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Magnet down your pants!?

Magnet down your pants!?

So I was contacted by Derek Raymond from Ladycare who asked me if I had ever used his product.

I’d heard of a magnet that women wore for PMS but not for menopause. To be honest I’d not paid it much notice.

A magnet, in your knickers?…..Hmmmm

So my intrigued was piqued (i like that word) and me being me went off for a bit of research.

According to Lady care research in a survey of 508 menopausal women.

  • There was a 50-67% reduction  in Anxiety, Feelings of Doom, Sudden weight gain, Muscle tension, Mood swings, Marked fatigue, Vaginal dryness, Difficulty sleeping, Urinary incontinence, Breast tenderness/soreness
  • There was a 33% reduction in Hot flushes, Irritability, Loss of libido/sex drive, Inability to concentrate, Sore muscles, Lapses of memory
  • These improvements were noted after one month of wearing LadyCare and the benefits were even more significant after 3 months

Other observations were:

  • 8.1% of women surveyed had had a hysterectomy. This did not seem to affect the response to LadyCare
  • 19.1% of the group lost weight. Average weight loss was 14 pounds (6.4kg)
  • NO UNTOWARD EFFECTS WERE NOTED

Sounds too good to be true? Looking on forums and at reviews the response seems to be mixed. Some women love it and others don’t.

So how does it work?

“There are two divisions of the Automatic Nervous System (ANS), the Sympathetic Nervous system (SNS) and the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). Symptoms such as sweating and anxiety, which are commonly associated with menopause, are under the control of the Sympathetic division, which is our body’s fight-flight stress reactor system. For example, when we perceive a threat, this is the system that causes our heart to beat faster and our pupils to dilate to allow more light for enhanced visual acuity and faster reactions.

In contrast, the Parasympathetic division (PNS) is responsible for REST and DIGESTION. This is the body’s repair and regulatory system and it tends to have the opposite effect to the SNS. For example, the SNS speeds the heart rate while the PNS slows it down. The two systems work together to regulate all of our organ systems.”

Ah so now i get it. The ladycare magnet works by balancing the two systems. Fantastic!

In research they used heart rate variability monitors to test this. Their ANS excess was reduced while their PNS activity was increased, thereby generating a healthier, balanced state of equilibrium between the two parts of the ANS.

Stress reduction

Reducing stress is a key part of how I help women with their menopause symptoms. It makes a HUGE difference to all women’s well-being but super important for menopausal women.

Ladycare have a product called Ladycare Plus which is 40% stronger and designed for women who feel the pressure of stress. I’ve been wearing this one for 6 weeks and I have noticed a difference. I defo felt calmer and reacted less to stress and pressure. It was more noticeable when I first started wearing it but maybe that’s because I have got used to it. I also realised a week ago that i need to wear it 24 hours to get the full benefits, I had been only wearing it during the day.

Because I’m on Bioindentical HRT I don’t have menopause symptoms any more apart from a bit of dryness (mucous membranes and skin) but I am under a lot of stress with the Nutrition course I’m on. I’m continuing to wear it for another few months all day everyday and see how I feel.

 

Magnet therapy isn’t a new thing.

Nikken have been using magnets for wellbeing for  years and have a huge amount of research behind them

Let’s not forget that the Earth is one big magnetic energy field.

If you are suffering from stress, pms or menopause symptoms and want to try something natural then I would give it a go.

ps. WARNING: your crotch may get stuck to metal objects like shopping trolley (like mine did)!

pps. don’t put your phone, ipad or bank cards near a magnet!

ppps I’ll never lose my keys again 😉

 Magnet Knickers Woman!!

Magnet Knickers Woman!!

 

 

Resouces:

http://www.nikken.co.uk/

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52 Comments

  1. I started using the lady are magnet about a month ago, my hot flushes were really bad during the night and just about four during the day. I cannot take hrt because of breast problems. After 2 weeks wearing the magnet my hot flushes halved – none during the day and less severe at night, by 3 weeks my hot flushes stopped. I can’t believe it, I’ve tried several alternative medications but none really made a significant difference. I also feel so much better in myself, I used to feel dizzy, bloated, and very tired. I really do feel like a new woman

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    • Wow!! That’s an amazing turnaround Mandy.
      I know it doesn’t work for everyone and it’s great to hear stories like yours.
      I haven’t used mine for a few months as I’ve fallen out of the habit. I’m on HRT (estrogen patches and oral progesterone) so my other symptoms are pretty manageable but i’m highly sensitive to stress.
      I’m in a particulary stressful period as I’m back at college so i shall pop it back in my pants and see if it helps.
      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Tanith x

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  2. Hello
    Do you know if this would help with my underactive thyroid?
    Regards
    Heather

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    • Hi Heather, It could well help. I think it’s worth trying. Let me know how you get on 🙂

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      • Hi.
        I’m Ela
        I’ve got a little bit of a silly question. If you on the larger site and you got those awful rolls and don’t wear knickers, how can you keep it in place. Will it still work at all and where exactly would you put it?
        Kind regards
        Ela

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        • Hi Ela, doesn’t sound silly to me 🙂 The person I bought my magnet from said you can wear it anywhere really on your body. I think it would be fine to put onto any clothing really, and you could put it near the knicker area (e.g. on the top of a skirt or trousers). She told me that you can even just carry it in your pocket, as it still is close to the body. Good luck x

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          • I didn’t know that 🙂 useful as sometimes the magnet can show in tighter trousers 😉

    • you should really consider proper meds for your thyroid. Ive had an under active thyroid (most common) and with the help of Eltroxin, it’s been completely regulated for 15 years. I would not leave something like your thyroid to the relatively unproven benefits of the magnet. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying I’m adverse to trying it for something like menopause. In fact, I am trying it out for menopause. Been using for 1 week. So far, ok. But suffering from menopausal symptoms is not the same as having an underactive thyroid.
      Just my two cents.
      Mary

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  3. I bought the ladycare magnet a few months ago. My friend and colleague read an article in the Boots magazine and suggested it as I had been really suffering. I was having horrendous hot flushes during the day and night and they were increasing. I couldn’t believe the diffetence after only a few weeks. The hot flushes stopped, my mood improved dramatically, I was calmer and my physical symptoms went back to normal. This lasted for weeks and was bliss. Then another friend told me I was wearing it the wrong way round. I changed it and the magnet stopped working within a day. I swapped it back but it isn’t working like it did. Just read stress can affect it and the magnet should be removed for 21 days. So going to give this a go. Has anyone else experienced the same?

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    • Hi just bought ladycare
      Magnet and wanting to know which way I should be wearing it
      Should it be flat against skin.im wearing it the other way and I cant find any pictures to see thanks hope you reply
      ps i wore it last night and had great sleep.

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      • I used two magnets taken costing a £10 works perfectly fine and they are exactly the same strength as the ladycare plys big rip off! Oh im a nurse&my husband is a doctor …he sourced the right magnets for me&ots very benefical less flushes headaches&bloatedness you can also wesr magnetic bracelets rings &jewellery but i wouldnt suggest every item just 1 plus your ladycare or alternatibe product
        Ladycare plus isa reputable company&i think it does work but a little expensive for some.Good luck ladies x

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        • Hey where did your husband find it , what is the strength and size . I’m a nurse too. Need for myself and a patient

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        • Staci
          Can you email what magnets you bought
          Thank you

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        • Hi can you tell me if the ladycare plus can help with the weight gain i have got.and will it take the hunger away as im constantly hungry.even after my meals.was going to get the lady care plus as hrt is out of the qs for me due to breast cancer in the family thankyou

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      • i wear it with the round edge against my skin

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  4. Can i use magnet with HRT how long before I gradually come off them thanks.

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    • Hi Sheila,

      yes you can safely use the magnet with HRT. I’m not sure I can answer the second part of your question.
      I would use the magnet and monitor how you feel. If you feel an improvement then you could talk to your GP about the best way forward.
      best wishes
      Tanith

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  5. I have just bought the Ladycare Plus. It looks exactly the same as the Ladycare (same colour; same size), even has the exact same SKU number on their website. Only difference was a sticker on the box. Oh, and of course the price, the Ladycare Plus is nearly £20 more! Has anyone had any experience with the Plus?

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  6. I have been suffering from a few hot sweats mainly during hte night, but nothing major, mood swings.. total loss of Libido which I hate as I really love my husband, but mainly I cant lose weight, I exercise so much I eat healthily and it will not shift, this makes me incredibly depressed. So I went on a mission this morning to find something to alleviate menopause symptoms and came across this ladycare magnet..more than I wanted to pay in fact much more, but as I am a gadget freak I thought why not.. so here is hoping something changes !

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    • Hi Andrea,
      We can feel frustrated with our bodies especially when we think we are doing everything we can to help ourselves.
      Without knowing more about you I can only suggest looking at stress and if you have a ‘always on the go’ lifestyle.
      Stress and elevated stress hormones can really mess with the delicate balance of our female hormones. In my experience I have seen women drastically reduce their symptoms by adding more mindfulness/relaxation/meditation into their lives.
      Best wishes
      Tanith

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  7. Hi there!
    I’m 24 years old and for the past 18 months I’ve suffered with extreme dizziness which always hits just after ovulation; it’s so bad that I have to take time off work and stay in bed. Recently this has been diagnosed as estrogenic migraines after ruling everything else out. I’ve tried herbs, birth control, migraine medication and nothing has worked.

    A nurse recently recommended the ladycare magnet as an alternative. I’ve started wearing one today because I’m running out of ideas! Do you think that magnet therapy could work for women my age with this sort of condition?

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    • Hi Hannah,
      I haven’t heard of it being used for this but it is worth a try. Your symptoms sound horrible. I would suggest seeing an nutritional therapist (maybe one who specialises is hormone health) who may be able to help you. I’ve heard women turn their lives around with a few tweaks to their diets.
      Best wishes
      Tanith

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    • Hi Hanna, I would be very interested to find out if this helped you at all i the end…My sister is suffering from extreme endomytriosis so i hoped it could maybe help somehow.

      Hope it did help you!

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  8. Hi I’m julie I’ve just started wearing a lady care for 2days now I really hope it works for me as I have a cancer gene so had a full hystorectomy a few year ago can’t have HRT so giving this a whirl as can not get motivated at all and I really try to hit flushes anger forgetful and just not same old me anymore

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    • I’m glad you have found something that works for you T x

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  9. Hello I just started to wear ladycare magnet I get hot flushes every half hour only last couple mins during g day and night worse during the day I can tell it helping not getting as many also they not lasting as long only thing is hate wearing underwear at night is it ok to use a plaster would it still work thanks

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    • Hi Maureen, I’m glad its helping ….I think the plaster option would work 🙂

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      • I don’t no if the flat side or the curved side to my skin please help

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  10. Hi Tanith – my wife is going through the menopause and has had a full hysterectomy recently (to be exact five months ago)
    Do you know if there is a period of time she has to wait before she can try the Lady care as she seems to think it is nine months which seems a bit extreme?
    Many thanks for any help and advice 🙂

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    • Hi Toby, I would get advice from Ladycare direct 🙂

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  11. I’ve been using the Ladycare since last April it really helped with hot flushes and sleeping. But the night flushes are back.
    I have just received my Ladycare plus I hope this helps me. Has anyone done the same as me?

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    • How are you getting on Lyn?

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  12. Hello I’m wondering if I can use the magnet as I was taking HRT but unfortunately I had a mini stroke…so had to come off them..by the way HRT never worked…but I’m on medication now due to the mini stroke…would appreciate any advise please..Thank you…Cath.

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    • Hi Catherine, I’m sure it would be safe but I suggest contacting LadyCare and seeking their advice. T x

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  13. I am confused which to buy as I am in need of Peri menopause and something for my fibroids.Both unpleasant can you help?

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  14. hi i bought ladycare for my hot flushes and my anger and weight flushes halved.anger much better i have put weight on which i dont like what can i do it said you can lose weight help.

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    • that would depend on many things that i cannot answer simply in this reply.

      Weight loss can be complicated, especially around menopause.

      Stress reduction, sleep, lots of very, reduce sugar, processed foods, daily exercise will all help 🙂

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  15. Please could you give me some advice, brought lady care magnet to help with my weight and very low energy levels, is this magnet only for the menopause systems.

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    • it helps with many systems. it helps with stress too

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  16. Hi im not on any hrt as I was allergic to it so my doctor told me to have sage tablets which sometimes do help but when its really hot weather I cannot stand the hot sweats, would this help me also as I cannot exercise as I am disabled and in a wheelchair so I also need to lose weight but as I say I cannot exercise. I was wondering if this would be of any help to me please.

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    • I would say give it a try as so many women find it helpful

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  17. Hey would this be any good for helping with heavy periods? Mine are a nightmare at the mo I also get tired and very tearful and also grumpy, was prescribed hrt but would rather have something more natural thanks jo

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    • How are you getting along with the ladycare?

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  18. Hi I’m 32 and 12 weeks ago had a full abdominal hysterectomy. My mum actually just purchased the lady care for me in a bid to help with my the menopause symptoms ( especially the sweats) in the hope I can avoid hrt if you can offer any advice in terms of this product or any other supliments to take alongside it I would be truly greatful

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    • Hi Jenni,

      How are you getting along with the ladycare?
      There is much you can do to ease your menopause symptoms without using HRT.
      Please email me tanith@tanithlee.co.uk and I can explain how I can help.

      Have you seen this website http://www.hystersisters.com?

      best wishes Tanith

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  19. I have been wearing my Ladycare Plus since October – wish I hadn’t spent the £50. No reductions in any of my symptoms. Ladycare will not provide a refund

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  20. Hi I’m wondering if it is ok to use for myself…I’ve rheumatoid arthritis combined with lupus and fybromyalgia

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    • hi Lynda, Yes I think it would be fine to use but maybe check with the manufacturer to make sure – Tanith x

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  21. Hi my husband brought me the ladycare pebble l have tried a few herbal remedies with no effect what so ever, lm 36 hours wearing the pebble and can honestly say it has cut my flushes to nearly none only thing l have noticed l have a slight headache is that normal

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    • hi Beth, Wow 🙂 that’s great news. I’m really pleased you have found something to help your symptoms

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  22. Hi there, I’ve been wearing the LadyCare plus for around a fortnight to try and relieve my hot flushes, but I’ve had know relief, am I doing something wrong? I’m also getting stomach ache that feels like period pains.
    Help
    Regards Dena

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