOT close to menopause and I'm one of those women that has a cycle until I'm 55?(It does happen). No thanks!!! I came across this website and decided to try Blackstrap Molasses. It has been a miracle! I have only been taking it for two weeks(one Tablespoon each morning) and my oh my what a change! I had noooo PMS(even my sister noticed I wasn't as grouchy), very little cramping, no bloating, normal bleeding, and noooo clotting! A happy side effect(if you can call it a"side effect")is that my skin is as soft as a baby's bottom. I can't wait until I go back to my doctor next year and he finds NO fibroids! Oh, and I'm not sure, but the few gray hairs popping in around my temple area appears to have slowed.I will take BSM for the rest of my life! I will get back to you after my exam next year!!!!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Annie (Kingston, Jamaica) on 11/02/2007

2 Tbsp black strap molasses daily and up my intake of h2o to ten cups Gorgeous skin all over, no acne outburst before my period and did not have any PMS, the period showed up unannounced. I've only been using the molasses for 3 weeks. Thanks a lot. I found simplicity lasts longer.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Karen (Union, KY) on 11/09/2006

This is the first time I've tried this for my monthly migraine, which I have had for several years. Nothing I tried seem to prevent this from happening, I could only medicate after it started. This is the first time I haven't had one after using the Molasses. I took a couple of spoonfuls in the morning and took it to work and used a couple of times during the day. I use an organic unsulphered brand. So glad I have found this, no more migraine this month. I really can't believe this, still waiting to see if one comes on.

Replied by Ba
(Dubai, Uae)

I have heavy bleeding continously after I did a D&C to remove poly from my uterus and the doctor put me on Primolut N after several days the bleeding did not stop and I found this site stating about ACV and its benefits. I started having it with soda once a day am and had the tablet at pm after few days started bleeding again so stopped ACV and continued with the pill and my bleeding stopped. Can anybody advise me if it is okay to have ACV and primolut together or should I skip one?


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Posted by Kim (Richmond, Va) on 07/19/2008

re: cabbage for PMS symptoms -- Each month when my breasts become sore I use cabbage leaves in my bra over night and the next morning the soreness is gone.

Posted by Carol (Southern NJ) on 10/29/2006

I eat about 1 cup of raw Savoy Cabbage a day with a meal. It relieved my roller coaster episodes of diarrhea in one day...and constipation for the next week. Also it helped with PMS. I can think more clearly, I have a higher energy level, my mood is improved, and I feel really healthy.

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