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Ribbit
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Have any of you ladies had improved menstrual cycles since you've been on the BTD?  I'd love to hear testimonials of happy periods after sad ones for so long.


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Lisalea
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Oh my God ... YES !!!

Sorry people BUT this is gonna gonna be VERY discusting and it's NOT for the squeamish, hence please be warned ... ESPECIALLY the guys !!


Prior to BTD, I used to have so many discusting looking and purplish bloodclots during my menstruations; they would literally look like LIVERS coming out of me ... I'm SERIOUSLY !!
I beleive that it's because I had alot of guck in me; ESPECIALLY with all the sugars and processed foods that I ate !!!

Since then my periods r very decent by the looks of it ... has anybody else experienced this  

Thank-u for asking such an important question Ribbit !!


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ISA-MANUELA
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yessss dearle Ribbitle....they  ceased mostly of the time

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Jill N
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Mine have gotten better too.  Decreased flow and decreased cramps.  


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Less cramps!
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less cramping, much less PMS-ing


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mine are still up and down.. recent ones have been painful and heavy again...am thinking of taking that maca powder to help?
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I usually don't have happy periods at all because of a bleeding condition I have, but I will be happy to share the latest.

I have had a few massive bleeding episodes in the last 15 years which resulted in my doctors putting me on birth control pills. I have tried over the last 10 years to wean myself off of them time and time again but each time I will end up drained and nearly hospitalized again before I am forced to go back on them. I am currently not taking the pills and every month I am scared that I will start to hemorrhage again but so far I have been pleasantly surprised.  

In fact, this month totally snuck up on me because I started without the old familiar warning signs...cramps, bloating, etc. For the last few months I have also had much lighter periods (for me). They are still incredibly heavy the first day, but they last a fraction of the time.

I am praying that the BTD will end my dependancy on birth control pills and give me balance with my blood condition.
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Ribbit
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Wow, Page.  I'm sorry to hear about all that.  I do hope being on the BTD will help in the long run.  Have you considered seeing an herbalist?


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Wow, Page. I'm sorry to hear about all that. I do hope being on the BTD will help in the long run. Have you considered seeing an herbalist?


I have not seen an herbalist. I only have a hematologist/oncologist and my general practitioner. I suppose I could look one up.
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I usually don't have happy periods at all because of a bleeding condition I have, but I will be happy to share the latest.

I have had a few massive bleeding episodes in the last 15 years which resulted in my doctors putting me on birth control pills. I have tried over the last 10 years to wean myself off of them time and time again but each time I will end up drained and nearly hospitalized again before I am forced to go back on them. I am currently not taking the pills and every month I am scared that I will start to hemorrhage again but so far I have been pleasantly surprised.  

In fact, this month totally snuck up on me because I started without the old familiar warning signs...cramps, bloating, etc. For the last few months I have also had much lighter periods (for me). They are still incredibly heavy the first day, but they last a fraction of the time.

I am praying that the BTD will end my dependancy on birth control pills and give me balance with my blood condition.


Page,

That's really tough!  I'm not a big fan of oral contraceptives, they tend to cause more problems than their worth, except in cases like yours.  Have you seen a naturopathic doctor yet?  This might be the key for you.

Shane
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Oh my God ... YES !!!

Sorry people BUT this is gonna gonna be VERY discusting and it's NOT for the squeamish, hence please be warned ... ESPECIALLY the guys !!


Prior to BTD, I used to have so many discusting looking and purplish bloodclots during my menstruations; they would literally look like LIVERS coming out of me ... I'm SERIOUSLY !!
I beleive that it's because I had alot of guck in me; ESPECIALLY with all the sugars and processed foods that I ate !!!

Since then my periods r very decent by the looks of it ... has anybody else experienced this  

Thank-u for asking such an important question Ribbit !!


Lisalea,

That's not gross, I can totally relate.  My periods were just like that until I changed my diet.  Back in my early 20's when I was eating junk it was like that, then I changed to vegetarian diet for a few years, and my PMS was better.  We'll see what they're like on BTD.  My worse time of the month is not so much right before my period, but during ovulation I get all lethargic, bloated, and feel down.  Can anyone else relate to this, or I am just weird?

Shane
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*sigh* No...no change at all.  I have always had very painful periods.  But I did notice recently that although I am basically compliant, I still ate a lot of sweets (ice cream and chocolate!)  Reducing my sugar intake and giving up coffee really seemed to help a lot.  In addition, I recently started using the menstrual cup (Divacup/Mooncup UK) and it is AWESOME!

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good to know!


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*sigh* No...no change at all.  I have always had very painful periods.  But I did notice recently that although I am basically compliant, I still ate a lot of sweets (ice cream and chocolate!)  Reducing my sugar intake and giving up coffee really seemed to help a lot.  In addition, I recently started using the menstrual cup (Divacup/Mooncup UK) and it is AWESOME!


I've heard good things about the Divacup.

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I've heard good things about the Divacup.



I use a DivaCup. I love that thing. So easy to use.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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I use a DivaCup. I love that thing. So easy to use.


It's like a diaphram, right?
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More like a cervical cup, if you're familiar with those. Depending on your flow, you can leave it in for up to 12 hours; and I rarely leak, unless I haven't seated it correctly.

This period marks the third cycle in a row that has come on time! Wuu-huu! My periods have been all over the last few years...I'm too young for peri-menopause!


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Lisalea,

That's not gross, I can totally relate.  
Shane

I'm so glad that means we're doing SOMETHING right
Thanks for ur input  


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The DivaCup sounds interesting. I'll have to look into that.
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More like a cervical cup, if you're familiar with those. Depending on your flow, you can leave it in for up to 12 hours; and I rarely leak, unless I haven't seated it correctly.

This period marks the third cycle in a row that has come on time! Wuu-huu! My periods have been all over the last few years...I'm too young for peri-menopause!


Oh yes, the cervical cap...the birth control my doctor & nurse practitioners wouldn't fit me for because it's not effective enough, and THEY prefer the birth control pill, or hormonal contraception (even though I'm a working professional in a stable mono relationship with another working professional, and have a regular cycle.. because it's suddenly their business)...sorry for the side note, it just brought back memories... anyhoo...if the diva cup is like the cervical cap it sounds better than a tampon (organic or not)...maybe I'll give it a try!

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Oh yes, the cervical cap...the birth control my doctor & nurse practitioners wouldn't fit me for because it's not effective enough, and THEY prefer the birth control pill, or hormonal contraception (even though I'm a working professional in a stable mono relationship with another working professional, and have a regular cycle.. because it's suddenly their business)...sorry for the side note, it just brought back memories... anyhoo...if the diva cup is like the cervical cap it sounds better than a tampon (organic or not)...maybe I'll give it a try!

Wow...that's amazing to me that they refused to fit you.  Did they say the same about a diaphragm?  

Anyway, although the menstrual cup is bell shaped like a cervical cap, it sits low in the vagina, so it is relatively easy to insert and remove (after you get the hang of it...it does have a bit of a learning curve.)  But you can't feel it.  It is way better than a tampon - it doesn't dry you out, very low risk of STS...and:
YOU CAN LEAVE IT IN UP TO 12 HOURS (if it doesn't fill up.)  I LOVE IT!

You do, however, have to be sure to keep it clean (very important.)

Here are the manufacturers of silicone cups:
Divacup: http://www.divacup.com (made in Canada)
Mooncup: http://www.mooncup.co.uk (made in UK)
Lunette: http://www.lunette.fi (made in Finland)

There is also a rubber cup called the Keeper (made in USA) available, but it is more difficult to keep clean as it cannot be boiled/autoclaved.

(really...i'm not making any money off the cup - I just love it as much as I love the BTD.  )
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thanks for sharing!


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Wow...that's amazing to me that they refused to fit you.  Did they say the same about a diaphragm?  

Anyway, although the menstrual cup is bell shaped like a cervical cap, it sits low in the vagina, so it is relatively easy to insert and remove (after you get the hang of it...it does have a bit of a learning curve.)  But you can't feel it.  It is way better than a tampon - it doesn't dry you out, very low risk of STS...and:
YOU CAN LEAVE IT IN UP TO 12 HOURS (if it doesn't fill up.)  I LOVE IT!

You do, however, have to be sure to keep it clean (very important.)

Here are the manufacturers of silicone cups:
Divacup: http://www.divacup.com (made in Canada)
Mooncup: http://www.mooncup.co.uk (made in UK)
Lunette: http://www.lunette.fi (made in Finland)

There is also a rubber cup called the Keeper (made in USA) available, but it is more difficult to keep clean as it cannot be boiled/autoclaved.

(really...i'm not making any money off the cup - I just love it as much as I love the BTD.  )


It's your standard medical industry approach...they believe they know better what's best for the patient than the patient does...I see it all the time at work....more motivation to finish my pre-med classes so I can apply to a school for naturopathic medicine.  Yes, they finally fit me for a diaphram, after I argued with them.  I basically said that I wouldn't take the pill, patch, ring, or IUD which only leaves the rhythm method if they're not going to fit me for a diaphram because I won't use condoms (which is a lie, I just wanted them to fit me).

Thanks for the links, I'll check them out!

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Ok...sorry for spamming you all, but one more link:  http://www.menstrualcups.org is a livejournal community that provides support for using the menstrual cup, as well as comparisons and reviews.

Now....I'm done.  Thanks for listening to me gush.
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