I've been paleo for almost half a year now off and on but pretty strict the last 3 months. I've been having a problem with my menstrual cycle even before I started paleo but it's been more persistent the last 4-5 months.
It seems like I am having a perpetual period. I just never seem to stop bleeding; when I do it's usually only for a day or two in-between every week or so. It is usually pretty heavy or just regular, rarely is it ever "light", it's like my period is in reverse, a month of bleeding and a week of nothing. I will have clots a lot of times too. I have resorted into buying a Diva Cup because I just was spending too much money on menstrual products because of this, and I was getting worried about using so many tampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome. Since I've gotten the Diva Cup though I can measure my period every day to see exactly how much I am bleeding. Usually it is about 1/4 an ounce give or take every average day.
I haven't yet been to see a physician or anything due to crappy insurance and not having the time or money but I am really starting to worry for my health. It may be a hormonal problem, I have no idea. I just hope it is nothing serious like polyps or anything cancerous.
I am 23 years old and am very obese at around 400lbs, I haven't weighed myself since I started paleo but I know I am losing weight, my body composition is changing and my clothes are getting baggier and baggier and falling off. In all other areas I am starting to feel a lot better but still don't know whats up with my cycle.
If anyone has any insight please let me know!