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Menstruation Questions

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by 0 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 1097 · about 3 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 256 · about 3 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 171 · about 3 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 1670 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 195 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 1159 · about 3 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 55 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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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by 103 · about 4 hours ago

Greetings to all the ladies: I've been noticing that when I eat more sugar (desserts, sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, rapadura/sucanat; but not whole foods like sweet potatoes/fruits), my periods tend to be more uncomfortable (bloating,... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · December 22, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Ever since I stopped taking the pill this past May, I noticed that my cramps are barely existent if I am eating clean, and even if I do increase my sugars, as the cravings are there, and I tend to give in a little, I try to keep it to dates. But... (more)

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by 499 · about 4 hours ago

I know there's a contingent of ladies with PCOS on PaleoHacks, and I was hoping some of y'all might be able to help me out here. Basically, I have PCOS, and for my adult life, without medication (the Pill until a few years ago, more recently... (more)

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syrahna 0 · November 18, 2011 at 11:24 PM

I had mild PCOS. After my initial diagnosis, I found paleo, put in a few months of fairly laid back paleo (I do well with dairy) with about 75-100 grams of carbs daily, depending on my activity level, and then went back for a follow up... (more)

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by 253 · about 4 hours ago

Hello everyone! This isn't exactly "hack my uterus" but there is backstory there. After I recently complained about my worsening menstrual cramps on Facebook (and it's not even Overshare Wednesday!) my cousin kindly let me know that she and... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · February 09, 2012 at 2:33 AM

I just want to note, you should talk to you gyno first and foremost about this. My mother had this condition (along with other possible complications, which remained undiagnosed), and ended up having an emergency hysterectomy. She had been... (more)

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by 3219 · about 4 hours ago

I eat very clean and recently made the shift to grass fed meats. I was hoping my periods would shorten in duration, but that hasn't been the case. I still bleed at least 7 days, sometimes longer if you count the spotting. Also, I am almost always... (more)

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thatonecrazylady 0 · September 25, 2011 at 6:32 PM

I don't want to worry you, there may not be much "science" to this, but anecdotally- almost every woman I know who has had her tubes tied has these symptoms. Have you looked into post tubal ligation syndrome (PTLS)? And most docs answer is to do... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

I was always a very healthy weight even in the days when I ate sugar and grains(around 127 at 5' 8''). But I was having health problems--poor sleep, skin, knee aches, meloncholy to say the least..etc, so this last spring I cut out grains and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 22, 2011 at 3:03 AM

This is not good on any level. Time to add back in some carbs/calories! I think this sums it up pretty well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amenorrhoea Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea *Women who go through significant weight loss, dieting, or... (more)

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by 1025 · about 4 hours ago

I saw this touched on a bit in other threads, but wondering with all the talk of going to bed early and using black out curtains if we are losing something from not bathing in the light of the moon, so to speak. I know moonlight will help... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · August 01, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Moonlight? What you really mean is sunlight being reflected. The moon is pitch black without the light from the sun. Might the gravity have an actual physical effect? Possibly. As for having an emotional response toward the moon, people like to... (more)

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