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CautiouslyOptimistic 12th January 2018 9:42 AM

Natural remedies for menstrual irregularities?
 
Hello ladies,

Does anyone use natural remedies, such as progesterone cream, with any success to regulate menstrual cycles? Specifically, to lengthen them?

I'm 45 and pre-menopausal and getting my period every 3 weeks. Since they last 7-8 days, I feel like I rarely don't have it, and it's very annoying. I can barely leave the house on the 2nd day because it's just so inconvenient due to heavy bleeding. Pain is minimal....nothing like when I was younger and childless. I do have endometriosis.

I've used progesterone cream in the past, but I think it was while trying to get pregnant, so only after ovulation. My youngest is 15, so it's been a while. I don't even think I'm ovulating now, so I don't know if it would even help, or when I should use it.

I can't take BCP or get an IUD because the hormones just make me bleed lightly ALL the time and that doesn't solve my problem.

If anyone has any advice, please give it.

Thanks!

No_Go 12th January 2018 4:04 PM

Have you been to ObGyn for this? Sounds like perimenopause (i.e. your progesterone is too low causing you to bleed longer.

I'd say don't write off BCP - you may do mini-pills - i.e. progesterone only pills if hormonal tests show that this is the issue indeed.

From natural stuff: vit C decreases bleeding and you can't really overdose it so you may try to see how it works for you.

whichwayisup 13th January 2018 2:58 AM

Go have a full physical and make sure you don't have fibroids or ovarian cysts. They are affect your cycle.

Try a homeopathic store and see if there's anything that can help. It's all natural stuff, no side effects.

introverted1 17th January 2018 6:18 PM

I had an ablation, which was the best thing I ever did. It's an out-patient procedure that essentially cauterises the uterine lining. You definitely cannot sustain a pregnancy after this, so it's only suitable if you are sure you are done with having children. After mine, I had one more period (very light) and then none again.

unit1 5th February 2018 8:57 AM

Herbs will be great .....
or medicines based on herbs. there r many such medicines, u need to search.

littleblackheart 5th February 2018 9:16 AM

My younger sister has endometriosis; she swears by homeopathy but she says what has helped her the most is very long walks. I'm not sure there's any scientific merit to it (probably not!) but she says since she's started walking (she walks 1 hour a day after work) this has had an impact on her hormone regulations. She was also fairly recently diagnosed with BPD, and the walks have helped regulate her moods too.

Maybe worth a try?

LivingWaterPlease 5th February 2018 9:19 AM

Milk and meat both have hormones in them. Personally, I might try laying off them to see if it helps, not saying it will because I don't know. Just something I might experiment with.

CautiouslyOptimistic 5th February 2018 9:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by introverted1 (Post 7514415)
I had an ablation, which was the best thing I ever did. It's an out-patient procedure that essentially cauterises the uterine lining. You definitely cannot sustain a pregnancy after this, so it's only suitable if you are sure you are done with having children. After mine, I had one more period (very light) and then none again.

My identical twin had this done and ever since she has suffered debilitating migraines she never had before! A correlation makes no sense to me (or her or her doctor), but it's enough to scare me away from it! :(

olivetree 8th February 2018 2:03 PM

Have you ever tried bio-identical progesterone cream?

RecentChange 8th February 2018 2:17 PM

I have heard good things about raspberry leaf tea.

They sell it in health food stores, and have other "female" supplements with it.

StormyEyes 16th February 2018 4:36 PM

You might look in to Vitex aka Chasteberry.


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