From 12 day long periods to 5 day cycle in 2 months. And no hormone pills. Is that possible?

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Hate having periods?

Me too. Even if it is manageable and only 3 days.

In the good ol’ days, women would normally have periods for at least 5-7 days. Today, that’s the longest most of us have.

Bleeding for 10+ days!!

Now imagine, if we, women who couldn’t handle a 3 day period, had to face this agony, for not 5, not 7, but more than 10 days!!

Don’t even want to imagine that, right?

Sadly, it’s a reality for many women today. Young and old. Dealing with a variety of problems that cause irregular periods.

#TrueStory

I have a real life story of someone who went through this pain, for 6 long years and, overcame it. Yes. She beat it!

So lets find out how.

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Just 22 yrs old

This is an account of a 22 yr old girl with complaints of heavy and long lasting periods since 6 years.

The girl had been using allopathy medicines for all this time with temporary relief.

Time for The Second Opinion

Having realized that she is not improving much, she started looking out for other options. And that was when she found about homeopathy from her neighbor who had been successfully treated for her complaints.

It was then she visited Dr. Bhuvaneshwari, who practices, in Chengalpet, a place not too far from Chennai, Tamilnadu, for homeopathic treatment.

The girl informed the doctor about her complaints and was convinced that it was worth a try.

The History

Upon history taking, it was revealed that after attaining puberty at the age of 13 yrs, this girl had a perfect menstrual cycle for 5 yrs until the age of 17.

However, for some reason, some the last 6 yrs, she had started getting very heavy bleeding, mixed with bright red clots, and at times even lasting up to 12 days.

Now, homeopathy is system of medicine that works in the principle of personalisation. Meaning, every person is different and unique in their own manner.

So, whatever the complaint, homeopathic doctors try to find out peculiar and different symptoms in every patient, apart from the general symptoms of the problem.

For e.g., in this girl’s case, it was evident that she was having a hormonal problem that was causing the heavy and long lasting periods. But, as a Homeopath, one will have to find out how it differs from another person with the same problem.

And in this case, the doctor found that while it would be typical for any woman to be tired and weak from so much blood loss, this girl never felt tiredness!

The only thing was that she would be irritable that her periods would go on for days.

Her past medical history showed that she had hypothyroidism 5 yrs ago and had taken allopathy for it and now was normal.

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Mind Matters

Psychologically, she was very stressed about her mother’s health at the time when this problem started 6 years ago. She would not sleep well, would have many bad dreams,

But as her mother recovered, this stressed lowered but her physical problem of periods dint.

As they say, it’s not the stress as much as the person that is stressed, that matters.

Meaning, we tend to take stress even if there is nothing to be stressed about. That’s what called nature.

So, unless we change our nature, everything pretty much remains the same.

So, even in this girl, her initial worry about her mother’s health had gone, but now she started worrying about other things. And slowly, it became her own health.

And all this was taken into consideration and she was finally chosen a very specific medicine and started on treatment.

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The Results

The first month, she had not completely recovered but her heavy flow had improved and she still continued to bleed for more than 10 days. But, surprisingly, she was much better psychologically. She slept well, had no scary or bad dreams, felt more active and lively, and even didn’t worry much about health. As they say, when the mind is ready, the body is ready too. She was now confident that she will come out of this.

The next month, her period stopped in 5 days. And that too without taking any hormone pills. Because homeopathic medicines are not hormone pills. They are medicines that act generally and make the body take control again, instead of the medicine taking control.

She was very confident, if not thrilled, that she was going to overcome this after all. She is still under continued medication and observation, probably for another 3-6 months and then she would have her whole new life ahead of her.

That was amazing right?

That’s exactly what I felt too. Gives us so much happiness to see people improving and finally achieving what they always wanted.

There’s is after all a different solution to every problem.

Hope you liked and were touched by this woman’s journey too!

Like, share and leave your comments down here!

Let me know if you face a similar problem, and how you are dealing with it.

Until then, take care!!

A Doctor’s Open Letter To Every Woman Suffering From Weight Gain Due To PCOD

Weight gain in PCOD

Weight gain in PCOD is not irreversible.

Yes. And I want you to know that.

In a recent interaction I had with some of the members of a PCOD group, most mentioned that weight gain was their top most concern about pcod.

Honestly, not what I expected.

As a doctor, I saw things differently. Like my main concern would be how quick can this patient to start getting menses on her own, you know like without meds. Or when will this patient of mine start ovulation naturally and be able to get pregnant.

And I wud pay little attention to complaints of skin, hair and weight. As I always felt, I have bigger issues to deal with.

So, who’s wrong here?

Honestly, none of us.

Though we see the problem from our different angles, none of our priorities are wrong.

If I as a doctor failed to address the issues that bother you as a patient, however minor complaints they might, I would fail to make you healthy.

Why?

Because these small things when combined have a larger impact than it looks like.

So thank you for helping me confirm that.

But I must tell you, that your worries about weight gain are misplaced.

Because pcod is not a cause but a result in it self, just like weight gain.

Meaning, both have the same reason. Hormonal imbalance.

I’m not sure if you know this.

Hormones are the basic reason for everything from the start of the problem to the end of the problem. Be it irregular periods or no ovulation or even for that matter weight gain or hair fall.

Let’s take weight for now. Since that’s the #1 problem for most of us with pcod.

Normally, when you are healthy, you have a certain weight range, right? Like since young age.

Now some of us were on the higher side of the weighing scale since young age. That doesn’t mean we are unhealthy since childhood.

It just means that naturally or sometime genetically, we are like that.

The problem is when we start going beyond our usual range. And we note, that not only is our weight increasing, but we have also started having all sorts of other problems. Tiredness, lack of interest, mood disturbances, and slowly it adds to irregular periods also.

You agree with me so far?

So you see, irregular periods or pcod comes far later than the weight gain most of the times.

The actual problem is that body’s natural ability to regulate hunger, your tastes and distates, your metabolism is disturbed and that is why all this is happening.

Why I’m telling all this is, pcod or not, weight gain can be reversed. Not bcos of meds, not bcos of drinks and whatever. But bcos it’s in your control, in your body’s control. And i want you know that.

All other things, can help, but not do the job on their own.

Trust yourself.

Know that you can be whatever you want to be. But you will have to put the hard work. Not only terms of diet and exercise, but in terms of the right mindset too.

You can’t be drowned in negative thoughts and stress, and think you are still going to eat well and exercise right. Everything is related. If you are stressed, automatically you will eat unhealthy food. Automatically you will be uninterested in walking and exercise. And even if you do, you body will be walking, but your mind will doing the opposite.

So, start now! And don’t lose hope.

P.S. Sorry for the long post. I just got carried away. Let me know if you have any concerns about what I said or if you don’t understand anything.