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After trying several herbal medicines which did nothing to stop my flushes i had to see the doctor, not being keen on HRT i asked if their was an altenative. I was perscribed Colindine which at first were fantastic i had no hot flushes actually had a full nights sleep. After taken four tablets a day for 12 months they appear to be not working and the flushes are back with avengence. My doctor said this shouldn't happen and increased the dose to five tablets. Still no joy, ah i found the ladycare magnet fantastic i thought this will solve all my problems. I read all the reviews and thought well this must be worth a try. HOW DISAPPOINTED i have been wearing this magnet 24/7 for one month i have found no difference in fact my hot flushes and night sweats continue to rage. Can anyone help? i have tryed all the usual soya black cosh ect.i really want to leave HRT as the last resort!
I recently tried this magnet and suffered severe stomach pains , diarrhea and vomiting. Nowhere on their website or in the packaging does it mention this. It said you might feel as if you have a cold as you are detoxingWhen I phoned the helpline they were very unhelpful. Incidentally it was a man that answered. How could he possibly know how a woman feels, their helpline should be staffed with women or with men who have been trained properly. Avoid this product. They are not honest about what can happen
Having suffered for years with hot flushes and night sweats I have spent lots of money on homeopathic remedies for these menopausal symptoms. I thought I'd found the cure and bought a huge stock of one expensive brand which stopped working just after I'd had the delivery. So I had my fingers crossed that the Ladycare magnet would be better. Unfortunately not. I wore it for a month and it had not effect whatsoever (apart from making me stick to metal surfaces). Maybe magnets' effects are varied for different people but I was sorely disappointed.
I have always been rather disinterested in magnet therapy, I say those words as though this were a well known theory but actually not everyone knows about the healing effects of magnets. In fact, I myself only know of it due to the fact my sister uses a magnetic pulse point bracelet to help her arthritis. I too have tried harnessing the power of the magnets to help my own arthritis, unfortunately I might as well douse my wrists and shoulders in liquid goat fat - something which would have been advocated in medieval times! Yet I am about to write a glowing review about another magnet product I own, one which actually works and is far more convenient than having to wear a large gypsy-style magnetic bangle.
The Ladycare Magnet is, as the name would suggest, a product made specifically for problems we ladies suffer. It's marketed as a natural remedy for period pain; a set of two interlocking magnets which you secure through your underwear somewhere beneath your tummy button, this promises to aid circulation and prevent lactic acid building up in your abdomen and thereby reducing the symptoms you may experience at the 'time of the month'. I am obviously too old to experience period pains per se, however when I reached a certain age and my periods (thankfully) came to an end nobody thought to tell my insides.
These days I continue to get cramping pains at roughly the time my period would be due, it's a common phenomenon and often explained away as a bodily memory - particularly for those older women such as myself who suffered very painful periods for many years. I find these pains rather more irritating now as they seem phantom, yet month on month I was finding myself having to take paracetamol to take the edge of them and they were as uncomfortable an experience as I have ever had. My sister has known of my problem for years and she researched the use of magnets on my behalf, then going on to purchase the Ladycare Magnets for me as she knew I never would!
I must say they work fabulously. Once you have locked the two magnets together it is not a large product to wear, I estimate it to be roughly one third of an inch thick and the hold of the magnets is excellent. Don't forget I am reviewing them as a pensioner so my underwear is high enough in the waist for me to be able to position them properly on my abdomen, however they will not be as effective if you are forced to place the magnets lower due to wearing low cut underwear or thongs. It may be a good idea to buy a few pairs of Bridget Jones style knickers to keep the Ladycare snug against the part of your body where it will do the most good, after all what use wearing lacy undies when you're feeling too poorly and run down to enjoy the experience of wearing them? You have three weeks in which to wear your most attractive knickers, and one week where unfortunately you may be one of the millions of women who suffer cramping and general tummy aches at the time of their period - and if you want these magnets to work then I'm afraid sexiness will have to go out of the window.
Of course, I didn't have this dilemma and my magnet is perfectly positioned whichever pair of knickers I pull out of the drawer! Providing you use them with suitable underwear, these magnets will not slide around and my worst nightmare of the magnet coming undone together has never happened - thank goodness as I really do not want a chunk of metal falling from beneath my skirt when I am walking into church! Again, younger women will wear tighter clothing than me so you will have to consider for yourself whether the magnet is visible through your clothing - I wear a far fuller skirt than the average twenty year old so you cannot see I am wearing the magnet, although I imagine it would certainly be noticed through tight jeans or a fitted skirt.
But does it help with the pain? Well, yes I believe it does. I have used these therapeutic magnets for some months now and I can say they definitely help. You are advised to start attaching them to your underwear a day or two before your period is due, I obviously cannot time this so tend to begin wearing them when I get that first tell-tale twinge. This seems to work for me and although I do have the awareness of pain at the beginning of my now defunct 'cycle', it lessens throughout the first day of use and the magnets prevent the painful cramps reaching a crescendo. It sounds bizarre, a simple magnet put in your knickers to stop pain which can sometimes leave me lying on the sofa and unable to move (even at my age!) - it really does sound like the sort of thing you would expect Billy Connelly to make up to get a laugh on stage! As a magnet therapy sceptic I do not know what to think, yet the pain relief Ladycare provides is far too extreme to be a placebo effect.
I have gone from having to take paracetamol each month to using no medication and relying on these small magnets. You may mock, but I am no new age hippy - a lifetime of health saving medical expertise has made me a firm disbeliever in other forms of healing, with the possible exception of aromatherapy. Yet I have a brief story, it's the best way I can think to explain how I am so sure that there is *something* in using Ladycare Magnets. I bought mine in January of this year and began using them straight away, after three pain free months I had to go into hospital for a small operation. This appointment fell on the very day my cramps started and due to a very small incision being made into my groin I needed to wear hospital issue paper knickers for seven days after the procedure, of course the magnets simply slipped down the glossy paper and were rendered useless. That month I suffered such awful stomach pain that I was forced to take an even stronger pain killer than paracetamol, it felt as though the three months pain the magnets had prevented had been saved up and I was really rather poorly - as ridiculous as that may sound, but I honestly do tolerate pain and poor health rather well due to a lifetime of experience but period pains have always been something I have struggled with. Which makes continuing to suffer these pains many years after the awfulness of 'the change' rather like a slap in the face.
I certainly recommend these. Even as an older woman I can still vividly recall the misery of period pains, many women will sail through it each month but many more people (including myself) have suffered greatly. I understand that it's not just pain, but the never ending cramping at this time can be extremely wearing and being in any sort of pain for a prolonged period is very distressing. This is why I have such a high opinion of Ladycare; I'm certain it works for me and without wishing to sound overdramatic, the pain I suffer is stronger than what would be classed as average period pain. I could cope even with this, but the cramps do set in for a few days so to get respite just by using such a simple idea is wonderful and I honestly would call them a life changing product at certain times.
One amusing thing about them is that they can make you stick to metal items while you're wearing the magnets, I have taller than average worktops in my kitchen so tend to stick to the cupboard handles which are raised to almost waist level. The magnets are also rather strong and before now I have accidentally opened a cupboard door using the magnet attached to my knickers!
I seem to have obtained mine extremely cheaply, I recall my sister telling me she paid £7 in a closing down sale. So I'm quite surprised to see the exact same product for sale online for around £20, making them significantly more expensive than I imagined they would be. That is still reasonable, however, but before spending that money I would look around to see if you can find them cheaper in smaller high street chemists and discount stores - it's a product which may or may not work for you, so think carefully before spending too much and expecting a miracle cure. Please note, the Ladycare Magnet is not suitable for pregnant women or indeed anyone with a pacemaker and certain heart conditions - and this is an important consideration due to the (intended) magnetic effect of the product.
Every now and again when my mum is out shopping she'll see something she thinks I might like or find useful. About a year a go she popped round to see me and she had brought a Ladycare Magnet with her.
She had seen it on a special offer in the chemist for £5 and the packaging claimed to be natural relief for period pain, so being the lovely mum she is she bought one for me.
~What is it?~
The LadyCare magnet is made of two blue magnets which you attach to your underwear about four inches below your belly button. The larger of the two is a tear drop shape and two inches long, at it's widest it is an inch and a half across, the smaller magnet is about an inch in diameter. When stuck together it is no more than half an inch thick. It contains a 'directional' metal plate which focuses the magnetic field on the lower abdomen.
~How it works~
It is claimed that the magnet works by improving blood circulation in the uterine area, this stops the build-up of lactic acid in the blood, which is thought to be responsible for the cramps you get when you have your period.
~What I think...~
You're advised to start using the magnets a day or two before your period is due to start, being on the pill this is quite easy for me to time. When I first started using it I was a bit sceptical of it actually working. I'm lucky compared to some women when it comes to period pain, whilst I do get cramps they don't stop me from doing day to day things but I would have to take painkillers for most of the week which I don't always like to do. The day before I attached the magnets to my knickers (about 4 inches below my belly button), to begin with I was worried a lump might be noticeable through my clothes but you can't see that I'm wearing it, you also can't feel that you're wearing it either which is good.
My lack of cramps was immediately noticeable, I had the occasional twinge but nothing serious and no need to take painkillers for them at all.
A few months ago I must have put my magnet in one of those "safe" places ready for the next month, and then couldn't find it when I needed it again. I really regretted it that month, and safe to say when I did find it again I always make sure I put it somewhere I will remember now as I don't want to lose it again.
Having just finished my night shift yesterday morning I was having a bit of a PJ day and hadn't put my magnet on, within an hour I was getting cramps and reaching for the magnet. Almost immediately after I put it on the cramps started to subside.
The only downside to the magnet for me is sometimes when I'm ironing I get accidentally stuck to the ironing board, it's easy to pull the magnet off though so not a big problem.
It is currently being marketed as a product to reduce the symptoms of the menopause, and they sell something called MN8 for period pain, but to me it looks exactly the same except in pink - it's probably more appealing to younger girls in pink. My blue one works for me so I'll stick with it!
The LadyCare Magnet also has other uses which include: (http://www.ladycare-uk.com/)
* Hot flushes,heart palpitations
* Mood swings, anxiety, irritability
* Weight gain,memory lapses
* Muscle tension, sore joints
* Bloating,bladder problems
* Vagina dryness
* Loss of libido, painful intercourse
* Irregular periods, breast tenderness
* Fatigue, trouble sleeping, can't concentrate
The RRP of both the LadyCare Magnet & the MN8 is £23.95 although www.ladycare-uk.com are currently selling them for £19.95, they are also available from Boots for £19.49.
I recommend taking a look at the website and reading more on this magnet if you think it would help you as there is lots of useful information on it.
I would say it's well worth trying though.
Thanks for reading.