Treating Fibroids – Dealing With the Issues in Hand
Facing monthly period for years is something we as women get to grips with and this is an acceptance and part of growing up for us.
But when it comes to having to deal with losing a lot of blood, becoming anemic, long periods which can last from 4-11 days or longer is something different! My period during my menstrual cycle used to only last 5 days the maximum and my periods were always regular as clockwork and were not heavy at all.
Then suddenly being faced with embarrassing myself on several occasions when hot gushes of blood would flow down my leg wasn’t a pleasant experience. When this initially happened to me, I didn’t know what was occurring, I removed myself from the queue in the bank which I was standing in at the time, and rushed to the nearest toilet to get cleaned up. I had no idea that I was losing blood because I was suffering with fibroids and also anemia – because that was the beginning of lots of blood loss, visible blood clots which petrified me and it took my doctor three months and three visits to his surgery to diagnose that I was suffering with anemia and that my fibroids had grown big enough to warrant having them removed. What a grave decision I had to make and I didn’t have a chance to think if this is what I really wanted to do.
Thinking about the side effects – early menopause, feelings for sex diminishing completely, confidence disappears also because of knowing you no longer have a uterus which could affect your sex life from developing again. These are just some of the side effects and there are many others but this article is limited to what I can write.
Dealing with the blood loss, I initially started taking the ferrous sulphate which my doctor recommended to me but after 6 weeks he informed me that should I continue taking them, I needed to know that taking them over a longer period of time could cause side effects. I had to find an alternative and this I did. I started taking organic herbal supplements which not only cured and controlled my blood flow and regulated my periods, it also helped rejuvenate my body and replace vitamins and minerals which my body had been lacking for a very very long time.
Change from taking drugs to herbal supplements – no side effects, no watching what you eat whilst taking the tablets. The herbal supplements are very safe and most definitely better to take than the prescribed drugs given by your doctor.