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A Natural Cure For Fibroids – How To Eliminate Uterine Fibroids

After suffering from progressively worsening symptoms over a number of years, I decided to try once and for all to see if there was a natural cure for fibroids which I could try before going for what I considered the “treatment of last resort” – a hysterectomy.

When I first visited my doctor about my enlarging abdomen, fibroids were never even mentioned. Indeed he incompetently advised me that I had abdominal fat and that I should diet! Although I admit to being a little overweight, I wasn’t obese and looking back now, the fact that I had fibroids should have been glaringly obvious. I was suffering from anemia and breathlessness and my periods were really heavy. I also had problems with painful intercourse (although I didn’t tell him that at the time).

By the time my fibroids were diagnosed, an ultrasound examination revealed that I had one fibroid which was the size of a small melon, a number of orange-sized ones and several smaller groups. In fact the radiologist said that my abdomen resembled a 7 month pregnancy. As they were so large, I was given no real treatment options. I couldn’t go for the procedures which simply cut away fibroids or those which shrank individual fibroids by blocking the blood vessels and cutting off the blood supply. Strong hormonal treatment to block off estrogen was recommended, which would temporarily shrink the fibroids followed by a hysterectomy about 3 months later, depending on the success of the treatment.

At that time I asked if there was a natural cure for fibroids, but the doctor kind of brushed off my request, saying that a hysterectomy was the best option and as far as he was concerned, he had only heard anecdotal evidence and could not recommend a way to naturally eliminate uterine fibroids. I had severe reservations about surgery.

Firstly, I was concerned about having such a major operation with such a long recovery time. Also I was really concerned that it would put me through an early menopause as although the doctor promised to save my ovaries if possible, there was a chance they would have to be removed and the shock to the body of the removal of the uterus can sometimes bring on the menopause. Finally, I was worried about taking the drug treatment to shrink the fibroids beforehand to make the surgery safer-apparently these drugs can only be taken for a short time because they effectively bring on a temporary menopause with all the accompanying symptoms, such as hot flashes, drying, thinning vaginal tissues, facial wrinkles and long term osteoporosis.

I told the doctor I needed a few days to think about this. One thing which heartened me was the fact that fibroids were not dangerous. As horrible as the symptoms were, I knew that they were not cancerous and this gave me “thinking time”. When I was first told I had fibroids, I started to do a little research and had come across a system which claimed to be a natural cure for fibroids. Although I had been skeptical, now faced with surgery I decided to take a closer look. There are very few doctors who specialize in ways to eliminate uterine fibroids naturally and those who do tend to have very long waiting lists and can be very expensive as they are in such high demand. I found one such doctor who had her own practice, who had had immense success in helping women to use a natural cure for fibroids. It had been so successful that she has developed a downloadable system which women can use to treat their own fibroids, with the support of free online help if necessary.

For me, it was a no-brainer really, I decided that the hysterectomy was a possibility, but before committing to it, I wanted to give this a try. I figured that I had absolutely nothing to lose as with fibroids, I had the luxury of being able to try it without the cloud of, say a terminal illness hanging over my head. Sure, my fibroid symptoms were unbearable at times, but I figured I could live with them a bit longer if this natural cure for fibroids would work. What surprised me was the fact that the treatment took quite a bit of work! It really is no good if you are after a quick-fix.

With a natural cure for fibroids you have to be reasonably motivated and take charge of your own treatment and be prepared not to deviate from the recommendations for best results. I would honestly say that if you are not prepared to put in the effort, then don’t even bother. For me it included fairly significant changes in both diet and lifestyle which were quite a pain at times. However, a few months down the line and I can say now it was all worth it.

At first I though it was all a bit of a waste of time-I had lots of self doubt. However, within a few days, I began to realise that the bloating in my abdomen was reducing and my periods were lighter. It took about 2 months before I could say I noticed significant changes and since then, scans have confirmed that my fibroids have greatly reduced-so much so that I am not considering any further treatment. I still have some fibroids but they are small enough to cause no symptoms at all.

The principles of naturally treating fibroids are based around the fact that in order to reduce them, it is necessary to remove the very causes. Now identifying causes can be difficult as they can be different in each woman and in some cases, there can be no obvious causes. Having said this, there are a number of factors which predispose women to having fibroids, for example, being Afro-Caribbean, being in your thirties onwards and being overweight. There are also a number of other more subtle factors which can also come into play and it is equally important to take these into account.

One often very important principle in a natural cure for fibroids is based around the fact that excessive estrogen in the body can “fuel” fibroid growth. Sometimes this estrogen is natural and may be because the woman is overweight-in which case steps to lose weight can also result in a degree of fibroid shrinkage. For others, it’s not so much natural estrogen which causes the problems, but estrogen-like substances which build up in the liver which are present in everyday pollutants and pesticides which can cause problems. In summing up, you need to understand that once you have fibroids, there is no “quick-fix”. Even if you decide that surgery to remove individual fibroids is the right treatment for you, it is likely that you will have to take hormonal treatment to shrink the fibroids for months before surgery and you must consider the side effects of this, which include hot flashes, thinning vaginal tissues, aging of the facial skin and osteoporosis. Then once you have surgery, it could take a good few weeks before you are back to normal-and then within months, the fibroids could regrow (with the obvious exception of a hysterectomy for which recovery is months). So, all-in-all, you are probably looking at a 6 month timeframe without guarantee of success.

What I tend to say to women is that before considering such a radical, expensive and potentially painful treatment is that they consider looking at a natural cure for fibroids. There is a complete, systematic approach which you can try completely risk-free. It is totally guaranteed to work, but I always give a word of warning. If you are the type of person who is not prepared to invest some time and effort into your own treatment, then this will not work.

There is no magic “pill” you can take to eliminate uterine fibroids. However, if you are prepared to follow the guidelines, this will shrink your fibroids. The good thing is that although your fibroids might take a few weeks to begin to shrink significantly, this is still much less time than the start to finish of surgery. Plus, you will begin to banish some of the symptoms of your fibroids within days.

To see the exact natural cure I used, visit Stop Fibroids For further general information, please visit Natural Cure For Fibroids

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Is there another women out there who has had fibroids removed via surgery, how did it go, how are you now.?
    Iam 45, years of reproductive ill health, endo, fibroids, other.
    I have fibroids the size of a 20+ week pregnancy & growing, have tried all sorts of treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I had a 6 cm fibroid removed by surgery recently (4 months ago). Before surgery, I had been in A LOT of pain with heavy bleeding. My surgery was outpatient, could have returned to work in 3-4 days, but got sick on the antibiotics (out one week). I would definitely do it again, wish I had done it sooner!! I am doing great, haven’t felt this good in a long time. I was 47 at time of surgery, have since turned 48. Hopefully I’ll hit menopause before anything grows back. If your Dr. says you’re a candidate for surgery, go for it! I have no regrets. My GYN is very proactive & very encouraging. She hated to see me in such pain. By the way, the same GYN performed surgery for endo. back in 1990, very successfully.
      P.S. My GYN wanted to do the surgery ASAP, as it was still small enough to be removed vaginally. If it had grown too much, it would have been a different procedure, or I could have bled out. Check with your Dr. as to the procedure he/she would like to do, then do your homework. Good Luck, email if you’d like more support or have questions about my experience.

    My sister just got her fibroids removed how is she feeling immediately after the surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroids from where? I have had 1 removed from each breast. It was tender to the touch for a few weeks (awful if you got bumped) but after about 5 hrs and anesthetics wore off i felt fine and hungry 🙂 they give you pain pills too. Much better than waiting and hoping they don’t develop to cancer! hope she feels better!

    Has anybody had their fibroids removed?
    Has anybody had their fibroid removed?

    What was the operation like and how long did it take for recovery.

    If anyone has had their fibroid removed I would appreciated hearing your experiences.


    • ANSWER:

      Yes, I had a myomectomy over two years ago. Since I had several large ones, the surgery was recommended instead of other treatments. The surgery is similiar to a c-section in the way they cut you. I was cut at my bikini line and can wear one without seeing the light scar. It took about two weeks before I could walk to the bathroom without stooping over in pain. I think I was driving at 4 or 5 weeks post op.

      My periods were soooo much better after the surgery. No extremely heavy bleeding, clots or pain. I suspect I have a few growing back now because my periods are heavier. However, nothing like they were and no cramps!

      I was trying to get pregnant and my doctor thought it was because of my fibroids. She also thought it was the reason for my miscarriage. Unfortunately, after the surgery the scar tissue closed both of my tubes. No worries, we opted for adoption. I have a beautiful little girl now!

      Good luck to you!

    how are fibroids removed?

    • ANSWER:
      They can be treated both medically (that is, with medicine) or surgically. There is medicine that can often greatly reduce the size of the fibroid, to the point that it is no longer significant. If that is not effective, or if the woman’s condition is not conducive to medical treatment, the fibroids can be removed surgically, through a procedure called a myomectomy. Myomectomy is normally done through a laparoscopic procedure rather than a major incision. This reduces the scarring and allows the woman to recover more quickly. However, laparscopic myomectomy is a complicated surgery, and you should trust yourself only to a physician who has lots of experience with performing it. If all else fails, it is sometimes necessary to perform a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) in order to control fibroids. But there are many things to try before reaching that stage.

      I hope this helps.

    Lower back pain (inj), no sleep, swollen ankles and high HR- BP fine, Fibroids and possible diabetes- help?
    I know I sound like a mess- too much stress, no sleep- 40 yr old mother of 9 month old angel son- bery active- likes to be held. I fell like I am falling apart physically- I know I am overweight and out of shape- emergency C-section of 3 month early preemie and 82 days in NICU- then PPD for 2 months when he cam home- How can I get back on track and be around for the long haul with my son- husband is working full-time and does not need to know all this is going on but I am starting to break physically and hope it is not too late to fix me! Oh yeah- my husband (4 yrs younger) wants me to have another baby – I need to have the fibroids removed before I conceive and I am worried I will not be healthy enough to have the surgery….TG for my son- he is so sweet and innocent- he deserves to have a healthy Mom!

    • ANSWER:
      I hate to say this but this is why women should have children younger our bodies are more durable then. I definetly would not have another child you may not make it thtough this time and you need to explain that to your husband. The risks for you and your unborn are doubled as soon as you reach 30, so at forty they must be ridiculous. YOur husband has a right to know everything. That is what marriage is about you need to be open with him. Your body may be falling apart but so are your hormones. You sound postpartem. Even if your child is 9 monthes with my first I had it for 14 monthes. You need to talk to your doctor or a therapist personally I recommend group therapy because it makes you feel normal again knowing that so many other women are going through similar situations. Also take walks to the park or around a local mall even when you don’t feel up to it, you need to make yourself be active. It will increase your energy, you’ll lose weight and meet interesting people.

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