Yeast Infection, Vaginitis, PMS and Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea)

Homeopathy is often the treatment of choice for a wide range of women’s health care issues. Sometimes, as in the case that follows, a single remedy can effectively cure an entire set of the patient’s concerns.

Jane, age 37, came in for recurrent vaginitis. In the course of the interview she mentioned that she also suffered from menstrual cramps and premenstrual tension. Over the last several years the latter had become truly debilitating: two weeks every month, prior to her period, she felt very irritable and bloated. Premenstrually she was very weepy and sensitive and constantly thought of past events in which she had been hurt. Her greatest concern was that all her symptoms were starting to affect not only her relationship with her partner, but her relationship to her colleagues at work as well.

Key symptoms that helped me determine her correct homeopathic remedy was that she described herself as feeling overheated, getting headaches from the sun and craving salt. As a result, I treated her with Natrum muriaticum. At her first follow-up visit a month later she reported that her premenstrual symptoms lasted only one week and were much milder. The intensity of the cramps descreased by 50% and the vaginal itching was gone. During the second month her premenstrual symptoms continued to become milder and lasted only three days. The cramps were minimal and the itching completely gone. By her third month of treatment Jane reported that: “I didn’t even know my period was coming. It was my best period ever and I feel great!”