Q: I was on birth control pills for two years and decided to stop taking them six months ago. I have not had a period since then. Can you recommend any natural treatments that will help jumpstart my period?
A: Absence of a menstrual period after stopping the pill is not uncommon, but definitely not something you want to persist unless you’re in your late forties.
You probably need a comprehensive health evaluation and treatment plan. It is probably still possibly to restart your menses but it will take a knowledgeable naturopathic physician to help you.
You can try this plan for three more months. If you don’t get a response, I would encourage you to see your health care practitioner:
- Chaste tree berry liquid extract – 1/2 tsp. a day or 1 pill of a “standardized extract” that contains 175 mg.
- Borage/flax oil – 2 caps, 2 times a day
- Vitamin A – 50,000 IU a day
- Natural progesterone cream – apply 1/4 tsp. 2 times a day, 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off
Good luck, and take care.