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Menstruation Questions

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by 0 · about 7 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 0 · about 7 hours ago

My daughter (age 14) has been on her period for about 2 years, only reasently she has complained of pads being no good when she plays soccer, tennis, gos to gymnastics etc. I thought of suggesting tampons, but the risk of TSS and tampons... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · February 19, 2014 at 4:19 AM

One her best options is to use a menstrual cup and a great example of how well they can work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CBh6cAKapA Also, Paleo is not about recreation..we've made great advances in technology and we should be taking... (more)

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by 77 · about 7 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 1097 · about 7 hours ago

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... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · 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... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hello, Paleohackers! I've found answers here to plenty of my questions, and I'm hoping someone can help me with this one! What are some paleo-friendly dietary sources of gamma-tocopherol and gamma-tocotrinol? Back story: I have been taking 400IU... (more)

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Meaty_1 0 · May 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

The gamma form dominates in natural foods. Red palm oil is a concentrated source.

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by 256 · about 7 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 7 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 5802 · about 8 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 8 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 0 · about 8 hours ago

I have been doing paleo + intermittent fasting for about 3 weeks now, everything's been fine and dandy until two days before my period - I went for a cheat meal (did not touch much carbs though, had mostly meats and veges and dessert) and got... (more)

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Rick_Yazwinski 0 · January 02, 2013 at 11:54 PM

This doesn't sound diet related to me. Sounds more like a food borne pathogen or a stomach flu. Obviously drop the fasting for now, keep your fluids up, get some bone broth down if you can. Try to stay away from high dietary fibre foods. Kefir... (more)

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by 4283 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 831 · about 8 hours ago

I have been doing Paleo for 4 weeks now. I eat zero grains, dairy or legumes, low carb, plenty of grass fed/wild meat and fat. I have one cup of coffee a day with butter and coconut oil. I am 44 yo, female, perimenopause and my starting weight was... (more)

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tinamonster 0 · September 02, 2012 at 9:10 PM

At first I experienced a feeling that felt like hitting a wall when I got seriously low carb enough to go into ketosis. I then added a generous amount of salt to my next meal and made sure to salt all of my other meals and I quickly started to... (more)

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by 789 · about 8 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 171 · about 8 hours ago

I've been eating Paleo for sixteen days. Generally I eat meat with at least two meals; usually chicken or ground beef. I also eat a lot of greens and other vegtables as well as 3 servings of fruit per day. The last few days I have been having... (more)

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DePaw 0 · August 06, 2012 at 1:50 PM

It's most likely a die-off reaction from removing starches and other carbohydrates (fruits and vegetables are mono-saccharides so are fine). It's likely you had a gut flora inbalance that is now correctly itself.

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone. i've been paleo for 13 weeks now and blood sugars are getting better, my hidrenitis suppurtiva has seen a 90% improvement, my mental health is changed dramatically and i've lost about 20 lb's.. i've never felt better really what has... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Dropping body fat will free up estrogen stored in the fat & may contribute to temporary estrogen dominance which may explain your symptoms. The changes in cycle you described can also be due to increased estrogen. I fasted for 40 hours... (more)

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by 124 · about 8 hours ago

So my menstrual cycles have been completely out of whack for years, sometimes I'd go 6-9 months without a period, but recently I've noticed a trend in which the cycles are getting shorter, which is great, but unexplained! Last 3 cycles: 118 days,... (more)

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Kelleil 0 · July 11, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Same thing happened to me. Like immediately into paleo. Lasted for 6 weeks when I went on progesterone cream. I still have mild pain but the 6 weeks of bleeding stopped by the third progesterone cream application. I use Emerita Pro-Gest and... (more)

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by 384 · about 8 hours ago

So when I am on program (I am on a Paleo diet for candida and leaky gut, by the way), my digestive track is happy...except when I get my period. This has always been the case; when my period starts, I have relatively minor cramps, but I definitely... (more)

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Kris_8 0 · July 03, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Totally 100% normal. Ask any gyno- consult any book on your cycle- menstruation is a cleansing time- bowel changes are completely a normal part of it.

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by 195 · about 8 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 8 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 1159 · about 8 hours ago

Does it make cramps worse for anyone? I'm a first time user and not having issues with inserting it properly or comfortably, but I've been under a heating pad for two and a half days now. That's not normal for me. General input welcomed. (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · June 02, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I have noticed on a few occasions when I have been in a hurry and left it slightly concave and applying what I assume is a slight amount of suction that my cramps are worse. But if I am careful to break the seal once it is where I want it and let... (more)

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by 368 · about 8 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 55 · about 8 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 120 · about 8 hours ago

I'm wondering if anyone knows about a connection between vit D levels and hormone production. I was somewhat underweight for a few years, my period would always come back toward the end of the summer months (after getting plenty of vit D) and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 18, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Given that D is a hormone precursor, this makes sense to me. And here's more info re: sunlight & hormones: http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/womens-health/fertility-regular-menses/ (more)

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