MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH DEBILITATING PERIOD PAIN.
26th SEPTEMBER WRITTEN BY FLORA CRICHTON
A couple of years ago, I went to A&E with period pain.
My pain had become consistently worse, until it became excruciating.
I was taking around 16 painkillers per menstrual cycle. I would take days off work, running hot baths and wishing time away. I went to see a top specialist in Endometriosis, and she found nothing. Her only remedy was to put me on the oral contraceptive pill. My gut instinct told me this could not be the only option. So many women suffered, whilst other didn't.
As a Nutritional Therapist, I have been lucky enough to completely change the health of my menstrual cycle. I now experience minimal pain, take no painkillers and avoid most symptoms associated with PMS. Other benefits include clearer skin, less breakouts, improved mood and deeper sleep.
A regular, (pretty much) pain-free period is a key indicator of your health. Nutritional therapy is not a quick fix. It doesn’t involve popping a pill to cover your symptoms. We look at the body on a deeper level, through functional testing, to see exactly where the underlying imbalances are. We address this from the root upwards.
I urge you to consider Nutritional Therapy if you have PCOS, endometriosis, period pain, irregular periods, no periods, heavy periods or PMS. You will find the answers you have been looking for. I feel so passionate about spreading the word, because I have been through it myself.
Why is it so important to improve your hormone health?
Balancing your hormones will benefit all aspects of your health; your fertility, digestion, metabolism (stubborn weight loss is often hormonal), skin, sleep, mood & energy. Not to mention, a smoother ride through peri -menopause and menopause, where 85% of women experience unwanted symptoms, such as mood swings and loss of passion for life. Many of my clients comment on how much better they feel within their body as their hormone health improves.
Failing to resolve your symptoms will likely lead to a worsening of the symptom, the possible development of poly cystic ovarian syndrome, aggravate endometriosis and even compromising ones fertility. Longer term, an increased likelihood in developing oestrogen linked cancers (breast, ovarian cancer, lung) & a rough ride through menopause.’