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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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3/20/13 3:56 A

For me, eating low sodium foods really helped and avoiding foods high in sugar.

WHOVIAN85 Posts: 861
3/19/13 3:05 P

Iheartmy family, I'm going to ask my OBGYN about the novasure procedure. I am a heavy bleeder and have had my tubes tied since 2009 after my third son was born.

"The good things donít always soften the bad things ó but vice versa ó the bad things donít necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant."
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LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 2,057
3/19/13 3:03 P

After years of suffering from long, heavy, periods, I mostly got rid of TOM. I take birth control pills daily for 3 months and then stop for a week. Only have to deal with about 3 days of spotting every 3 months. This has been one of the best things I've ever done for myself or that a doctor has ever suggested for me. unpleasant, mostly unnecessary, inconvenience to be avoided as much as possible, in my opinion.


TJ1TJ1 SparkPoints: (2,440)
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3/19/13 2:23 P

I allow myself to rest for the first couple of days, as aunt flo is usually draining all my energy. I'm not in the routine of depriving myself of anything..if I do, I end up overdoing it. So I indulge a little. But you'd be surprised, after a while, you don't even want the junk food, as you know it will be hell to pay to work them off. I make sure that after day 3, I'm at least walking on the treadmill.

Edited by: TJ1TJ1 at: 3/19/2013 (14:24)
CNGMYBX SparkPoints: (8,899)
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3/19/13 12:11 P

Stationary bike and advil

ZIGFISH Posts: 1,459
3/19/13 12:09 P

Tons of water, ibuprofen and when I am feeling especially weak tic tacs. Normally I stay away from all fake sugar but TOM is the one time I allow myself some tic tacs.

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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/19/13 12:04 P

clean eating (i make my own juices and smoothies) and my chiropractor get me through. Chiro can do a soft tissue massage. I have also discovered that my PMS isn't as bad since I have been seeing him.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (97,663)
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3/19/13 11:31 A

avoid caffeine as much as possible

those heat patches can be a life saver. Most of my time at home I'd have a heating pad on my midsection. I used heat patches to get me through the work day

drink LOTS of water

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I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
3/19/13 11:19 A

Absolutely nothing worked for me at all. I suffered from cramps three days in a row. I started to not be able to take the pain the older I got. Vicodin wouldn't kill those damn cramps. I am 45 now but 3 years ago I had the procedure called Novasure. I was starting to bleed heavy so I went to doc and told her about it all. My doc referred me to a OBGYN, I then talked to her but already knew what I wanted after researching online and asking womens opinion of it on here. The OBGYN was going to give me two options, first was a mild birth control pill for ladies of my age, but then I said I have been researching about a procedure called Novasure, she smiled and said that was going to be the second option I was going to talk to you about. She told me she is happy I have read up on it and the choice is mine, and she described what will be happening and had to get insurance company approval. I went with Novasure and have no regrets at all. No more periods. I am extremely happy about Novasure because seriously I think I would have over dosed. Three days of bad pain along with bloating, feeling hungry and everything else that goes with period would have taken me to the grave. I am talking three days of moaning and groaning pain in and out of hot bath tubs, water bottles in three places on my body, and still after those three days having flow for another two or three days. My flow got real crazy that is why I was a candidate for Novasure. I tell my daughters and friends that when they reach past child bearing age for them and if they have bad periods lie to the doc about heavy flows and get the procedure done, no need to suffer with something as a period when you are done having babies. I would get cramps in my back, abdominal area and my right leg. LIfe is good now. Novasure shouldn't have to be approved by insurance it should be an option for any women who is done having babies.

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3/19/13 9:49 A

tell you the truth I am going through this right now and I have not exercised this week or last. im not doing well in the area either. good luck to you and I hope you find the answer you are looking for

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3/19/13 9:39 A

What have you found to help you get through? Have you discovered any dietary or natural remedies for the back-aches, cramps, moods, tiredness, cravings etc? Also what type of exercise do you do at this time when your're not really on your game?

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