My Periods Leave Me Bedridden

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By Sasha Johnson Conditions: Women's PMS Problems Symptoms: menstrual cramp Age: 18 - 35

Learn how a woman's cramps and mood swings are reeking havoc on her life.

Case #: 
725

Concern:

I experience severe menstrual cramps. I can hardly walk. I cannot work. Heck, I can't even sit upright without the pain bothering me. The pain usually dissipates within three days, but during that time, I am moody, tearful and enraged. I want to return to my normal activities and I wish to be made whole again. I’ve tried other natural products, but none have helped. What do you recommend?

Discussion:

I think women would collectively agree that well all share a high level of hate for our menstrual cycles. They always seem to come at the most inconvenient times; like when you're out of tampons, or when you're at a meeting that you can't step away from. I remember how much I wanted to get my period when I was younger. It seemed like the approving stamp of womanhood. . .I quickly realized that being a woman is not all it's cracked up to be.
 
The Moody Blues
Besides the sometimes incapacitating cramps, the mood swings are at the top of my personal 'hate' list. I severely dislike being in a bad mood for no good reason. Ending or beginning your day in a fit of rage or a pool of tears is not anyone’s idea of a good time.
 
Reasons Why
In order to quell the cramping pain, and calm your nerves, you must understand why you're experiencing them. When a woman is menstruating, her uterus contracts in order to shed the blood lining inside. These contractions are what we are actually feeling when we have cramps or an uncomfortably in the lower abdomen. 
Your mood swings, are a reflection of the hormonal fluctuation that goes on inside the body during this time. It's important not to feel embarrassed about the mood swings you may experience during this time. They are actually a pretty normal occurrence for many women at some point. 
 
Be Rid Of The Pain
There are tons of remedies out there that may claim to help ease women through their periods, but in reality, if that formula does not focus and isolate the problem specifically, your efforts will be fruitless. For this particular case, I would suggest utilizing natural herbs and minerals such as Dong Quai, Magnesium, Cramp Bark, and ChasteBerry. These herbs will work together to decrease bloating and breast tenderness, reduce intense cramping, and balance out those pesky mood swings. (SEE: Relief solution for PMS symptoms)
 
I would also suggest paying close attention to your diet. Stay away from processed meats and genetically modified foods. Drinking a minimum of six glasses of water a day is a great way to help flush the body of any harmful toxins. You may also try some yoga stretches each day in the morning when you wake up, and before you go to sleep to keep your circulation and blood flow in tacked.

What to do


Menstrual Cramps Relief Solution

Menstrual Cramps are most commonly the result of high levels of prostaglandins, a type of inflammatory chemical produced in the uterus. Of the many different types of prostaglanids, PGE1 and PGE3 decrease the inflammatory responses to menstrual... Read more
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