Diet Fibroids

We all know what a huge part our diet plays in our overall wellbeing and to some extent, the ailments which we have can be partially triggered by what we eat. Although it is known that the causes of fibroids are multifaceted and therefore usually unattributable to any one cause, we know that the subtle interaction of the foods we eat with other factors can contribute to fibroid growth.

This leads many women to women if there is any particular food for fibroids which we should be eating to help relieve the symptoms and, perhaps more importantly what we should eliminate from our diet.

In general, women with fibroids should follow the principles of a good healthy diet. This means eating at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day, drinking plenty of water, eating lean protein, nuts, beans and seeds and including complex carbohydrates such as wholegrains.  Foods to be avoided are processed meats, such as salami, animal fats, tea and coffee, carbonated drinks, alcohol, excess sugar, and processed foods, such as white bread and white rice.

Additionally, if you suffer from heavy bleeding, eating an iron rich diet can help. Iron-rich food for fibroids include kale, bran, yeast and certain seeds and nuts. Some women have also reported that eating foods which have natural anti-inflammatory properties can be beneficial. These include oats, hops and the spice, cumin.

Although there is no doubt that this treatment aspect is worth considering, food for fibroids should form just one small part of an overall strategy for shrinking fibroids, other elements of which might include detoxification of the liver, lifestyle changes, increasing exercise and herbal remedies.

Fibroids are a condition which respond very well to natural remedies and they are an ideal condition to treat because as they are so rarely life-threatening. It makes complete sense to try out a natural treatment for fibroids before resorting to surgery or any of the hormonal drugs which can cause their own side effects.

If you would like further helpful information about the various types of fibroids and your treatment options including a look at a complete treatment system , please visit Shrink Fibroids Naturally. Providing you remember that this will be no "quick-fix" there is no reason why you can't join the thousands of women who have managed to be completely free of their previously debilitating symptoms. The system is a comprehensive approach which includes using food for fibroids and gives detailed advice regarding which foods to shrink fibroids form an integral part of the treatment.


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81 Responses to Diet Fibroids

  1. fitnessjewel75 says:

    how can I decrease the size of uterine fibroids through diet?

  2. jackie says:

    fibroids , can it disappear if u diet an excise .?
    if u hav fibroids an want them to go without operation , i was told that u can diet an excise to get rid of them . what kind of excise ? an what kind of diet would be best . thanks 4 ur ans.

    • Sam says:

      A uterine fibroid is a non-cancerous tumor that grows in a woman’s uterus. Typically it affects women who are 25-35. They can be small or large (so if you have a little pooch in your lower ab, this may be the cause). The fibroids can be on the inside wall of your uterus, or inside the wall there are four types in total all dependant upon the placement of the fibroid. It is EXTREMELY important that you do not let ANY DOCTOR tell you that a hysterectomy (removing your uterus entirely) is the only cure for your fibroids. That is absolutely not true, and often older doctors say this because decades ago, that was true. Today there are several procedures out there that can rid you of fibroids (UFE). In my case, I want to preserve my uterus because I want to have children. Often, the fibroids grow back when you remove them, so because I am not ready to have kids now, I am not removing the fibroids. It is possible, if the fibroids are small, to still get pregnant with the fibroid. So again, my doctor has me on a wait and see.

      There is a great Yahoo group that has three doctors who post regularly on the board. You can ask questions, or just read through the various posts and see… you’ll learn a lot. I have pasted a few very informative links. If you have anymore questions after you skim through, you can email me through the links on my profile. Most of all, try not to worry too much, this is unfortunately very common in women, predominately women who are not of Caucasian descent.

      Many things can help you “manage” the fibroids, such as a change in diet (eating less red meat, eating hormone free meats, eating more green leafy vegetables, staying away from anything you find triggers your symptoms – mine are swelling and sugar and red meat cause me to bloat). Exercise.. .etc… basically, taking care of yourself the way “they” always told us to take care of ourselves by eating properly and exercising. These sorts of things eventually (assuming your fibroid is not very large) add to your quality of life. If you are near menopause, the fibroid typically shrinks at menopause because your body produces much less estrogen. Other than managing your fibroids, there are several options out there besides a hysterectomy, which was done for decades back in the day, and today it is considered an EXTREME measure. Below are some useful links.

  3. benignecindy says:

    Can you have a miscarriage if you are diabetic? No medication just diet controlled.?
    I have been diabetic for about 8 years with no medication just diet controlled but I have recently had a miscarriage about 3 months ago.I just came from the hospital and they told me that I might have miscarried as I am diabetic.I did take an insulin when I was pregnant but after 2 hours that’s when I miscarried.I also have fibroids but they are 2 small to be removed.What is one supposed to do here? Try again and maybe/maybe not miscarry or remove my uterus and no baby for life? I am so confused.

    • Lola says:

      Sorry to hear about that. My mom has diabetes and she had a miscarriage her first pregnancy. She has never elaborated on it, but If you have fibroids that could be a reason. I have an aunt who had 4 miscarriages but she’s not diabetic at all.

      You may want to see a fertility specialist and see what they recommend.

  4. Sweet28 says:

    how can one treat Fibroids through the right diet, herbs.?
    without surgery.

    • ♫♪♫ Moem ♀ says:

      Personally, I don’t think that’s possible… but there are plenty of people who would disagree.
      Googling ‘fibroids herbs’ results in a whole lot of information, I’ll post one of those links below.

      Good luck!

  5. nika says:

    fibroids,can they be shrunk naturally.If so how does diet contribute to that process?

    • SA16 says:

      Not really, and not much.

      You’re body has its own, natural way of dealing with them. When this mechanism breaks down, then fibroids form. They don’t often go away on their own.

      A healthy, balanced diet is always a good idea. However, there is not a good or specific diet for fibroids. Sorry for the bad news.

  6. Lily says:

    How can I shrink Fibroids? Any good diet and Chinese Medicine?

    • A Healthier You says:

      The problem with fibroid tumors can simply be resolved by restoring proper progesterone levels, which restores normal growth and shedding of the endometrium.

      Recommendations for healing fibroids by Dr. John Lee:

      WHAT TO DO:
      *Use natural progesterone cream.
      *Eat a plant-based, fiber rich diet (at least 20-30g fiber per day)
      *Take a liver-supporting and detoxifying herbal formula that includes the following herbs: Bupleurum, milk thistle (silybum marianum), barberry or goldenseal, burdock root, yellow dock, dandelion root.
      *Take a uterus-healing herbal formula that includes some or all of the following herbs: myrrh, red raspberry, cayenne, Bupleurum, yarrow, vitex and lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
      *Use a castor oil pack 2-4 times a week (many books on herbal healing have instructions on how to make and use a castor oil pack.)

      WHAT TO AVOID:
      *Unopposed estrogen
      *Dairy products
      *Feed-lot meats (eat only range-fed, organic meats free of drugs and pestiside residue)
      *Coffee (heavily sprayed with DDT)

  7. fit123 says:

    Is it normal to pass a blood clot on days 11-14 of ovulation?
    I noticed during intercourse and trying to get pregnant on the 11th day of ovulation I was bleeding so we stopped because it would get messy. then i passed a clot on day 12 of ovulation and it was like I was havinf another period but not heavy. What does this mean? IT is now day 14 and I am still bleeding? Could it be because i have fibroids? Could it be because I was on a weight loss diet that changed my hormones?

    • riya says:

      hormonal disturbance so it was wise to stop plan your pregnancy after your bleeding ends ok i advice or consult a doctor

  8. Soon To Be Mrs. 2012 says:

    Anyone Overweight With Fibroid Tumors Taking Chaste-berry or Using Progesterone Cream To Get Preggo?
    We have been TTC#1 since April with no luck.
    I have 3 small Fibroids located outside of my uterine wall and I am also overweight.
    (5’5 , 210pd)

    I am concerned my Progesterone levels maybe to low to conceive.
    When I spoke with my OBGYN he’s only reply was to work on losing weight, maintain a healthy diet, and getting pregnant takes time.
    He told me if we didn’t conceive after 1 year of trying he would order blood work with my next annual pap.

    My concern is I know getting pregnant can take time but I am 33 going on 34. I don’t really feel I have time to waste.
    DP and I have been together for almost 9 years and the only method of BC we ever used was pulling out. In 9 years I have never fallen preggo.
    In the past 4 months we have intentionally tried and still no BFP.
    The last 2 months we used an OPK, BBT, and CM charting, still BFN.

    My cycles are regular every 30 days, and outside of being over weight I don’t have any other health concerns.

    My heart is telling me I am not getting preggo because my Progesterone is too low and I won’t get preggo until my hormones are regulated.

    After doing some online research I read Chaste-berry or Progesterone cream might help..

    And I am starting to get desperate.

    I would appreciate any advice… I am hoping to find a more natural approach before seeking the advice of fertility specialist.

    Thanks to all… Wishing you tons of extra sticky baby dust!!

  9. Mee says:

    Years After Abortion and My Belly Is Still “Big”?
    First, you’re probably wondering about my diet and weight and such. Well, I am 5’5, 113 lbs. Before the pregnancy, I was 110 lbs, gained 8 lbs (which was weird because I was so nauseated, I could never eat anything) and after the abortion, I settled at 113lbs. I assume this could be of some importance? Before the pregnancy, I ate whatever was there, I never exercised, My stomach was flat and I was skinny as a board.

    I guess this is where I start my story..SIX years ago, I had an abortion at 11 weeks into my pregnancy. I actually looked about 14 weeks, I got pretty big..I even went from an A to a C cup. No, I’m not exaggerating. Anyway, The process seemed to have gone well, no complications, my cervix healed nicely, my body was back to normal.. well, everything but my stomach. Sigh, and now I have tiny stretch marks on my breasts. Of course without the baby, the baby bump went down, but hardly at all. I just assumed it was stubborn belly fat from the pregnancy or bloating..something.

    So fast forward to the present. I exercise alot, eat fairly healthy, take fiber and I am definitely not pregnant now. I am still stick thin and when I’m not sucking in, I look 3 months pregnant. It’s not normal, I just don’t know what to think. I’ve gone to the doctor and was told I don’t have cysts, but I don’t trust his 3-fingered exam. I haven’t had an ultrasound, just exams of the pelvis and cervix and regular pap smears. I’ve been to doctors complaining of severe cramps, heavy bleeding, back pains, you name it. All this time I was just being ignorant, but now it’s finally kicking in that there may be something wrong.. I’ve considered cysts and fibroids, but I’m still searching for answers. Of course, I won’t know for sure till I see a doctor, but it’s going to take about 6 weeks to get an appointment. Sigh. Hope I covered everything in my very long “question” (sorry to all who sat and read the whole thing). Any thoughts, advice, experiences? Thank you, everybody!

  10. civmax says:

    Can uterine fibroids cause weight gain?
    I have a follow up appt with my doctor on Friday to determine if he found uterine fibroids. I just wanted to know if weight gain is a side effect. I’ve noticed in the past year I have had some weight gain but I have not changed any part of my lifestyle including my diet. If anything I eat a little less and healthier. Does anyone know about this?

    • Lidybeff says:

      I think the fibroids in themselves can sometimes get quite large and heavy. It might also pay to get your ovaries investigated for Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome, which can cause weight gain.

  11. ohmydays28 says:

    iv been adviced to change my diet…..help.?
    I have suspected fibroids or IBS, can you suggest anything to help with ibs, im on a very low budget. If anyone has any fibroid stories to share id be great full. thanks

  12. Janice K says:

    Hi. I am female and aged 28. In 2001 I was diagnosed as having fibroids. I am battling with my weight.?
    I have a very reasonable diet and go to the gym often. However, regardless of my effort I just seem to be gaining weight fast. In the past month alone i have put on about three kilos which is about 6 pounds. I have done some personal research and it appears that fibroids can cause weight gain. Can you help. My weight gain is really begining to upset me. Since 2003 I have been of the pill and now my period pain as well seems to be coming back. Any idea whats happening to me.

  13. lulu says:

    Has anyone had fibroid that shrunk after using herbal remedies?
    After having a scan recently, I was told that I have fibroids which are two inches big. I did some extensive research and came across a website that advises women to use herbal remedies, control their diet and do exercises to reduce them. Has anyone followed that sort of advice and shrunk them? If so, please let me know what natural products you used, which foods to avoid and any exercise that worked for you. I wish to avoid surgery or homone treatments as I hope to have kids sometime in life. Thanks for any input.

    • A Healthier You says:

      You should give yourself a pat on the back for avoiding surgery!!!

      The problem with fibroid tumors can simply be resolved by restoring proper progesterone levels, which restores normal growth and shedding of the endometrium.

      Recommendations for healing fibroids by Dr. John Lee:

      WHAT TO DO:
      *Use natural progesterone cream.
      *Eat a plant-based, fiber rich diet (at least 20-30g fiber per day)
      *Take a liver-supporting and detoxifying herbal formula that includes the following herbs: Bupleurum, milk thistle (silybum marianum), barberry or goldenseal, burdock root, yellow dock, dandelion root. {Green Qi would be great for this}
      *Take a uterus-healing herbal formula that includes some or all of the following herbs: myrrh, red raspberry, cayenne, Bupleurum, yarrow, vitex and lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
      *Use a castor oil pack 2-4 times a week (many books on herbal healing have instructions on how to make and use a castor oil pack.)

      WHAT TO AVOID:
      *Unopposed estrogen
      *Dairy products
      *Feed-lot meats (eat only range-fed, organic meats free of drugs and pestiside residue)
      *Coffee (heavily sprayed with DDT)

  14. Lu says:

    Is this REALLY the cure to PCOS? I’m gonna be trying it as of today-tell me what u think?
    ok, so i have pcos symptoms. I’ve never had it diagnosed (yet) but my sister has it, so it is likely i do too.
    Symptoms
    1. prob conceiving
    2. hirustism
    3. aching ovary on left side
    4. not ovulating each month
    5. swollen boobs monthly
    6. nightsweats before period
    7. candida
    Okay so when researching I read that PCOS is caused by 1. insulin resistance and 2. estrogen dominance.
    I read about how to get the circulating estrogens out of the body, and the answers that kept coming up time and time again was flax seeds
    they say, it is because of an acid in the flax that makes women rid the body of a tonn (like 40%) more of excess estrogens. this 5- 10 grams of flax a day diet is said to stop endometriosis, fibroids, breast cancer, and pcos.
    to prep the flax u need to soak it for 24-48 hours, cos this breaks down phytic acid, which stops u absorbing minerals.
    they say follow this for 3 cycles and u will find periods will be less painful, and pcos will go away. plus to help it along, u should eat high protein diet, to lower insulin.

    what do u think?
    i started today. i made flax crackers with buckwheat flour, flax and some plain flour

    • beetlemilk says:

      Yes you have a lot of PCOS symptoms. Elevated testosterone, irregular periods, cysts on the ovaries, overweight, a lot of CHD pre-symptoms. PCOS and heart disease goes together. Mine, my HDL’s are lousy, taking niacin.

      Unless you are allergic or have a bleeding problem take the baby aspirin daily to thin the uterine lining making implantation easier. Plus PCOS’ers tend to have a + ACLA (anti cardio lipid antibody) which thickens blood.

      1 week before expected ovulation (middle of cycle or 17 days prior to expected period take robitussin to thin cervical mucus. Many PCOS women have hostile CM.

      Hmm on the flax seed, haven’t heard it correlated to PCOS but do take it myself for chronic IBS predominantly constipation, another issue that PCOS women a lot of times have.

      I only get pregnant when dieting and eating low carb.

      Flax seed sure aint going to hurt. I’d try it. I’d suggest adding the baby ASA and robitussin too the regime.

  15. HAZE THA QUEEN says:

    I don’t get my period, whats the problem?
    so since i got my period at age 13 it has been skiping months. Now I am 24 and this year i only got my period once. I went to the doctor and she ran studies, ultrasounds and blood tests, hormones etc. Everything seems to be normal. She did not see no cysts, fibroids, all the blood work was okay, my pap said i had HPV i dont know it that affects my period. She suggested that i be on a diet and try to eat healthier. I am not trying to have kids now but later on I plan to. what could be the problem?

    • cv3 says:

      my gf gets like 2 periods a year, and her Gino says that she is healthy. that just might be the way your body works

  16. Idontknowdoyou says:

    What could cause a sudden change in bowel habits? I used to go every 3-4 days; now I go 2 times every day.?
    My diet is about the same. Extreme stress recently but it’s OK now.
    I’m mid 30s, female and have fibroids. The fibroids are pressing on my bladder and making me pee a lot. Could they be affecting my bowels too?

    My schedule has changed recently, so I eat at different times and thought maybe this would cause me to “void” more. But I’m not sure…
    I’m lactose intolerant and have IBS. So I always suffered from constipation, but I haven’t been constipated in weeks.

    And sometimes my lower colon feels sore afterward. Any ideas?

  17. SilverSky says:

    can someone give me more info on fibroids?
    i have 3 very small fibroids that were discovered in a pelvic ultrasound. my doctor says that i don’t need to do anything with it unless they grow. so i’m relieved that it’s not at the moment serious but is there anything i can do to prevent them from growing – diet? i’m a caucasian/native american woman almost 30. i also take ocella (birth control) pills.

    • cel's giant beaver says:

      You can’t do anything to prevent them from growing. If they want to grow, they will.

      I have a LOT of fibroids. When I was 30, the largest one was the size of a softball, then when I was 40, it had grown to the size of a football.

  18. throaty says:

    health vs cosmetic, stomach surgery.?
    i’ve had 3 surgeries on my belly, 1 as the result of a birth, 2 was fibroid removal and one was scared tissue. Since then my stomach has plopped down in my lap, literally, It looks like a map with the two scares, one bikini and the other up and down. My muscles have become relaxed, my back hurts all the time (I think, because of the gravity) I think the fibroids have returned…My stomach weighs about 20lbs along. I know that a lipo or a tummy tuck is considered cosmetic surgery, however, I know some surgeries are necessary and not considered cosmetic if and when there is a medical risk. Does anyone have any info on this. Cosmetic wise, it would make me look better but I think I have a medical issue. O, I am not that much over weight except for my stomach area. I’ve also tried diet and sit-ups, nothing works.

    • facial says:

      A HUGE difference on the urgeon you use. I have NEVER had cosmetic surgery-but I have had TWO hand surgeries and my doctor is one of the Most renowned Plastic Surgeons In La Jolla, Calif Soemtimes while I am waiting to see him, I will flip thru his Before & after book–his work is amazing. I did speak to him once about my under arms, I lost almost 200 lbs 25 years ago, and I hate the loose skin under my arms. I was an athlete until I lost 50% of my nerves in my hands….so my body is not bad for losing that much weight–of course I am the ONLY one who sees me naked. With any surgery there is RISK. thats why choosing the BEST surgeon makes a difference. My BFF had gastro bypass and lost 175 lbs and HAD to get a tummy tuck because the loose skin was hanging so low it was cauing her *&^%$ to be raw & rashed–so not having it wasn’t an option. Choose wisely. Cosmetic surgery for people like us is always an option….to not only make us look better but feel better about ourselves

  19. trinigal89 says:

    need tummy to disappear…..?
    i hate doing sit ups i’m 6ft average weight,i have a tummy i cant seem to get rid of,my doctor says i have fibroids,some people say thats why my tummy cant go down,if not anyone knows about a diet pill that show drastic results in the tummy area,or diet tea?

    • sOuL dOcToR says:

      Homeopathic Treatment for Curing a Potbelly Especially Excessive fat around abdomen or Help to shed weight : -
      1.PHYTOLACCA 30
      2.PHOSPHORUS 30
      3.CHOLESTERINUM 30
      Three Drops Each in a sip of water half hour before meals thrice a day always take them on an empty stomach. And avoid Chocolates Coffee Mints and Red Meat while you are taking any Homeopathic remedy.
      Take care and God Bless!

  20. Michelle says:

    I just found out the I have relatively large fibroids?
    I jus found out the I have relatively large fibroids. I am trying to get pregnant, and the doctor told me that the fibroids need to be removed before I try getting pregnant. The surgery sounds like a procedure I rather not go thorugh. Does anyone know about a naatrual way to get rid of fibroids? Special diet? Alternative medicin? i want to try a few months of the alternative way before I decide to go through surgery. I would great appreciate every reply.

  21. curious cat says:

    Is there a way to prevent or reduce the growth of fibroids?
    I understand that fibroids are common and once developed, it really doesn’t go away. But is there a way to prevent getting any more of them or having them grow larger? Is there a certain diet or lifestyle that can be contributed to them?

    I thought I read somewhere that although it is not a certain cause, fibroids seem to occur often in women who experience weight gain.

  22. Jassy says:

    What are some natural treatements (diet, vitamins) I can take increase my progesterone?
    I’m relatively healthy, married and 26. For the past 3 years, I’ve begun spotting about 1 day before my period. From what I’ve read, it can be caused by low progesterone, endometriosis or fibroids. I think that I’m having a difficult time getting pregnant because of low progesterone which can affect implantation into my uterus. What are some natural solutions I can do? I don’t want to take prescriptions or use the progesterone cream.

    • growinup says:

      If you have had your hormonal level checked and have low progesterone here is a few options. One you can buy a cream from the health food stores, made of plants. You can also do what is called Bio-Identical hormonal replacement. You would have a saliva test done. Pharmacies who sell bio identicals will give you the test. You have to spit a LOT in the morning. It will test all your female hormone levels. This test is more sensative and acurate than even blood. The Bio-Identical’s are all natural, and the pharmasist will mix them together right there to the exact level your body needs. You can get the test done for about $130.00. Then you get the results back, and your Dr. would have to prescribe the exact dosage of what you need. Many Dr’s who practice natural medicine are encouraging Bio-Identicals. They have seemed to help many women with a lot less side effects than the standard pills and creams. If you have not had the low progesterone verified by any testing and are just guessing. I would tell you to do the Lab, and get check at least. Have a Dr verify this is the problem. I tried natural low dose health food store progesterone once to help my cycle. OMG, that was not my problem I have never EVER had a headache so desperatly bad in my life. It was the MOMMA Migrain of them all. I’m including a link for more info on the Bio Identicals. It is a link for Women to Women, this site is awesome. The clinic was established by Dr. Christina Northrup. Her book womens bodies womens wisdom, helped me get rid of fibroids without medication, and without surgery. One was the size of a tennis ball. I would highly recomend the book to any women as a guide to your woman hood. She goes over all kinds of female problems and the most natural way to the most invasive way to treat them. I have had great luck with her natural methods. Good luck hon, email me if you want, we can talk more.

      Christal

  23. Marie says:

    I have PCOS and I need to severely alter my diet, but I’m not sure what’s healthy and what’s not! Help?
    I’m 18 and I’ve just been diagnosed with PCOS and fibroids so my doctor told me that this is all because of an intolerance to insulin so I have to cut down drastically on sugars/carbs/etc. What I don’t get is how drastically am I supposed to cut down? I know that the body needs SOME carbohydrates, but I don’t really know how much is too much and where I should cut myself off. It’s terrible because I’m trying to stick to a diet, but I don’t know what I should or shouldn’t be eating and it’s extremely important for me to get healthy now more than ever because I’m young enough to reverse the effects. Some days I hardly eat anything because I’m practically scared to death that I’ll eat the wrong things, and other days I’m so starving I can’t stop myself!

    So basically, for someone with polycystic ovary syndrome due to an intolerance for insulin, what kind of foods should I be eating/not eating and how much?

    • starrwoode says:

      one slice of whole grain bread per day is all you need, cut out all other carbs and get yourself back in balance, eat green and yellow veggies, broiled and baked fish and white meat chicken, low fat dairy in moderate ammounts, no potatoes, no rice, no chips no noodles, no spaghetti. and on and on. you can buy vegetable spaghetti sometimes, its a squash the inside of it is like spaghetti and you can put tomato sauce on it.

  24. labellephilomene says:

    Low-estrogen diet??
    A lot of women in my family have/had uterine fibroids, does it make sense to eat a low estrogen diet (low calcium, low fat, no soy, etc.)?? I want to avoid female problems as long as I can. I also heard caffeine was the worst thing for this.
    I myself haven’t had issues with my period yet, still young though.

    • rap1zip1 says:

      Yes, low fat diet makes sense for you. I never heard of caffeine-estrogen link. Also, please be aware that estrogen is not some vitamin, no matter what you eat, your body still can produce it. But low animal-fat diet is generally good to reduce estrogen level.

  25. hari k says:

    What are the best treatments available for treating Utrine fibroids?
    Currently,my wife suffers from severe pelvic paindue to fibriods which was already diagonesed.But ,we dont want to go for any surgery?
    I would like to know what are the treatments available for treating fibroids without removing uterus?make sure that particular treatment is 100% proven and avlable in chennai,India?
    Is there any methods to treat it naturally with the help of diet?
    Any best alternative system like siddha,homeopathy,which was proven medicine for fibroids?
    We prefer to have oral medicines from any type of medical system for complete cure of Fibroids?
    Suggest us….

  26. Corey says:

    I need help please: Girlfriend’s period troubles. Please advise.?
    Hello,

    My girlfriend has been having some problems with her period as of late, so I will give you all the information I can so you can make an accurate diagnosis.

    Her period has been on a three week cycle for two years. Recently though, she has had some discrepancies in her cycle. Her period came late a few months ago, putting her on what we both assumed would be a “normal” four week (or 28 day) cycle. The next month, however, she went back to a three week cycle. Then, the month after, it was three weeks.

    But here’s where it gets a little confusing. Her period came, with a brownish or light pink “spotting” for five days then about 2 or 3 days of nothing. But then the real deal came, a heavy flow slowly tapering off to nothing. Just like a normal period. I reassured her (because we are sexually active, although no penetration has occurred) that because of her rather poor diet in combination of high stress levels and increased exercise, her body was acting a little strange. But it got a little stranger.

    Ten days later, she began spotting again. Brownish discharge, only noticeable when she wiped, was present again. For five days. Her exercise levels have increased in those ten days, but her diet has been a little better. But now she does not feel any symptoms of a period coming at all. She has not been spotting for a day now.

    Backtracking a few days now, we engaged in sexual activity about two or three days after her period was up. I ejaculated no where near her vagina, and as a matter of fact I manually stimulated myself as to be safe not to get any ejaculate near her. Afterward, I dried myself, washed my hands and my genitals, then dried them thoroughly. After about five minutes she mounted me (I put on a condom just to be safe, even though no penetration occurred).

    I know there’s a certain phenomenon known as implantation bleeding. And that it generally occurs for a day, ten days before a missed period. But it is not unheard of for a woman to have this for anywhere between 4 and 9 days as well. I also know that roughly only one third of women experience this.

    The topic of how long sperm last outside, in open air, is highly debated. But I know for a fact after the semen is dry, there is nothing to sustain the sperm, nor is there any way for the sperm to travel. Shortly after the semen is dried, the sperm die. Factor in the temperature of the air, the temperature of the skin on which it resides, and the relatively hostile environment of the vagina, it is highly unlikely that any sperm still living on my pubic region survived to encounter an egg and successfully fertilize it.

    My theory above, while very educated, is not that of a medical expert. But I do believe that it his highly unlikely, to the point of almost 100% surety that it is unlikely that she is pregnant. Would that be your educated guess as well?

    If you believe she’s not pregnant, do you believe this is a form of temporary Amenorrhea brought on by stress, diet, hormone imbalance and exercise or perhaps fibroids?

    My girlfriend is 16, I am 17.
    I am asking because my girlfriend is the one who is worried and she would like additional reassurance. It’s my job as a boyfriend to try and ease her mind. She provided the symptoms and the facts about her condition as she sees it, and I provided the knowledge based on what I know.

    As far as me knowing a lot about this, I have a very high work ethic and plan to be a M.D. I’m trying to get a good foothold on my education early.

    • Kwuakles says:

      If she hasn’t missed a period she’s probably fine. Plus she’s young. Her period could do weird things randomly until she reaches the end of puberty. And that could be a few more years- maybe even to 20 or something. If she is really worried then have her take a pregnancy test- from the store if you want to keep this hush hush. But I think she just doesn’t know how to react to certain things about her body yet. Her body will do that.
      I think you guys have been safe. She should be fine. And your assumptions could be right too…about stress and diet.

  27. Everybody's Favorite says:

    Is there a natural way to balance your hormones?
    I have too much estrogen or too much progesterone – noone knows, but I have uterine fibroids that are caused by disbalance of those two. Is there any natural way to reduce/balance those two? I’ll consider stuff like fasting, exercising, dieting, herbs, acupuncture even tho fasting is considered unsafe by some.
    No, it’s not menstrual or pre-menopausal discomforts. It’s uterine fibroids. I want them shrunk in a natural way. I don’t want to have a surgery. Cause i want to have children.

    • aimeeme_g says:

      Here’s how you tell which hormone you have too much of. Ideally your period should be two weeks controlled by estrogen, and then two weeks controlled by progesterone. Buy ovulation detectors. Ovulation is the middle point of your cycle. Time your cycle and see which is longer. Day one is the first day of your period. It’s most likely estrogen, if it is then you need to stay away from all milk, dairy, and birds unless it is organic. The hormones they give them are pumped full of estrogen. You need to stay away. Oil of evening primrose taken in the evening does wonders for balancing female hormones. Wild yam cream will help too, but wild yam is a natural progesterone so if you have a excess of progesterone that will not be helpful. Dong qui is a natural estrogen so it might help if you have too much progesterone. Vitex, aka chaste tree berries also helped me a lot. I hope that helps. Good luck!

  28. Amy says:

    Diet and disease: How many of the diseases we experience in America are caused by the food we eat?
    How much are we spending on healthcare to treat diet-caused illnesses?

    From the book Eat To Live by Joel Furhmen, MD:

    ..”People are completely unaware that most illnesses are self-induced and can be reversed with aggressive nutritional methods. …The medical-pharmaceutical business has encouraged people to believe that health problems are hereditary and that we need to swallow poisons to defeat our genes. This is almost always untrue.

    “…My clinical experience over the past ten years has shown me that almost all the major illnesses that plaque Americans are reversible with aggressive nutritional changes designed to undo the damage caused by years of eating a disease-causing diet. ….These conditions…can be effectively prevented or treated through superior nutrition. As their medical problems gradually melt away, patients can be slowly weaned off the medications they have been prescribed.”

    “Dietary-Caused Illnesses with High Prevalence”:

    –acne
    –appendicitis
    –atherosclerosis
    –diabetes (adult)
    –fibromyalgia
    –gout
    –high blood pressure
    –irritable bowel syndrome
    –macular degeneration
    –sexual dysfunction
    –allergies
    –asthma
    –constipation
    –diverticulosis
    –gallstones
    –headaches
    –hypoglemic symptoms
    –kidney stones
    –musculoskelatal pain
    –stroke
    –angina
    –arthritis
    –colonic polyps
    –esophagitis
    –gastritis
    –indigestion
    –lumbar spine syndromes
    –osteoperosis
    –uterine fibroids

    “Not only are common disorders such as asthma associated with increased body weight and our disease-causing diet, but in my experience these diseases are also curable with superior nutrition in the majority of cases. Asthma is an exampleof a disease considered irreversable that I watch resolve regularly. My patients routinely make complete and *predictable* recovery from these illnesses, predominantly through aggressive dietary changes. …Diseases that are considered irreversible I see reversed on a daily basis.”

    • missleslie says:

      Your info. works for me Amy. One of the major topics in our church is Health. Our Hospital is Loma Linda, Calif. We are killing our selves through our mouth. 5 food groups–Fruit, Veggies, Grains, Nuts, and beans. All washed good and all fresh. I see people totally live on this and they live to be very healthy….and old too. Do I follow this totally being an SDA. I really try. I did not grow up as a Vegetarian but my Boy and family are and they look great. I on the other hand am about 25 lbs over. It is hard to change old, bad habits but we can always keep working on it. With God nothing is impossible. Don’t ever give up doing the very best you can. If you have to eat meat once a week, be sure it is dead as a door knob. Disease comes in the blood and fat. Don’t eat that part. Leviticus 11 tells you the clean meats to eat if you want to follow the Bible from beginning to end and believes the Bible is for”ALL” man kind. Not just yours , mine but Ours. Pray before you go shopping and always have a meal before you go. This is the worst thing you can do is shop hungry. I go through so many Snow Balls this way. Big mistake. Remember it is so hard to learn and concentrate on God when you are sick. That is why He wants us to be healthy.Amy is right, you can reverse illnesses. I have seen that done too. Weight and bad habits is a big one for the U.S. Remember Goodies are a Goodie..not a staple.You get a goodie once a week, and that is it. If you really want to be healthier and lose abit of weight,you can do this, Your obedience to God to take care of this Temple,whom we house for the Holy Spirit, is not impossible. Think,make a list and don’t let your cravings run you. No more Mickie D..those things will kill you. God help us all in this area. Love always in Christ..missleslie

  29. fransou19 says:

    HPV Virus HELP PLEASE ???
    My doctor call me today to give me the result of my paptest because afther an ultrasound I have being diagnose with a fibroids leiomyomas. He told me that my pap test are abnormal that they show sign of hpv virus. I tried to stay calm but even i shaked for several hours.

    He scheduled me for sept. 8 to see him again i think that it is to far.

    -Should I see another doctor?
    -Should i go and get the vaccine for hpv? How many doses I need?
    -I heard it cost 360$/how can i get it free?
    _i have no warts i even didn’t know I had that but only thing i knew and tell my doctor that in 2007 i end an master cleanse and i start felling my tummy itching always on my right side and evrytime i will eat sugar a gluant clear mucus go out my vaggina with no smell and when i stop or take the grapeseep oil it stop. and also sometime all over my body will itch.

    -I did ask for a hiv Test?Should I ask for other test?
    -what diet should i follow ?
    -should i do a cleanse again my body to get rid of toxin in my body?
    -I have no wart nothing like that i’ mreally surprised to know that i have this I always protect myself and today read that condom are not safe for this.
    -I’m in Tampa , Fl. and i have no insurance acn someone tel me waht to do PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • Trickey says:

      Almost all people who have had sex have some form of HPV. That’s why the shot is marketed towards young girls that haven’t had sex. You are going to have to stay up to date on all paps because there is a chance you could develop cervical cancer. HPV just ups the chance that cervical cancer will happen. Don’t waste your time and money on getting the shot, its too late you have the virus present you’re going to have it forever now. It’s ok you will be fine. only certain forms of the virus causes warts. Just like chicken pox is a form of herpes, doesn’t mean you have genital herpes because you had chicken pox when you were 5.

  30. fransou19 says:

    HPV Virus HELP PLEASE ??????????
    My doctor call me today to give me the result of my paptest because afther an ultrasound I have being diagnose with a fibroids leiomyomas. He told me that my pap test are abnormal that they show sign of hpv virus. I tried to stay calm but even i shaked for several hours.

    He scheduled me for sept. 8 to see him again i think that it is to far.

    -Should I see another doctor?
    -Should i go and get the vaccine for hpv? How many doses I need?
    -I heard it cost 360$/how can i get it free?
    _i have no warts i even didn’t know I had that but only thing i knew and tell my doctor that in 2007 i end an master cleanse and i start felling my tummy itching always on my right side and evrytime i will eat sugar a gluant clear mucus go out my vaggina with no smell and when i stop or take the grapeseep oil it stop. and also sometime all over my body will itch.

    -I did ask for a hiv Test?Should I ask for other test?
    -what diet should i follow ?
    -should i do a cleanse again my body to get rid of toxin in my body?
    -I have no wart nothing like that i’ mreally surprised to know that i have this I always protect myself and today read that condom are not safe for this.
    -I’m in Tampa , Fl. and i have no insurance acn someone tel me waht to do PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • My nickname here says:

      I got diagnosed seven years ago with HPV, and the last 3 years my paps have came back normal… I freaked out and started crying when my Gyno called me with my abnormal results, but what they didn’t tell me is this:
      HPV is the most common STD in the United States, and at least 80% of the sexually active population will contract it at one point in their lives. Some people get warts, and others (like you and I) may only be carriers of the STD, which means, the virus is living in your blood stream, but you will not develope any warts. You can still pass HPV to your partner without having warts. Also, in many cases the body can actually overcome the virus and no longer have the disease. If you are going to continue to be sexually active, you may want to consider gettting the Gardasil shot which you might be able to get free or discounted at a health clinic. Gardasil only protects you from four strains of HPV that cause warts and cervical cancer, but there are over 30 different strains of HPV.

      Condoms do work at preventing some STD’s, but some are so tiny that even they can pass through the rubbery condom… I really don’t know how to answer your other questions so I won’t, but I hope I have helped you a little about understandign the whole HPV virus.

  31. fransou19 says:

    HPV Virus HELP PLEASE ???????
    My doctor call me today to give me the result of my paptest because afther an ultrasound I have being diagnose with a fibroids leiomyomas. He told me that my pap test are abnormal that they show sign of hpv virus. I tried to stay calm but even i shaked for several hours.

    He scheduled me for sept. 8 to see him again i think that it is to far.

    -Should I see another doctor?
    -Should i go and get the vaccine for hpv? How many doses I need?
    -I heard it cost 360$/how can i get it free?
    _i have no warts i even didn’t know I had that but only thing i knew and tell my doctor that in 2007 i end an master cleanse and i start felling my tummy itching always on my right side and evrytime i will eat sugar a gluant clear mucus go out my vaggina with no smell and when i stop or take the grapeseep oil it stop. and also sometime all over my body will itch.

    -I did ask for a hiv Test?Should I ask for other test?
    -what diet should i follow ?
    -should i do a cleanse again my body to get rid of toxin in my body?
    -I have no wart nothing like that i’ mreally surprised to know that i have this I always protect myself and today read that condom are not safe for this.
    -I’m in Tampa , Fl. and i have no insurance acn someone tel me waht to do PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • Emma says:

      HPV is more common than you think. I know a lot of girls that have had it, as have I. It doesn’t mean you have herpes or anything, it just means that if you don’t take care of it, it could potentially turn into something bad.

      The treatment is really easy. It’s called a “colposcopy” and it’s kind of gross, but what they do is they just cut out the part of your cervix that has the HPV. My doctor described the cervix as an onion: it has multiple layers that you can peel away.

      I was scared too at first, but don’t worry! If you caught it early, you will be fine. :-)

  32. fransou19 says:

    HPV Virus HELP PLEASE ??????
    My doctor call me today to give me the result of my paptest because afther an ultrasound I have being diagnose with a fibroids leiomyomas. He told me that my pap test are abnormal that they show sign of hpv virus. I tried to stay calm but even i shaked for several hours.

    He scheduled me for sept. 8 to see him again i think that it is to far.

    -Should I see another doctor?
    -Should i go and get the vaccine for hpv? How many doses I need?
    -I heard it cost 360$/how can i get it free?
    _i have no warts i even didn’t know I had that but only thing i knew and tell my doctor that in 2007 i end an master cleanse and i start felling my tummy itching always on my right side and evrytime i will eat sugar a gluant clear mucus go out my vaggina with no smell and when i stop or take the grapeseep oil it stop. and also sometime all over my body will itch.

    -I did ask for a hiv Test?Should I ask for other test?
    -what diet should i follow ?
    -should i do a cleanse again my body to get rid of toxin in my body?
    -I have no wart nothing like that i’ mreally surprised to know that i have this I always protect myself and today read that condom are not safe for this.
    -I’m in Tampa , Fl. and i have no insurance acn someone tel me waht to do PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • kevin1212 says:

      try and get references of doctors and ask around to see which ones are the best so it helps you chose better if it makes you fell better dI cant evn do it im paralyzed just below my arms so at leas you did it

  33. fransou19 says:

    HPV Virus HELP PLEASE ???
    HPV Virus HELP PLEASE ??????
    My doctor call me today to give me the result of my paptest because afther an ultrasound I have being diagnose with a fibroids leiomyomas. He told me that my pap test are abnormal that they show sign of hpv virus. I tried to stay calm but even i shaked for several hours.

    He scheduled me for sept. 8 to see him again i think that it is to far.

    -Should I see another doctor?
    -Should i go and get the vaccine for hpv? How many doses I need?
    -I heard it cost 360$/how can i get it free?
    _i have no warts i even didn’t know I had that but only thing i knew and tell my doctor that in 2007 i end an master cleanse and i start felling my tummy itching always on my right side and evrytime i will eat sugar a gluant clear mucus go out my vaggina with no smell and when i stop or take the grapeseep oil it stop. and also sometime all over my body will itch.

    -I did ask for a hiv Test?Should I ask for other test?
    -what diet should i follow ?
    -should i do a cleanse again my body to get rid of toxin in my body?
    -I have no wart nothing like that i’ mreally surprised to know that i have this I always protect myself and today read that condom are not safe for this.
    -I’m in Tampa , Fl. and i have no insurance acn someone tel me waht to do PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • april says:

      HPV is a VERY common virus. Up to 85% of people, male and female have gotten it at some point in their lives. Most cases are cleared up by our own immune systems. Only one of the many HPVs cause genital warts. Cleansing your body will not get rid of any virus or anything else in your body, except for good bacteria.
      HIV has nothing to do with HPV.

  34. Babu says:

    Is surgery my only option for Fibroid tumors?
    Hi I’m a 27 year old female from Los Angeles, CA and was detected that I have 3 Fibroid tumors. This year in May 2010 I got my period and was having excruciating pain that I didn’t know why was it that bad. So thinkig it didn’t seem normal to me I went to go see a doctor and the doctor told me I had a bladder infection and gave me meds. So from that I thought okay that was the problem then No more worries. Well surely after I didn’t get my period in June but I was having early bad cramps since I didn’t get my period on time I decided to go see a Gyno she had said I have Yeast infection but she seemed like it’s no biggie that it’s treatable but had said she wanted me to get a pelvic ultra sound with a radiologist. So since she didn’t seemed worried I went to go get the test and got an unexpected suprise that I have 3 Fibroid tumors but away from my uteros. As some of you who have been in my situation know how I felt and was really dumbfounded. I even know a couple of friends who have had it and have been through really bad situations which I would want to go through. I’ve never had kids but would like to have some one day. I am not sure on the sizes of tumors but from what I saw in the ultrasound two might look like the size of a golf ball around there and one is a little bigger Im just guessing. I’m supposed to go see my gyno in a week. I was away in Australia for a year 2009 and had bad cramp pain but not as much as i’ve been having it here back home so makes me wonder I may have had it that long. I have faith that I’m hoping that all will go well. I’ve been told by several people that I can naturally get rid of them but I would have to be in a strict diet and that the fibroids may come back. So would this be an option if I really take care of myself?

    Ladies only who have had it a couple of questions; What was your experience when you had it? Are there certain foods that I should watch out for? What would be my best decision to get rid of these tumors and still have a chance in the future of having a baby with my current partner? How long does it take to recover? I was told there’s laser surgery to get them removed. Would that be safe? I dont have insurance but might be getting medical so pray for me and wish me luck. Please share some of your similar experiences with me and maybe some way to aleviate my pain that im having right now. . . I DO NOT WANT MY UTERUS TO GET REMOVED so please any advice you can give me I would truly appreciate it. :)

    THANK YOU!!!

    • N says:

      There is a minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (you can Google this for more info). It is done by an interventional radiologist. A small incision is made in your groin and catheters are inserted until they reach the blood vessels supplying the fibroids. Small particles are injected into these vessels to block them. This causes the fibroids to shrink as they no longer have any blood supply. Over several weeks to months the fibroids shrivel up and you will not have any more symptoms. This is a quick procedure, about an hour and does not require a hospital stay. Ask your gynecologist if you are a candidate for this procedure and if he/she can refer you to a doctor that does this. This procedure is good for young women who want to preserve their uterus for future pregnancny.
      Hope this was helpful.

  35. vegemitejo says:

    Does this sound like endometriosis? If so, what happens if I dont get surgery?
    Since my youngest son was born 2 years ago Ive had extremely heavy periods and lower back and hip pain which Ive since noticed only occurs when I have my period. About 6months ago I had ultrasounds to check for fibroids which showed nothing. Since then Ive also been booked in to have my gallbladder removed because Ive started having gallbladder attacks. But again, these only occur with my period. Ive managed to change my diet so that I don’t have these attacks any more. My overall health in general since my baby’s birth has been abysmal. I catch every bug going around and have had pnuemonia twice. Ive got another chest infection now (which has lasted 5 weeks so far, even with antibiotics) and constant dental abcesses. Im always tired no matter how much sleep I get, and even though I eat healthily I can’t keep my weight up.
    Any advice or help is greatly appreciated.

    • technolust says:

      from what you are describing as your symptoms, i think all the problems can be explained simply BECAUSE of the heavy bleeding. lower back pain, lethargy, recurrent infections,wight loss, all can be, in fact ,are, caused by anemia.but you have not said anything about your blood counts,( wondering because you have had USG.(ultrasound)
      now the cause of the bleeding must be probed. fibroids could have been a cause, but there are many ,many, other causes.even vitamin K deficiency, in mild form can manifest as heavy menses.i suggest, if you haven’t done that already is to get your blood counts done.
      in the meantime, stick to a diet which are rich in VIT B12, B5 and iron. lots of salad, green leafy vegetables, and if you are not a vegetarian, red meat. don’t over do it. just in healthy daily amounts.

  36. 1 Angel baby.6/27/09 says:

    is it possible that i may have worms?
    i have unfamiliar movements in my stomach and i don’t know if i have stomach problems or worms, i had hpt(s) and a pelvic exam because i thought it was pregnancy but that has been ruled out, i don’t know if it may even be a stomach tumor due to the drastic enlargement in my lower stomach my diet hasn’t changed everything is pretty much the same, my periods have become slightly irregular, but not to the extreme, during my pelvic exam my dr said there weren’t any cysts or fibroids(thank God) and everything else that could be seen was very healthy, i would’ve just went with weight gain if i hadn’t started to feel undistinguished movements…..my dr. doesn’t really have any answers, the hospital is being lazy and uncaring…what else can i do

    • Sunshine says:

      if you had worms i dont think you would be able to feel them. but im not sure. if you did you would see them in your stool. and you would lose weight i believe. have you been gassy lately? you may feel air in your belly or intestines. if you think you have worms i would go to a clinic or hostipal and have them run tests on your stool. this may give you some answers.

  37. Blueberry Muffin says:

    Uterine Fibroids and Breast Cysts
    Hello All,
    I have uterine fibroids and breast cysts. I am estrogen dominant and began taking steps to repair the damage. I have begun exercising as well as changing my diet free from red meats, dairy and coffee. My doctor and I discussed possible options and since I am fairly young (36), invasive procedures are not beneficial for me since I plan (hope) to have more children and the Fibroids are not yet severely large enough to cause serious damage, however they are uncomfortable.

    I also don’t want to take Hormone Therapy due to side affects and my age.

    I researched online various sites advising the use of Natural Herbs to reduce and shrink Fibroids, but there are so many I want to know which herbs are BEST or more EFFECTIVE at eliminating Fibroids.
    I understand that using Natural Herbs it will take abit of a longer time to reduce the Fibroids and I’m ok with that, I just want to “pin-point” the BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE herbs to obtain.

    I’ve read the following are good choices:
    Vitex (Chasteburry)
    Milk Thistle
    Lady’s Mantle
    Dandelion root
    Flaxseed

    Please if I’ve missed anything please let me know or advise the best most effective herb remedy to use. Thanks everyone in advance, greatly appreciate it!

    • mmmckinn says:

      Goodness, you could be my “female problem identical twin”! Please, please, please, do not remove your uterus. You are not going to like me for this, but I am going to recommend that you go to a Reproductive Gynecological Doctor. They will help you repair the mess your body has made, all the while, ensuring that your fertility will be kept in tact. There is surgery you can have to remove them without doing lots of damage to the uterus.

  38. Reddy says:

    Pancreatitis, don’t quite fit into any causitive category, but a bit in some … Any GI’s out there?
    6 weeks ago, I went to my PD with what I thought was severe heartburn. I went to pharm. and he suggested Pepcid. I took it, no luck in an hour (like he said). I called and asked PD how long Pepcid takes to take it away, she said an hour, I said it’s been 4 hours and I was in agony. Severe abdominal pain, some vomiting, low grade fever. I had what I thought was the flu for 3 days prior (no pain, just didn’t feel well, diarr and low grade fever. She said come in. She took a blood test … Highly elevated Amylase and Lipase, somewhat elevated ALT, AST. Had weekly blood tests since then, and it’s been going down. Nearly normal Amylase, still 3 times normal Lipase (which is much lower than it was… nearly 3000).

    I read the following on internet as far as causes: 1) Alcoholism: “Alcohol is the leading culprit. Usually, it takes several years of heavy drinking — such as a 12-pack of beer of every day.” I drink, but not more than 3-4 drinks per night, 3-4 nights per week (if that!) however, I had a life altering even a few weeks before attack and did drink a bit more (nightly, maybe 4 drinks), but no ‘binge drinking’. Rarely drunk more than 4 times in the last year, no hangovers. 2) Gallstones: never had a symptom. 3) heridedary: nope, nobody. 4) Meds: rare cases of Lamictal and Ativan have been reported “after market, and reported on ‘compassionate please’ cases. I am on both. (BTW, Lamictal was raised from 150 mg to 200 mg 1 wk before attack, and due to stress, went from 1 ativan per day to 2-3). 5) no traumas.

    The pain was severe (I have little tolerance for pain), but not enough that I felt ER was necessary. Nor did she. I was still walking around and doing what shopping I had to do, etc. OTC painkillers helped.

    Background: 48 yrs old, F, somewhat healthy diet. I feel fine now. Having another blood test Monday. Also have history of ovarian problems…. recently, cysts, fibroids. Any known relation? Any herbal/alternative cures or remedies? Is this permanent? She says never another drink of alcohol, not even cough syrup. Is that true? Even socially, a couple here and there? Due to my two year history of drugs (antidepressants, Lamictal, Xanax, Ativan … all prescribed by Dr’s), I have also taken Milk Thistle and Alpha Lipoic Acid to counteract the med’s effect on liver.

    Just can’t find enough general information on this on the internet. Just doom, gloom, not so great mortality rates, and a future of horror to live with … kidney dialysis, heart failure, liver failure, extreme pain, narcotic addiction, surgeries.

    Please advise… Thank you and God bless.

    • Cats says:

      Yes, she is absolutely correct. You were drinking a lot of alcohol before your onset of acute pancreatitis. It may not seem like a lot, but you really WERE drinking enough to cause pancreatitis. If you continue to drink and you have recurring episodes of it, you could end up with chronic pancreatitis. Anyway, you were very lucky as it seems like you didnt have a severe case of it. But unfortunately, acute pancreatitis can get very dangerous if you have a bad enough case of it (I interviewed a patient the other day who had it and was just getting discharged from the hospital 2 months later). So yes, stay completely away from any alcohol – its not worth the risk.

  39. Blueberry Muffin says:

    Fibroids and Breast Cysts
    Hello All,
    I have uterine fibroids and breast cysts. I am estrogen dominant and began taking steps to repair the damage. I have begun exercising as well as changing my diet free from red meats, dairy and coffee. My doctor and I discussed possible options and since I am fairly young (36), invasive procedures are not beneficial for me since I plan (hope) to have more children and the Fibroids are not yet severely large enough to cause serious damage, however they are uncomfortable.

    I also don’t want to take Hormone Therapy due to side affects and my age.

    I researched online various sites advising the use of Natural Herbs to reduce and shrink Fibroids, but there are so many I want to know which herbs are BEST or more EFFECTIVE at eliminating Fibroids.
    I understand that using Natural Herbs it will take abit of a longer time to reduce the Fibroids and I’m ok with that, I just want to “pin-point” the BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE herbs to obtain.

    I’ve read the following are good choices:
    Vitex (Chasteburry)
    Milk Thistle
    Lady’s Mantle
    Dandelion root
    Flaxseed

    Please if I’ve missed anything please let me know or advise the best most effective herb remedy to use. Thanks everyone in advance, greatly appreciate it!

    • Alex F says:

      Although this might seem rather strange, I have found the primary causative agent for breast cysts to be wearing bras, and every women I’ve known with the problem had it get better once she stopped wearing a bra for a few weeks.
      I can understand why you would be hesitant to do that, but there’s actually a lot of information showing bras are bad for your health (especially tight restrictive ones). They cut the lymph flow, which amongst other things leads to cysts.

      Beyond that, I know a few people who have cured both by using the disolving process (which is explained in a book called opening the energy gates of your body), along with a few others that did it via energy movement forms which made the fluids flow within their body (the best one in that regards was known as gods playing in the clouds).

      I’ve also read a lot of research data supporting the notion that DMSO applied to the are a cysts or fibroids in can cure it, but I’ve never had any first hand experience with this approach, mainly because I haven’t come to the point where it was necessary to do.

      There are a few herbal remedies which can help to mitigate it etc, but I am of the opinion they’re less effective than DMSO so I wouldn’t personally use them.

      Hope that helps!

      *I should also note none of the girls had their breasts get aesthetically worse after they stopped wearing them, an increase in size was the only noticeable effect.

  40. Blueberry Muffin says:

    Fibroids and Breast Cysts
    Hello All,
    I have uterine fibroids and breast cysts. I am estrogen dominant and began taking steps to repair the damage. I have begun exercising as well as changing my diet free from red meats, dairy and coffee. My doctor and I discussed possible options and since I am fairly young (36), invasive procedures are not beneficial for me since I plan (hope) to have more children and the Fibroids are not yet severely large enough to cause serious damage, however they are uncomfortable.

    I also don’t want to take Hormone Therapy due to side affects and my age.

    I researched online various sites advising the use of Natural Herbs to reduce and shrink Fibroids, but there are so many I want to know which herbs are BEST or more EFFECTIVE at eliminating Fibroids.
    I understand that using Natural Herbs it will take abit of a longer time to reduce the Fibroids and I’m ok with that, I just want to “pin-point” the BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE herbs to obtain.

    I’ve read the following are good choices:
    Vitex (Chasteburry)
    Milk Thistle
    Lady’s Mantle
    Dandelion root
    Flaxseed

    Please if I’ve missed anything please let me know or advise the best most effective herb remedy to use. Thanks everyone in advance, greatly appreciate it!

    • suze460 says:

      Understand that you don’t want surgery due to the desire for more kids – but having had this problem myself, I advise you to take one more thing into consideration – your quality of life should you go for the herbal remedy. You could spend years trying various herbs with the accompanying discomfort, and end up in surgery after all of that. I had surgery and never looked back as I felt great again!

  41. milly says:

    after a ulrasound showing ovarian cysts and fibroids,my GP didn’t give much info,do i just leave it?
    my symptoms are unexplained weight gain,bloating,heavy painfull periods,frequent urination and constipation.the weight gain bothers me the most and my gp seemed to think i was just another women wanting to eat lots and be slim!i diet and exersise!please help im so fedup!

    • Kir S says:

      Go to a gynecologist. Fibroids will cause all those problems, and are easily removed. There is nothing you can do to lose the weight gained through large fibroids except have them removed. And all the other problems should go away after they are removed. The cysts are less likely to be causing the symptoms, but should also be monitored by a gyno. They will often go away all on their own, but sometimes do need to be removed by the doctor. But it sounds like your GP is just brushing you off, and you should find someone who is going to give your problems more time and understanding.

  42. mimij says:

    painful fibroids in pregnancy?
    please help any diet?hi is there a remedy for dealing with fibroids pains during pregnancy ?I am in serious pain but hospital says there is nothing that can be done except codeine pills

    • dragondrums says:

      Unfortunately the only real treatment for fibroids is either a hysterectomy or, in women who still want children, surgical removal of the fibroid. As you are pregnant these are obviously not options for you.
      Are they sure it is the fibroids causing such pain as usually they are painless? I would have a word with your doctor to make sure everything else is alright…that nothing else is causing this pain, and to discuss pain control with him although what you can take is limited.
      I know of no diet that can help but maybe something such as a TENS machine may be of use. This is a machine that passes a minute electrical current to you via electrode pads, it is often effective with chronic pain… your midwife can advise you on there use.
      Good Luck…I hope you soon feel better.

  43. mz_media_angel says:

    Nutrition and Uterine Fibroids?
    Hi All! I’m hoping someone can guide me in the right direction for improving my nutrition while trying to treat my uterine fibroids. I may need surgery, but in the meantime, I’d like to make sure I’m helping with my diet (or at least not aiding growth.) I’m aware that I should be avoiding meat products, sugar, spicy foods, dairy and caffeine. Those are the no-brainers. But, I’m getting conflicting info on foods such as: apples, cherries, plums, peanuts, brown rice and oats. These, and others, are on both the “avoid” and the “add to your diet” lists. Anyone have any info and/or suggestions on places to get info? Thanks all.

  44. pilkusb says:

    what can i do for fibroid pain?
    i have fibroids . they havent acted up much , only little , untill 7days ago. everyday they hurt like heck from a 1 to a ten the pain was 7 i wanted to literally go to the er . i took excedrin or ibproven or even anacin and it did take the pain away 75 percent. can your diet affect your fibroids?and stress i was out everynight can being on your feet . or eating wrong affect them what can i do . i do have an appointment with my gyno . but i dont want to have surgerynow its the 8th day, and i only have a little pain. didnt take anything yet my stomach is getting ruined from all the pills im takeing . and now my pee is a little slimmy i dont know if im ovulateing or not. my period was on the 4th of this month . but i dont think all that pain was cause im ovulatine . can anyone help

    • lp342 says:

      well i can’t help physically…but i should recommend to visit the doctor…and well with god’s grace you should be okay

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