What the traditional western medical system had no way to solve, no answers, absolutely no hope- sending me along my way with no more than a "well- I guess you'll just have to live with it"- a Naturopathic Doctor was able to fix with a natural, vitamin tincture, some supplements and whole vegetables.
I am at a complete loss.
Honestly, I don't *really* believe in Naturopathic Medicine. Shocking, I know- since this site is all about the "Granola", the natural, with a good dose of Yogic fouffy. Sure, I can easily accept the mind-body connection- our brains are connected to our bodies after all. I use yoga, pranayama, every day to manage my IBS and stress. But an actual, medical issue that Western Medicine has no alternatives?
What can I say? I must be a skeptic at heart. That and it irks me when vulnerable people are taken advantage of... and often Naturopathic Medicine costs a lot of money and isn't covered. Sick people would count as "vulnerable".
However, I need to swallow the pill and admit that, whether it's the placebo affect or not, the tincture is working. After six years of having only 1-2 weeks of period-free followed by 12-14 days of moon time, these past three months have been scary amazing. (for a bit more background on this moon story).
If you haven't experienced dysfunctional uterine bleeding, than you have no idea what being on your period for 75% of your life for years on end will do to your emotional well being... to your relationships... and how utterly amazing it feels to have the freedom of 3 entire weeks without one tiny drop of period.
(this moment, dancing in my galaxy leggings on NYE is how it feels)
This entire story-line is a massive, personal overshare on my part that I've considered keeping to myself. Mostly because- after the bullying post (which you may noticed has been removed, as I was actually threatened to the point that I had to do so), I don't feel as safe in sharing online like I had been.
After some careful thought, however, I felt it would be useful to share my story and my success with Naturopathic Medicine in case there is another "me" out there, feeling hopeless and desperate. Having gone through years of medical doctors and painful tests to be told to "live with it".
To the other "me"s- I wish to share two things:
- the DivaCup will save your sanity.
- if you have coverage for Naturopathic Medicine- look into it.