Ms. Ann

by Ann
(Pooler Ga)

My 16 y/o daughter has experienced horrible menstrual cramps for approximately 2 years with heavy bleeding, going through super plus tampons every 1-2 hours for the first 3 to 4 days of period. She has recently started to experience migraine headaches mid cycle and the day her period starts. She has always been regular since starting menarche at age 11. This has become life altering as she cannot attend school or do anything but go to bed. My mother had severe endometriosis and I lost 3 pregnancies to miscarriage. I took oral progesterone during the 4 pregnancies that resulted in term births. I think this is something that runs in the family?

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Sep 15, 2022
Ms Ann
by: Joy

Hi Ann

I am so sorry to read this. Your daughter is too young to be suffering like this! It really does sound as though she is also suffering from Endometriosis or possibly Fibroids. Both are caused by oxidative stress and she needs to address her Inflammation. Try to get her to eat as much fermented foods as possible. It helps to heal the gut and keep it healthy. If the gut isn't healthy it creates so many health issues. Fermented foods are also the best probiotics one can get, better than any OTC ones! You might also like to read the page on Menstrual Cycle.

Progesterone therapy will help your daughter greatly. Please consider a good organic progesterone cream such as Natpro which is a 3% cream. The cream can be rubbed on the painful area as needed, it will help with the pain as progesterone is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Impossible to do if using oral progesterone which is not the best Delivery Method as around 96% gets destroyed by the gut and liver. I am so surprised that it helped you.

Headaches are usually caused by excess estrogen. Hormones fluctuate during the month, she needs progesterone to balance her hormones. Again, the cream can be used by rubbing the cream at the back of her neck and up the sides of her temples. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream and Estrogen Dominance pages. If you do decide to use progesterone cream, it must be used no less than twice a day. Half the amount in the morning and the other half at night. However, she can use it throughout the day for her endo pain. Many people are told that once a day is enough. This is incorrect. Progesterone levels start to drop after 12 hours, the aim is to keep levels stable at all times.

What is her Vitamin D3 level? I encourage you to have this tested if you don't know what it is. A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone but it is also connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies, making it vital and will help her greatly. It is also an anti-inflammatory. Optimal level is needed at all times.

Good luck and I hope that your daughter finds relief soon.

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