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#1 of 5 Old 01-03-2011, 07:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ever since AF returned after having DD2 it has been horribly painful and very heavy and has been steadily getting worse each month.  I'm at a point that I can't even function.  The OB gave me Naproxen to help with the pain but it is not doing the trick, not to mention I really don't feel comfortable taking it round the clock while nursing.  

So, ANY ideas of how to get this under control? Any holistic pain relief for menstrual pain?


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Do you take calcium?  Calcium supplements worked wonders for me. 


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Yes try a Calcium Magnesium supplement. These minerals get depleted during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Take it at nighttime, everyday, away from any other supplements you might be taking.

 

I also find that 60 mg soy isoflavones taken for 5 days at the beginning of my cycle, has made my period both shorter and lighter. I only have 1 heavy day as opposed to 2 or 3, and it knocked a day of the length and my cramps are minimal. Beware though because it makes you really fertile too. Its also something I wouldnt do for more than 6 months.


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A product called Estrosmart Plus! I didn't believe that it would actually take my bad cramps away, but I was supposed to take Vitex (which is one of the things in it) to normalize my cycles and it had worked for my mom to take away her cramps so I thought what the heck I'll try it and wow! is it ever amazing! No cramps! :)


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Acupuncture!!  Hands down got my super painful super heavy periods light and normal.

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