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Ladycare magnet for menopause symptoms

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sailorsgal Tue 08-Mar-11 15:19:00

I was reading about this the other day and wondered if anyone had tried it? Any good?

LuluandtheNightshade Sat 16-Sep-17 08:34:51

Throw it away and get some HRT!

PollyPerky Fri 15-Sep-17 09:03:11

It doesn't work smile

There is no evidence anywhere that this works. If it did it would have been recommended by various reputable bodies , BMS, RCOG, NICE etc.

It's a placebo for some women.

Bev1777 Fri 15-Sep-17 07:34:57

Hello all. I've been wearing magnet in knickers round clock for over 2 weeks now and still have horrid flushes and feel crap. Any thoughts? Thanks.

PollyPerky Sun 18-Jun-17 08:46:31

callme I apologise for being a bit snappy but I'm afraid you were the one who started making the nasty, sarcy comments alluding to consultants somehow being in the hands of pharma drug barons- or whatever point you were trying to make. And implying me or other people were stupid for not realising that. It was a very silly comment so why are you surprised at the response?

callmeadoctor Sun 18-Jun-17 08:20:19

But you have succeeded, I am off.

IrritatedUser1960 Sun 18-Jun-17 08:20:03

Absolutely nothing worked for me other than HRT. But I did have a very bad menopause.

callmeadoctor Sun 18-Jun-17 08:18:39

Polly there is really no need to be aggressive and nasty. You don't know me, I am a nice, friendly person. Why come on here and be mean?

PacificDogwod Sat 17-Jun-17 17:37:44

The plural of anecdote does not data make.

I am quite sure these magnets are harmless (other than to your wallet) and would be quite open to see any evidence that they work (double blind, peer reviewed study).
Ah, well.

terrylene Sat 17-Jun-17 17:32:53
You can get a lot of magnets for £32 off Amazon wink

PollyPerky Sat 17-Jun-17 17:26:38

If you are also suggesting that consultants are in the hands of drug companies you need your head examining. Nothing could be further from the truth.

PollyPerky Sat 17-Jun-17 17:25:25

So you think the guy who invented it did so for love and is not making money from it? If you bothered to research it and even go so far as looking at the names of the 'independent' people who 'endorse' the product you would see they are hand in glove, through their various backgrounds.

Yes we ARE all in this together. That's why I can't let recommendations go when they have been proved to be useless. It's quackery. If you want to waste your money that's fine. But at least accept that it has no scientific basis at all and when you are out of peri and into post meno and the symptoms are still there (and not fluctuating day by day, week by week etc) it will do bugger all.

callmeadoctor Sat 17-Jun-17 15:55:25

Safer, better and cheaper than other treatments? Drugs companies wouldn't be very happy would they? 😉😉

callmeadoctor Sat 17-Jun-17 15:53:11

Wonders why posters get so cross with other members for their thoughts? Aren't we all in this together, sharing help and ideas? Interestingly loads of women recommended it to me ( probably all too afraid to come on here. As you say, why would consultants not recommend a cheaper treatment? ( think about that thought indeed!!) Why would they? Hmmmm......

PollyPerky Sat 17-Jun-17 07:14:47

TBH you could stick a bar of soap down your pants and say it 'worked'! In peri, symptoms come and go. That's why the magnet 'works'. It is not possible for a lump of metal to prevent the vasomotor symptoms of menopause. If this magnet worked, it would be available on the NHS and promoted by consultant gynaes. It would be safer, better and cheaper than all researched , prescribed treatments. Ask yourself why it's not prescribed.

callmeadoctor Fri 16-Jun-17 21:55:53

Don't care if its a placebo or not if it makes me feel better 😁

callmeadoctor Fri 16-Jun-17 21:53:00

I have been using this magnet for a couple of weeks, has definitely improved the hot flushes, which I am very happy about. ( Long term Mumsnetter, nothing to do with magnet company 😀 )

Apairofsparklingeyes Tue 18-Apr-17 16:59:58

The magnet doesn't work. The only difference I noticed was my wallet was ££ lighter and my underwear was damp from where the sweat ran down off the magnet during my continued hot flushes.

TroysMammy Tue 04-Apr-17 22:01:44

I don't know if it works but a friend was once attached to a Tesco trolley by it shock

PollyPerky Sun 02-Apr-17 09:35:55

If your periods stopped before age 45 that is an early menopause.
This increases your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis in your 50s and beyond.
The magnet is a placebo. There is no reputable science to show it works. if it did, it would be available on the NHS. It's a placebo effect.
Your dr is right.

caz1967 Sun 02-Apr-17 09:07:18

Morning Ladies

I have just seen a TV advert regarding the Ladycare Menopause for the first time, Had never heard about it , I had a hysterectomy in my 20's. My consultant at the time left my Ovaries due to my age. That was over 22 yrs ago, for the past 5 or so years ive being having extreme sweats all of the time, when ever I visited my GP to ask is this the menopause he disregarded me and my symptom's as side effects of the medication I take for a medical issue with my back hips etc, and arthritis. Now I finally his attention last week as really fed up with it all and what's he say , You would be the other side by now, I had not realised you had a hysterectomy so young. I pushed this time and insisted on a blood test, as he wanted me to start HRT but if I could use this ladycare device would it be instead of HRT? I take enough tablets a

PollyPerky Thu 12-Jan-17 09:19:05

Every few months, someone pops along here to advocate the magnet. They have usually had no history on the meno forum and no history on MN (unless changed names.)
I have the vision of someone at Ladycare offices being told 'Right love, post on a few forums today, we need to up sales.'

There is no evidence at all that it works. I've read a lot about it, digging into the qualifications and background of the man who invented it, who their colleagues are who have 'reviewed it' and there is no truly independent research.

It's never been peer reviewed (by independent experts) and the truth is that is a magnet worked, any old £2 magnet in your knickers would do the same thing.

The reason women think it works is they use it during peri when symptoms are up and down daily or they believe it works (placebo effect is over 30% in all drugs.)

GlacindaTheTroll Thu 12-Jan-17 07:45:58

Anecdata is not enough to say a product works.

There is a distinct lack of evidence of the actual product working, though it does appear to generate a placebo effect. And if that effect leads to relief of symptoms, that's good.

Oblomov16 Thu 12-Jan-17 07:34:29


Oblomov16 Thu 12-Jan-17 07:34:14

Why can't you take a poster at face value? I haven't even tried it!! But if I did, and it worked, for ME, why would that bother you? I don't work for them. I've been a weekly poster on MN for over 13 years.

picklemepopcorn Thu 12-Jan-17 07:24:42

This thread is full of 'different' posters using the same words to promote the product. Dodgy or what?

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