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Alleviating Severe Symptoms Of Menstruation

Author: Melissa A M.
Date: 03-24-2014
Views: 3,089
Word Count: 285
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9504-OR

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Since I started my cycle as a teenager, I have always had irregular periods, often with major cramping and severe PMS symptoms. Although my cycle has regulated somewhat over the years (especially after having children), I continue to have irregularity issues, lower abdominal cramps, loose stools at the onset of menstruation, significant mood swings, emotional surges in the days before and at the beginning of my periods, and severe thigh and pelvic cramping.

When I started using Young Living essential oils, my sponsor recommended trying Geranium oil. I began rubbing it on my lower abdomen and flanks at the onset of my premenstrual symptoms twice daily. I did it more often if it was particularly persistent or severe and continued the regimen until my menstruation was completed.

Over the next few months, I noticed a significant decrease in my pain, as well as some improvement in my mood and emotional issues during this time. Now almost a year later I have only light cramping and light bowel issues at onset. And my mood swings have lessened as well.

I still use the oil monthly (like so many others). Since Geranium is not one of my favorite smells, I got lazy and eventually all but stopped applying it because the issue was resolved. Then a couple months later my symptoms began to flare again, of course.

Now I use Geranium typically only once a day during my premenstrual days and twice or so while actually on my period. I still sometimes have one fairly rough day when I first start -- but just the one and not every month. It has given me back an extra week of functional living each month!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: menstrual, hormonal.

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