also see natural treatment information page & help for pain pages.
Do you have a natural remedy or funny idea to help, send me the info for publishing.
-I put a rice bag in the freezer and go to bed with that and the windows have been open for quite a few nights ha ha. Poor hubby freezes!!!!-anonymous
-Another thing to do is wear a water bra. actually, this is what I did. I bought 2 water bras. kept one in a bag in the fridge at work, kept the other chilled at home in the fridge, would wear one to work, about midday, i'd eat lunch and change bras, so my boobs were constantly cooled off. Most of my hot flashes started in the chest anyway. If you have a really private bathroom at work, it might be a good idea to try. It certainly helped me. You shouldn't wash the water bra in the washing machine. big mistake, target has the best price for the bra too.
Very important to be very regular with endo, helps so their is not pressure in that area & also digestion must be working optimally to clear toxins & excess estrogen. Good to go about 2 x a day!!
This is what has worked for me:
-Very strong Lemon Juice: mixed with water-add sugar, it it really a very strong lemonade. If you use too much, you will get diarrhea though.
-Epson salts in a bath: maybe because it is relaxing or some gets into that area?
-Slippery Elm Bark Powder: is my very good friend & works well for endo gas, nausea, helps with pelvic pain & all digestive/bowel complaints, very healing-I used it for 6 months everyday & recently stopped it-no more stomach problems!!! Medical drs. thought I had a hernia, but it went away after a few months of using this stuff. A good friend of mine had every test done imaginable with her medical Drs. nothing was found (she does have endo though)-she had been complaining of constipation for 10 years & tried everything!! with no relief. It worked for her also, she keeps stocked up on it at all times & raves about it like I do. See the "SHOP" page for this product & the "C" below.
-Emergen "C": Trader Joe's carries it & the "SHOP" page. You may have to see how much works for you, but the vitamin C is the main ingredient, vitamin C works on its own also, but I use 4 packets a day now, on the advice from my Naturopath Dr. many vitamins contained in it.
Lentil Soup: I was surprised this worked, can use with other beans like kidney & chick peas with lentils. I suggest soaking them 1st in water then discarding the water, so you do not get gas & making a soup with carrots or other vegetables & adding tomatoes on top when finished.
Aloe Vera Juice: a friend says this works well for her.
Noni Juice: I put a few tablespoons of the juice in a juice squeeze.
Mineral Water: This one works for me also, but does give me a little gas also.
Eliminate Dairy: usually a high trigger food for this.
Food: molasses, green & leafy vegetables especially spinach, french beans, tomatoes, lettuce, onion, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, celery, turnip, pumpkin, beets, asparagus, carrot, fresh fruits especially pears, grapes, figs, papayas, mangos, grapefruit, gooseberries, guava, oranges, dry fruits like raisins, apricots & dates.
Pears, guavas & grapes are natural laxatives.
Avoid: products made of white flour, rice, bread, cakes, pastries, biscuits, cheese, fleshy foods, preserves, white sugar & hard boiled eggs.
A tablespoon of Linseed: swallowed with water before each meal provides bulk & lubrication to bowel movement.
6-8 Glasses of water daily: cleans the system, dilutes blood & washes out toxins. Water should be taken with meals as it dilutes gastric juices -essential for proper digestion.
Slippery Elm Bark Powder: see constipation above. regulates the bowel, read it is good for IC also.
The Brat Diet: Bannanas, Rice, applesauce, tea and toast. A bowl of rice was amazing for me, when everything else failed, I could not leave the house for days once & asked my 85 yr old neighbor for help & she suggested it when nothing else worked. It did the trick quickly!
Anxiety/Depression: Especially from PMS:
also see the PMS/PMDD page
10 deep breaths: concentrate on breathing only.
Bible Study/Prayer: my Peace!!
Chamomile Tea: make it strong.
Do Something: I have found doing nothing or lying in bed does not do the trick, take a walk or get to work even though it is the last thing on your mind. Get your mind off it. Find something constructive to do. I work on this website when I am depressed, it does me a world of good.
St. Johns Wort: Do not use it with any other anti-depressants, consult with your Dr. it can interact with some medications.
Call a Friend: can get your mind of it for a while, so good to talk to someone.
B vitamins: calming
Praise Music: Put on some earphones, with some great uplifting praise music, this can do wonders!
Homeopathic Drops: work great from my naturopathic Dr.
Calcium/Magnesium Citrate Liquid: take before bed. Yes I know every symptom is bad, but I found this to be one of the worst, so hard to take care of the kids. No amount of sleep cures it, sometimes cannot even finish a sentence, because I can't even remember what I was saying.
Chamomile Tea: used before bed after the calcium/magnesium above, can make a wonderful restful sleep which makes an incredible difference.
Diet: lots of vegetables and eating every few hours, especially if you are hypoglycemic like I am. NO caffeine even though you are dying for some.
Have Your adrenal glands tested: just diagnosed with adrenal gland fatigue through a saliva test-really happy about the findings, because their is a reason for me being so tired! Treatment will take 6-12 months thru my naturopathic Dr. -caused by stress. Yea! some resolution to this.
Exercise Daily - Walk with God!