Post # 1
Hi ladies. I was just curious if any of you had any experience with extremely irregular cycles (I mean anywhere between 50 to 80+ days) and were able to regulate them through natural remedies? I am tired of gynecologists prescribing me hormonal medications. It fixes all my symptoms (aside from irregular cycles I also have extremely painful and disabling periods), but never gets to the bottom of the issue. I don’t have POS or Endometriosis or any other serious illness. My thyroid is perfect. I just have some “slight” hormonal imbalances according to my doctor. My weight is right where it should be (I’m neither overweight nor underweight). I would like to try some natural ways of balancing my hormones (nutritional, herbal etc). Have any of you had any experience with these? I would be very grateful for any feedback you can provide.
Post # 3
You should talk to a licenced naturopath, licenced practicioner of chinese medicine or licenced homeopath. Taking random supplements and remidies without proper guidance from someone who knows about them is a bad idea.
Post # 4
@HappySky7: Thank you for the advice! That’s actually what I was planning on doing. I know nothing about these things, so there is no way I would even try on my own.
Post # 5
I’ve looked into some different teas before to help my own cycle! I am pretty regular, but have a much longer cycle that normal. We do not want kids right now, but I agree with you that I want to get to the bottom of what the problem is to fix things now so it doesn’t affect us later.
I love the natural cures as well. I have really horrific cramping too, and I was so tired of being dependent on meds for my pain. I have finally figured out some natural ways to ease them (heat packs, baths, essential oils, lots of tea) and I am much happier.
Do you chart your cycles? It might be really helpful to figure out if/when you are ovulating.
I agree about consulting a homeopath or something of the sort. Let us know what they say!
Post # 6
I’m studying to be a naturopath in Australia because of all the issues I had with my period (also had endo). I’d go see a naturopath and get some herbs pronto, it’s saved me And I feel so much better!!
Post # 7
@wildflowerbee: Thank you for the feedback! I’m on the pill (to help my period cramps/fainting etc.) so I’m not sure if charting would really make any sense right now, but I plan on getting off the pill once my refills finish and definitely begin charting then. It’s really great to hear that there are other women out there who are like me and who’ve had good outcomes after using natural remedies. I am really starting to feel like it’s the right thing for me to try.
@Shonzilla: I’m so glad to know that it helped you! I am definitely going to look for a professional who works with herbs since conventional medicine hasn’t helped. Thank you!
Post # 8
I just started taking evening primrose oil and have read a bit on Vitex/Chasteberry but have yet to try it – starting with the EPO first. I do have PCOS though.