I am particularly excited about this post because it’s the first time I am sharing a success story that I’ve had with a friend who I have been helping out with some hormonal problems. At first, I was going to write it myself, but then I thought it might be better for you to hear it straight from her. So, over to her!
I was sitting talking to Mandy one day and I was complaining that I was going to have to go back on the pill. I went on the pill as a teenager to help with my periods because I would get really bad cramps – to the point that I would feel like I was going to pass out. I missed a lot of days of school because I was hunched over a hot water bottle watching the Price is Right wishing I could numb the pain! Going on the pill did make a drastic difference; but, fast forward ten years and I had been on the pill for quite a long time and was worried that I had been on it too long. I was starting to get migraines so I wanted to go off for a bit of time to sort of ‘reset’ my body. I was always told that when you get older your periods regulate and become easier so I figured I’d be fine. Well, I went off the pill and within a few months I was back to experiencing that same searing pain. I started missing work again, and was spending more and more time hunched over a hot water bottle with the Price is Right (it’s just not the same without Bob Barker). Every month this is what I’d go through:
I needed to go back on the pill again because I couldn’t handle the pain and was worried that taking a day off work every month would impact my career – people don’t expect 26 year olds to need to take a day off work for their periods each month.
As Mandy and I discussed it, she asked me if I would consider finding a natural way of dealing with the hormones. My first reaction was a bit of skepticism (Mandy I never told you this but I mean if the doctor suggested the pill that had to be the best option I figured that was because it had to be the best option) but given that I didn’t want to go back on the pill if I didn’t need to, I told her that yes, I’d love to figure out another way of making a change.
Here are the changes Mandy helped me implement:
So it’s been about six months and just last week I had my period, the improvements I noticed felt pretty drastic:
(This is Mandy again…)
This story makes me incredibly happy, and I hope it gives you some motivation to try and deal with any health concerns that you have naturally. No one person is the same, so what worked for my friend may not work for you, but by getting in touch with a Holistic Nutritionist, they can figure out a plan that works best for YOU! 🙂