Felt like I was dying every single month. Could not take ANY pain medications, had constant vomiting during my cycle. Could eat NO FOOD sometimes for two or three days leading up to cycle due to nausea and severe dry cramping. Cycle refused to come down. Sometimes I would go LITERALLY seven days of no food, severe cramping, nausea and vomiting during cycle, NO PAIN MEDS. It is a miracle I am alive. But literally my life was totally fucked up. Could not work, because this had been very debilitating. Had no strength to work. Took me three weeks to recover from each cycle only for it to begin again. This went on for the last 17 years. Gradually getting WORSE the last ten years. I am now 43 and have no hopes of getting pregnant. I needed something gentle and NON INVASIVE. My nerves literally cannot handle much and my adrenal glands are totally shot. The last thing I want or need are synthetic drugs or hormones which will send me over the edge. They do not help or work and leave in a worse state. I decided as a last hope, vaginal steaming.
Improvements Since Steaming:
For one thing, this totally relaxes me. I NEVER felt right after each cycle. I felt tense and like all my muscles were bunched up. After the first steam it felt like whatever was tightly coiled inside of me and tense and sore and hurting finally relaxed for the first time in my life. For that reason alone I decided to steam again. Pain MEDS never did that for me. Absolutely amazing. And free.