Side Effects Of Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids: Medical Treatment Side Effects and Benefits of Natural Healing Methods

If you, or someone you care about, has been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, you’re probably looking for medication or natural fibroid treatment alternatives to ease the discomfort and pain. You may even be considering treatment or surgery as a cure. Since surgery is very invasive and can include a complete hysterectomy, many women choose to watch and wait to see if their fibroids grow larger before deciding a path for treatment.

Most uterine fibroids grow very slowly, making the watch and wait method a valid option allowing doctors to postpone treatment or surgery in some cases. However, the watch and wait (or postponing) method also means living with the discomfort and pain of uterine fibroids. For older women, waiting may make sense as following menopause, most fibroids will decrease in size by about 35 per cent without the use of expensive treatments and this makes them easier to remove surgically. So unless your menopausal, the question is what are you watching and waiting for? Theye are not going to reduce in size. If you are in this position then it means you have time to look at alternatives.

Fortunately, there are other natural uterine fibroid treatment alternatives available. Natural treatment options that don’t include expensive conventional medications, treatments and invasive surgeries to cure uterine fibroids.

There is no medication currently available to prevent the formation of uterine fibroids or to permanently shrink them once they’ve formed. There are a few conventional medications that can temporarily shut off the ability of the ovaries to produce estrogen; a hormone that can make fibroids grow larger. These medications have potentially serious adverse side effects and can take up to three months to work. Other medications like ibuprofen and other mild pain relievers are used to control mild to moderate pain related to fibroids. Some side effects of these medications include heavy bleeding, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, headaches, muscle or joint pain, fluid retention, mood swings, trouble sleeping, depression and sexual side effects. Some medications may also cause significant bone loss leading to osteoporosis. These medications are intended for short term use and should not be used for more than six months.

Some traditional, herbal and dietary supplement remedies can reduce the size of the fibroids or even make them disappear entirely. But most require continued use, can be very expensive over time, there can be side effects and the root cause is not being dealt with.

There is, however, a natural alternative that will prevent you from developing uterine fibroids or help eliminate them after they have begun to form. In some cases, simple dietary changes can help reduce the size of uterine fibroids. There are natural and holistic treatment alternatives to help start your body’s natural healing process to rid itself of uterine fibroids once and for all. Eventually you can be totally fibroid free and learn to stay that way by changing your habits.

Who wants to deal with harmful side effects that could limit your ability to lead a normal, healthy life or even to have children? Especially when these conventional treatments can easily be avoided just by learning more about the natural and holistic treatment alternatives for uterine fibroids.

About the author: Gillian is an internationally renowned metaphysical teacher and author of “Cure Fibroids Naturally”. She cured her own fibroid naturally without surgery or drugs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    I may need a hysterectomy for fobroids. How long will the hospital stay be and what are the side effects?
    I will be a partial if it is recommneded. My periods are so heavy that I wear 2 tampons and an overnight! This has been going on about 3.5 years and I am so tired of it. My sister had one done due to fibroids as well. I was bleeding so bad one day that I started shaking. Sometimes I have a FLOOD and I always carry a change of clothes in my trunk. I will take any suggestions. I am also anemic.

    • ANSWER:
      The best resource would be your sister, since she has had a hysterectomy already. Every woman’s body & experience is different including yours.

    What are the available medicine that could dissolve fibroids?
    On May 1, 2006 my transvaginal scan result shows that i have thickened endometrium and multiple uterine fibroids such as Posterior subserosal – 2.8×3.2 cm, Fundal 3.8×2.5 cm, anterior subserosal 1.8×1.5 cm, posterior myometrial 2.1×1.9 cm. The endometrium is thickened & heterogeneous & measures 18 mm. Both ovaries are normal in size. There is no evidence of any adnexal mass lesion. There is no free fluid in the POD.

    43 years old asian with a 19 yr old son (normal delivery). Working as an office administrator. No history of any problems in my reproduction system and neither have I suffered from menstrual problems. I have had D&C in Feb. 17 because of menorrhagia. Had my period in March 25 then suffered from heavy bleeding again.

    Gyne advised hysterectomy but i would like to seek other alternative. I read about the medicine Vitalzym. Is is effective.Any side-effects? Any other medicine alternative that I could take. What are the side effects of hysterectomy?

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    YAZ birth control pills, side effects, NSAIDS?
    Hello, I am 39, no kids and am now about to try Yaz as my third BC formula in an attempt to reduce cramping & heavy periods due to uterine fibroids. Tried and discontinued Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and Allesse generic due to side effects. But my periods are just too painful, so I’m trying one more method. Yaz is my last, best hope! I am encouraged by the ladies who seem to report less stomach upset, fatigue, and general yuckiness than with regular BCs. Please share your Yaz experiences with me. Also, I notice on the package insert that “daily” use of NSAIDS like Advil is not advised due to possible raising of potassium levels. Can I take Advil at all… for example, during my period? (Although now my period won’t be as painful… right?) Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Yaz is not the same as Yasmin…
      I’m on yaz right now after unsuccessfully trying generic alesse…and I’m so tired and just drag around and nauseous too. I’m on my 2nd week, but hoping it gets better.

      I read the same thing about the NSAID’s; I thought it may be okay if you only take a few doses. I had a doctor tell me that NSAIDs build up in your system so I figured that would be the difference between daily use and occasional use.

      I have endometriosis and trying the pill to alleviate symptoms.

      Sorry i don’t have an answer. I just want something to work; it’s frustrating to have to sit day after day wondering if it’s going to work and get relief.

    side effects of depo provera?
    I was on Depo for 3 years and have been off of it for 2 now.. during the past 5 years, i have given birth to a beautiful baby girl who will be 2 in August. I also did not have a period that entire time, even after I had her.
    7 weeks ago i began menstruating and it has not stopped since. The first few weeks i figured it was because of not having one for so long. Last week however i started getting very light headed quite often and actually passed out on Monday. Went to urgent care where they determined that i was dehydrated for one, very low blood pressure and severely anemic. I went and had an ultra sound done Friday and will find out results of that tomorrow when i go back to my primary care doc. He is looking for fibroids or any other abnormalities. But my gut feeling is that its all because of Depo Provera. Has anyone dealt with this? What was your outcome? Other possible side effects of Depo? I’m really nervous to go in tomorrow.
    they put me on “Provera” to stop my bleeding. – I’ve been taking one pill a day since last Monday and it still has not stopped… Is this normal? The urgent care doc said that it would stop after about 48 hours and then i would start a normal cycle after the 10 day period….

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    The Side Effects of Birth Control?
    I have recently decided to go on birth control. I haven’t been to a gynecologist about it yet, but I just want to know what would be the best type of BC for me to use. I’m not yet sexually active (though I probably will be at some point soon), so right now, my main concern is helping control my horribly painful & heavy periods.

    I’m particularly interested in Nuvaring, as it seems to be the easiest & least risky – what are the side effects of that (positive and negative)? I would also like to hear about others, though. I also have a family history of infertility due to fibroids – should that affect my decision?
    The infertility thing in & of itself doesn’t bother me, as I have no interest in ever having natural children. I was just wondering if that could help/hinder the effectiveness of the BC any.

    • ANSWER:
      Well I’m not a gynecologist, but no one can really give any good advice on what birth control you should use because we haven’t examined your body. Contraceptives are prescribed based on estrogen levels and body factors that none of us really know about you, but I do know a little bit about the Nuvaring. My friend was put on it and she said she experienced raging headaches and weight gain (weight gain will come with ANY birth control though). But that was just her experience with it – it could be entirely different for you. The MOST common side effects of the Nuvaring are:
      * Vaginal infections and irritation
      * Vaginal secretion
      * Headache
      * Weight gain
      * Nausea
      About your family history involving fibroids, I have no idea if that should influence your decision, but I know that heart conditions do…so I’m just making an assumption that any other major medical condition would influence it.

      Talk to your OBGYN about it though, because they’ll know exactly what you should do.

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