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  • Ladies.

    I'm going to see a TCM doctor for my adrenal fatigue/hormonal/candida issues. I'll report back.

    She's received very good reviews, and the best part is: it's not nearly as expensive as seeing a naturopathic doctor. She uses acupuncture as well, which I've had done on me before for back pain, and it works.
    A Post-Primal PrimalPat

    Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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    • I would absolutely recommend cloth pads if you can tolerate the maintenance required. I've been purchasing mine from a shop on etsy, they are quite comfortable. I just keep them in a lined bag (like a diaper bag) until I'm ready to wash them. I'm working on building up a supply. I don't like to wear tampons because they make me feel sick within an hour or two. Natural ones can stay in for longer, but still inevitably make me feel sick.

      Patski: good luck!
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      • thanks guys, i didn't realize they made cloth pads. I am going to order some on my next check. Is there any special cleaning requirements, i noticed on amazon the sold a special soap for them; but i am sure that probally is a marketing ploy. Have you tried the ones with special inserts?

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        • I didn't know they made cloth ............... good luck, hope it cures the problem for you!
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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          • I've only used the individual cloth pads, not inserts. Less hassle having it just in one piece, for me. I keep mine in a PUL-lined bag (like a diaper bag) until I'm ready to wash once a week. Some people rinse theirs after use then soak them in cold water (changing it once a day) until they're ready to wash, keeping them in a lidded pot or bucket exclusively for that purpose. I just use regular detergent and even put mine in the dryer. If they have PUL, using vinegar will degrade it, and I do not recommend scented products, but otherwise, you just wash them like anything else.

            Check out these sites for more info
            Cloth Menstrual Pads
            www.ecomenses.com
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            • I hate pads. I feel disgusting wearing them.

              I still need to look into the DivaCup........even though I'm not entirely crazy about having to empty/clean the thing......
              A Post-Primal PrimalPat

              Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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              • I like the cloth pads. I get a rash from the disposable kind too. The cloth ones breathe and feel good. I have a little bag for them in my purse when I go out and put any used ones in a ziploc until I can get home and rinse them. I just rinse mine really well and them throw them in with my regular laundry. I use 100% cotton flannel ones--not sure if the PUL ones would be irritating for me or not. I have the ones with removable liners and find sometimes it's handy. I can turn over the insert and use the other side (weird but useful).

                For the gym or other times when I don't want a pad, I use organic cotton tampons, which cause less cramping for me, but ymmv. I'm considering trying a cup now that they're considered ok for iud users.
                “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                • Originally posted by phigment View Post
                  i've tried different brands. I will try to search for some cotton ones, but there not as easily found here at least not in the normal stores; be it discount, grocery, or drug store.

                  I'm thinking it is the thin plastic covering that seperates the pad from the person to keep them dry. Or i here here they bleach them. Not sure if this is true.
                  Etsy for cotton pads, and definitely look into a moon cup or diva! I can't use tampons either.
                  Cris

                  Start: 221
                  CW: 215
                  Goal: 150
                  5'3 , 31 years old.

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                  • I'm so glad that part of my life is over! Menopause is bliss!
                    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                    2. Eat to heal
                    3. Move to live
                    4. Embrace today
                    5. Live with intention
                    6. Respect my body
                    7. Cultivate joy
                    8. Find my passion
                    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                    • I just came here to feel sorry for myself and commit a short rant:

                      I was diagnosed with uterine prolapse this week. My cervix was half way down my vagina. Crap. I knew that was it. I am certain my heavy lifting over the past 2 years accelerated the problem of underlying muscle weakness. I'm 47 with 4 pregnancies and 3 births.

                      I was fitted with a silicone pessary (kind of like a diaphragm) on Monday and I feel great! I haven't been able to lift heavy things because any bearing down makes the damn thing slip a bit. I can run! First time in a month.

                      Why me? I do everything correctly: never been overweight, eat relatively well, don't smoke, exercise a ton since I was 20.

                      Blech.

                      Anyone else living with this here? How do you maintain strength training when your uterus wants to see the outside world?

                      ~Pam
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                      Age 48
                      Start date: 7-5-12
                      5'3"
                      121lbs
                      GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                      "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                      Henri Frederic Amiel

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                      • well - that doesn't sound like any fun at all! Certain parts of us are supposed to be on the inside! I suppose if you're all done having kids you could have the dang thing removed! Problem solved! and no more periods too!
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                          well - that doesn't sound like any fun at all! Certain parts of us are supposed to be on the inside! I suppose if you're all done having kids you could have the dang thing removed! Problem solved! and no more periods too!
                          I will consider a hysterectomy only after menopause unless this pessary ring fails to solve the problem. I am one of those crazy ones that just can't let go of that period. I love getting it. I think it makes me feel younger and healthy, especially since it has come every 28 days like clockwork since I started PB. That still leaves my cervix, though. They must tie that darned thing up.

                          it is really painful/uncomfortable. Lots of pressure and a pulling sensation as the ligaments that hold the uterus get stretched. I am happy to say I ran 3 miles yesterday and 2 more today! Very slowly, but I did it.
                          sigpic
                          Age 48
                          Start date: 7-5-12
                          5'3"
                          121lbs
                          GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                          "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                          Henri Frederic Amiel

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                          • Originally posted by PHaselow View Post
                            I will consider a hysterectomy only after menopause unless this pessary ring fails to solve the problem. I am one of those crazy ones that just can't let go of that period. I love getting it. I think it makes me feel younger and healthy, especially since it has come every 28 days like clockwork since I started PB. That still leaves my cervix, though. They must tie that darned thing up.
                            Do you think if the uterus was gone, the cervix would be more inclined to stay where it belonged? I had a hysterectomy at 42 and figured it would send me into menopause, because I had all the symptoms of PCOS except the cysts. I actually have a fairly regular cycle now?? If you keep your cervix, you will likely still have a spotty-type period. Apparently the tiny bits of uterine tissue attached to the remaining cervical tissue function as if the whole thing is there. According to my Dr., it does require an abdominal incision, because a vaginal incision will necessarily take out the cervix in order to get the uterus. In my case, my monster fibroids made a vaginal removal impossible anyway, so my desire to keep my cervix wasn't a problem.
                            50yo, 5'3"
                            SW-195
                            CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
                            GW- Goals are no longer weight-related

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                            • I had a hysterectomy 6 years ago (they took everything out). I stopped my HRT about 2 months ago. Wondering if anyone else has done this and what the results were. I don't want to take it unless I have to but I also don't want my body to go anzy more downhill than it is. I have noticed some hot flashes but not so bad I can't handle him. My hair is really shedding though and I am wondering if that is a side effect.

                              Ideas? Comments? Help?
                              You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                              Age 48
                              height 5'3
                              SW 215 lbs
                              CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                              LW 172 lbs
                              GW 125ish lbs

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                              • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                                I'm so glad that part of my life is over! Menopause is bliss!
                                I'm glad I don't have to deal with that any more too....

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