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I’ve always suffered from painful and horrible menstrual cycles. I remember even in middle school having to stay home because my cramps were so bad and I would be nauseous and throwing up.
I was put on birth control at the age of 15 in the hopes that my cycle would regulate and I wouldn’t be miserable throughout my “lady times”. It never helped or worked for me after being on it for 3 years and even after trying a few different types of birth control, I knew that wasn’t the answer.
I’m no longer on birth control and haven’t been since I was 18. And I don’t plan on ever being on it again. (That’s a story for another post!)
My periods were at their best and lightest when I was in Army boot camp and when I was home and actively working out and doing hot yoga 6x week. It’s incredible how active you are truly affects so many different aspects of your body and health!
Of course, as the years went by… I stopped doing hot yoga and I stopped working out consistently… that is when my menstrual cycle saw the darkest of times. Literally EVERY month, I would have a whole day where my cramps were unbearable and I was extremely nauseous and beyond moody. I would get menstrual headaches and always have bad breakouts on my cheeks. It always happens on the first two days of my period too.
I was tired of being miserable during my period and all of the Midol and ibprofun stopped working for me. So this last month I tried one different type of pain relief that I hadn’t tried yet and I tried as many home remedies as I could to see if it made a difference during my period…. AND IT DID.
Here’s what I did and used to feel 100% better!
1. Doterra “Clary Calm” essential oil.
This roller ball is seriously so amazing! I started using it the day before my cycle started and all throughout it as well! I roll it over my abs, belly button, and sometimes my lower back for relief of cramps. It really did make such a difference for me! It smells amazing too!
2. Aleve pain relief pills
My estheticion told me to pop one of these three days before my cycle starts, so I did. Aleve isn’t as strong and damaging as ibprofun, and midol stopped working for me, so the 1x day – three days before my cycle trick worked well!
3. Ginger-Lemon herbal tea
I abstained from coffee during my cycle and drank a caffeine free ginger lemon hot tea and that helped soothe my anxiousness and moodiness and I believe kept the pain at bay! Ginger does amazing things for women during our cycle. I drank one cup in the morning and one in the night! I also heard that chamomile tea is great, so I might try that next month!
4. Forskolin vitamin
This vitamin is great for many different things… it should be taken daily (not just during your cycle). I’ve read that this vitamin helps with fat burn, skin issues, and of course balancing out your cycle. I noticed a difference in all three areas a week after taking it! You can find this at any vitamin shop!
6. Lemon water!
Lemon water is good for everything it seems! I can’t stand the taste of lemon water so it’s a struggle for me to drink it… (and it’s not good for your teeth.) So I drank it the first two days of my cycle to add a little more aid to my period! I used Doterra’s Lemon oil in my water.
I don’t know what it is… (maybe all the potassium?) But I ate two bananas a day for the first 2 days of my cycle – one for breakfast and one as an evening snack… and this tale is as old as time to help relieve cramps and bloating!
So who knows if it would have only taken two or three of these products to help with the excruciating pain of my period… but I used them all to be on the safe side and my period this month was TOTALLY BEARABLE and not like the last five months(where I was throwing up and curled up in bed)
My cramps used to wake me up in the middle of the night because of how intense they were… this month I maybe had mild cramps… and minimal bloating…. I was completely SHOCKED and ecstatic!
What do you use or do when Aunt Flo and Uncle Tom come to visit??…. lol let me know what works for you and let me know if you are going to try any of these remedies!
Talk to y’all later!