I haven't had random day (meaning not cycle related) of pain in months. But for some reason, today my ovary was acting up again. I'm really hoping I wont need to medicate to sleep tonight, but I have a feeling....I've been a little slacky on my herbs, maybe that's it. Last month was amazing though! No pain! Okay, well, 1 1/2 hours of pain when my period started, but any one who has experienced this knows this is huge! I didn't even take a loritab (I wasn't home) and now I apparently have a great concoction I can take when things get bad. We'll see how things go next month. I should probably try it for my ovary tonight....
So what did I take? It's a long list: chammomile, blessed thistle, red raspberry, cramp bark, squaw root, peppermint, dong quai, wild yam, and lobelia. If anyone plans on repeating these, I would strongly advice you to see an experienced herbalist first if you are new to herbs. You can pretty much take as much chamommile and peppermint as you like, but some of these, like lobelia and cramp bark, are muscle relaxants that shouldn't be used daily. So safety first!
Despite my setback today, I am very impressed with the effects the herbs have had and need to do some more experimenting with which ones to take when. But I'm feeling positive. If nothing else, I no longer have days where I'm willing to do anything, even surgery, to be free of pain. And THAT is very nice.
Labels: Alternative Medicine, endometriosis, Health