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Ive always had easy periods, until this one. I am flat out miserable. Feel like I have the flu, really crampy, really tired and kinda nauseous. All of you who are chronic sufferers have my utmost respect.<br>
So hit me with your best natural ways to deal with it. I'm trying to pop less advil. I don't have access to all the super RRL teas and such that I would love to get my hands on right now. Foods, yoga postures, hammer recommendations for knocking myself out?<br>
This past cycle I started exercising a lot more(long brisk walks 5X week and some strength/flexibility training 3x a week) and cut out lots of sugar and refined flour, but I thought those things would HELP this. I have no idea who I pissed off to deserve this.
 

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Here is some info you may find useful.<br><br><a href="http://www.naturalfamilyinfo.com/Premenstrual_Syndrome.html" target="_blank">Natural Treatments for Premenstrual Syndrome</a>
 

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It sounds to me like a detox reaction. You're "cleaning out" your system of various toxins you accumulated over time, and right now they're in your bloodstream rather than locked away in fat tissue. Soon they'll be all cleaned out and your cycles should return to normal- though I can't tell you if that will be next month or next year- it depends on your body chemistry and how much excess fat you need to shed (toxins are stored in fat, and between the exercising and cutting out refined carbs, it's logical to assume you've been losing fat in the past few weeks.)<br><br>
Warm baths can really be soothing when you have cramps- adding epsom salts make the bath even better (but the warm bath is good even if you don't have epsom salts.) Extra B vitamins can help with moodiness and magnesium can help releive cramps. All 3 of those items should be available at any pharmacy.<br><br>
For the fatigue and nausea- see if you can get more rest. Nasea is often a side effect of fatigue, other times of low blood sugar. Frequent small snacks, along with enough rest, can help reduce nausea.<br><br>
Of course, fatigue and nausea could also be signs of early pregnancy rather than PMS. The things I listed above are also safe in early pregnancy.
 

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You know, I was totally thinking it might be detox, but since I was feeling so great 2 weeks into it for about it week, I thought it had maybe gone. Now I'm worried that I'm passing all of this onto DS...granted, I want to be healthy...<br>
Thanks so much ladies, this helps. Its for sure not pregnancy as I was convinced of last week. Full on AF now...
 
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