Ask Aunt Flo…..Healing Fibroids

Rachael CrowAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health

Dear Aunt Flo, I have severe fibroids that the Drs say require removing by hysterectomy, I’ve suffered heavy periods for so long, I’m fed up, but having my womb removed feels drastic? Any tips? thanks, Susan Hi Susan, firstly I wonder how old you are? Often fibroids can shrink themselves after menopause, since you mention still bleeding I’ll presume you’re … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo….I get thrush every month!

Rachael CrowAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health

Dear Aunt Flo, I often get a creamy discharge which I’ve been treating with canesten, but it only goes away for a few weeks and then comes back again. Can you offer any advice for me? Thanks Janie. Dear Janie, Since you have only mentioned a “creamy discharge” and no other symptoms (with thrush you get itchiness and soreness around … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo…….Healing Endometriosis

Rachael CrowAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health, Musings

Dear Aunt Flo, My friend has been finally diagnosed with endometriosis, is there a natural way to treat it or are surgery and hormones the only way to go? Thanks, Jackie. Hi Jackie, well first congratulations on getting the diagnosis- it is often  tricky to get a good Dr to recognise the symptoms and agree to a diagnosis. I’m so … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo…..Coming off the Pill…..

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health, Musings

Dear Aunt Flo, I’d like to ask about coming off all hormonal contraception, a place to read positive stories of this maybe, or a book? And learning to know your cycle..natural birth control. Katrina Hi Katrina, wow, thats a big question- but a really good one! I’ll start with recommending 2 books- The Pill Are You Sure Its for You? … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo, talk to me about Menstrual cups…

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health

Hi Aunt Flo, what do you think of menstrual cups? Jane, Merseyside So menstrual cups eh? Well they are super convenient, easy to use, way healthier than a tampon and once you’ve bought one theres no more monthly tampon bills!! But I still won’t use one every day, or even every moontime. (I was never really a tampon user, after … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo…nausea & pain when bleeding

RachadminAunt Flo Answers

Dear Aunt Flo My daughter has had her moon time for a year or so now, but experiences such pain she vomits. Do you have any suggestions to help her ease this? Thanks for all your wisdom – Lou. Dear Lou, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter, what an awful experience of her moontime. Firstly lets address … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo…heavy periods & cloth pads

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health, Musings

Dear Aunt Flo, I am really interested in using cloth pads- having considered making my own in the past but not being sure how to make them absorbent enough. I have a really heavy flow and flood a lot. Are cloth pads absorbent enough to cope with this? Many thanks, Lyds Hi Lyds,  My daughter has suffered with menorrhagia (very … Read More