Updated: Mar 2, 2020
I have had problems with my menstruation for years. Ever since I got my menstruation, I have had PMS (pre menstrual symptoms) and a lot of pain and other issues. Last December I was diagnosed with PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and since then I have been doing research on how to heal it. In this blog I will explain what PCOS and PMS are, what doctors tell you they know about it and how to heal it.
It shouldn't be this hard
When I first started having my period, I was 11 years old. I don't remember having any pain around my first periods. I do remember that there was a lot of time between them, but this is apparently quite normal for young girls. All the hormones still have to get going. The older I became, the more painful and problematic my periods were. They were very heavy, I always had PMS symptoms, it was still very irregular and sometimes I couldn't even go to school because of the pain that I experienced. When I was 15 I went to a woman who practiced foot reflex therapy. This caused my period to normalize. I had a regular cycle, always knew when my period would start and it wasn't as painful anymore. But when I was 16, I became sexually active and wanted to start the pill, to avoid pregnancy. This threw everything out of balance. When I stopped the pill when I was 20 because of other health problems, it took 7 months before I had my first period again. After that my cycle never normalized and my issues started getting worse. I went to foot reflex therapy again, but that didn't seem to help this time. In September 2019, the pain got so bad, that I couldn't go to work because of it. I could literally not listen to people anymore, that is in how much pain I was. Even painkillers didn't help me. This is when I knew I had to go and have things checked out. Believe me, I should have done this sooner. So if you are experiencing problems, please go and have them checked out as soon as possible!
Having your period should not be hard. If you are having pain and issues with your period, you should go and have this checked out. Our menstruation is meant to go pretty much effortless, but for many of us this is not the case. We experience all sorts of problems around that time of the month (or in my case, every 8 weeks) and this are all signs that something isn't as it should be. I'm going to discuss PMS and PCOS because I have experienced these syndromes, but there are other problems that you can experience too. If you are experiencing issues, please consult your gynaecologist. They can usually find the problem. After that I really recommend going to see a natural healer like someone who practices acupuncture.
PMS, or pre menstrual syndrome, are basically all the problems you can get before having your period. This includes acne, back pain, tender breasts, heavy bleeding, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, blood clots in your blood and mood swings. We think that these symptoms are all normal to experience, but they are NOT. Experiencing PMS means that something is off. Like I wrote before, go and have it checked out by a health care professional.
Last December I was diagnosed with PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS literally means that several (poly) blisters filled with fluid (cysts) grow in the ovary. Usually, in the first half of your menstrual cycle, there are a few follicles in the ovaries. This is normal, usually one of them grows so large that it bursts and that is the ovulation. With PCOS, several small follicles develop, that have a hard time growing and it takes them a long time to ripen and burst into the fallopian tube. This causes the ovulation to stop and the woman experiencing this has less menstrual cycles. This means that women who experience this, are less fertile. For me, this means that I have my period once every two months. Usually a cycle lasts between the 6 and 8 weeks. It also means that I experience a lot of pain during my menstruations. The symptoms that I experience are extreme pain, very heavy bleeding, acne, bloating, sluggish digestion, fatigue and diarrhea. I also used to have painful breasts but because of acupuncture I don't have this anymore, thankfully! The reason that I have so many issues, is because the cycles in my body take 8 weeks instead of 28 days. This means that the hormone levels aren't working as they should and it means that the uterine lining is twice as thick as with a normal menstruation. This causes all the extra problems.
My gynaecologist thankfully told me that having PCOS doesn't mean that you are barren. It just means that there are less eggs that ripen which means that the chance of pregnancy is slimmer. Since I have this huge instinct to become a mum one day, I was happy to hear that.
The cause of PCOS and PMS?
The modern medical world has not discovered what the cause is of PCOS. That is why I have done some research of my own, to see if alternative sources have discovered the source. That is how I discovered medical medium Anthony Williams. For those who are very sceptic about alternative medicine and spiritual stuff, just keep reading. There is never any harm in trying to heal yourself in another way then the western medical world tells you.
Anthony Williams is a man who hears the voice of 'the Spirit of Compassion'. This spirit is outside of himself, so he hears the spirit as if hearing another human next to him. The spirit first appeared when he was 4 years old. He was sitting at the dinner table with his parents and grandparents and the spirit told him to walk up to grandma and to tell her that she had lung cancer. Having no idea what this was, he did as the spirit told him. They all got a bit concerned so his grandma got it checked out and indeed, she had lung cancer. Ever since that day, spirit has told him everybody's medical story that passes, even of the people he sees on t.v.
He has helped thousands of people heal from mystery illnesses, like PCOS. He has written multiple books on how to heal the illnesses. What spirit does, is tell him what the cause is of these illnesses and how to heal them. This is extremely important and valuable information. He has written all this information in his books.
The cause of PCOS is Epstein-Barr Virus. This virus has created a secret epidemic. EBV is actually responsible for mystery illnesses of every category, not only menstrual issues. So why doesn't the medical world know about this? They are actually only aware of 1 form of the EBV, but there are over 60 forms of the EBV that are unknown. EBV moves through the body and sometimes settles in the ovaries. The virus then creates the cysts which affects the immune system to react. This often causes thyroid problems. That is why weight gain often goes side by side with PCOS.
How to heal
Your gynaecologist will most likely tell you that you can't heal from it and that it is something that might go away in time. They might even recommend you eating loads of eggs and a lot of animal protein. Don't do that! The virus actually feeds on these foods.
The best way to heal is by changing your diet. It's about eating what our planet has made for us, veggies and fruits! And fruit actually creates fruit. So eating fruit, means that your body can become fertile again!
Good things to eat are celery, wild blueberries, sweet potatoes, asparagus, sprouts, papaya's, mangos etc.
The best ways to heal, you can find in Anthony Williams his books. This also includes meditation, something I love of course!
I also recommend going to a natural healer. I have been going to acupuncture and it has helped me immensely! My periods are not as painful as they were (still painful though) and my breasts are not tender anymore either. My acne has also cleared up a bit.
What not to do
Don't go on the pill. That is what your doctor might recommend you do, but that is not natural and good for you at all. Two women who explain very well why you should not do this, are doctor Jolene Brighton and Alisa Vitti. Go and check them out, especially if you have menstrual issues. They give you so much free information, it's amazing!
I hope this helps you, let me know if you have any questions!