In case we have any male readers, I'd like to just say that this is a women-only blog post. So if you're a guy, move along please, nothing to see here. :)
Yesterday morning, I woke up to what should have been a perfect day. The weather was gorgeous and we started a fire and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for s'mores. My brother and his wife arrived to announce an expected new addition to their little nest, empty for far too long. My beautiful new head coverings arrived in the mail and I wrote this post relaxing on the couch with the sun streaming through the windows and a cup of wild orange tea. Yes, a wonderful day. Except for one thing. Several things that I did not or did do that ruin my day until 3:00 in the afternoon.
What, you might ask, happened?
About a year after I got my period, I started having regular menstrual cramps....every month. Awful cramps that sent me to bed moaning and groaning for several hours. My family thought I was just being dramatic (I did have a reputation for being a bit of a drama queen) and getting used to being a woman. They used to say, "What will you do when you have a baby? It's WAY worse!" One woman I know had the same problem and after marrying and having children, she told me that it's really not worse. That in fact, labor was easier.
Anyway, over the past 10 years I have tried everything. I know what works and what doesn't. I'm a walking cramp doctor. I've also discovered that I am not the only one. So when I finally found something that works for me, I started sharing more openly about it. This however, is the first time publishing my solution in public and I think it's long overdue.
After trying everything, I discovered Young Living essential oils and started using Lavender, Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang which helped immensely. I had several ladies talk about using an oil blend called Progessence Plus to balance hormones, but I didn't actually try it until last summer. I started using 4 drops a day and extra once a month. By this time, my cramps had lessened somewhat and I had learned to manage them a little better by dropping everything, using oils and going to bed. I didn't notice a difference with the Pro.+ at first but after 4-5 months I realized that I wasn't having any trouble at all during my monthly cycles. This has continued since then so long as I kept using the oil....
Which I haven't. I'm not always diligent in using the Progessence and this past month I hardly used any at all. Add to that, I did a lot of walking and some squats the day before starting this month. Very bad idea.
Someone told me not too long ago that her cramps were like contractions. That, dear sisters, is exactly what happened to me. I don't think I've been in that much pain since years past when I didn't know anything to use for it. Everything that usually helps almost right away, did little or nothing. While my sister-in-law was announcing her baby, I was huddled in my bed feeling like I was having one.
All that to say, I have been reminded of how awful it is to have to deal with this and I won't be skipping my Pro+ for anything! How silly of me, to know of and have in my possession these wonderful healing oils given by YHWH and not use them! Also how silly of me to know and have and not share with others.
Progessence Plus is a blend of natural progesterone and essential oils like frankincense, cedar, rosewood, peppermint, clove and others. One bottle lasts me about 3-4 months if I use it diligently. Unlike a lot of progesterone supplements, it does not have to be rotated. You just use it every day and your body will absorb what you need, when you need it and the oils included in it have more uses than just hormone balance so instead of negative side effects like Acetaminaphen, regular Tylenol, Advil, etc. it can actually have positive side effects. :) It is not only for cramps, it balances your hormones whatever the problem (mood swings, infertility, irregular cycles, etc.) and I believe every woman should be using this wonderful blend! :)