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alaska
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Hi Girls,

I’ve been wondering whether any of you have any good advice regarding food supplements or herbal teas to help ease menstrual cramps.

Miz S recommends Vitamin E and K and tea made of red raspberry leaf, strawberry leaf, peppermint and ginger in the “on the rag” article.
Anyone good experiences with that or any other good recommendations? Anyone who ever tried the Yogi teas for women?

Would be great to hear what has (or hasn't) helped you.

Thanks,
Alaska

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I heard if you drink a lot of calcium, then your cramps arent as bad.

But thats all the ones I know. I just pop an non-asprin pill and let that work and I am fine. Usually I try not to take medicines, cuz I just dont like to.

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Kama Sutra Kutta this book has good food advice for a good sex life. in India there is a kind of root very famus called KuttaBandor. many Guru advice to eat it everyday.
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India, Kama Sutra is not exctly what she's looking for-it has positions, but not anything else conserning this topic.
I think what Ms. S wrote is the best solution.

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I had VERY bad cramps for the longest time.

When I stopped eating meat, I stopped getting cramps.

Correlation? Who knows.

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I watched a show on the history channel about the Kama Sutra, and it said that it covers much more than just sexual positions; it is about all aspects of sexuality. It consists of (let me know if i have the numbers wrong) 7 books and 35 chapters, with the most famous parts being about intercourse and that sort of thing. It also has parts about how lovers should care for eachother, how to meet a lover, and other non-intercourse things like that. I have yet to get my hands on a copy of it, but it sounds like a very interesting book, especially considering how long ago it was written.

India, what good things does the KuttaBandor root do for the body? I've heard of it before, but i'm not too sure what it does. Do you know?

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Honestly, a bar of Cadbury chocolate does wonders for me. But then, that's all I reach for when I'm sad, happy, angry, in pain or in no pain.

Hot tea usually helps. Any tea although I enjoy my Chinese green tea and rose tea. Although I think it's more the heat that helps my cramps as compared to the tea itself.


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The KuttaBandor root is for the whol body. it increse the sex power. Guru tells to eat in the morning. you have to put the root in water for whole night. drink the water then. wit some salt and GUR a kind of sweet. another kind of oil name "Goruchagol" you can add, to message the sex orgns. this to keep clen. Kamasutra Kutta is a book diffrnt from Kamasutra. This book is for food to have good helth so you can have good sex life. It is written by Sundanbandor Chudna. a very wise man who was expert he had 10 thousnd women.he lived 200 yrs. its many many yrs ago. its very intresting.
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Thanks, everyone.

Lin - tried the chocolate thing yesterday..and that didn't help ...even imported swiss chocolate didn't do the trick.

And re: meat - lemming, that an interesting thing. Hm, too bad that I hardly eat any meat these days already.

India - that KuttaBandor root sounds interesting, I think I'll head to the library now for more info. Thanks.

Maybe I should simply head to my doc and ask him about it, I never had any cramps ever since I got on the pill a few years back..until 3 or 4 months ago.

Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

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Aspirin.


Really. If you prefer, you can get your salicylic acid from a plant source (willow bark), but aspirin is an excellent antiprogestin and, taken as a preventive during the week before your period and into the first couple of days of it, really cuts down on cramping and clotting.

Get the cheapest plainest aspirin you can buy, no caffiene added, just aspirin. Take 4 a day during the week before your period and during the first couple of days. It really helps, because progesterone is what causes much of the smooth muscle tissue cramping associated with menstruation in the first place, and antiprogestins block progesterone.

Give it a whirl. It's cheap and easy.

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Hot baths really help me, I still get bad cramps, even though I'm on the pill...and Asprin helps too....

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My mom told me to stay away from chocolate when you have cramps. It only makes them worse.

I take 400 or 800 mg asprain. It works. Trust me

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For temporary relief, my mom taught me a form of breathing that's related to some of what they do in Lamaze (I think). As you inhale, push your abdominal muscles out, like you're trying to make your tummy look fat. As you exhale, pull the muscles in, i.e., suck in your stomach. Repeat over and over. If you're subtle about it you can do it so nobody notices, and it's good for surviving for a while until the aspirin kicks in.

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alaska
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Thanks gals.....Hanne, I think I'll try the Aspirin thing next time....and if that doesn't help a date with my doc will be scheduled...
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