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Menstruation Questions

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

I started taking the FCO/Butter blend about 6 weeks ago. Earlier this month I had kind of a weird period. "Weird" meaning that I have had some spotting maybe like 1 week before my period that may last a couple of days and then go away, only to get... (more)

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by 77 · about 15 hours ago

I first started experiencing problems with my period when I was eating a low carb diet in 2012. My cycles became very long (40 days) and painful. They also lasted up to 12 days and I would not bleed like normal anymore, mostly black, clumpy bits... (more)

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by 10 · about 16 hours ago

Hey Ladies, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced a much lighter period while being paleo? I have been paleo for about 6 months and most days I practice intermittent fasting. My period lasts about 4 days and I can get away with just... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I also experience a lighter flow. No more cramping! The flow is not tiny, but it's regular now. :D I used to have heavy flow. But I don't know about just using a liner. You don't have to use a pad? I run through those quick; not as quick as... (more)

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by 45 · about 16 hours ago

When I don't supplement with zinc, I have light periods that last about four days. This is how it's been for years. When I supplement (50mg daily) I have very heavy periods that last a full seven days. This is incredibly unusual for my body. Why... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · July 04, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Hey Hannah, that's strange. The only thing I can think of is that copper IUD's can cause the same thing, something about copper increasing the thickness of the uterus wall. Zinc and copper are antagonists so if you take a lot of zinc it will push... (more)

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by 256 · about 16 hours ago

Hi- so I'm wondering if its just me or if anyone else notices superwoman strength during the bleeding phase of the cycle? I get really hungry and eat like an insatiable beast pre-menstrually (as in tons of honey/ almond butter/ crack out on cereal... (more)

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Efah 0 · May 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM

I think it might be something to do with testosterone levels, however there have been studied to show that this isn't the case. Testosterone levels rise gradually from about the 24th day of a woman???s menstrual cycle until ovulation on about the... (more)

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by 704 · about 16 hours ago

NSAIDS are best avoided due to gut damage. I have autoimmune, so that's a double no-no for me. Yet, I've always had extremely heavy periods. About 5 years ago, my OBGYN told me to start taking 3 Advils every 4 hours, 2 days before my period... (more)

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RK 0 · May 24, 2013 at 8:14 PM

I had to have a D&C (under full anesthesia) after a particularly bad miscarriage, and the year or 2 after that was AMAZING. Normal period for the first time ever. 2 years later I got pregnant, and it was back to the monstrous bleeding after... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

So I am day 35 of strict paleo. I am 33 and on the birth control pill. This is my first period while on paleo. My period is usually very light and lasts 2-4 days. Many months I only need a panty liner the entire cycle. This period came 2 weeks... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 11, 2013 at 2:12 AM

Did you start eating a lot of flax when you went Paleo? I did and it made me bleed, which is why I'm asking. I bled for 8 straight weeks, getting heavier and heavier, until I learned of the connection. It stopped 2 days after I discontinued... (more)

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by 171 · about 16 hours ago

I'm a twenty year old female who has been fairly strict paleo for about 6 months. I do tend to eat more carbs than a lot of people out there, but I still mostly to whole foods and try to stick to good carbs like sweet potatoes which help regulate... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 10, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I stopped ovulating and lost my period for over a year but then again I was VLC (30g/day) for 6 months and then LC (50g/day) for another 6. More cals and carbs brought my periods back quickly how much carbs are you eating? (g/d) 120 pounds,... (more)

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by 5802 · about 16 hours ago

When I was eating grains, my cycle was 28 days. When I eat 100% (no grains, no dairy) Paleo, my cycles are 21 days. When I cheat (maybe 80-90% Paleo, no grains, but dairy) my cycles start to stretch back out to 24-25 days. I have gone back and... (more)

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Vicky_2 0 · February 08, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I think that dairy has a lot of hormones in it (you are drinking milk of a cow who has just been pregnant and gave birth, think about it...), and cutting out milk based products just takes out a lot of female cow hormones you get from milk, hence... (more)

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by 1670 · about 16 hours ago

What foods can improve estrogen levels and return cycles w/o being detrimental to health? Everything else is in the normal range (testosterone isn't high at all) and thyroid function is perfect. I just have low estrogen and I think this ceased my... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 26, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Avoid soy. Get your vitamin D3 level tested & sun/supplement to 60-80 ng/ml. D3 is a hormone precursor. Make sure your Zinc, Magnesium, A & K are dialed in & you are getting sufficient Paleo/Primal fats. If you give your body... (more)

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by 4283 · about 16 hours ago

My wife has been Crossfitting for 6 months now but gets a little chafe when she has to wear a pad to the gym. Any suggestions as to what to use? I suggested looking into another brand or style but being a guy I have no clue as to what she should... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 26, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Have her check this out: http://divacup.com/ Can wear for up to 12 hours and if it works for her, won't even notice that she is wearing it. Cheaper than pads or tampons in the long run. (more)

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by 121 · about 16 hours ago

First off, I apologize if this question isn't specifically about the Paleo diet. I'm a 20 year old female, 109 lbs at 5'1. I've had amennorhea for the past three-ish years, with an intermittent period or two thrown in. I eat low-carb paleo,... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · November 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Are you on the pill or have taken the pill in the last few years? This can throw your cycle out of whack when you come off it... up to 18 months in fact. The biggest concern in long term amenorrhea is estrogen-deficiency which can result in... (more)

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by 467 · about 16 hours ago

I have an important exam coming up next month and would like it to not coincide with any of the days of my period. My periods have been better since becoming paleo, but still unpleasant and I'm afraid that would get in the way of my concentration.... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Join a sorority whose periods coincide with the dates you would like yours to be on.

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by 15 · about 16 hours ago

Hiya, so Ive been paleo for thirty days or so now (a noob, yes!) and am loving it, feeling great etc. Have gained 4kg muscle mass doing very little lifting and lost 3% body fat even having upped my previous cal intake by 1000 (I was underfed for... (more)

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HippiPaleo 0 · September 01, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Hi Alice, It will probably take a few cycles for your hormones to settle in I imagine with such a big change in diet. I stopped contraception around the same time I went paleo, and I noticed that each cycle became better and better to the point... (more)

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by 789 · about 16 hours ago

Ever since I started getting them, my cycles had been long, irregular, drawn out, and disastrous, lasting anywhere from 4-8 days, a doctor even diagnosed with me PMDD a few years ago. Since going paleo 6 months ago, I was on birth control and... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · August 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

That is perfect! Three days is how is should be. Its optimal and normal.... I didn't learn that myself until I got help for my own pmdd. You may find that your cycles are longer too - up to 35 days. Also perfectly normal. CONGRATULATIONS. (more)

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by 1418 · about 16 hours ago

I asked about this before but the answers I got were mostly for bodybuilding I think? I am female and just need more calories as I am not eating enough at all. The evidence of this is for 2 months now I have had my period come later than usual.... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · July 21, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Sneak fats into your food! Butter, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, nuts, etc. High calorie and satiating. Eat a sweet potato with your dinner, slather it with butter. Add a blob of coconut oil when you fry eggs in a pan. Smear some cashew or... (more)

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by 195 · about 16 hours ago

I just recently started weight training with a cross fit style coach about five weeks ago.. I did 2 weeks of twice a week, and 3 weeks of 3 times a week. I have very little body strength and we're basically working from the 'ground up'.. We lift... (more)

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Violet9 0 · June 27, 2012 at 5:27 PM

1) How long have you been eating paleo? What's your carb intake like? 2) "Over-exercise shouldn't be an issue because I have plenty of body fat from being 'skinny fat'." A person can have lots of body fat and still be exercising too hard. Hard... (more)

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by 1876 · about 16 hours ago

I've been paleo/whole30 compliant since the first week of May of this year. Can anyone tell me why my period has been longer, heavier flow, worse cramps, severe breakouts, worse bloating, worse headaches - basically every common menstrual side... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · June 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I will say that for me I got a ton of relief from cramps, etc., by taking zinc and magnesium supplements. I only take the zinc a few days before and through the duration of my period. Magnesium I take daily. I also cut back on caffeine during my... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

I am 48 years old, and always had heavy bleeding, have been diagnosed with cysts over the years, had one removed off the left ovary. Then was diagnosed with fibroids on and off, I seem to be able to keep them down with natural progesterone cream... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 04, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Estrogen dominance can contribute to heavy periods (and fibroids.) I highly recommend reading Dr. John Lee's book "What Your Doctor May NOT Tell you about Pre-Menopause." I linked to his site, but you can also get it on Amazon. Also, I recently... (more)

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by 368 · about 16 hours ago

I'm sorry for the bit of tmi coming up, but I've noticed that my period has started two days earlier than normal, increased in duration, and I've had a much heavier menstruation since going paleo. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm also on birth... (more)

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diletta 0 · May 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

there are two reasons (probably a lot more!) I come up with: easy: where you on hypocaloric regimen before? if now, on paleo, you're eating properly (enough), it is possible you're experiencing menstruations differencies in... (more)

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by 8933 · about 16 hours ago

I live in a cool dorm, not very expensive. There are three rooms, one is taken by me, the other by a couple. The third one is empty. I cook a lot, and the kitchen is reasonably dirty, but not extreme at all. My father is quite clean, and he told... (more)

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VB 0 · April 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I don't know if my point of view will help, but this is my take on it: EXPLANATION: Some people are naturally messy and some people are naturally neat. It is biological and it rarely can be changed. Whatever is "squeaky clean" to one person is... (more)

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by 1418 · about 16 hours ago

I just learned about a month or two ago that my mom has had cysts in her ovaries. Her doctor found this out a few years after she had my brother and I(cesarian sections for both)( she also had a hard time getting pregnant although that could be... (more)

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Chris_27 0 · April 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovarian_cyst Most women have ovarian cysts and have no adverse symptoms. From what I understand, everytime your ovary releases an egg (aka you ovulate), there is a small release of fluid as well. That fluid often... (more)

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by 55 · about 16 hours ago

I was doing pretty well on my first two weeks of paleo (down 6 lbs) and then I got my period - which I am ever-so-lucky to get every 3 weeks (since last summer). Since I mysteriously started having a 21 day cycle, I seem to gain 3-5 lbs during... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Have you had your D level checked? D3 is a hormone precursor and you really need to have a blood level of 50-60 ng/ml for your body to create hormone balance. Also, if you aren't eating dairy, then you need to eat natto or supplement K2, eat... (more)

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by 110 · about 16 hours ago

I've been diagnosed with PCOS and want to order some hormones so I have markers to compare with in the future. Since hormones vary widely at different times in a menstrual cycle, I'm unsure what to have tested and when. Apparently FSH/LH should... (more)

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PaleoDel 0 · March 16, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I've always had everthing drawn on CD3. It will probably easier to get everything done then. I've also had estrogen and progesterone tested on subsequent days (I've had a LOT of testing for IVF), but it will be easier for you to just have one... (more)

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by 1448 · about 16 hours ago

I have been paleo for 6 months with the exception of the holiday cheating and occasionally eating a little rice and beans maybe once a week. Overall I feel great! more energy, better skin, weight loss, muscle tone..blah blah blah...My son will be... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 10, 2012 at 4:28 AM

Your hormone levels post-partum can fluctuate significantly for lots of reasons. Are you nursing full-time? If so, you may need to eat more calories. How's your Vitamin D level? Do you eat organ meats & bone broths? You may have some... (more)

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