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by 310 · about 12 hours ago

Does anyone have significant firsthand experience with Sam-E? I am considering trying it for depressive tendencies, anxiety and extreme PMS mood swings, as I understand Sam-E can help with each of these issues. I am not interested in prescription... (more)

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qualia 0 · March 02, 2011 at 5:22 PM

SAMe is one of the most impressive supplements i have ever used with regards to enhancing mood (and i have tried pretty much every supplement). the effect is of the highest possible quality and feels 100% "real" - like if your brain would take a... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

I've been doing a strict, anti-inflammatory paleo diet for a year now (no nuts, few fruits, limiting fructose, dairy starches, nightshades, etc) after an endometriosis diagnosis. I've lost 40 lbs and am thin/fit and have no trouble with weight... (more)

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Lazza 0 · August 01, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I agree with jenjen; a little more carbs can go a long way. I did a low-ish carb diet for several months and eventually started to feel weak, cold, poor libido, etc. Moving up to something like 150 grams/day cleared things up rather quickly.As... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Since I was a teenager, I have always had issues with mood-related PMS: anxiety, fatigue, extreme insecurity, depression, even suicidal thoughts. It typically lasts about a week before my period starts. I have little to no physical symptoms - only... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I've noticed a few PMS improvements, but they're on the whole more physical than mental. Acne was never an issue for me, but the bloating! Instead of spending half of every month looking like a beached whale, I get to spend a day or two looking... (more)

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by 60 · about 12 hours ago

I LOVE being on the Paleo diet! I don't feel restricted and I find the whole thing great fun! I do not feel deprived! And then.... That time of the month approaches. Every other month when I begin to PMS ( which unfortunately for me is... (more)

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EB_1 0 · June 11, 2013 at 7:12 PM

I'm no expert, but I feel you on the PMS front - I've just finished off a full bar of 85%! However, as far as the green situation goes: if your body doesn't want it, don't eat it. Either abstain for a few days, or try cooking your veggies in... (more)

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by 25 · about 12 hours ago

It seems no matter how much water I drink or how much I eat, I never feel full. I'm trying to lose weight, but eat maintenance calories during this time. Even 1,850 calories isn't enough though! What do you guys do to help get rid of this... (more)

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PsychandStang 0 · August 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I just get chocolate cravings lol and a square of dark chocolate with melted butter cures it right up. I agree with increasing your fat intake during that time. It will help you stay fuller longer. Definitely load up on those veggies. Add spinach... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

**Hi paleo ladies, I moved from a predominantly vegan diet to paleo about a month ago. Ive had great results so far - my energy is the best it has ever been and several chronic skin conditions seem to be improving. However, I've been experiencing... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · March 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I also started having premenstrual breast tenderness and pain, since I started paleo and went off hormonal birth control pills (at the same time). What's helped me the most was getting iodine and painting it on the breasts when they got sore. ... (more)

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by 1495 · about 12 hours ago

In general, I'm not the best sleeper. I typically have to wear earplugs and take a little melatonin to be able to sleep. However, the week prior to my period I suffer insomnia (and I'm the kind of person who suffers tremendously with just 1 night... (more)

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KL_1 0 · July 30, 2013 at 2:10 PM

I have recently found out that I'm in stage 3 adrenal fatigue, which explains many of the sleep/hormonal problems I'm having. I'm now working with a FDN specialist on this. I will look at the hormonal symptom chart posted as I also have a meeting... (more)

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by 1005 · about 13 hours ago

Is it possible that PMS cravings were some sort of adaptation to help our foremothers survive/prepare for having a baby/etc? types this while indulgling on a very non-paleo treat that I know will give me a raging stomachache later on * (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 26, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Good theory, but . . . By the time you have PMS, the chance of pregnancy is GONE. If the cravings occurred BEFORE ovulation or during ovulation, that would make sense. My cravings (and they may be whacky because of PCOS) happen right before the... (more)

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by 78 · about 13 hours ago

I apologize for the guys/the squeamish in advance, but here goes: I'm struggling to stay paleo consistently for about two weeks out of the month. I love eating paleo (VLC style suits me best) but I get hit with so much fatigue, nausea, aches,... (more)

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Pecan 0 · November 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM

No need to apologize for talking about a women's issue. This is not a men's forum. Try to find paleo alternatives to the foods you crave, and worry less about being strictly paleo and more about eating natural, whole foods. For example, eat white... (more)

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by 106 · about 13 hours ago

So I'm experiencing horrible PMS symptoms, just VERY moody and food cravings like whoa. The hormonal imbalance my body goes through a few days before I my period is just awful. I lose control over my insulin sensitivity. I'm so tired and have... (more)

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Kristie 0 · May 12, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Do you have a good doc? testing would be good Dong Quai herb? I don't have a good doc . . . tried this and it helped me. It does make you more sensitive to the sun. Yogi tea helped me, Dong Quai and other herbs -... (more)

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by 456 · about 13 hours ago

I started my paleo journey about two months ago. Got off to a rocky start, but after playing around with my daily menu and getting some great feedback on here things have been going really well. Last month I had a complete cheat week during my... (more)

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Violet9 0 · May 02, 2012 at 3:44 AM

I feel my PMS has changed. My cramps have gotten much better - they are totally tolerable now, whereas before I would almost fall down from pain if I wasn't doped up on painkillers. Also my legs used to hurt a lot pre-period, and that pain is... (more)

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by 11557 · about 13 hours ago

So, I recently went to the doctor for shot, check-up, and a few other things. At the end of the appointment I mentioned that I've been having this tender soreness just on the inside of my right hip, in my pelvic region. The doctor checked my lymph... (more)

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Kasia_ 0 · April 14, 2012 at 1:27 AM

It's likely that it's ovulation pain or cysts or both. I get the same type of pain. Usually the cysts go away after a while but I'd get an ultrasound just to make sure the cysts are not twisting the ovary or causing any issues. I had a tumor on my... (more)

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by 35 · about 13 hours ago

I have been eating 80/20 paleo for about 6 months, very strict (almost 100%) for about the last 2 months. I have never been on hormonal birth control. I am 26 and of average weight; I eat moderate carbs but no sugar, fruit, dairy, or nuts. One... (more)

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Kaz 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Dude, I totally googled this just now and found your post. Weird that I didn't see it when you first posted it a few days ago, but I'm relieved to see I'm not the only one experiencing this. I'm much like you, though: 27, healthy weight, and... (more)

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by 793 · about 13 hours ago

This is for the ladies out there who practice IF, or only eat one or two meals a day. I'm playing with going down to one meal a day to help with migraines, since I seemed to not at all be headachy when I've experimented with IF before. I never... (more)

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starstuff 0 · February 23, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I've been IFing for a couple of weeks prior to my period and it was much better than what I usually get. Just some mild cramping (went away with a single dose of ibuprofen) and almost no hot flashes. Of course that might be just a coincidence,... (more)

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by 1186 · about 13 hours ago

This is a question only women should be able to answer. I get terrible carb and sugar cravings the week before my period. I have been working with the Leangains protocol of eating from 1-9 daily, but I find that the carb cravings come hardest at... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 08, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I think that's definitely worth trying. I have to have a window that allows me to eat up until a couple of hours before bed as I seem to sleep best with food in my belly. Are you allowing yourself chocolate or other treats? I try to fight the... (more)

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by 20519 · about 13 hours ago

I'm curious as to how others handle PMS, cravings, and the time when their periods are approaching while being Paleo. I'm very lucky that I'm not affected by mood swings and such but when the time is near it's food that I want. I don't crave... (more)

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texasleah 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:10 AM

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by 1510 · about 13 hours ago

I know I can't be the only one who sometimes has cycle days where I can't seem to satisfy the bottomless pit that is my hunger.

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Grottenolm 0 · November 18, 2011 at 6:54 AM

I don't fight it and EAT - because nowadays as a paleo eater my cravings are far more tame than what they used to be on SAD. On SAD it used to be chips, cookies, cake, ice cream etc. at that time of the month. But now its Sardines, steak, pate and... (more)

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by 505 · about 13 hours ago

I have been eating primal for about 6 months and have seen HUGE improvements in my overall health and digestive issues. I was feeling very malnourished and now I feel great! One area though that has not budged in the slightest is my PMS/PMDD. I... (more)

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Fiona 0 · November 16, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I was looking up PMS symptoms earlier today. I read that eostrogen can affect calcium/magnesium levels. Are you still using the progesterone? Perhaps this could be a factor? Zinc, magnesium & vitamin b6 have been implicated with PMS. I... (more)

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by 145 · about 14 hours ago

Hi ladies, I've read all your great stories about easier periods after eating paleo for a while. I am 33 years old have been eating Paleo (including some dairy) for two months and in a few days my second "Paleo period" will start. So far I... (more)

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amanda_1 0 · October 07, 2010 at 5:09 AM

It took me about four cycles to notice any discernible difference, but all the changes have very been positive. Admittedly, I was vegetarian/vegan from before I began menstruating until my mid-20s and suffered from amenorrhoea the entire time... (more)

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by 10 · October 23, 2014 at 4:12 AM

So this may have been the biggest binge I've had since going Paleo: my stomach for reference is SO FULL that I can't breathe. Nothing I ate was considered "SAD" but it was a lot nonetheless. I've been doing IF for the past week 16 hours fasted 8... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 26, 2013 at 3:20 AM

IF seems to have mixed results for women, as they are more sensitive to this. I have tried IF, but it was a no-go. I'd go nuts on food. Try Eat, Stop, Eat. It works for me because the next day I can eat my three meals a day at conventional times.... (more)

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by 209 · October 23, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Sorry for the awkward question... I've been doing quite well eating meats, fruits, veg, nuts and fats. And I felt alright on my daily: 3eggs2bacon, salmon/chicken salad with avocado for lunch, and meat + veg for tea with berries and greek... (more)

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Infinitum 0 · May 21, 2013 at 8:53 PM

It's normal to be more hungry during menstruation. Just eat until satisfied and your appetite will decrease after a few days. I've never heard of it really affecting weight especially if you're avoiding gluten and excessive carbs. You will... (more)

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by 82 · October 23, 2014 at 3:58 AM

I have severe mood swings in the week leading up to my period. I get abnormally angry/frustrated/sad during this time. Are there any supplements that will help?

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vynk 0 · December 28, 2012 at 5:32 AM

truthhrtys- With such a bitchy attitude it seems YOU'RE the one having a really bad PMS.

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by 15 · October 23, 2014 at 3:49 AM

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 971 · October 23, 2014 at 3:44 AM

Out of sheer desperation I have been reading ways to alleviate my often debilitating PMS. A few days ago my hormonal nightmare reached a crescendo of anxiety, which some months feels like outright dissociation. I cannot tolerate this. If I could... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · July 08, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Prostaglandins are made from fatty acids -- from n-3 and n-6. It's very complex, but the nutshell version is that n-3 fats and oils tend to produce more of the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins and n-6 fats and oils produce more of the... (more)

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by 3162 · October 23, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Like clockwork it seems, the two days right before I start my period I become obsessed with eating dark chocolate. In particular I eat a whole Hail Merry chocolate tart each day, plus most of a 72% chocolate bar over both days. I'm not a big... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 02, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Dark chocolate and almonds are relatively high in Magnesium. You may want to take a magnesium supplement before bed (e.g.: 200-600 mg Magnesium Glycinate.) I've been doing this for some time and it does help reduce my chocolate... (more)

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