View Full Version : Bad, bad periods
07-20-2010, 12:47 PM
I am 17 years old, and suffer from really bad period pains.
On the first day of my period, I am unable to go to school, work or go out with friends and it really gets me down.
I have really bad abdominal pain, headache, vomiting. I feel as though I can't move because my stomach hurts so much.
I'm sure that raw food can help me, but what exactly I should eat?
I have done some research and found out that the pain is caused by an imbalance in the body's prostaglandins (chemicals which affect blood pressure and body temperature and make the womb contract). So how can i balance that.
07-20-2010, 01:16 PM
my belief is that eating raw live foods... will gift your body the nutrition and building blocks it needs to fix the issue itself.
i'd only do more if that doesn't work.
but that's me... i like to keep things simple :)
07-20-2010, 01:21 PM
Raw chocolate + cherries! Sounds delicious, eh?
Raw chocolate has magnesium and cherries have melatonin. Two great things for a gal on her period. Plus it's sooo good (and guilt free!) to just help you smile and de-stress.
Try Kristen's Raw Cherry Chocolate Bomb shake. You will love it, love it, love it. I'm including the recipe here, but please note it's a tad doctored up the way I personally prefer it. Kristen adds hemp protein powder too. Also, I like to add blueberries to mine too.
1 cup water
1 cup frozen cherries
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons raw chocolate powder
splash vanilla extract
put this this in your blender and make your blender dance!
07-20-2010, 02:29 PM
Thank you Aleesha and Stella Jervis! I will definitely need to try Cherry Chocolate Bomb shake out.
Sadly I'm not a raw fooder. I have tried, but failed. So, I'm trying to become healthier. But I found out a great link.
http://www.triedtastedserved.com/raw-food-pregnancy/painful-menstruation.php (Painful Menstruation and Raw Foods)
07-20-2010, 11:09 PM
i had those same symptoms for a long time.
my migraine would get so bad, i would throw up :(
as I got healthier, those symptoms went away, although now I have excruciating low back and hip pain, but I'd take that over a migraine any day.
the menses is a form of detoxification, the less you need to detox out, the more tolerable it will be
there is hope!
07-20-2010, 11:19 PM
I would strongly recommend acupuncture/chinese herbs from a trained herbalist and practitioner.
I have been practicing 10 years and I can not think of a single case when it has not relieved cramps and pms.
Depending on which area you are in you could possibly find a acupuncture school or a "community acupuncture clinic". Both of these options will bring the cost way down. Insurance also covers acupuncture in most states.
Also, google "castor oil packs", eliminate alcohol completely! and get some real exercise throughout the month.
But you don't have to wait it out or suffer or blame yourself for not being healthy enough to have no cramps.
Find some good help. Lots of people can help you and will love to do so.
07-20-2010, 11:23 PM
Also what Stella said about magnesium is absolutely correct. Magnesium is also a homeopathic remedy for menstrual cramps and will be available at any health food store or good grocery store for under 10.00.
I learned about it when I was at the toilet vomiting sick from with my period. My naturopathic student/roommate gave it to me. Worked INSTANTLY and I have been able to pass that on to lots of women.
Easy, cheap, safe, no side effects.
07-21-2010, 02:26 AM
It sounds like you may have endometriosis - or at the very least, estrogen dominance. Pls google these, to learn more.
Cutting down the bad fats and sweets in your diet should help also. Also, when you do bad things/eat bad things/are stressed etc, the bad estrogen in your body increases, and the progesterone decreases, which has endo/estrogen dominance as a direct result.
Even though you are only 17, you might want to also consider taking progesterone cream (you can get some over-the-counter), beginning on the day you ovulate, which would be around the middle of your cycle - and doing it for about 12 days each month for the next three or four months.
Your body should then come around if you begin eating right. Absolutely avoid any trans fats or hydrogenated oils, but do add good fats in moderation, like walnuts, coconut, coconut oils, flax, evening primrose, avocados ---etc . Your body utilizes fats and cholesterol to make hormones. Eat fake fat, such as hydrogenated oil, and it wreaks havoc with your hormones.....
I do agree with others that magnesium is very helpful. I believe in angstrom, ionic minerals....
Best of luck to you.
07-21-2010, 04:23 AM
Well I'm want to become at least 70% raw fooder. Is it going to help my periods?
I would eat more alkaline foods. I don't drink alcohol, so it is not a problem for me. Cutting out all the process foods is going to be hard, but I am pretty sure I can do that.
I'm not sure if I have endometriosis. I think I have Primary dysmenorrhea, because it is more common for younger women and the symptoms are much more similar to me. I'm sorry, but what is progesterone cream, I don't live in USA and when I googled it, in my native language, there was no information about it.
Thank you for the good advice!
08-08-2010, 02:08 PM
Also try to avoid soy products which can cause hormonal imbalance.
08-08-2010, 02:50 PM
Magnesium is also a homeopathic remedy for menstrual cramps and will be available at any health food store or good grocery store for under 10.00. which form of Magnesium is this. doesnt seem to be just one homeopathic. do u know the brand? thanx.
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