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Lyn's warm milk and ginger

Posted by Raewyn G 
Raewyn G
Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 20, 2004 05:07AM
Lyn, I was intrigued to read that remedy for period cramps. I would imagine that would be right. I don't know what the young ones do now apart from complain rather loudly. A few years ago prior to seeing a specialist, I suffered from dreadful monthly cramps. I found a lavender rub and a wheatbag was the thing that helped me. The pain killers never got rid of that inflamed swollen feeling.
Hope this helps your grand-daughter.
Regards
Raewyn G
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 20, 2004 02:43PM
Raewyn, regarding the inflamed swollen feeling, my remedy was to lie on my stomach the coffee table and move my arms & legs in a swimming motion. This seemed to break down the tension in the pelvic area and ease the pain.

Lorna
Raewyn G
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 20, 2004 02:52PM
Nice thought Lorna but if I was caught doing that, someone would send out an SOS to the Greenies to refloat a beached whale!!!!! hehehehehe
I'm sweet as these days, and always hope that this one will be the last. But still waiting..............sad smiley
Thanks
Raewyn G
Hilary
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 20, 2004 03:41PM
There's a low-strength contraceptive pill called Femulen that generally stops you having a period at all - no more pain, no mess, no ruined holidays, no money expenditure on products needed, etc.....
Lyn
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 20, 2004 04:01PM
Oh dear Hilary, sounds too good to be true but she is only 12. Mum would most definetely disallow that, I think I will try the ginger & milk idea, if she will take it. Sounds a bit more natural. Not sure about the coffee table one I got a good laugh from the thought of it tho'. I guess we girls have to grin & bear these things. Thanks all anyway I am still open to options.
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 20, 2004 04:39PM
This is one of the many very helpful sites on menstrual cramps that I found via 'Google':

[womenshealth.about.com]

Most provide suggested herbal remedies as well as various prescription drugs!
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 24, 2004 04:07PM
Hey, don't laugh at the coffee table idea - it's a genuine natural remedy and works! Well, it did 40 years ago. With modern coffee tables maybe the action is different. Now I'm all hurt and offended, I'll go and crawl into my corner and cry. winking smiley

Lorna
Raewyn G
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 24, 2004 06:19PM
Don't be silly Lorna, just go and lie on your coffee table and swim your little heart out!!!! We all have good imaginations, and will be watching you!
Come on girls............hehehehe:/smiling smiley
We will do anything to relieve that nagging ache and I am so glad it worked for you.
Sorry if I offended you,
Raewyn Gsad smiley

Jennifer
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 24, 2004 06:54PM
That coffee table position is supposed to work for colic in babies, too. Only they're held in that position on the parent's arm or leg.
Lyn
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 25, 2004 12:54AM
The reason for using the coffee table is to allow arm and leg movement which you wouldn't have lying on the floor. And it works......... winking smiley Lyn.

Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 25, 2004 04:01AM
Raspberry leaf tea with perhaps some camomile and honey .Soothing and helps really well if taken a few days before the problem starts .Can be great for heavy days .I always dried the leaves from my raspberry bushes as it saved me having to buy them and I knew where they came from .

Gentle stretching as above but perhaps without the coffee table is great too as it gets circulation going .Try similar things across a beanbag .
I will gulp down my embarrassment and tell anyone who suffers from this aweful problem what has helped me. its called 'horny goats weed for her' and its a libido enhancer and a hormone balancer. I did not get it to alleviate period pain, more for exaustionwinking smiley! But it not only alleviates the period pain but it also levels my moods. And kicks pmt in the but!!!
If you can get over the emabarrassment of the name it is well worth trying.
kind Regards
lisa
Lyn
Re: Lyn's warm milk and ginger
October 25, 2004 08:50PM
Thanks everyone, you have been very helpful, I will pass all this onto Mum & let her be the judge.
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