Fibroids Herbal Remedies

There is little doubt that herbs for fibroids can be used very successfully as an integral part of an overall treatment strategy for shrinking fibroids. However, if you have the impression that herbal remedies for fibroids are all you need to guarantee success then you may be disappointed.

What has caused fibroids in a particular individual is often difficult to accurately determine. There are common factors which are often present in most cases, such as raised estrogen levels, but other factors can be very subtle and it is often thought that fibroids are causes by the interaction of these smaller factors, coupled with the estrogen, which cause fibroid growth. Estrogen alone is unlikely to cause fibroids-if it was, everyone with raised levels would have fibroids and this is not the case.

To shrink fibroids naturally, it is necessary to use a multifaceted approach which takes into consideration all the known causes of fibroids and eliminates them. This means that there is no "one thing" which you must do, but rather that you will have to be prepared to make various lifestyle and dietary changes alongside taking herbal remedies for fibroids. This is therefore not a suitable approach for those who are not prepared to invest both time and effort in their own healing. However, for those who are prepared to go the extra mile, they are likely to be rewarded with a substantial reduction in their fibroids-but it will not happen overnight.

There are two main uses of herbal remedies for fibroids. Firstly, they can be very beneficial in giving symptomatic relief, such as reducing excessive menstrual bleeding and stomach bloating. The herbs for fibroids symptoms include Yam, Nettles, Willow, Ginger and Cinnamon. The other use is to help to detox the liver.

There is evidence to suggest that harmful estrogen-mimicking compounds can be "locked" in the liver and these are very difficult to remove. Herbs such as Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root and Artichoke Extract can be very useful in helping the detox process.

Until a couple of years ago, I suffered from very large fibroids and after considering a hysterectomy, I decided to try a natural treatment which had been developed by an alternative practitioner. I was able to shrink the largest of my fibroids to a size where the symptoms became insignificant. I used an approach which involved making a few significant changes in my diet and lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had fibroid that shrunk after using herbal remedies?
    After having a scan recently, I was told that I have fibroids which are two inches big. I did some extensive research and came across a website that advises women to use herbal remedies, control their diet and do exercises to reduce them. Has anyone followed that sort of advice and shrunk them? If so, please let me know what natural products you used, which foods to avoid and any exercise that worked for you. I wish to avoid surgery or homone treatments as I hope to have kids sometime in life. Thanks for any input.

    • ANSWER:
      You should give yourself a pat on the back for avoiding surgery!!!

      The problem with fibroid tumors can simply be resolved by restoring proper progesterone levels, which restores normal growth and shedding of the endometrium.

      Recommendations for healing fibroids by Dr. John Lee:

      WHAT TO DO:
      *Use natural progesterone cream.
      *Eat a plant-based, fiber rich diet (at least 20-30g fiber per day)
      *Take a liver-supporting and detoxifying herbal formula that includes the following herbs: Bupleurum, milk thistle (silybum marianum), barberry or goldenseal, burdock root, yellow dock, dandelion root. {Green Qi would be great for this}
      *Take a uterus-healing herbal formula that includes some or all of the following herbs: myrrh, red raspberry, cayenne, Bupleurum, yarrow, vitex and lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
      *Use a castor oil pack 2-4 times a week (many books on herbal healing have instructions on how to make and use a castor oil pack.)

      WHAT TO AVOID:
      *Unopposed estrogen
      *Dairy products
      *Feed-lot meats (eat only range-fed, organic meats free of drugs and pestiside residue)
      *Coffee (heavily sprayed with DDT)

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anybody tried 'FibroidClear' herbal remedy for fibroids?
    I have a 6cm uterine fibroid (grew 2cm in 3 months) with not much bleeding or pain. My doctor recommended hysterectomy, but I decided to try some herbal remedies first. I've been taking this 'FibroidClear' for a month and feel no difference so far, but I'll give it another 2 months before I do a checkup (not much hope, though).
    Has anybody tried it and with what success?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about fibroid clear, but there are supposed to be herbs or extracts which help get rid of fibroids. Have you seen a doctor who knows how to give you bio-identical hormones for this problem? Here are some articles to read about fibroids. This source has helped me with my health problems:
      http://search.lef.org/cgi-src-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=0&page_id=789&query=uterine%20fibroids&hiword=FIBROID%20fibroids%20uterine%20

      http://www.johnleemd.com/

      Just read about fibroids and see if any of it rings true for you. Herbs usually take up to three months before you really feel different. Here is a site where I read up on herbs and recent research:
      http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/58481.cfm

      Avoid anything that will increase your estrogens or estrogen like compounds as that may be the cause of most fibroids.

      Acupuncture can help with many health problems that don't seem like it would. It can be amazing.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are herbal remedies a cure for fibroids?
    I have just found out that i have fibroids and I am totally averse having them removed surgically, therefore i will be using herbal remedies that i have gained some knowledge and positive reviews about. Your thoughts......

    • ANSWER:
      if you are talking about uterine fibroids you have other choices besides surgery, I had them myself and opted for a hysterectomy since I had already had my tubes tied anyway.
      http://www.sirweb.org/patients/uterine-fibroids/
      http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/
      http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/15/70.cfm

  4. QUESTION:
    Herbal remedies and uterine fibroids?
    Does anyone know of a good site?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeophatic R17 is indicated to uterine fibroids.
      Also Lignans, Gla, Olive oil, Peanuts and soy can also shrunk them.
      Autho-Hemoterapy can helps too, many people say that they vanished with that

  5. QUESTION:
    My ultrasound showed a 8.4 * 8.0 cm fibroid in the posterior wall of my uterus is this a big fibroid?
    My uterus is enlarged the size of 11.2 * 8.1cm, my ovaries are normal and also my kidneys could having this fibroid stop me from becoming pregnant PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPPP PLEASEEEEEEEE could I have some response ASAP PLEASEEEEEEEEE thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Help for Women With Fibroids
      c. 2002 Susun S. Weed

      Wise Woman herbal and home remedies are simple, safe ways to help yourself when you have a diagnosis of uterine fibroids.

      Uterine fibroids are solid muscle tissue growths in the uterus. They are also called fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas. Fibroids occur so frequently (in up to half of all women over forty) that they could be considered a normal irregularity. The occasional fibroid can become enormous (medical literature reports one that was 100 pounds!), but the majority (80%) remain as small as a walnut.

      Fibroids are the number one reason American women have hysterectomies.

      The causes of uterine fibroids are unknown, but estrogens, especially estradiol, promote their growth. After menopause fibroids disappear. But because estrogen levels can rise during the early menopausal years, previously asymptomatic fibroids may grow in the years just before the cessation of menses, resulting in symptoms such as feeling of heaviness in the belly, low back pain, pain with vaginal penetration, urinary frequency or incontinence, bowel difficulties, or severe menstrual pain and flooding.

      Women of color are three to nine times more likely to have fibroids than white women, and theirs will grow more quickly.

      Fibroid tumors are not cancer, not malignant. Tumor means a swelling or a growth, not a malignancy, not cancer. Less than 0.1% of all uterine fibroids are malignant.

      Small fibroids often disappear spontaneously. Larger fibroids are more difficult to resolve, but not impossible to control with natural measures.

      The root chakra (lowermost energy center in the body, which includes the uterus) said to store unexpressed anger. It is believed that any unwanted growths in these organs can be countered by allowing the anger to safely discharge.

      One woman s fibroids (and menstrual cramps) disappeared within three months of beginning a vigorous exercise program. Exercise helps insure regular ovulation, and irregular ovulation seems to worsen fibroids.

      Consuming three or more servings of whole grains or beans daily not only reduces the size of fibroids but offers protection from breast and endometrial cancers as well.

      Red clover flowers (Trifolium pratense), are one of my favorite infusions, but use during the menopausal years may increase difficulty with fibroids.

      Strengthening the liver with herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle seed, or yellow dock root helps it metabolize estrogen out of the body, thus reducing fibroids.

      Vitex or chasteberry tincture, 25-30 drops two to four times daily, often shrinks small fibroids within two months. But results come from long-term use up to two years.

      Ask someone to burn moxa over the area of the fibroid while you envision the heat releasing the treasures in your uterus. What is locked up in this fibroid? What can you give birth to?

      Acupuncture treatments can shrink fibroids.

      Poke root (Phytolacca americana), used internally as a tincture (1-10 drops per day; start small) and externally as a belly rub oil, has gained a reputation as a profound helper in relieving pain and distresses from fibroids. CAUTION: Poke is considered poisonous; it is not often found for sale. This is one remedy you may have to make yourself to try.

      Warm castor oil packs on the belly, or ginger compresses (soak a towel in hot ginger water) relieve pain and help shrink the fibroids.

      The use of progesterone to treat women with uterine fibroids is hotly debated. One side holds that fibroids are created by lack of progesterone. The other side makes, to my mind, the better case: that progesterone increases fibroids. Evidence? Fibroids increase in size during pregnancy, when progesterone production is high, and atrophy after menopause, when progesterone levels decrease. Whichever side is right, eating more whole grains and beans usually changes estrogen/progesterone ratio for the better and shrinks fibroids.

      Reduce fibroids by reducing your exposure to estrogen: avoid birth control pills, ERT/HRT, estrogen-mimicing residues from herbicides and pesticides used on food crops (eat organically- raised products). Tampons that are bleached with chlorine may mimic the bad effects of estrogen, too.

      Lupron (leuprolide acetate), a drug which induces artificial menopause by shutting down the body's production of estradiol causes a significant decrease in fibroid size within 8-12 weeks. Fibroids do regrow to about 90 percent of their original size when the drug is withdrawn however.

      Major advances have been made in surgical treatments for women with fibroids. There are many options now besides hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), including hysteroscopic resection, uterine embolization, myomectomy, and suprecervical hysterectomy. Since these are fairly new procedures, take the time to find a surgeon who is skilled in the procedure.

      Hysterectomy can be a life-saving procedure, but by the age of sixty, more than one-third of American women will have given up their wombs to the surgeons. The presence of non- symptomatic fibroids is never sufficient reason, to my mind, for a hysterectomy. Of my students and apprentices who have had hysterectomies because of fibroids, those who did their homework that is, helped themselves before and after their surgery with all the tools at their disposal seemed to fare much better than those who did not.

      With very few exceptions, no woman is healthier without her ovaries. So, even if you elect a hysterectomy, keep your ovaries.

      These Wise Woman ways, and lots more, are in my book New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, available from www.ashtreepublishing.com. They are arranged in order of risk: the safest first, the most dangerous last. If you have a uterine fibroid and it is a problem, begin with the mildest remedies first. Set a time limit for your use of any remedy, but, except in an emergency, don't go on to stronger remedies until you are sure the safer ones aren't effective for you. As with any advice, you are the best judge of what works for you.

  6. QUESTION:
    Herbal Remedies/Teas for ?
    I am experiencing extreme PMS, i hate the phrase PMS but it seems appropriate in this situation. since having my children it gets worse every month. for 48 hours up until i mense and for 24hours after it begins i can't stand to be around myself and i can't imagine how my husband and kids feel, the last 3 months i've had a 3 day time period when i actually wanted to kill myself.

    my mom told me she's heard that there are some herbal teas and dietary herbs that can help lessen this any one know what these are?

    i have an appointment friday with my GYN but i was hoping for some suggestions today.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Menustrational Complaints (You must read it carefully) these are 100% cures which cure without any side effects or complications :-

      Dark, clotted; copious or scanty menses, during day time only; 1st menses delayed and painful; intermittent and irregular; changing moods; likes open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; copious; during night on lying down; frequently; intermittent; painful Kreosote 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses dark; acrid, excoriating,during night only, after lying down Bovista 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Copious and dark; worse after injury Hamamellis 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Dark, clotted, painful and frequent, due to displaced uterus; during night only Trillium p.Q or 6X, 3 hourly

      Copious; gushing and frequent; worse after exertion; every 2 weeks or every few days;lasting for a week or more Medorrhinum 200 or 1M monthly (3)

      Copious, offensive, clotted and painful,due to uterine fibroid; difficult to wash Platina 200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses bright red, copious, clotted, painful and frequent; worse during menopause; walking ameliorates; history of abortion Sabina 30 or 200 6 hourly

      Menses bright red, mingled with dark clots; offensive Belladonna 30, 4 hourly

      Mense bright red; gushing; nausea or vomiting, clean tongue Ipecac 30, 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; copious and frequent Millefolium Q or 30 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; vicarious; patient desires icy cold water Phosphorus 30 or 200, 4 hourly(3)

      Menses acrid; excoriating;copious after miscarriage; frequent; intermittent China 6 or 30, 4 hourly

      Menses copious; continues upto next period; dark and clotted; irregular Secale Cor 30 4 hourly

      Menses profuse and early; copious with dark clots and abdominal distention Nux vomica 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Early and excessive; bright red, long lasting with headache; copious; worse after exertion; early in young girls lasting for long; late in adults Calc-phos 12X or 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; lasting a week or more,frequent, every 2 weeks; intermittent Sulphur 200 or 1M, 4 hourly (3)

      Amenorrhoea; dark clotted blood; copious, frequent, delayed; first menses delayed; exhausting; pale, thin blood Ferrum met.3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Irregular; painful, delayed or frequent; worse after exertion Sepia 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Early; profuse and frequent; every 2 weeks; during lactation; lasting a week or more; returns after excitement; suppressed after working in water or becoming wet Calcarea carb.200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious, frequent,dark, intermittent and irregular; during day time only; offensive, painful and thick Lilium tig.30 or 200, 4 hourly (3)

      Menstrual flow suppressed after fright or shock; in plethoric young girls; menses profuse with nose bleed; late; marked fear and restlessness Aconite 30 or 200, 3 hourly

      Menses frequent and copious; offensive; passive bleeding Helonias Q or 6, 4 hourly

      All complaints better during menstruation; copious or scanty; painful for very short period only; dark, lumpy and black Lachesis 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; worse after injury or coition; bruised pains Arnica 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious; late or suppressed; worse while sitting; feels better after flow starts Zincum met.30 or 200, 3 hourly(3)

      Dark, clotted, stringy, offensive, painful and frequent; worse from least movements Crocus sat.Q or 6X, 4 hourly

      Delayed; specially first menses; irregular,painful,pale and scanty; stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)

      Delayed and painful; flow aggravates the complaints; neuralgic, rheumatic pain;scanty or suppressed due to emotions or fever Actaea race.30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Delayed, scanty,stopped due to cold; putting hands in cold water, due to cold; breast becomes enlarged, sore and painful during menstrual cycle Conium mac.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Delayed or stopped; by putting hands in cold water; suppressed after drinking milk Lac-def.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early or delayed; exhausting,scanty or profuse; stools hard and constipated; haemorrhage between periods Thlaspi b-p.Q or 6 4 hourly

      Copious; alternate periods more profuse; frequent and painful;very slight (1st day only), 2nd day with vomiting; mentrual colic with large clots Cyclamen 30 4 hourly

      Painful and scanty;increases while sitting and less while walking Alumina 30 or 0/5 4 hourly

      Menses with neuralgic pain; dysmenorrhoea with pains flying to other parts of the body Caulophyllum 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Early, dark and stringy with neuralgic pain; better after flow starts; menstrual colic; membranous dysmenorrhoea Magnesia phos.12X or 30 3 hourly

      menses lasts for long; thick and dark; irregular Nux mosch.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; menses returns after over exertion; long walk, passing hard stools etc; discharge of blood between periods Ambra gr.200 3 hourly (3)

      Painful; only for one day or one hour; late and scanty; amenorrhoea with opthalmia Euphrasia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Menses appear only for one day; scanty, pain in small of back and stomach during menstruation Baryta carb.200 4 hourly (3)

      Clotted,stringy, passive and bright red; profuse after miscarriage; worse after slightest provocation Ustilago Q or 6 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; suppressed after bathing in river or swimming pool; tongue thickly whitish coated Antim-crud.200 4 hourly (3)

      Suppressed with colic; better bending double and by pressure Colocynth 200 3 hourly (3)

      Acrid,early, profuse and prolonged; suppressed after getting feet wet Rhus tox.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; epistaxis instead of menses; worse by motion Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Totally exhausted during menstruation, can hardly speak; lasting for long, though not profuse Carbo an.200 3 hourly(3)

      Menses early or late; scanty or profuse; pain with soreness about genitals; pain from back passes down through left labium Kali carb.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Gushing; exhausting with colic as from sharp stones rubbing together; irregular and painful Cocculus ind.30 or 200 4 hourly

      Scanty; early or delayed; clots of black blood; menstrual flow aggravates all the complaints Thuja oc.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent; early or delayed during day time only; no menses at night; scanty and offensive Causticum 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent and gushing; membranous; painful and stringy; breasts swollen and painful before menses and better afterwards; excessive menstruation; discharge of bloody mucous after menses at the time of new moon Lac-can.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses during lactation period; while nursing the child Silicea 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Membranous; early and profuse, with griping in abdomen; nausea and pain in stomach extending to small of back Borax 30 4 hourly

      Early with thick and strong odour; offensive; premature and too copious Carbo Veg.30 or 200 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Menses offensive; vicarious; mammae swollen and painful Psorinum 200 or 1M, monthly (3)

      Menses painful; suppressed; colic before the appearance of discharge Verat Vir 30X or 200 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Dysmenorrhoea; menses usually delayed Pneumococcus 30X or 200, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      For more information on Homeopathic treatments for PMS :-
      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/premenstrual-syndrome-treatment-cure.asp

      I hope and pray that the provided information proves helpful to you.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless

  7. QUESTION:
    Anyway to heal or cure uterine fibroids without drugs and surgery? Like naturally or with herbal remedies?
    I was recently diagnosed with uterine fibroids and my doctor offered me options that I don't like - drugs and surgery. I am searching for alternatives and wanted to know if anyone has maybe tried a homeopathic or herbal remedy that they could recommend. I would have asked my doctor but don't believe I would get an objective answer. I'm deathly afraid of surgery and hate taking drugs. I'm african-american and 28 years old and want children in the future. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I did a search and pulled this off a website I found:

      How To Shrink Uterine Fibroids By Up To 86%...
      Without Drugs, Surgery Or Harmful Side-Effects

      Inside you'll discover...

      The risks and side effects of medical treatments for uterine fibroids you will never hear from your doctor

      Tried and tested strategies for overcoming painful intercourse

      How to stop heavy bleeding, cramps and bloating within hours

      How to get fast relief from period pain - without drugs or nasty side effects

      7 easy lifestyle changes you can make today to shrink your fibroids and restore your periods to normal

      How to get pregnant even if you have large fibroids, and tips on fibroids and pregnancy

      Why you should never have surgery for fibroids (especially fibroid embolization)

      7 foods for shrinking fibroids, and 7 foods that make them grow (and how to avoid these dangerous foods)

      And the latest scientific breakthroughs on natural remedies for uterine fibroids

      You can sign up for their newsletter on that website.
      Hope that's what you were looking for. Best wishes.

  8. QUESTION:
    Does fibroid removal surgery increase chance of carrying baby full term?

    • ANSWER:
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      All About Myomectomy for Removal of Uterine Fibroids
      Illustrates types of myomectomy for uterine fibroids, shows how myomectomy is done, and compares myomectomy to other fibroid treatments...
      http://www.myomectomy.net/

      Fibroids, fibroid tumors, uterine artery embolization, UAE,...
      Click here to learn more about hysterectomy. Removal of the fibroid(s): This is also called myomectomy.
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      Fibroid Removal - Laparoscopic / Hysteroscopic Myomectomy. Many women have benign tumors in their uterus called myomata uteri or fibroids.
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      WOMENS-HEALTH Messages for September, 2000: Re: Fibroid Removal?
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  9. QUESTION:
    is there any natural cure for fibroid? please help.?

    • ANSWER:
      The good news is that fibroids 'naturally' shrink with the menopause. 'Naturally' none of the load of old rubbish listed under 'HERBAL REMEDIES' has any effect at all on their size or nature.

      If the fibroids are asymptomatic 'naturally' no intervention is needed unless they are causing a fertility issue. 'Naturally' if they are producing significant symptoms, such as polymenorrhagia or non-cyclic pain, you would need advice from a gynaecologist. With the exception of trials of GnRH agonist therapy as an adjunct to surgery, there is a remarkable lack of randomized trial data demonstrating the effectiveness of medical therapies. This means 'naturally' that currently the only proven management of symptomatic fibroids remains surgical intervention.

  10. QUESTION:
    Questions about pcos and fibroids?
    What foods should be avoided for pcos patients, I read eliminating dairy and beef helps, are there any herbal remedies that help shrink fibroids?

    • ANSWER:
      Milk, meat, cheese, eggs...etc..should avoided in pcos patients.
      There are no herbal remedies that help shrink fibroids.

  11. QUESTION:
    Herbal supplements for heavy periods?
    Im 16 and was taken off the birth control pill because they suspect it was causing blood clots in my leg...

    So...I was wondering if anyone knew of any herbs that are good for heavy periods or ones that regulate hormones and such.

    I've heard red clover, red raspberry, and evening primrose but a lot of that seems to be more for pregnancy??

    can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Menustrational Complaints (You must read it carefully) these are 100% cures which cure without any side effects or complications :-

      Dark, clotted; copious or scanty menses, during day time only; 1st menses delayed and painful; intermittent and irregular; changing moods; likes open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; copious; during night on lying down; frequently; intermittent; painful Kreosote 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses dark; acrid, excoriating,during night only, after lying down Bovista 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Copious and dark; worse after injury Hamamellis 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Dark, clotted, painful and frequent, due to displaced uterus; during night only Trillium p.Q or 6X, 3 hourly

      Copious; gushing and frequent; worse after exertion; every 2 weeks or every few days;lasting for a week or more Medorrhinum 200 or 1M monthly (3)

      Copious, offensive, clotted and painful,due to uterine fibroid; difficult to wash Platina 200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses bright red, copious, clotted, painful and frequent; worse during menopause; walking ameliorates; history of abortion Sabina 30 or 200 6 hourly

      Menses bright red, mingled with dark clots; offensive Belladonna 30, 4 hourly

      Mense bright red; gushing; nausea or vomiting, clean tongue Ipecac 30, 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; copious and frequent Millefolium Q or 30 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; vicarious; patient desires icy cold water Phosphorus 30 or 200, 4 hourly(3)

      Menses acrid; excoriating;copious after miscarriage; frequent; intermittent China 6 or 30, 4 hourly

      Menses copious; continues upto next period; dark and clotted; irregular Secale Cor 30 4 hourly

      Menses profuse and early; copious with dark clots and abdominal distention Nux vomica 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Early and excessive; bright red, long lasting with headache; copious; worse after exertion; early in young girls lasting for long; late in adults Calc-phos 12X or 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; lasting a week or more,frequent, every 2 weeks; intermittent Sulphur 200 or 1M, 4 hourly (3)

      Amenorrhoea; dark clotted blood; copious, frequent, delayed; first menses delayed; exhausting; pale, thin blood Ferrum met.3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Irregular; painful, delayed or frequent; worse after exertion Sepia 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Early; profuse and frequent; every 2 weeks; during lactation; lasting a week or more; returns after excitement; suppressed after working in water or becoming wet Calcarea carb.200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious, frequent,dark, intermittent and irregular; during day time only; offensive, painful and thick Lilium tig.30 or 200, 4 hourly (3)

      Menstrual flow suppressed after fright or shock; in plethoric young girls; menses profuse with nose bleed; late; marked fear and restlessness Aconite 30 or 200, 3 hourly

      Menses frequent and copious; offensive; passive bleeding Helonias Q or 6, 4 hourly

      All complaints better during menstruation; copious or scanty; painful for very short period only; dark, lumpy and black Lachesis 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; worse after injury or coition; bruised pains Arnica 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious; late or suppressed; worse while sitting; feels better after flow starts Zincum met.30 or 200, 3 hourly(3)

      Dark, clotted, stringy, offensive, painful and frequent; worse from least movements Crocus sat.Q or 6X, 4 hourly

      Delayed; specially first menses; irregular,painful,pale and scanty; stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)

      Delayed and painful; flow aggravates the complaints; neuralgic, rheumatic pain;scanty or suppressed due to emotions or fever Actaea race.30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Delayed, scanty,stopped due to cold; putting hands in cold water, due to cold; breast becomes enlarged, sore and painful during menstrual cycle Conium mac.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Delayed or stopped; by putting hands in cold water; suppressed after drinking milk Lac-def.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early or delayed; exhausting,scanty or profuse; stools hard and constipated; haemorrhage between periods Thlaspi b-p.Q or 6 4 hourly

      Copious; alternate periods more profuse; frequent and painful;very slight (1st day only), 2nd day with vomiting; mentrual colic with large clots Cyclamen 30 4 hourly

      Painful and scanty;increases while sitting and less while walking Alumina 30 or 0/5 4 hourly

      Menses with neuralgic pain; dysmenorrhoea with pains flying to other parts of the body Caulophyllum 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Early, dark and stringy with neuralgic pain; better after flow starts; menstrual colic; membranous dysmenorrhoea Magnesia phos.12X or 30 3 hourly

      menses lasts for long; thick and dark; irregular Nux mosch.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; menses returns after over exertion; long walk, passing hard stools etc; discharge of blood between periods Ambra gr.200 3 hourly (3)

      Painful; only for one day or one hour; late and scanty; amenorrhoea with opthalmia Euphrasia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Menses appear only for one day; scanty, pain in small of back and stomach during menstruation Baryta carb.200 4 hourly (3)

      Clotted,stringy, passive and bright red; profuse after miscarriage; worse after slightest provocation Ustilago Q or 6 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; suppressed after bathing in river or swimming pool; tongue thickly whitish coated Antim-crud.200 4 hourly (3)

      Suppressed with colic; better bending double and by pressure Colocynth 200 3 hourly (3)

      Acrid,early, profuse and prolonged; suppressed after getting feet wet Rhus tox.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; epistaxis instead of menses; worse by motion Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Totally exhausted during menstruation, can hardly speak; lasting for long, though not profuse Carbo an.200 3 hourly(3)

      Menses early or late; scanty or profuse; pain with soreness about genitals; pain from back passes down through left labium Kali carb.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Gushing; exhausting with colic as from sharp stones rubbing together; irregular and painful Cocculus ind.30 or 200 4 hourly

      Scanty; early or delayed; clots of black blood; menstrual flow aggravates all the complaints Thuja oc.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent; early or delayed during day time only; no menses at night; scanty and offensive Causticum 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent and gushing; membranous; painful and stringy; breasts swollen and painful before menses and better afterwards; excessive menstruation; discharge of bloody mucous after menses at the time of new moon Lac-can.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses during lactation period; while nursing the child Silicea 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Membranous; early and profuse, with griping in abdomen; nausea and pain in stomach extending to small of back Borax 30 4 hourly

      Early with thick and strong odour; offensive; premature and too copious Carbo Veg.30 or 200 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Menses offensive; vicarious; mammae swollen and painful Psorinum 200 or 1M, monthly (3)

      Menses painful; suppressed; colic before the appearance of discharge Verat Vir 30X or 200 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Dysmenorrhoea; menses usually delayed Pneumococcus 30X or 200, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      For more information on Homeopathy and women's problems please look up under the appropriate header :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases

      I hope and pray that the provided information proves helpful to you.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless

  12. QUESTION:
    has anybody tried a fibriodclear? is it a sacm?
    i have fibriods and i was researching online on how to shrink fibriods and i found this website called fibriodclear.com. iwas convienced on buying it but i wanted reviews on it because i don't no if this website is a scam. has anybody tried or ordered fibriod clear online? is it a scam? does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      I had fibroids for 20 years and tried all kinds of herbal remedies, went on birth control pills to see if it would shrink them. I'm 50 now and just had my uterus removed because of them. They were big. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself.
      HOWEVER, My advice is if they aren't causing you severe problems, live with them.
      Those herbal things -- we really want to believe they work but my personal opinion after spending thousands of dollars over the years is -- they don't work.
      Save your money.

  13. QUESTION:
    please help!! any home remedies to cure my fibroids in my womb.?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Mary,

      Dr. John Lee had great success in treating fibroids with bioidentical progesterone. Fibroids are estrogen driven, meaning estrogen makes them grow. Progesterone is our natural "anti-estrogen", and it will balance out the effects.

      Fibroids are the most common growth of the female genital tract. They are round, firm and benign and commonly grow to the size of a grapefruit. They are often associated with heavy periods and irregular bleeding. After menopause they usually wither away.

      Fibroids are one of the most common reasons that women have a hysterectomy. Natural progesterone offers a better alternative because fibroid tumors, like breast fibrocysts, are a product of estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance stimulates their growth and Dr. Lee in his book comments that estrogen dominance is a much greater problem than is recognized by contemporary medicine.

      When estrogen dominance is counterbalanced with natural progesterone they no longer grow in size and will generally decrease in size and at menopause they will atrophy.

      Check out his website at http://www.johnleemd.com and read through some of the articles. Very informative.

      WHAT TO DO:
      * Use natural progesterone cream.
      * Eat a plant-based, fiber rich diet (at least 20-30g fiber per day)
      * Take a liver-supporting and detoxifying herbal formula that includes the following herbs: Bupleurum, milk thistle (silybum marianum), barberry or goldenseal, burdock root, yellow dock, dandelion root.
      * Take a uterus-healing herbal formula that includes some or all of the following herbs: myrrh, red raspberry, cayenne, Bupleurum, yarrow, vitex and lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
      * Use a castor oil pack 2-4 times a week (many books on herbal healing have instructions on how to make and use a castor oil pack.)

      WHAT TO AVOID:
      * Unopposed estrogen
      * Dairy products
      * Feed-lot meats (eat only range-fed, organic meats free of drugs and pestiside residue)
      * Coffee (heavily sprayed with DDT)

      These measures may not "cure" your fibroids, but they will certainly lessen the pain.

      Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    Uterus fibroid surgery? ?
    I have uternine fibroids and I've avoided this for over 10 years. I'm scared. I might want surgery to get rid of it,but I'm surgery phobic. Anyone know what is involved? and is it like a C section?
    I am done with childbearing and have witnessed the massage, chirporactor, supplement route for attempting to cure other ailments but haven't tried it on myself. I dunno; its all so confusing when traditional medicine and alternatie medicine disagrees with the other adn frustrating for the patient.

    • ANSWER:
      From what i have seen there are a few different options for surgery and most of them are at least a little bit untrusive. There are also statistics that show the fibroids can grow back after these surgeries and some can make it very hard to get pregnant afterwards as well.
      There are soem who suggest you can shrink them naturally though, this article might help:
      ***

      Natural Cures For Fibroids - Do They Work?

      Fibroids or Uterine Fibroids are growths that occur in a woman's uterus (the womb) that can grow quite large and cause problems for the woman who suffers from this malady. Natural cures for fibroids are often treated with very little respect by traditional medical doctors who will often recommend dangerous surgery options to remove the fibroids as the only path forward.

      This is strange as natural cures for other female afflictions such as PCOS and more have been used to help women that modern medicine cannot cure for years. Herbal remedies, Chinese medicine, massage, acupuncture, diet and many other options that do not include surgery are often said to cure almost anything and even skeptics admit that there is a definite benefit to many of these things but how do they stack up versus modern medicine and surgery for uterine fibroid reduction?

      Read the rest here:
      http://ezinearticles.com/?Natural-Cures-For-Fibroids---Do-They-Work?&id=1422581

  15. QUESTION:
    Dosage of Black seed oil for shrinking Fibroids?
    I have 5.5 cm fibroid. I am taking black seed oil/ nigella sativa. But, I would like to know a proper therapuetic dosage.

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of ways to help shrink fibroids naturally-but very rarely does just one method work in isolation. Fibroids are thought to be caused by a combination of factors and because of this, a multifaceted approach is thought to be the only way to ensure natural shrinkage. This can include dietary methods, herbal treatments and the natural reduction of estrogen-particularly that caused by environmental toxins. One way of reducing naturally produced estrogen is to ensure you maintain a healthy weight as estrogen is both stored in and manufactured by fat cells. Also, a good liver detox (just google "liver detox") can really help remove built up environmental pollutants which, if present, will not allow fibroid shrinkage.

      If you would like more information, then visit http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-shrink-fibroids

      I'm not sure of the exact dosage you would require of black seed oil, but am aware of its usage with fibroids.I know you can get hold of herbal remedies in correctly managed dosages via the link I've posted.

      Hope this helps.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone here has uterine fibroids?
    I have been diagnosed by uterine fibroids and I'm very worried. Has anyone here had uterine fibroids? If so, how did you get rid of them? what I have is not very big at all. I'm only 27, and am done having children. Please no hysterectomy for me!

    • ANSWER:
      My sister used to have uterine fibroids few years ago. She was recommended to try herbal remedy Hysteromyoma Plaster and that worked really well for her. It cured her fibroids and she hasn't have any recurrent fibroids ever since. You can visit their official website http://www.nobleherb.com/goods-19.html for more details. Best wishes to you!

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural remedy for uterine fibroids?
    I don't have bothersome symptoms, but I have 6 large fibroids. I want to get pregnant in the future. My doctor said I'll have no trouble getting pregnant, but I'm likely to have trouble during pregnancy. I keep myomectomy as a last resourt. Cause there are so many possible complications like adhesions and having to have a C-section. I want my body to get rid of them naturally. Any advise? Like exercise or fasting? I know that fibroids a hormone-dependent. I also know that girls lose their period if they fast long enough. Will that do anything?

    • ANSWER:
      I answered your other question and seeing this makes me feel for you as it must be awful fearing you may not be able to have kids.

      I couldn't find too much but I did search and found this

      The great Dr John R Christopher said burdock helps fibroids..if taking use an organic tincture..the usual dose is two dropperfuls (60 drops)..3-5 times a day..I would use 5 times a day. a dropperful is what remains in the eyedropper of a tincture bottle when you squeeze the bulb, inset into the herbal tincture formula, release eyedropper top..what remains in the drop is called a dropperful and looks about half full..this eliminates the need to count drops. a few off will not hurt on herbs.

      A good brand is herbpharm..they have a good burdock blend. Burdock is not harmful..it is a blood cleanser and sold in some places as a food,.

      http://www.herballegacy.com/search.php?zoom_query=fibroids
      http://www.herballegacy.com/Light_Chemical.html

      I once read his woman's herbal years ago but can't remember if he addressed fibroids there but it may be worth a shot..I got it from interlibrary loan.

      it is also sold here--

      http://www.amazon.com/Every-Womans-Herbal-John-Christopher/dp/1879436108

      Also curezone has a lot of excellent health info..here is some of the things on fibroid there.

      http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&client=pub-0846790371736460&cof=FORID:1%3BGL:1%3BLBGC:336699%3BLC:%230000ff%3BVLC:%23663399%3BGFNT:%230000ff%3BGIMP:%230000ff%3BDIV:%23336699%3B&domains=curezone.com&sitesearch=curezone.com&oe=ISO-8859-1&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=fibroids&spell=1

      so I would revcommend this book and the ons by linda page and balche in the other questions for hormone balancing and the burdock and further research on curezone and elsewhere to trying to dissolve the fibroids.

      Also maybe Dr Richard schulze's incurables formula may help..(push enter and go to the incurables program..he is the one with the female herbal formula and said he never failed to help infertile woman or women with female problems who wanted to have a child fail..I bet he used his incurables formula with his female herbs..also see his index in the catalog found at herbdoc.com

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/default.asp

  18. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had success with herbal treatment of fibroids?
    I am seeking information on natural methods to cure/treat uterine fibroids. I would like to know if anyone has tried this method ( or knows of anyone who has ) and had convincing success? Serious, polite, constructive answers only please.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic treatment for uterine fibroids can be very efficient and in many cases may be the only treatment you will ever need to get healthy again. (I consider homeopathy to be a 100% natural method of treatment).

      I have personally treated uterine fibroids with relative success.

      Homeopathic prescription for tumors of the Uterus (Fibroid Tumors).

      Take homeopathic remedies Sulfur and Bryonia both in 200 together on the first day but just two doses per week; on the second day Belladonna and Podophylum and Caulophyllum, all 3 in 200, again just twice a week but not on the same day when you take the 1st two Sulfur and Bryonia. Also take these cell salts (3-4 tablets) every four hours regularly Ferrum Phos 6X,Calcarea Flour 6 X Kali Mur 6X and Silicea 6X.

      Homeopathic remedy dosage

      I suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take 2-3 drops of selected remedy in th glass of water, preferably empty stomached.

  19. QUESTION:
    Both fallopian tubes are blocked with fibroid?
    Hi my friend has recently found that her fibroids are blocking her both the fallopian tubes. She wants to be mother she is around 27 yr of age with no child. She is open for any treatment like aurveda, homeopathy(Dr said its too big to be cured by homeopaty),surgery, meditation, reiki, anything anyone knows about it Pl. tell .

    • ANSWER:
      Enzymes....a product called viatlzym. It has an enzyme called serrapeptase that eats dead matter. Lot's of women use it for fibroids. Also nattokinase is used to do the same.

      There is an herbal combination called cinnamon and poria that is good for fibroids and cyst's. It is in chinese medicine.

      Both of these remedies need to be taken long term to work. It does not work overnight.

      tell your friend talk to her doctor about different alternatives available to her and the effects on your reproductive system for trying them. Talk to many doctors as possible and see if she can combine alternative and conventional means to heal her condition. Acupunture is also used for healing fibroids.

  20. QUESTION:
    Are there any herbal remedies for bad PMS mood swings?
    I get really moody for about 2 weeks before my period starts, arguing with everyone around me for no reason, they do something small and I'll snap for absolutely no apparent reason, my poor boyfriend has to put up with a lot of this, I also get pretty bad cramps and boob tenderness, and was wondering if there were some sort of herbal remedy i may be able to take for some or all of this

    • ANSWER:
      Emotional reactions
      Some women may experience emotional reactions. These range from the
      irritability that is generally associated with Premenstrual Syndrome
      (PMS), to fatigue, or weepiness i.e., tears of emotional closeness. A
      similar range of emotional effects and mood swings associated with
      pregnancy.

      Flow
      The normal menstrual flow follows a plan that begins at a moderate
      level, increases somewhat and then slowly tapers. Suddenly heavy flows
      or amounts in excess of 80 miles. Hyper menorrhea may stem from hormonal
      disturbance, abnormal parent, including parent cancer, and other
      causes. Doctors call the opposite phenomenon to bleed very little, hypo
      menorrhea.

      Period
      The typical woman bleeds for two to seven days at the beginning of each
      menstrual cycle. Prolonged bleeding no longer a clear plan period.
      Dysfunctional maternal hemorrhage caused bleeding hormonal
      abnormalities, typically an ovulation. All they need medical attention
      bleeding disorders can show the imbalances of hormones, the uterine
      fibroids, or other problems. As pregnant patients may bleed, a pregnancy
      test forms part of the evaluation of abnormal bleeding.

  21. QUESTION:
    Fibroids and Breast Cysts
    Hello All,
    I have uterine fibroids and breast cysts. I am estrogen dominant and began taking steps to repair the damage. I have begun exercising as well as changing my diet free from red meats, dairy and coffee. My doctor and I discussed possible options and since I am fairly young (36), invasive procedures are not beneficial for me since I plan (hope) to have more children and the Fibroids are not yet severely large enough to cause serious damage, however they are uncomfortable.

    I also don't want to take Hormone Therapy due to side affects and my age.

    I researched online various sites advising the use of Natural Herbs to reduce and shrink Fibroids, but there are so many I want to know which herbs are BEST or more EFFECTIVE at eliminating Fibroids.
    I understand that using Natural Herbs it will take abit of a longer time to reduce the Fibroids and I'm ok with that, I just want to "pin-point" the BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE herbs to obtain.

    I've read the following are good choices:
    Vitex (Chasteburry)
    Milk Thistle
    Lady s Mantle
    Dandelion root
    Flaxseed

    Please if I've missed anything please let me know or advise the best most effective herb remedy to use. Thanks everyone in advance, greatly appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      Understand that you don't want surgery due to the desire for more kids - but having had this problem myself, I advise you to take one more thing into consideration - your quality of life should you go for the herbal remedy. You could spend years trying various herbs with the accompanying discomfort, and end up in surgery after all of that. I had surgery and never looked back as I felt great again!

  22. QUESTION:
    Have you had any success in shrinking fibroid the natural way?
    so far I am using the "chi machine, and hothouse" and estro sense...

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Dear

      As a rule always follow any treatment method natural or conventional with full faith that it is going to cure you.

      Medicines will work only if the mind supports-

      I have shrunk my fibroids naturally with a help of herbal remedy. In case you are interested to read my story and BELIEVE that it will work for you too please visit http://www.naturalremediesforfibroidtreatment.weebly.com

  23. QUESTION:
    How to prevent uterine fibroids?
    I heard uterine fibroids occur frequently in up to half of all women over forty. So are there any useful ways to prevent this diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Family History.
      The first thing you should do is check your family history for fibroids. There has been speculation that genetics may play a role in women who get them. Researchers are currently doing genetic studies to find out who's likely to develop fibroids.
      2. Your Lifestyle.
      As women, we have to be careful of what we eat. Consuming foods that are high in fat, sugar, and caffeine can encourage the growth of fibroids. Excess sugar and fat consumed can also interfere with the liver's ability to remove excess estrogen, which stimulates fibroid growth. Many women consume high-fat and high-sugar foods when stress leads to emotional eating. A solution would be to find other ways to relieve your stress such as exercise, meditation, or some other hobby. Also, eat less high-fat and high-sugar foods and ass healthier foods to your diet such as fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.
      3.Once you get this disease, please don't worry about it too much. Hysterectomy will solve the problem but in a most violent way -- by taking the uterus out, often taking the ovaries out as well. There actually exist herbal remedies for uterine fibroids. You can use Hysteromyoma Plaster for a try. You can visit http://nobleherb.com/goods-19.html for more details.

  24. QUESTION:
    Still waiting for answers about fibroidclear. Does it shrink uterine fibroid?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a big fan of herbal remedies.
      And I'm going to guess NO.
      If you look on the packaging of many herbal remedies, you will see a statement like,
      "No therapeutic claims"

      Meaning that the product is unproven medically.

      Why not ask your doctor if that product would have benefits for you.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there is any ayurvedic medicine to cure fibroid without operation?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a large, growing fibroid. When it was first diagnosed, it was about the size of an egg. Then, one year later, it was larger, needing surgery. Well, I'm chicken (no pun intended!), so I thought I'd try using castor oil. Castor oil has always been used as a home remedy for a variety of illnesses. What I did was begin taking Evening Primrose Oil, 1000 mg, three times a day. I also massaged Pure, Cold-Pressed Castor Oil into my abdomen in a circular motion, three times a day, massaging twenty-five times in one direction, and twenty-five times in the other direction. When I went back for an ultra-sound one year later, it was gone. The technician did not believe me when I told her that I used to have one, so I said she needed to go get my files from the doctor.

      This is how I got started in Natural Remedies, Vitamins and Herbals. I've been fibroid-free for 10 years now.

  26. QUESTION:
    Doe anyone have personal knowledge of the reduction/disappearance of a large fibroid without surgery?
    I've been offered a date for surgical removal of a large fibroid, but don't want to go ahead without being sure of having exhausted less drastic options.
    Small fibroids have been known to go away of their own accord but how about larger ones?
    There are lots of claims over the internet, but they are generally linked to someone trying to sell something.
    Does anyone have PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE of this, or of something (other than surgery) that actually worked?

    • ANSWER:
      I have personal knowledge,Persistent..knowledge gained from seeing many women fall victim to the myth that fibroids can be removed without surgery.
      It IS a myth - not reality at all.Surgery seems drastic to all of us; that's only natural. But, the truth of the matter is simply that fibroids don't disappear any other way.
      I have seen women of child-bearing age cling to the hope of non-surgical removal for years, trying one herbal "remedy" after another..until they reached their menopause and were no longer fetrtile; when they could have surgically removed the fibroids and had children.
      lf you are peri-menopausal and will soon cease menstruation,or are not interested in child-bearing,then there is a tablet that can shrink the fibroid and stop all symptoms - it's called DANAZOL.
      Ask your doctor about it.
      All the best wishes for your health.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ever had uterine fibroids removed?
    I'm having surgery soon - and I'm a nervous reck! Has anyone ever had a laparotomy with uterine myomectomy to remove a large fibroid? What can I expect for surgery and recovery? Any advice to calm my nerves - I've never had surgery before!

    • ANSWER:
      You won't feel a thing during the procedure, that I can assure you.
      Laparotomy procedure
      A laparotomy is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon makes a large, single cut through the skin and muscle of the abdomen, so that the underlying organs can be clearly viewed. The exposed organs are then carefully examined. Once diagnosed, the problem may be fixed on the spot (for example, a perforated bowel may be repaired). In other cases, a subsequent operation may be needed. Once the laparotomy is complete, the muscle of the abdominal wall and the overlying skin are sutured (sewn) closed.

      Immediately after the operation
      After the operation, you can expect:
      Your temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and wound site are carefully monitored.
      You may have a drain inserted at the wound site.
      A small tube may have been passed through your nose and into your stomach to help drain stomach secretions for a day or two. This rests your digestive tract as it heals.
      A urinary catheter is inserted to drain off urine. This should be removed a day or so following theatre.
      You are on intravenous fluids, as you may not be allowed to eat for a few days.
      Pain relief should be given regularly, as ordered by your doctor, to keep you comfortable.
      As soon as possible, you are encouraged to do your deep breathing and leg exercises.
      You are assisted out of bed the day after the operation (all going well). Early walking is important, as it reduces the risks of blood clots and chest infections.
      You have daily wound care and observation, and advice on caring for your wound at home.
      Medication is given to you on discharge.
      http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Laparotomy?OpenDocument
      http://www.swindon-marlborough.nhs.uk/departments/Women's_Services/patinfo/lap3.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/Surgery-for-chronic-pelvic-pain

      There will be some pain for a few days. How many days? This is totally personal, each woman has a diferent level of enduring pains. You will get painkillers and I suggest as long as you feel pain or discomfort and weakness or tirdeness, just listen to your body. You body will signal you when you are ready to resume your daily activities. Good luck on the operation, its a relative small operation so take some mild herbal remedy to calm yourself until the operation is due (Rescue Remedy is one I favor - these are drops).

  28. QUESTION:
    i am 45 years old and i have been diagnosed with fibroids . i am starting to feel the symtoms of menopause.?
    i just want to know should i have surgery and remove the fibroid or should i just let nature take it course and go through menopause and the bleeding will stop all together.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      You seemed to have done a lot of research on the treatment options available to you.

      For women approaching menopause ( which can happen anytime between 45-50 years it is best to adopt the wait and watch approach. With the onset of menopause the levels of estrogen in your body will automatically decline and stop your fibroids growth.

      Are the fibriods symptoms bothering you? If so for relief from pain and discomfort caused by fibroids you can consider natural remedies for fibroids treatment. These are simple cures based on diet, exercise, weight control and herbal medication to shrink fibroids naturally and prevent the growth of new tumors.

      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Select-Type-of-Treatment-For-Fibroids-Which-Will-Suit-You-the-Best&id=4788711

  29. QUESTION:
    Fibroids and Breast Cysts
    Hello All,
    I have uterine fibroids and breast cysts. I am estrogen dominant and began taking steps to repair the damage. I have begun exercising as well as changing my diet free from red meats, dairy and coffee. My doctor and I discussed possible options and since I am fairly young (36), invasive procedures are not beneficial for me since I plan (hope) to have more children and the Fibroids are not yet severely large enough to cause serious damage, however they are uncomfortable.

    I also don't want to take Hormone Therapy due to side affects and my age.

    I researched online various sites advising the use of Natural Herbs to reduce and shrink Fibroids, but there are so many I want to know which herbs are BEST or more EFFECTIVE at eliminating Fibroids.
    I understand that using Natural Herbs it will take abit of a longer time to reduce the Fibroids and I'm ok with that, I just want to "pin-point" the BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE herbs to obtain.

    I've read the following are good choices:
    Vitex (Chasteburry)
    Milk Thistle
    Lady s Mantle
    Dandelion root
    Flaxseed

    Please if I've missed anything please let me know or advise the best most effective herb remedy to use. Thanks everyone in advance, greatly appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      Although this might seem rather strange, I have found the primary causative agent for breast cysts to be wearing bras, and every women I've known with the problem had it get better once she stopped wearing a bra for a few weeks.
      I can understand why you would be hesitant to do that, but there's actually a lot of information showing bras are bad for your health (especially tight restrictive ones). They cut the lymph flow, which amongst other things leads to cysts.

      Beyond that, I know a few people who have cured both by using the disolving process (which is explained in a book called opening the energy gates of your body), along with a few others that did it via energy movement forms which made the fluids flow within their body (the best one in that regards was known as gods playing in the clouds).

      I've also read a lot of research data supporting the notion that DMSO applied to the are a cysts or fibroids in can cure it, but I've never had any first hand experience with this approach, mainly because I haven't come to the point where it was necessary to do.

      There are a few herbal remedies which can help to mitigate it etc, but I am of the opinion they're less effective than DMSO so I wouldn't personally use them.

      Hope that helps!

      *I should also note none of the girls had their breasts get aesthetically worse after they stopped wearing them, an increase in size was the only noticeable effect.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of Uterine Fibroids without having surgery?
    I have a uterine fibroid that's 8cm in diameter, about the size of an orange. Anyway, what other ways besides surgery can I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing you can do naturally. My MIL has one the size of a grapefruit and she's one of those herbal loving people who is convinved herbs/natural remedies can cure all. So she set out on taking a bunch of weird crap like tree bark and pussywillow fluff...( LOL I don't know the exact names but this is good enough) and told herself it would shrink her fibroid. Well,....it didn't. It's now even larger than before and she risks rupturing her uterus because she won't get it treated by a medical doctor. Please don't follow her steps. These can be really dangerous if you leave them untreated.

  31. QUESTION:
    Remedies Other Than Birth Control Pill For Heavy Menstrual Flow?
    My flow has been really heavy since my 3rd son- I was soaking super plus kotex tampons, and wearing max absorbent pads as BACKUP, and I STILL had to change every 20 minutes to 2 hours. So yesterday when I started I tried a menstrual cup and it worked at first, but now I'm on my heavy days and it still doesn't cut it. I don't see too much reason to go on the pill to control it since I've gotten pregnant twice on the pill already. It doesn't work for birth control, so I don't wanna buy it JUST for menstrual control unless I have no other choice. But today I am dizzy & nauseous from the bleeding. What can control how much I bleed? :(

    • ANSWER:
      Heya Faith.

      I've always had heavy periods - I'd leak through a super-plus tampon, night-time pad and clothing within 15 minutes - so I know how awkward it can be.

      Menstrual cups are without a doubt the best way of dealing with flow.
      As long as you're using it right and you have the best capacity and size for you then you will be able to go twice as long as what you would with tampons or pads, and you shouldn't get the full flood leaking you get with tampons - also menstrual cups can lessen menstrual flow over time. Don't forget also that menstrual cups can be worn overnight, which tampons cannot, so that's a great advantage with heavy flow.

      I always recommend against the pill for heavy flow, or any menstrual problems for that matter, as it suppresses cycles it hides underlying causes for such problems, as well as limits your ability to care for sexual health and eradicates the emotional/mental benefits to menstrual cycles. In the case of heavy flow if it is caused by thick uterus lining then the pill will do nothing, even if the problem is hormonal it may not be that effective.

      My suggestions;

      See your doctor.
      Check for problems; hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, polyps, fibroids, cysts or tumors. Demand treatment - this is easier said than done because often they will use the pill as a quick-fix, if you have a good doctor though they will work with you to find the cause and treatment options, if not then seek care elsewhere. If open to it you may also want to look into complimentary therapies such as acupuncture or chiropractic care.

      Medication.
      If everything checks out okay with the doctor then I suggest taking tranexamic acid, you take three tablets a day for the first few days of your period and it can lessen your flow and length of your periods by up to half - you may also find the more often you take these the lighter your flow gets without needing to take these tablets. These are pretty much the best thing I've found to help, I can also go up to four months without taking them before my periods start getting really heavy again.

      Diet.
      Make sure to eat healthy, even changes to diet leading up to your period will help, make sure you're getting iron to make up for blood loss and as lack of iron is also a cause of heavy flow, I tend to eat a lot of iron-rich foods and avoid sugars leading up to my periods. Get plenty of magnesium, zinc and calcium for menstrual health, vitamin E to regulate flow, and vitamins A and C to regulate estrogen levels to lessen flow. Seaweed is also known to help as it is a source of iodine, which helps to revitalize the endocrine system, however if not up for eating seaweed then you can just take kelp capsules - most health stores will carry these and be able to advise you on dosage.

      Herbal.
      Coffee is a good way to lessen flow as it is a vasoconstrictor so constricts blood vessels in the uterus preventing heavy blood loss, it isn't a huge difference and for some it can cause things to get worse, but it does give a fairly immediate effect either way so worth a try. Look into taking herbal treatments daily throughout your cycle, particularly helpful are; chaste tree (tincture is best), evening primrose oil or black cohosh, these will help to regulate hormones to help prevent heavy periods, also drinking either vitex tea or a women's tea blend may help too.

      It is a case of finding the cause and finding what works for you, don't forget that just as your menstrual cycle effects your whole body, your whole body can effect your menstrual cycle - not just hormonal issues, but if you're unhealthy, not eating right, smoking, or stressed these can all contribute too. I know a good few gynochologists who start off sessions with women suffering heavy or painful periods with 'How are you doing?' - emotional distress, life not going the way you want, unresolved issues, as 'hippy' as it may sound these do effect menstruation.

  32. QUESTION:
    Are there any safe natural remedies to shorten the duration of my period?
    I am 40 and and a smoker (i know, very bad!) and have been advised by my gynecologist not to go on the pill. however my period last anywhere from 5-7 days and this is annoying.

    • ANSWER:
      The average menstrual period is 7 days - the fact it is annoying you is less an issue of menstrual more to do with your attitude towards it. The old adage comes into play here, that periods are only as good or as bad as you make them may I ask then why you find such short periods annoying? I d suggest you address that first of all, rather than have the periods of normal length shortened you would be better off to seek a more reliable means of dealing with your periods by addressing this.

      There are methods that theoretically would shorten your periods but not by any considerable amount, any method that would be used for menstrual induction could theoretically help the flow of menstrual material so shorten your periods. For example using parsley as this is a mild emmenagogue which means that it relaxes your cervix to allow for the release of menstrual material, taking it as tea four times a day may progress things further. Or an abortifacient such as Pennyroyal to help uterus contractions, although not ideal if you suffer from period pains unless of course you prevent the period pains before using an abortifacient, again in tea form. Basically any herbal method as well as doing research yourself online, Sisterzeus http://www.sisterzeus.com being the first stop, I d also discuss with a health store worker and with your doctor if you have any serious health problems. Vitamin C is another suggestion in increased amounts along with a lot of water; it would help to some degree as this starves the uterus of progesterone which can aid in breaking down the uterus walls, if nothing else it would make you feel more energised during your period.

      I d say to have another word with your gynaecologist too, obviously I don t know why they advised you not to go on the pill I m assuming a medical reason as most gynaecologists I know ignorantly hand out the pill like candy. Perhaps they could advise another form of menstrual management, I know that also tranexamic acid and mefenamic acid normally used for either menstrual cramps or heavy periods (depending on dosage) could be used to shorten menstruation and is relatively low risk unless you are at risk of thrombosis or fibroids.

      I'm speaking from not only personal experience with hypermenorrhagia (periods 12 times heavier than average lasting 9-10 days), but also as a menstrual activist, I study female sexual health, and have trained gynaecologists. Dealing with the issues you have with your period (i.e. "this is annoying") is a lot easier than trying to reduce the length of normal menstrual periods.

  33. QUESTION:
    fibroidclear success?
    hi lady's has anyone used or know anything about this herbal product.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, I have been using fibroid clear for 3 months because I have fibroid the size of a 5 month pregnancy. Its simple to take and it took me 3 weeks to see results (less pms and lighter period). I am noticing my belly is getting smaller, as I am using the next smaller notch on my belt.

      Me and my fiance have been ttc for about 2 years and we are going to try the body cleansing kit they make, along with fertilplus for men to see what happens, so wish us luck!

      One thing I should warn you of is the shipping costs, as they are a little high because the products are shipped from the states.

      I hope this helps. Herbal remedies are a great alternative to drugs, and I have been using them since 2008 and have not experienced any negative effects. Good luck in your search and I hope whatever you decide works out for you!

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there a herbal remedy for Fatty Liver disease?
    I have a very enlarged liver because of Non alcoholic fatty liver disease.I don't drink alcohol but I do take a lot of medications and have for many years.The medications are essential.I know I can't cure my liver but there must be something I could take to help my liver work and last longer.I am a 61 yr. old gal with lots of other health problems.Takeing another med for my liver seems to just add to the work it has to do.Is there something that is good for it and it would apppreciate a little help.I am not overweight and try to stay active but sometimes my abdomen is very sore and bloated to the point that I can't where anything around my middle so I were dresses all the time.Unfortunately my tummy looks like I am 7 months pregnant.I just got this diagnosis from a recent ultra sound which also revealed many large fibroids in my uterus.I can get those taken care of surgically but a liver transplant is something I what to avoid as long as possible.Any sugesstions would be appreciated and I will consult a doctor before trying anything.I just feel I should do a little research on my own..Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      well, your liver is what makes fat for your body. if you have a lazy liver, then instead of moving that fat out of your liver and into your butt or legs, your liver deposits the fat within itself. so, its a lazy liver.

      since this may be your problem, think of your liver like an extra butt. the best way to lose weight from your butt is to excerise, eat healthy, and SLOWLY lose weight. if you lose weight slowly, the weight (or fat) will come off your liver. if you lose weight rapidly, you actually end up making the matter worse as the liver does the opposite of what you want.

      i know that what ive said is bizarre. you need to see a hepatologist (or GI physician if in the U.S.) and have this explained to you in a matter that may make more sense....as i dont know your preferred learning style.

      basically, eat healthy and exercise in order to lose weight. that should help your fatty liver out!

      best wishes.

  35. QUESTION:
    cramps even when i don't have my period!?
    Recently, I've been having cramps even after my period ends... up to a week after, in fact. My stomach hurts sooo bad. I'm 18. Is that normal? Also, is it normal to be highly irritable when I have cramps... it bothers me a lot when people talk to me when my stomach is hurting. Does that happen to everyone or is it just to me?

    • ANSWER:
      See your GYN doctor about the cramps. You may have fibroids causing the cramping. It's best to check it out.

      The irritably also sounds like it could be your hormones out of whack.
      On the other hand, intense pain can make anyone irritable.

      If the doctor recommends that you take pharmaceutical drugs for all this, let me please suggest that you first do a little research about the natural, herbal remedies that might be just what you need without the undesirable side effects all the drugs have.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have polycystic ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) I want to get pregnant, Help.?
    I've had PCOS for about 8 years now, I also have diabetes though easily controlled with pills no insulin. My wife of 10 years had our first child 15 months ago since then I have had regular menstrual cycles perfectly timed. I've attempted 2 times now to get pregnant it hasn't taken. Anyone out there who has experience with methods they have tried. (if your curious about how I got my periods back It was the hormones in the breast milk)

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried those ovulation kits to see if you are actually ovulating?

      I assume you are on metformin?

      I have PCOS but not diabetes - but I also have a thyroid condition. Both of which are known to cause problems concieving. And I have 2 fibroid tumors. Lucky me. LOL. But I was able to have 2 kids.

      Now I can't say for SURE that this helped me get pregnant but I did research and then bought this:
      http://www.soap.com/p/natures-way-vitex-chaste-tree-caps-61189?site=CA&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_S&utm_term=SNA-127&utm_campaign=GoogleAW&CAWELAID=1323204116&utm_content=pla&adtype=pla&cagpspn=pla

      and concieved almost right away.

      http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/chaste-tree-herbal-remedies.htm

  37. QUESTION:
    can endometriosis and fibroids be cured by doing pranayam?and which is the ayurvedic medicine for curing them?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no definitive cure for Endometriosis - not surgery (including hysterectomy), not medications, not "pregnancy" (as is still mistakenly believed by some), not alternative therapies. Anyone who tells you different is uninformed or simply trying to scam you. That is not to say that there are not effective treatments, such as laparoscopic excision (see www.centerforendo.com) and other therapies which many women and girls obtain long-lasting relief from.

      In terms of Ayurvedic Medicine, those with Endo who practice Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Acupuncture state that the treatment should involve the incorporation of dietary measures, herbal therapeutics, and yoga. Marma massage may also be helpful.

      Ayurveda treats the disease by achieving balance of the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether). Each person has a particular dosha (constitutional make-up), which in part determines what disease they may be predisposed to, if any. An Ayurvedic physician will be able to take a detailed case history and determine the specific Ayurvedic remedies to work with in terms of your Endo in order to remedy the imbalances.

      For more info, please see http://www.ayurvedacollege.com/Endometriosis.htm.

  38. QUESTION:
    Major CRAMPS that have become...?
    DEBILITATING...does anyone know what can be done naturally to ease the pain --- any herbal remedies, or something other than surgery???

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not....there is nothing natural that will work for debilitating cramps.

      Debilitating cramps are a clue that there is a medical problem. It could be that your endometrium is thickening at some point in your cycle, you might have fibroids, or you might even have ovarian cysts. In this day and age, you do not have to put up with the pain.

      Thank God for Ibuprofen as it is an antiprostaglandin (prostaglandins cause cramping). However, if Advil (other Ibuprofen products) don't help, you need to see a doctor. Also, you shouldn't have to take Advil, 3 at a time, every few hours like I did. It's bad for your liver as well.

      Birth control pills/Depo-Provera can help tremendously - no surgery, but not natural either.

  39. QUESTION:
    Period Pain?
    I can't take the pill or any other hormonal medicine, is there a herbal remedy to combat period pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Some background + info, including alternative therapies --

      Derived from the Greek words dys, meaning difficult, meno, meaning monthly, and rrhea, meaning flow, dysmenorrhea is the term used to describe painful menstrual cramping.

      Almost all menstruating women experience some cramping during their periods, referred to as either primary dysmenorrhea, which refers to "normal" menstrual pain, or secondary dysmenorrhea, which arises as a result of an underlying disease or disorder. The condition is among the leading complaint in women who present to their physicians for gynecologic pain. More than half of all menstruating women have pain associated with menses, and studies have shown that dysmenorrhea is one of the most common reasons women miss work and/or school. Nearly 10% of women with the condition are incapacitated for up to three days each month[1].

      "Normal" menstrual cramps occur in almost all women due to the release of hormones known as prostaglandins. These are hormones produced by the endometrium (the lining of the uterus), which cause the uterus to contract, sometimes quite painfully, in order to expel the menstrual debris. Some women produce higher levels of prostaglandins than others, so they may hurt more. Increased prostaglandin production can also cause the distressing gastrointestinal symptoms some women may experience. Primary dysmenorrhea most commonly occurs within a few years of menarche (a woman s first period), while secondary dysmenorrhea can occur years after the onset of menarche.

      Pain with primary dysmenorrhea usually begins on or about the first day of a woman s period and can last up to 72 hours. In a woman with secondary dysmenorrhea, she may have painful symptoms occurring a week or more prior to her period and lasting even after her flow has stopped. In the case of a woman who has secondary dysmenorrhea, there are other reasons for her pain, including diseases or conditions like Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, cervical stenosis, structural abnormalities in the vagina or uterus itself, fibroids, or similar concern.

      Dysmenorrhea can be diagnosed based on symptoms, patient history, physical findings, and when appropriate, diagnostic tests such as vaginal or pelvic ultrasound, hysteroscopy (an examination of the inside of the uterus) and/or hysterosalpingogram (an evaluation of the uterus and fallopian tubes). In cases of secondary dysmenorrhea, laparoscopic surgery can be very beneficial at affording a diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause. Symptoms often include painful pelvic or abdominal cramping, headache, suprapubic cramping (an area of the pelvis overlying the bladder), backache, pain radiating down into the thigh area, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea and even syncope (a temporary of consciousness). Upon physical exam, those with primary dysmenorrhea exhibit normal vital signs and a tender uterus, but no cervical or ovarian abnormalities. Patients with secondary dysmenorrhea may exhibit varied vital signs depending on the underlying cause and may be found to have tenderness, nodules, and/or enlargement of the uterosacral ligaments, the rectovaginal septum or other adnexa (the region of the pelvis that encompasses the ovary, fallopian tube and surrounding broad ligament).

      Treatment options are based on the underlying cause of the pain (primary v. secondary dysmenorrhea) and range from medical to alternative therapies. Commonly, Non-Steroidal Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin or ibuprofen may be recommended to help with cramping, and more recently, COX-2 inhibitors have also been approved for treatment of dysmenorrhea. Prescription painkillers may also be recommended where appropriate. Combination (ethynylestradiol and progestin) oral contraceptives can also help reduce prostaglandin production, thereby alleviating the cramps. Heating pads can also offer temporary resolve of the pain. Avoidance of smoking (which has been shown increase cramps) and reduced intake or total avoidance of salt, sugar, high fat and dairy products, alcohol and caffeine can also afford relief, as can increasing the intake of fiber, calcium and complex carbohydrates. Recent studies also indicate that Vitamin B6 complex, calcium and magnesium supplements, and Omega III fatty acids (fish oil supplements) also may help relieve cramping. Pelvic massage, exercise (which releases endorphins, the body s own natural painkillers), Yoga (the cat stretch and the pelvic tilt), visualization techniques, aromatherapy, acupuncture and herbs like Dong Quai, Ginseng, Stragalus root, Ligusticum root and White Peony root are also said to be helpful alternative techniques for managing the pain.

      If Endometriosis or another disorder is the underlying or secondary cause for dysmenorrhea, you will benefit most from having the disease diagnosed and effectively removed. It is important to determine if the cramps are "normal," or if they could be due to another cause. Pain that is crippling or incapacitating is never normal and should be investigated as soon as possible so that appropriate diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be rendered.

      Reference:
      [1] Jamieson DJ, Steege JF. The prevalence of dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, pelvic pain, and irritable bowel syndrome in primary care practices. Obstet Gynecol. 1996;87(1):55-58.

  40. QUESTION:
    If a patient takes insulin can they take milk thistle to?
    Milk thistle is a herbal supplement. I don't want my sugars to raise.

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle is a plant native to Europe. It has a long history of use as a folk remedy for liver and gallbladder disorders. The active constituent of milk thistle is thought to be silymarin, a flavonoid found in the seeds.

      Theoretically, milk thistle may lower blood sugar levels, so it should be used with caution by people with diabetes, hypoglycemia and those taking medications or supplements that affect blood sugar levels.

      There is a theoretical risk that milk thistle could have an estrogen-like effect, so people with hormone-sensitive conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids or cancers of the breast, uterus and ovaries should avoid milk thistle, particularly the above ground parts of the plant.

      Milk thistle may reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. One constituent of milk thistle can inhibit an enzyme called beta-glucuronidase, which is involved in the activity of oral contraceptives.

  41. QUESTION:
    Blind from period pain! Any ideas?
    I've been getting really terrible episodes of period pain since I started my periods 10 years ago (I'm 21 now). I've tried to find information about it online but it doesn't seem like anyone really matches my symptoms.

    I don't get it every month (roughly once every three months - less frequently as I've got older) and most of the duration of my period I just have normal cramps and backache. It's always the first day of my period and I'm always woken fairly early feeling like I need the toilet. It's always really bad diarrhoea with intense abdominal pain. Within minutes I develop a cold sweat all over my body which literally runs in beads down my face (I'm usually not a very sweaty person) and I see stars, which on occasion have whited-out my vision leaving me completely blind for a few minutes. The pain is so intense that I actually feel like I want to die (I know I sound like a drama queen but I've had surgery, broken bones, etc and nothing has ever come close). It usually lasts somewhere between 20 mins and 1 hour and after that I am completely fine (just pretty exhasted). The relief when the pain goes away is euphoric and has even made me laugh before.

    I know this sounds very bizzare but I would appreciate it if anyone has any hints as to what could be causing it or any ideas of anything that could reduce the pain that would be really helpful (obviously I have tried conventional painkillers but usually I am too busy laying shaking on the bathroom floor to take them).

    Kind Regards,

    R x

    • ANSWER:
      If cramping is severe, low dosage oral contraceptives may be prescribed to prevent ovulation which thereby reduces the production of prostaglandins. If you suffer from secondary dysmenorrhea, treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Treatment may include antibiotics for the infection, polyps to treat endometriosis or surgery to remove fibroids.

      Natural and holistic treatments are a gentler and safer alternative to alleviate the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps. Using herbal remedies helps to support the female reproductive system and promotes overall health and wellbeing.

      Herbs such as Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel) acts as a liver tonic and helps to promote water balance while Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower) is a soothing and supportive herb for the female reproductive system. In addition, Dong Quai (Angelica Sinesis) helps to promote hormonal harmony throughout the menstrual cycle and Melissa officinale (Lemon Balm) soothes and promotes stable mood and feelings.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/m/menstrualcrampsdysmenorrhea.htm

  42. QUESTION:
    Health problems. Anyone know what is going on?
    So lately I have been having health problems and I have asked on here before but they have started with a few more symptoms.

    Please read the link below for info on previous health problems.
    Previous health post http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjOC0yciricwNrSTtBHn2tsM_dw4;_ylv=3?qid=20120109085714AAFlfeP

    Since this post, I have had to use the mefenemic acid everytime I have a period because it get heavy, but every cycle, it gets less and less affective. It usually took within a day to lighten it, then within a few days stop but lately it has been less affective, taking days to lighten.
    I went to my doctor on Tuesday and was put on tranexamic acid to start when my next period starts.
    But today, I started having dark brown vaginal discharge/bleeding with clots. I don't know whether I have started my period or am spotting but I am having period pain/cramps. This would mean that i am 2 weeks early. I don't know whether I should start taking my new tablets.

    Opinions? Any idea what this could be or mean? Please answer.
    Smile, I have not been taking the evening primrose oil. I have seen a normal GP (the same one when the problems first started) but as the new symptoms only started today (brown discharge/bleeding), I was going to make an appointment with a specialist if it progressed. I havent had an ultrasound or MRI either. If it hasn't stopped in the next 3 days, I am making a specialist appointment.
    I am wishing for this to resolved soon as it is definately putting pressure on my school and personal life.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh KaiiKaiiXD, I am so sorry to hear about your gynaecological problems. I do know how chronic pain can be absolutely exhausting effecting every aspect of your life!

      First of all, are you taking 'evening primrose oil' as well? You should not be taking any herbal remedies without your doctor's knowledge and clearance that it is okay to do so. Herbal remedies can be very potent and dangerous to take without supervision.

      If you are seeing only your family doctor, I would suggest you ask your doctor to refer you to a good GYNAECOLOGIST. Your problems need to be dealt with by a specialist, especially because of the effect that the pain and heavy flow are having on your schooling and life in general. Have you had an ultrasound or MRI to rule out endometriosis or fibroids. Often symptoms as you are having are due to these two medical conditions.

      Good luck! I hope I have been able to help you. Take good care. Hugs. :)

      **Addendum**
      Hi KaiiKaii, I read your 'Additional Details'. Good. You're on the right track. :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Hi, i'm so desperate to get pregnant i don't know what to do.?
    I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 years. The doctors told me that i have blocked tubes and want to try other options. I have heard about about herbs that can clear fallopian tubes. Has anyone tried radiant wonders-cinnamon and poria. It's a herb that is used for the treatment of gynecological disorders such as dysmenorrhea,fibroids,endometriosis,ovarian cysts,menstrual irregularity, or chronic pelvic inflammatory disease. If anyone tried it before please tell me how effective it is

    • ANSWER:
      There are no herbs that will clear blocked tubes. (And really, any herbal remedy that would claim to treat all of these problems is OBVIOUSLY a scam ... blocked tubes and irregular periods are completely unrelated and there's no way that the same herb could cure both.)

      If you have blocked tubes your options would include:
      1. Surgery to unblock them.
      2. IVF to bypass the blockage.
      3. Gestational surrogate.

  44. QUESTION:
    Treatment for extreme period pain with gastric complications?
    I have recently been experiencing very painful periods. The pain is so bad that I can barely stand when it hits. I'm assuming this is due to primary dysmenorrhoea and might be helped by ibuprofen. However, I also have gastritis, which my doctor suggested was caused by aspirin or ibuprofen use. Is there any medication out there that would treat the pain without causing irritation to my stomach ? It hurts too much to just ignore so I have to take something, but I don't want to make the gastritis worse.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      If cramping is severe, low dosage oral contraceptives may be prescribed to prevent ovulation which thereby reduces the production of prostaglandins. If you suffer from secondary dysmenorrhea, treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Treatment may include antibiotics for the infection, polyps to treat endometriosis or surgery to remove fibroids.

      Natural and holistic treatments are a gentler and safer alternative to alleviate the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps. Using herbal remedies helps to support the female reproductive system and promotes overall health and wellbeing.

      Herbs such as Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel) acts as a liver tonic and helps to promote water balance while Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower) is a soothing and supportive herb for the female reproductive system. In addition, Dong Quai (Angelica Sinesis) helps to promote hormonal harmony throughout the menstrual cycle and Melissa officinale (Lemon Balm) soothes and promotes stable mood and feelings.

      You can get detailed info on these here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/m/menstrualcrampsdysmenorrhea.htm

  45. QUESTION:
    Menstrual cramps...!?
    Im 13 years old and i have had my period for over a year now. Every single month i lie on the floor and scream. It is unbearable pain. I take motrin and it takes 2 hours for it to kick in. I drink cinnamon tea and calcium and bananas, but at school i just have such a stressful time that i think that causes it. I take baths with salts... but it feels like my organs are getting spooshed inside of me.PLEASE HELP! with any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Generally, over-the-counter medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen can relieve discomfort.

      If cramping is severe, low dosage oral contraceptives may be prescribed to prevent ovulation which thereby reduces the production of prostaglandins. If you suffer from secondary dysmenorrhea, treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Treatment may include antibiotics for the infection, polyps to treat endometriosis or surgery to remove fibroids.

      Natural and holistic treatments are a gentler and safer alternative to alleviate the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps. Using herbal remedies helps to support the female reproductive system and promotes overall health and well being.

      Herbs such as Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel) acts as a liver tonic and helps to promote water balance while Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower) is a soothing and supportive herb for the female reproductive system. In addition, Dong Quai (Angelica Sinesis) helps to promote hormonal harmony throughout the menstrual cycle and Melissa officinale (Lemon Balm) soothes and promotes stable mood and feelings.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/m/menstrualcrampsdysmenorrhea.htm

  46. QUESTION:
    Can i request a hysterectomy for severe menstrual cramps?
    Every month since I had my tubes tied, my cramps get worst. Some months when my menstrual comes on I find myself on my knees at my bed side crying from pain. What is it? Can i request a hysterectomy for that, because it's really starting to upset me.

    • ANSWER:
      Generally, over-the-counter medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen can relieve discomfort.

      If cramping is severe, low dosage oral contraceptives may be prescribed to prevent ovulation which thereby reduces the production of prostaglandins. If you suffer from secondary dysmenorrhea, treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Treatment may include antibiotics for the infection, polyps to treat endometriosis or surgery to remove fibroids.

      Natural and holistic treatments are a gentler and safer alternative to alleviate the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps. Using herbal remedies helps to support the female reproductive system and promotes overall health and well being.

      Herbs such as Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel) acts as a liver tonic and helps to promote water balance while Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower) is a soothing and supportive herb for the female reproductive system. In addition, Dong Quai (Angelica Sinesis) helps to promote hormonal harmony throughout the menstrual cycle and Melissa officinale (Lemon Balm) soothes and promotes stable mood and feelings.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/m/menstrualcrampsdysmenorrhea.htm

  47. QUESTION:
    severe menstrual cramps?
    I'm a female with hyperprolactinemia, for which i'm using cabgolin for regularizing periods. my periods are regular now but with severe cramps during the menstrual cycle.
    I have severe cramps with motions, vomiting sensation, dizziness, body pains and sweating.
    I consulted my doctor and she gave cyclomeff.... no use....
    again consulted her regarding this, then she gave buscopan plus.... no use....

    what should i do to combat these cramps, they are very severe....
    plz suggest...

    • ANSWER:
      Over-the-counter medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen can relieve discomfort.

      If cramping is severe, low dosage oral contraceptives may be prescribed to prevent ovulation which thereby reduces the production of prostaglandins. If you suffer from secondary dysmenorrhea, treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Treatment may include antibiotics for the infection, polyps to treat endometriosis or surgery to remove fibroids.

      Natural and holistic treatments are a gentler and safer alternative to alleviate the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps. Using herbal remedies helps to support the female reproductive system and promotes overall health and wellbeing.

      Herbs such as Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel) acts as a liver tonic and helps to promote water balance while Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower) is a soothing and supportive herb for the female reproductive system. In addition, Dong Quai (Angelica Sinesis) helps to promote hormonal harmony throughout the menstrual cycle and Melissa officinale (Lemon Balm) soothes and promotes stable mood and feelings.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/m/menstrualcrampsdysmenorrhea.htm

  48. QUESTION:
    Help please?
    I really need some really good advise from someone who knows who they are talking about. I really want to get pregnant but it doesnt seem to be working....grr.i thought i was when i had my period twice in a month and then not the next month but i was ovulating. We want a baby so damn bad and i feel like its my fault! Is there anything, anything I could do that wont involve going to the doctors to help me get pregnant?!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, there are a couple of routes that you can take...
      First of all, you would go to see a specialist. If you have been trying for 6 months or less, most doctors will not talk to you yet. If you've been trying for more than 6 months, try your obgyn. Longer than a year, make an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist. Doctor's will first test you for mechanical problems such as fibroids, blocked tubes, and for your man, they will test his sperm count, morphology, etc. These tests are not that bad and can help you to decide how to continue.

      Another method is try traditional Chinese medicine. This involves acupuncture and herbal remedies. This is very relaxing and it's not like being at the doctor's office. They will treat your underlying symptoms and relax you. It sounds like this would be good for your stress. Do NOT try herbs on your own!!! I have read so much about people who take the wrong herbs and make things worse. Think of herbs like medicine, you would want a doctor to help you pick a medicine so you would want an herbalist to help you chose the proper herbs.

      I have been trying for about 2 years and I have gone both routes. Western medicine has found nothing wrong with me and they call it "unexplained infertility." I have been doing traditional Chinese medicine for 3 months and have already noticed a difference (my hormones are balanced, I'm more relaxed and my husband has had an increased sperm count).

      By doing something about it, you may start to feel better. Focus some of your energy through exercise because I can tell by reading your question that you are stressed and that will not help your situation. Make sure you are taking a multi-vitamin and eat healthy foods.

      Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    HRT with a history of uterine cancer?
    In January of this year, 2009, I had a complete hysterectomy at the age of 32. I had this because I have had uterine cancer 3 times since age 21. My mother, aunt, grandmother, great aunts, and great grandmother all had this as well. I have had a grandmother have breast cancer and two great aunts on my mother's side died of breast cancer. I have been on the HRT patch since February. Every time I put this on, I know it will keep me from having symptoms of menopause, but I am worried about it's connection to cancer, especially breast cancer. Is it ok to use herbal remedies for menopausal symptoms and also take calcium for bone loss? I spoke with my doctor before my surgery about my concerns with HRT and he said there was new research out that stated there is less of a connection between HRT that is only estrogen based and cancer. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      I am 46 and am in treatment for estrogen positive breast cancer. I also had a hysterectomy at the same time as my lumpectomy due to fibroids. HRT is out for me for obvious reasons, as are bioidenticals and other plant-based estrogens. Black cohosh is estrogenic also, so it's out too. So be careful of herbal remedies and clear them with your oncologist first.

      I would talk to your oncologist about being tested for the BRCA1 and 2 breast cancer genes given your family history of reproductive cancers including breast cancer. I too would be concerned about staying on HRT given your family history. I would also seek a second opinion to put your mind at ease. Menopause symptoms including hot flashes can be controlled with non-hormonal medications; for example, I am successfully taking neurontin for hot flashes (I only have a few a day now). There are also treatments for potential bone loss and heart disease that don't involve hormone therapies. And calcium supplements should be fine.

  50. QUESTION:
    Menstrual Cramps???????????
    okay, so i get really, really bad cramps; and i don't get them once a month i get them every 2 weeks with my period (which yes is every two weeks) so it really sucks...so if you know anything that helps besides medication please post!
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Each month, the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) builds up in preparation for a possible pregnancy. After ovulation, if the egg is not fertilized by a sperm, no pregnancy will result and the current lining of the uterus is no longer needed. The woman's estrogen and progesterone hormone levels decline, and the lining of the uterus becomes swollen and dies. It is then shed and will be replaced by a new lining in the next monthly cycle.

      Primary dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps is caused by strong uterine contractions brought on by an increase in prostaglandin. When the old uterine lining begins to break down, molecular compounds called prostaglandins are released. Prostaglandin is a hormone that causes muscle spasms of the uterus (endometrium). When the uterine muscles contract, they constrict the blood supply (vasoconstriction) to the endometrium. This contraction blocks the delivery of oxygen to the tissue of the endometrium, which, in turn, breaks down and dies. After the death of this tissue, the uterine contractions literally squeeze the old endometrial tissue through the cervix and out of the body by way of the vagina. Other substances known as leukotrienes, which are chemicals that play a role in the inflammatory response, are also elevated at this time and may be related to the development of menstrual cramps.

      In case of secondary dysmenorrheal, there are a number of underlying conditions which can contribute to the pain including:

      * Endometriosis (inflammation of the lining of the uterus and cells from the uterine lining getting located in other areas of the body)
      * Blood and tissue being discharged through a narrow cervix
      * Uterine fibroid (non-cancerous uterine growth that respond to estrogen levels) or ovarian cyst
      * Infections of the uterus
      * Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
      * Intrauterine device (IUD)being used for contraception
      * Adenomyosis (a benign condition in which the cells of the inner uterine lining invade its muscular wall, the myometrium)
      * Adhesions (abnormal fibrous attachments between organs)

      Over-the-counter medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen can relieve discomfort.

      If cramping is severe, low dosage oral contraceptives may be prescribed to prevent ovulation which thereby reduces the production of prostaglandins. If you suffer from secondary dysmenorrhea, treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Treatment may include antibiotics for the infection, polyps to treat endometriosis or surgery to remove fibroids.

      Natural and holistic treatments are a gentler and safer alternative to alleviate the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps. Using herbal remedies helps to support the female reproductive system and promotes overall health and wellbeing.

      Herbs such as Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel) acts as a liver tonic and helps to promote water balance while Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower) is a soothing and supportive herb for the female reproductive system. In addition, Dong Quai (Angelica Sinesis) helps to promote hormonal harmony throughout the menstrual cycle and Melissa officinale (Lemon Balm) soothes and promotes stable mood and feelings.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/m/menstrualcrampsdysmenorrhea.htm


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