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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Flaxseed Oil
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blackstrap Molasses, Shepherd's Purse
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Water, Cayenne
- Cod Liver Oil
- Dried Apricots
- Eliminate Soy
- Epsom Salts
- Excess Clear Discharge
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Heavy Menstruation Remedies
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Iodoral Iodine
- Low Immunity Issues
- Moon Cycle
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Omega 3
- Red Raspberry and Cinnamon Bark
- Red Raspberry Tea
- Remedies Needed
- Tomato Juice
- Vinegar or Baking Soda
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Walnut Bach Flower Remedy
- White Vinegar
- Wild Yam
11/29/2011: Anu00216 from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India: "Hi, I'm 25 year old girl. I took I pill in January 2008 & unwanted 72 in December 2008, after taking it. Now three years have gone but my periods are not regular. Not normal, always come late & for very short time (1 to 2 days) in very less amount :( Plz tell me it can be cured or can cause infertility? Plz help."Replies
01/12/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi, I do not know about the pill you took or its side effects but you can learn to tell when you are ovulating by your vaginal mucus. http://www.billings-ovulation-method.org.au/act/bom.shtml#anchor1
It would also be worth looking into iodine and shilajit. All the best."
11/01/2011: Tina from Houston, Usa: "Any natural remedies for very heavy bleeding and blood loss during menstrual period. All blood work and sonogram is negative, which is good, but I would like to find some natural ways to resolve this issue.
Please help. THANKS!"Replies
11/01/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Shelly, fibroids and cysts in the uterus are caused by an iodine deficiency. (Read Dr. Brownstein's book about Iodine). Rather than buy iodorol buy plain lugols iodine. You need more than 50mg a day (I take more than that myself & I don't have cysts). A iodine deficiency in the uterus if untreated according to Dr. Flechas on youtube turns into uterine cancer.. You probably have thyroid problems as well. Iodine is needed for the whole body and it will remove heavy metals and flouride and bromide from the body as well.
Cramping during menstruation indicates a magnesium deficiency. Research the website magnesiumforlife.com and transdermal magnesium therapy. I also bought a book called "The Magnesium Miracle" by Carolyn Dean - you can read some of the book on amazon."
10/31/2011: Shelly from San Antonio, Tx, Usa: "I have always had a 5 day period with 1 day being really heavy. The past couple of months the 1 heavy day has become 2-3 heavy days & my period now lasts about 7 days, I have the same cramps that I've always had (I'm 42), I have scoliosis so I'm used to having some back pain - but the pain is now major. On my heavy days, I go through a super plus tampon about every 30 mins and have to wear a pad with the tampon to be safe. I was told last week that I have multiple fibroids & a cyst on one of my ovaries.
My doc is recommending taking out my uterus, I've never been pregnant & don't see that happening, so taking out my uterus would not matter much except that I'm single, live alone, and work 2 jobs (6 days a week) & I don't see how it would be at all possible for me to be off from work for 4 weeks and not have any money coming in. So I'm going to try ACV, birth control, iron supplements, along with B-12 and a serious change in diet. My question is this - I have noticed that I sometimes get dizzy or light headed a few times a day. I have been off my period for about a week. Is the dizzy feeling normal? Any ideas?"Replies
11/01/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Shelly: have you considered trying Blackstrap Molasses for this?"
11/01/2011: Aa2 from Usa replies: "You may have some serious anemia already going on. It may be life-threatening. I didn't succeed at natural approaches to the problem and had a hysterectomy due to the severe anemia. Try also juicing beets as a kick-start to your anemia problem.
Like I said, I didn't have all the right answers for myself, but feeling dizzy is NOT normal and if you seriously want to avoid a hysterectomy you have to have the right alternative solutions, and soon."
11/01/2011: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "I would definitely not get my uterus removed no matter what. It is there for a reason (not just for holding babies) and will make you miserable if you get it removed. Your hormones are out of wack. That is why your period is so different and painful. You should start using some wild yam cream (progesterone cream), zinc, and iodine. I have the same type of period issues. I am able to completely treat it naturally without birth control pills or surgery. It is an on going thing that I have become accustomed to adjusting the treatment based on my period flow and moods. When your period is too heavy you are low on progesterone and/or high on estrogen. Zinc is progesterone's companion and will help to bring your progesterone up and your estrogen down. Wild yam cream is easily applied to your wrists or somewhere that doesn't have alot of fat cells as it will be stored in fat cells. You can purchase wild yam cream at any health food store in the women's issue area usually. The iodine can be purchased online and is to get rid of cyst's in your ovaries and uterus (among many other wonderful benifits). I buy iodorol from amazon and take between 12. 5 mg and 50 mg a day as I get ovarian cysts quite often. As long as I keep up with the iodine I have not had any since starting it a few months ago. My period is now back to 4 to 5 days and 1 day of heavy flow. Your ovaries and uterus need iodine as much as your thyroid does. If you have tender breasts this can be helped with the iodine as well.
Copper is estrogen's companion so most likely you are getting too much copper and estrogen in your diet somehow. This is very common in this day and age so most of us women and even men have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Estrogen is not entirely bad but any hormone is bad if it is dominant. That's why it's best if you know the signs of each one that is dominant.
Too much testosterone in women can make us over sexually active, angrier or more tempermental, and sometimes we can get more manly features (like hair in the wrong places). Too much estrogen can cause heavy period's, emotional instability, ovarian cysts, cystic breasts, weight gain, and many other issues.
Too much progesterone can cause short and/or light periods, anxiety issues, weight loss, acne, hair loss, and some other minor issues.
So it is really good if you can watch for signs of one of them getting out of hand. If you think it's progesterone then add copper to your supplements for a while. If its testosterone then just using wild yam cream will help and taking zinc and copper together as well.
My philosophy is to stay away from synthetic hormones since they really mess with our bodies. I think women's sexual problems started with the birth of the birth control pill. I steer clear of anything that needs to be taken out of my body unless it is an absolute necessity. Even wisdom teeth. When you remove an organ from your body you are asking for a lifetime of instability. And when that organ helps to control your sexuality you can only imagine what your life will be like afterwards.
I mistakenly had my gallbladder removed before I got smart enough to understand the long term damage that is now being done to my liver and digestive system. Had I known then what I know now I would have done whatever I had to in order to keep the organ that helps digest fat. As you can imagine I will never be able to enjoy even an avocado without discomfort. So I would study up on what your uterus does and make sure you are willing to live without those functions before you have it removed."
11/01/2011: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "Iron deficiency isn't always the case with anemia. If you are dizzy it can be caused be other forms of anemia or other imbalances. Like pernicious anemia (B12 deficiency). Copper deficient anemia or thalasemia which is an inherited anemia and can actually be fatal if you take iron supplements. So make sure to find out if you are iron deficient or if it could possibly be one of the other (many) forms of anemia. Most doctors automatically assume it's iron deficiency if the hemeglobin is low but you need to ask them to test your iron levels to be sure.
Dizziness is caused by many many things so don't just assume it's iron deficiency. If you are unsure and iron deficiency has been ruled out then go to a Hematologist before you decide to get a hysterectomy. They can tell you what is going on with your blood more specifically. You also may have low blood pressure and not anemia at all. I am anemic and I was put on iron 3 pills a day for each of my 5 pregnancies. It never helped the anemia but the doctors insisted I keep taking it. I was diagnosed with thalasemia beta a few years later. I was lucky that the extreme amounts of iron the doctor perscribed did not do anything to me or my children that could have been fatal. But I do believe that the overdoses of iron caused my copper (iron is an antagonist to copper and vice versa) and selenium balance to go out of whack which caused my Graves Disease.
Doctors do not always have the right answers so be very careful. You have to take responsibility for what is put into and taken out of your body. You are the one who has to live with it for the rest of your life. Here is a helpful website explaining the copper deficiency vs iron deficiency and the importance of keeping a good balance.
11/01/2011: P from Middle, Fl replies: "WOW! I can't believe he recomends JUST taking out your uterus! As if you're his guinea pig! REALLLY? Please read up on it as much as possible, because once it's gone you won't get it back! A uterus is what makes your woman hormones! No uterus no balance, except the one your doc will inject in you! HE/SHE is a liar!!!!"
11/02/2011: Tiredofshaking from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "I used to have the worst menstruation cycles. Several days of cramping and heavy flow. I would want to just stay in bed. I often would have to do a super tampon with a heavy pad every few hours. I tried different Birth Control pills for years and nobody gave me the right one until my newer doctor suggested Lessina which is a low dose birth control pill (and there are several versions of it with various names so google Lessina and see) After several months this totally healed my periods and now they are easy and majorly stress free and less PMS all over! This was a miracle drug for me. I spent all my teens, 20s and most of my 30s in horrible periods with massive cramps, back pain and pms until someone finally got it right with this pill!
I don't know where you live but I have never in my life heard of a doctor suggesting removal of the uterus or ovaries because of cysts etc. They usually try other remedies or surgeries and only remove them if you have benign big tumors or cancers. It will remove all your natural feelings of hormones. I would try other things at first before you give up your female organs. It sounds ridiculously drastic to me.
Just know that the birth control pill Lessina takes time. I noticed a difference in my first couple of periods but it took time to resolve but each time it was better and better and now it is super light and only for a few days! A miracle. Seriously!"
11/03/2011: Tom from Arlington, Tx, Usa replies: "hi, I have read many testimonials from women with similar problems being helped by virgin coconut oil, 3 tablespoons a day, all responses were favorable in controling the problem.
Try it, it can't hurt- it is just a food source.
11/03/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I think one of the reasons coconut oil works is because it is anti fungal. Many people have fungal/candida issues because of the antibiotics they have taken. If you don't take probiotics at the same time candida will take over the body. Coconut oil kills candida. I can't see how it would help menstrual issues other than from an anti fungal point of view.
Two things that will help menstrual issues are a magnesium (a deficiency may cause cramping) and iodine (your uterus needs iodine and also a deficiency will cause cysts).
Also now many people don't have saturated fat in their diets, the coconut oil adds that back in."
11/04/2011: Kitty from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Hi Shelly, you have some really good replies here so there's not much more that I can add. But I'll say that I know what you're going through as I had a very large fibroid tumour and it caused me hell! Originally is was about the size of a pea and not causing any real problems - but then an idiot doctor gave me a tetracycline antibiotic even though I told him I dont cope well with antibiotics - and I even asked him to test my liver first telling him my liver was damaged as a child by a doctor that OD'd me on aspirin - but he wouldnt test my liver first saying it wasnt necessary. Anyhoo, I took the antibiotics and within a few weeks that tiny pea size fibroid grew to the size of a cantaloupe! :( I was in so much pain and bleeding so heavily that I would flood a super tampon and super napkin worn together in 20 minutes! I couldn't leave the house - not good being self-employed! When I saw my regular doctor he told me the antibiotics had compromised my liver - well a compromised liver when it's already permanently damaged meant my liver could not metabolise estrogen and that triggered the rapid growth of the fibroid!
Every doctor I met said they couldn't remove it and I would need my uterus removed - but I would not do that - I eventually found a talented doctor that could remove it. The surgery transformed my life and I still have my uterus :) I was told that I'm now at a high risk of getting more fibroids as my estrogen levels got so whacked-out but what I have been doing ever since (and during the ordeal) is taking Lugol's Iodine or Iodoral tablets - which ever one I have at the time (ie. hasnt run out), Magnesium, B6, a liver complex, MSM, a multi with a good balance of B complex in it, zinc.
Iodine is really essential for healthy hormones and especially a healthy uterus! Good luck and bless x"
10/10/2011: Sweet from Dhaka, Bangladesh: "Hi,
I am a new member, but I liked the site very much and wanna apply ACV for nasal polyps.
Now I have a question regarding my menstrual pain, I am 29, and I am having the pain from 15 years old... It starts before my period and stays 2-3 days, I have to use high power painkiller to get rid of it, but I know pain killler is not good for health, so I want some home made remedy and herbal remedy. I use hot water bag, but it works very slowly. It's really an unbearable pain, plz give me some good suggestions.. thank you."Replies
10/10/2011: Donna from Drexel Hill, Pa replies: "For severe menstrual pain each month, try taking unsulfered blackstrap molasses. I usually take two tablespoons twice a day during my period and it helps great with the cramps and blood flow. You can also start taking it before your period starts, it really helps."
10/10/2011: Andoy from Boise, Id replies: "1/2 teaspoon blackstrap molasses a day cured her problem."
10/10/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Sweet, Valerian is good altough most of us only associate it with sleep issues. It is also know as Tagara. If you do a search for 'valerian' and 'menstral pain' you will get a lot of reading. All the best."
10/10/2011: Wendy from ..., Canada replies: "I am 43 and had similar issues when I was younger... Mostly I have discovered the extreme pain to be linked to diet. Wheat and dairy specifically. Of course when I gave those up, all my headaches and other ailments disappeared too LOL But as a 'bandaid' solution, I use St. Francis brand Crampbark tincture, motherwort tincture and skullcap tincture. I rarely have pain anymore, with diet change my periods are bang on regular etc. BUT if/when I cheat I find my period that month is painful first day so I use the above tinctures and poof no more pain.
A zapper works amazing too [commercial product, url removed]. he's a lovely man I've used his machines for 12 yrs - worth the investment. Also dehydration is a major cause of most ailments including menstruation difficulties. It is the cheapest BUT HARDEST thing for most of us to do. I am only 112 lbs but I drink 10 glasses of water a day... (we switched to alkaline water a year and a half ago- yes I know there is controversy, but after 10 years of trying all different kinds it is REALLY working for us, we are rarely sick etc. etc. )
Anyhow, do WHATEVER you can but as per the book Your Bodies Many Cries For Water, we should be drink at least 1/2 our body weight in water ounces and not being on a salt free diet (assuming you don't eat fast food- that 'salt' is nasty!!! ) Anyhow, I hope you find a solution to help with the pain. I know the above 3 tinctures can knock out KILLER pain after childbirth (I've had 3 at home without any drugs at all LOL) soooo should help great with that. Aviva Jill Romm has some excellent books and recommendations for amounts- I know many people 'err' on the side of caution with dosages but when you are dealing with that kind of pain, 'drops' are hardly going to do much IMO - you are talking dropperFULS LOL but do your research first before just downing the stuff...... Hugs!"
10/10/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Sweet: We use Oregano Tea (just plain oregano, the spice, in a glass of boiled water), or Chamomile Tea for such pain.
On this site you can also read about Blackstrap Molasses."
10/10/2011: Louwrence from Rustenburg, North West South Africa replies: "Hi Sweet of Dhaka, Try evening primrose oil, a friend of mines grand daughter had menstrual problems & solved her problems."
10/11/2011: Kalki from Mumbai, India replies: "You should take Bach Flower Remedies - Walnut and Rescue Remedy at least 4 days before your periods start and continue for a week. It has helped many of my friends. They are very gentle but work. For more info go to www.bachcentre.com"
08/24/2011: Noor from Delhi, India: "I am a 31 year old woman. I have been experiencing scanty periods for the past 7-8 months. My periods used to last for 4-5 days earlier, but now they last for just 2 days. I can see a lot of remedies on Earthclinic for heavy periods but none for scanty periods. It would be great if someone can post some tried and tested remedies for this problem. (P.S: I am not taking any birth control pills or any other medication that can affect my periods). Also, is lesser flow a sign of infertility or menopause?"Replies
08/24/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Periods and weight have a lot in common.. If you are trying to loose weight and have got a bit too slim theirs a chance that your periods will slow or even stop. First periods dont start untill the body has enough bulk to support a pregnancy.. its probably the same in adulthood during the breeding years."
03/31/2010: Gorda from Austin, Texas, Usa: "I am 30 yrs. old my weight is about 352lbs. and I have not had my menstrual for about 4 yrs. now. I may have had one or two last year that I can remember. I have been to my local clinic plenty of times and have taken different hormone medicine or I am not sure what it was the doctor gave me to be able to start my menstrual cycle it only helped that once or twice of last yr I have also went to someone that suposedly knows how to message the cervix because I was told that it needed to be lifted up, I was also told by my doctor that my cervix was tilted or slanted which I do not know if that has anything to do with it, then there is also my hormones which I have no feeling or orgasim during sexual time w/ my husband and I am cranky all the time nagging about everything, sad at times I find my self crying all the time very sleepy not wanting to do anything and having lower back pain. Now I have no children and do plan on having at least one but how am I ever going to find out if all that I was given by a doctor does not even work. please I have no way of paying anything right now that I am in my last quarter of college I think sticking to the natural will be good for me. Please I ask for your help in any way possible that you can tell me of a remedy that can do something for me,because I really do not think that going through early menopause is what I want. Thank you Cachetona/Gorda"Replies
04/01/2010: Radah from Jerusalem, Israel replies: "Hello Gorda, it sounds like you have a bad case of leptin resistance. Your hypotalamus is so resistant that it can't get the signal of leptin so it thinks that the body is going through starvation/famine period. You also probably have a hard time losing weight - this is the surest sign of leptin resistance. Under such circumstances, the hypothalamus believes that there is no energy for reproduction. So you have no menstruation (like the gymnasts who maintain less than 5% body weight when training).Fact that when you were given estradiol you had menstruation. The hypothalamus is responsible for commanding the pituitary to stimulate the production of estradiol in order to commence a new menstruation cycle. Why isn't it doing it? You would greatly benefit from reading the book on Leptin written by Byron Richards. It would help you tremendously in all aspects. It is a proven fact that Polycystic Ovarian syndrome is a result of leptin and insulin resistance. It is not difficult to follow Dr. Richard's advise but you must preservere for months. When leptin becomes harmonic all other hormones follow. Of course I presume they took a silava test to check out your base free androgen hormones? You can also ask for a leptin and insulin test after fasting this will also give you a very good picture of your hormone status. High levels of both these hormones indicate resistance of the body cells to their signals. People with diabetes have high levels of both."
[YEA] 03/24/2011: Mandy from Washington, Dc replies: "HI - I also have had similar problems. I am a 31 yo caucasian woman. I have had ammenorrhea for almost 6 years. I weigh between 245-300 lbs, and haven't been officially diagnosed withy PCOS... But it's most likely. Same as you... I would get my period immediately following taking the pills the doctor gave me, but the following month it would not come. I got tired of going to doctors and had been ignoring the problem.
BUT I have GOOD NEWS for you... I frequently travel to India - and the last time I was there I saw a gynecologist (same ole same ole as here) BUT I also went to see a homeopathic doctor. After listening to my medical history, she provided a plan for me to follow - and prescribed a few ayurvedic medicines for me to take.
When I returned home with my medicines - I started the protocol. It was pretty simple and literally after 3 days I got my period. Since Ayuervedic medicine is all natural - have not had any side effects. That period in January was first since the fall. And lo and behold, got another period 34 days later in February.
The primary medicine that I took was about 2 tablespoons of something called "ASHOKARISHTA" in syrup form. Just checked and you can order it online. She told me to take in the morning and at night, but I only took in the morning. I swear by that stuff now.
I also have been making other lifestyle moderations (going gluten free, cooking with Coconut oil, taking Raw Honey) etc. Along with that I have been trying to balance my "Kapha Dosha" (google that) by eating pungent, bitter, and astringent foods, that keep my body warm and moving. I also have been adding a dropful of Nettle Bladderwrack to juice in the morning (as it supports the thyroid. I haven't been diagnosed as hypothyroid, but my understanding is that many people don't show up on the tests as having it, but do.)
Additionally, I think that if we look at the basic reasons behind these hormonal/body imbalances... We can always find something out of whack. I also think I have underlying chronic inflammation of my whole body - and for that I take 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera juice in the morning.
Hope that helps. I would definitely go with the Ashokarishta syrup if I was you though! Please reply here if you get results!!! "
03/03/2010: Frangipanni from Australia, Australia: "I need help because I have tried all other avenues and was wondering if you knew of anything to help me and be kind enough to share it with me. I am desperate. I am 35yr old female, had 2 boys, 9 and 7yrs. My first son was induced a few weeks early as I had a serious cases of pre eclampsia and lost so much blood they said I was too weak to have a transfusion and tried to use iron tablets. Needless to say I was extremely tired for the past 10 years. I breastfed both boys for 10 months and had a miscarriage inbetween them at 10 weeks, and was then curetted, so as there was alot happening with my body for those few years I didn't realise there was a problem, I thought it just came with all of that. When my second son was 5 I saw a doctor because finally I realised things should have stopped and settled by then! Anyway my problem is massive bleeding. While I have my period, it is sooo heavy I can't make it for longer than 5 mins with bleeding through 2 maternity pads. Also I bleed when it is not my period time and everytime I have sex with my husband I bleed, which doesn't clear up for about 3 days. Needless to say it causes issues in our marriage and I am so tired and grumpy all the time, even with my kids. The doctor I first saw ,sent me to a specialist and she said the cells just inside the uterus have grown just outside the uterus and are very delicate and bleed easily, hence the bleeding during sex. She then operated and burnt the cells out. She said it usually works but they can grow back. It didn't even last a month and came back alot worse so I gave up on her. We then moved very remotely and I saw another doctor as my periods were even heavier and I was still bleeding often and even worse during sex. She sent me to have an ultrasound and found nothing and didn't know what else to do. Last time I was on holidays I stumbled on an iridologist/naturopath which my husband urged me to try. She said to pinch my ankles/heels as often as I could - acupressure point I think, and put me on heme tablets and macca tablets. The day after I started pinching all these white cells came out and after a week I stopped bleeding, even during sex. I thought it was cured but it only lasted a month and has now returned. I'm sick of the doctors who can't find anything and just want to burn me out again. I also live very remotely in Australia, so don't have access to shops/physicians etc but I am able to buy most things online and get them posted. My other thing is everytime I have sex with my husband I can feel him hitting something, he can feel it to. I wonder if I also have a slight prolapse of the uterus and what do you do about it without more operations? During the month of sucess with the iridologist/ naturopath I couldn't feel this though, but like the bleeding it has now come back. I have alot of my energy back too since I have been on the heme and macca. Sorry this is so long.I'm not sure if all the above have contributed to the problem or whether my babies history has nothing to do with it? I would greatly appreciate any help /advice you have to offer,
03/04/2010: Isabel from Tampa, Fl replies: "Cayenne for heavy periods
When I was bleeding very heavy I took 2 pills of cayenne, then I did the same 2 hours after, one time I took another 2 pills 2 hours after and my period dissappear until next month. I love this site I learn a lot, all I can say is thank you to everybody that contributes to this site."
09/01/2012: Hali from Manchester, Uk replies: "Try femestral not natural but it works. Reduces period bleeding loads I suffered for years. Might need a prescription for it."
02/06/2010: Arsaa from Sydney, Australia: "Hi there,
I am hoping someone will read this and help me/point me in the right direction. I have always had irregular periods and sometimes I didnt get one for about 6-7 months at a time, then I would get a heavy one, then I would have periods that went on for 3 weeks - the works. I am 34 and a have a 9 yo daughter.
So there was a time when my body actually followed a pattern of sorts. Due to various reasons, I gave up the Pill (I was always on the Pill after she was born).
This was two years ago and I have not had a period yet- though sometimes I get symptoms like very light spotting or achy body, or mood swings. But there is no real period at all.
I have been reading on EC (GREAT site) and dont know if I need a multivitamin or ACV or Mg or anything else. Basically I need my period back...any help, any pointers, please, please help. I would rather not go back on the pill again.
This is a great site..."
02/06/2010: Katie from Edison, Nj replies: "You might want to get your thyroid checked. After I had my daughter, I became hypothyroid and also stopped getting my period..the symptoms were there, I just didn't see it...neither did my doctor."
01/21/2010: Ilmom2010 from Chicago, Il: "Been reading the articles here, and getting confused on what to use first. I have been bleeding for over a month now, (mild) but no pain or cramping. Pap and biopsy are normal, doc wanted to start me on birth control pills to regulate my cycle but wanted to try natural remedy first. What do I start with and how long does it take to see changes? Thanks."
11/09/2009: Blessed from Anon, USA: "I experience heavy bleeding on day 2 when i am having periods. Blood just spurts out loosely for next 3 or so days, including abdominal pains.
This may be fibroid related. I have read about the various issues concerning ACV etc, but cant figure out which method to follow. May I have a method to follow, with specific poducts and quantities.
I also experience pain when my bladder is full, which subsides after relieving myself.
I am a lady aged 38, have not had children yet.
11/09/2009: Sheena from Glasgow, Scotland replies: "I've had much less pain & discomfort during my periods since I started taking blackstrap molasses & magnesium.
I take roughly 100mg (twice a day) during the first 3 days of my period. I take the blackstrap molasses throughout my period and for a few days prior. I take about a tablespoon of molasses in a drink with hot water and milk (once or twice a day).
I don't know if this will help with the excessive bleeding, but it might be worth a try for the pain."
11/09/2009: Eve K from Houston, Tx, Usa replies: "Vitamin K will make periods shorter and lighter. Vit K is found in leafy dark green vegetables. On the first day of period, eat lots of salads & dark greens like kale and spinach. If you don't love kale, try mixing some in the blender with pineapple, berries, mango or banana with a little ice to make a smoothie.
Also, for cramps, make a tea from dried oregano. Boil a quart of water, add about 3-4 heaping tablespoons of oregano, steep 10 mins. and strain thru a coffee filter (of if you have a tea strainer, use that of course)."
09/12/2009: Achara from Miami, Fl: "Hi, I am a 32 years old, 4'11, 150 pounds. I am heavy due to my petite stature. I have not had my period in over 6-8 months. I heard alot of things about acv and have spoken to Ted (by email) a couple of times last year about a ringworm remedies. However, I can not retrieve his email. Could you please send me his email or let him know about my situation. I know he's not a doctor but I'm more than positive he knows what natural remedies will help my no period problem. Thank you very much."
EC: Sorry, we delete Ted's emails once they are posted on the site. Have you checked the Q&A section on the ringworm page? You might find his answer there. The Q&A for menstrual issues is here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/menstruation_questions.html
Please write to Ted directly with your questions: email@example.com
05/03/2009: Saba from Lahore, Pakistan: "menstural problem: its a very severe condition that im going to tell you.right now im 26years old and i have not periods circulation yet.i hav also consulted to a doctor and she suggested me Dine35 which i used for last two years bt there is no result.im totally worried about my condition.by the use of this medicine smtimes i jst felt distartion bt no other sign of periods.plz hdelp and suggest me what to do."Replies
05/03/2009: T from Maryland, USA replies: "Saba, if I understand you correctly, you have never had a period at all? Have you had testing done for things like PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), thyroid disorders, or pituitary problems? Have you had any scans done to rule out blatantly physical problems?
This link lists a number of possible causes for amenorrhea:
This might give you a starting point on what to pursue with your doctor - who should be digging a lot deeper since what they gave you hasn't worked after 2 years."
EC: Looks like Dine35 may be a hormonal treatment called "Cyproterone acetate". It is called Diane-35 in some countries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyproterone
[YEA] 06/01/2009: Vi from Saskatoon, Canada: "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."
[YEA] Anna from Corona, CA: "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!"
[YEA] 11/21/2005: Tina from Greenville, SC: "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."