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Will It Help My Pms Symptoms?

Posted by Josie on 08/09/2007

I've been reading about oil pulling and I am really considering trying it, but I am still a little skeptical. I am a 22 yr old female. I have terrible dark circles under my eyes that will not go away. I suffer from asthma, which only used to bother me once every 3 or 4 months, now I have more asthma attacks than ever and wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air. My skin, which always used to look so nice and healthy, starting breaking out really bad about a yr ago and won't clear up no matter what I try. I get really bad PMS and the cramps I get leave me unable to move because they hurt so bad and nothing seems to help. I have these spots on my scalp of a buildup, they're not flaky, it seems as if it were just skin, but they go away after I do an ACV rinse, but are back by the end of the day. And I've also noticed that where those spots are, my hair isn't growing that much, there's hair there, but it's super short and thin, which is not like the rest of my hair. Most of the time I am tired no matter how much sleep I get and I have no energy. I want so bad to go back to how things used to be, but I'm sick of trying things and getting the same results: none at all. Do you think oil pulling will help or just bring me full circle, back here trying to find cures?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts


really bad PMS and the cramps I get leave me unable to move because they hurt so bad and nothing seems to help.

Most PMS cramps, migraines, lack of energy in this case seems to be excess serum calcium, lack of magnesium and lack of antioxidants, in particular vitamin C and vitamin E. Those at least from my experience the PMS cramps and migraines.

The usual dose of magnesium is 250 mg of magnesium citrate a day for 5 days out of a week. Vitamin C sodium ascorbate or rose hips about 1000 mg x 3 times a day for 5 days out of a week is what I think I will take and vitamin E 200 or 400 i.u. taken for every other day for a couple of weeks.

The issue of excess calcium which might also brings on headaches are helped quite often, at least with me is the one whole lime (8 teaspoon) plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day for usually 5 days out of a week. I have as yet to determine the optimum number of days, but it seems to be between 4 or 5 days that is the optimum figure. The body works in cycles and for some reason the supplements or alkalizing also has to go in a certain cycles or phases which the body goes through also.

Most PMS cramps are usually helped therefore with vitamin E, magnesium and vitamin C. However, aspirin also helps reduce menstruation pain by preventing clots from occuring too quickly preventing the body from ridding of toxic blood clots during menstruation.

The headaches is usually relieved with vitamin C and magnesium. However, the lack of energy a vitamin B complex I would add to my remedy to help with that, but it is also synergistic with the magnesium, but I will usually take them once every three days for the lack of energy.

As to another remedy to deal with lack of energy is the 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, that can be taken on alternate days with the lime and baking soda a well. In some cases acetate contents reduce the lactic acid builup, especially whenever acidosis or urinary pH is well below 7 (such as 6 or below) can bring about excess tiredness and PMS cramps just the same. Lactic acid buildup often leads to muscle pains if the urine have difficulty ridding of those, or that the liver does not detoxify them as quickly enough. Also malic acid content of the apple can also helps more energy as it is on of nutrients the cells need for energy just the same.

Finally deep breathing exercise quite often helps, especially if some people can change the bad shallow breathing habits by breathing using the lower stomach area to help with the breathing.

As to the oil pulling question those can help detoxify the body of excess heavy metals which might relieve the dark circles under the eyes, but I think those are done later once the migraines, lack of energy, PMS cramps are taken care of first, at least for a couple of weeks.