Just wanting to pass the word around about this - to any lady, who is struggling with the menopause, this is deffo worth a try!
Advertised recently in the Daily Mail as under:
A friend of mine insisted I try it and got to say am glad I did.
Sorry, thought the image would say it all. No matter - this is actually a magnet, which you wear in your undies, and has amazing effects. £19.95 from selected stores of Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and Waitrose. Also available to order on-line at www.ladycare-uk.com
Should make airport security checks more interesting.................
Tiny magnet that soothes the misery of menopause
Last updated at 12:48 20 March 2007
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Amber Valentine thanks the LadyCare magnet for her newfound lease on life
A tiny magnet not much bigger than a 50p piece could ease away the symptoms of the menopause.
Tests on hundreds of women have shown that the LadyCare magnet can relieve symptoms from anxiety and mood swings to hot flushes and memory problems.
Many of the volunteers also lost weight, with some shedding more than a stone after wearing the magnet under their clothes for three months.
Nyjon Eccles, the Harley Street physician who led the study, believes the £19 gadget will prove popular with women who are reluctant to take HRT because of its links to breast cancer, heart disease and strokes, for example.
"We know that HRT is associated with risks of various kinds, so if there is a way of reducing symptoms that is cheap and effective, why not?" he said.
He added that while it was unclear how the magnet works, it is possible it raises levels of the female sex hormones that fall during the change of life.
Some 508 women who were going through the menopause were asked to attach a LadyCare magnet to their underwear, day and night, for three months.
Every woman experienced some benefit, with symptoms such as anxiety, mood swings, fatigue, sleeping problems, incontinence and breast tenderness being reduced by up to 70 per cent.
Hot flushes, night sweats and irritability improved by a third, as did loss of libido and lapses in concentration. In addition, one in five of the women lost weight.
Previous studies have shown that magnetic therapy can ease period pain and speed up wound healing.
Last year, a fleecy "wrap" made by Magnopulse, the company behind LadyCare, became available on the NHS as a treatment for leg ulcers, after trials showed it cleared up the ulcers quicker than the compression bandages usually prescribed.
It is thought the magnets affect the body in several ways, speeding up wound healing by improving circulation and easing pain by interfering with the nerve signals that pass information about discomfort to the brain.
In LadyCare?s case, the magnetic field may boost levels of oestrogen and progesterone. Falling levels of the hormones, which are produced by the ovaries, are responsible for many menopause symptoms.
Amber Valentine had tried everything from evening primrose oil to HRT to ease her passage through the menopause.
But interrupted sleep, night sweats, weight gain and depression continued to make her life a misery.
So, when she spotted an advert for recruits for the LadyCare trial, she felt she had nothing to lose. A month later, many of her symptoms had eased considerably.
The 48-year-old, from North London, said: "The first thing I noticed was that I could sleep ? that was the main thing. And the sweats lessened ? I was still getting them, but they were not nearly as bad."
Now, a year after first starting to wear the powerful magnet, Amber has lost much of the weight she put on when the menopause started.
She said: "I definitely advise other women to give it a go. It will reduce the symptoms, even if it doesn't alleviate them completely, and that must make life much easier.
"If women knew about this, they wouldn't have to suffer in silence."
Dr Eccles, who plans another trial, says: "There is no doubt the menopause can be a challenging time for women.
"The LadyCare device may prove to be one of the greatest natural solutions for alleviating symptoms."
However, many doctors remain sceptical about the benefits. Research published in the British Medical Journal concluded that any healing effect is likely to be minimal, and can be explained by patients believing in the power of the treatment rather than it really working.
Come on wor Tracey, admit it.....have you tried one???
Good God no way, stick a magnet down me draws, my luck i'd have all the nutters drawn to me. Fortunatley ive sailed thro it all, all by myself, i dont believe in all these remedies, i am an 'au natural' girlie, let nature run its course. Tony might have a lot of dints in his head off the frying pan, but hey ho thats life
Best PMT Question Ever
Q: How many women with PMT does it take to change a light
ONLY ONE!!!! And do you know WHY? because no one else in this f***n house knows HOW to change a f***n light bulb! They
don't even know that the f***n bulb is BURNED OUT!! They would sit in the dark for THREE f***n DAYS before they figured it out.
And, once they figured it out, they wouldn't be able to find the god damned light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CABINET for the past 17 YEARS! But if they did, by some miracle of God, actually find them, 2 DAYS LATER, the f***n chair they dragged to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME f***n SPOT!!!!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE WRAPPER
THE FREAKING LIGHT BULBS CAME IN!!! BECAUSE NO F**er EVER PICKS UP OR CARRIES
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DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON WHO CHANGES
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