~ Via Micah, LifeSpa Staff
When I started working at LifeSpa a little over a year ago, I was a 27-year-old female with horrifically intense PMS. Seriously. Every month since I was about 20 years old, it was almost exactly the same: I would find myself irritable for about 2-3 days, develop intense back pain, cramps, and button-popping bloating. I’m sure many of you ladies know what I’m talking about.
For anywhere from 12 to 24 hours, I would have the worst dull ache in my low back you could imagine. I would find myself taking 5-6 ibuprofen at a time with little relief – I would just lie down doubled over, unable to move. Sometimes, the pain would actually wake me up from a deep sleep and then keep me up all night long. I tried every over-the-counter PMS pain reliever I could, and nothing came close to alleviating any of the pain. The bloating and cramping weren’t a day in the park either. So, naturally, I started reading Dr. Douillard’s articles, and any other information I could find, on natural remedies for PMS. To my surprise, I found myself reading about the many benefits of Vitamin D3. I was quite skeptical that it would help my PMS, but thought, what the heck, it’s worth a try.
I started taking 5-10 drops (5,000-10,000IU) of LifeSpa’s Liquid Sun Vitamin D3 every day. I was even surprised to find that it didn’t taste disgusting – just like water really (as a notoriously picky eater who has always been afraid to try anything that might taste bad, it was a big deal that this had no taste). I’d hold the dropper over my tongue and count out the drops every morning as they fell out of the dropper and into my mouth.
After a few weeks, when I was expecting my PMS to start back up again, I noticed that I was my usual self. The back pain hadn’t started, and I felt pretty good all around. To my absolute shock, my cycle came and went without any major PMS symptoms. Yes, they were still there that month, but very, very minimal. I couldn’t believe it. I thought, surely it must be a fluke – I have to try this again just to be sure. So I continued with the Vitamin D for another month. The next month was even better – NO PMS at all. No back pain, no bloating, no cramping and no irritability. My PMS was gone for at least the next 7 months: until I got pregnant.
Of course, once I found out that I was growing a little person inside me, I wanted to do the best thing possible for the little one. After a bit of online research and seeing what Dr. Douillard would typically recommend for a pregnant woman, I decided to continue with LifeSpa’s Liquid Sun Vitamin D3, but reduced my dosage to 4 drops (4000IU) a day. I am now just over 5 months along (22 weeks) and have had a pretty comfortable pregnancy, completely void of complications thus far. According to all of the Western medicine tests and procedures that are done these days, everything still looks fabulous – healthy mom and baby!
I will, without a doubt, continue to take Vitamin D3 daily. For my health and my sanity, my baby’s health, and to keep PMS symptoms away!