Medium avatar
1

Ovulation and Depression

by (1097)
Updated about 18 hours ago
Created June 20, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Warning: TMI

Alright. So this has happened every month since I started menstruating with regularity after three or four years being too obese to do so. Not bleeding for 2-3 weeks straight is awesome. But now I get this crazy depression that happens two times during my cycle: at ovulation and TOM. It's driving me insane, does anyone have any idea why this is happening? I feel like paleo should fix this. Maybe I'm being unfair.

Stats: female, 24 years old, 5'7", previously 255 lbs now ~160. Menstruating almost 28 days on the dot for the past six months. Had pcos (symptoms are now in remission) and endo (again, in remission) No diabetes as far as I'm aware. Eating paleo 80/20 since October 2012, strictly no beans and grains (except white rice) as of April. Yes on dairy, including half and half. Yes on added sugar, about 2 tsp a day. When I'm not on my ovulation or TOM I don't get depressed after my non-paleo 'treat,' so I'm not accusing that of being the problem (though I won't deny it might not help)

Appreciate any hormonal wisdom or links... or otherwise. Thanks.

Medium avatar
1097 · November 12, 2013 at 2:14 AM

5 months later, I've found that if I keep my carbs closer to 100 grams I'm not swinging as much emotionally. We've continued the epsom salt baths and they do help, so I bet magnesium was an issue, too! Thanks so much, Dragonfly.

Medium avatar
1097 · June 20, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Cool. Thanks for all of this :)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM

The D3 I take is Carlsons Solar D Gems. Cheap on Amazon.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 2:02 AM

It will take a lot longer than that to see a change! Minerals like magnesium are largely stored in our bones. Do the bats, but by all means get a supplement as soon as you can.

Medium avatar
1097 · June 20, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Thanks for all of the info, and the congratulations! I feel great, other than these two times out of my month. And yes, re: magnesium deficiency. That's why I got the epsom salt... maybe I should give it a couple more baths to see a difference?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Oh, forgot to say that most folk are Magnesium deficient.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 1:47 AM

And congrats on the weight loss and all your great changes!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 1:45 AM

You can order a D3 test kit on the Vitamin D Council website for $70, or Direct Labs has a $39 D3 test special this month, if you live near one of their labs.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Get one now. It is so worth it! Try 400 mg Magnesium Glycinate before bed. All these dietary changes take time. You need to allow 3-6 months for hormonal shifts.

Medium avatar
1097 · June 20, 2013 at 1:37 AM

I need to get a blood test at some point, which I'll do when I'm down 100 lbs. Or that was the plan, anyway. I walk for 2.5 hours in the sun every day (well, every day it's sunny anyway) so I was hoping it wasn't a vit. D thing, but I could easily be wrong. As to magnesium, I've always wondered if I'm low on that and so did my first epsom salt bath yesterday... didn't feel much different from it. I will keep an eye on those other vitamins, thanks for the heads up. I do love me some good heavy cream and grassfed butter :D

Total Views
1.6K

Recent Activity
Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

Last Activity
72D AGO

Followers
0

Get Free Paleo Recipes Instantly

1 Answers

best answer

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
1
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Sounds like it could be estrogen dominance. You are supposed to have higher estrogen at those times, but if you have too much, it could be an issue.

How is your D3 blood level? D3 is a hormone precursor and I have had good success with myself and my clients in balancing hormones by optimizing the D3 level.

Adequate Magnesium, A and K2 are all needed as cofactors for D3. So, liver, cheese, and seafood and/or supplements.

Medium avatar
1097 · June 20, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Cool. Thanks for all of this :)

Medium avatar
1097 · June 20, 2013 at 1:37 AM

I need to get a blood test at some point, which I'll do when I'm down 100 lbs. Or that was the plan, anyway. I walk for 2.5 hours in the sun every day (well, every day it's sunny anyway) so I was hoping it wasn't a vit. D thing, but I could easily be wrong. As to magnesium, I've always wondered if I'm low on that and so did my first epsom salt bath yesterday... didn't feel much different from it. I will keep an eye on those other vitamins, thanks for the heads up. I do love me some good heavy cream and grassfed butter :D

Medium avatar
1097 · June 20, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Thanks for all of the info, and the congratulations! I feel great, other than these two times out of my month. And yes, re: magnesium deficiency. That's why I got the epsom salt... maybe I should give it a couple more baths to see a difference?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Oh, forgot to say that most folk are Magnesium deficient.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM

The D3 I take is Carlsons Solar D Gems. Cheap on Amazon.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 1:47 AM

And congrats on the weight loss and all your great changes!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Get one now. It is so worth it! Try 400 mg Magnesium Glycinate before bed. All these dietary changes take time. You need to allow 3-6 months for hormonal shifts.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 2:02 AM

It will take a lot longer than that to see a change! Minerals like magnesium are largely stored in our bones. Do the bats, but by all means get a supplement as soon as you can.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · June 20, 2013 at 1:45 AM

You can order a D3 test kit on the Vitamin D Council website for $70, or Direct Labs has a $39 D3 test special this month, if you live near one of their labs.

Medium avatar
1097 · November 12, 2013 at 2:14 AM

5 months later, I've found that if I keep my carbs closer to 100 grams I'm not swinging as much emotionally. We've continued the epsom salt baths and they do help, so I bet magnesium was an issue, too! Thanks so much, Dragonfly.

Answer Question

Login to Your PaleoHacks Account

Get Free Paleo Recipes