Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Primal Ladies...what is up with Aunt Flo??!?!?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    hmmm, I mean I GUESS it could have been possible to have an early miscarriage. It would be silly to say there was no chance. I'm not on any birth control (messes with my system and triggers migraines), but we're very careful and use condoms. My fiance and I are getting married in December But we're not wanting to start the baby-makin right away.

    Anyway, I started my cycle monday. Mostly good news:

    -about 4 weeks, so my timing hasn't changed...which is good. I've always been predictable to within a few days.
    -got some painful cramping first day, but not NEARLY as bad as the last cycle. I did avoid red meat all this week though, so maybe that helped.

    The changes:

    -Still way longer than my normal. My normal before was 3 days max of period with probably 2 days of light brown spotting (nothing TP couldn't handle) before. NOW, I'm almost no light brown spotting...maybe half a day...and then 2 days of heavy heavy followed by 3 days of light. I say this, but it's friday, day 5 and it still is "light". I guess this might be my new normal that goes with my new diet.

    I'll miss the shorty 3 day flow....but, from what previous posters have said, it sounds like it's healthier that I don't have the light brown?? My fiance and I would like to have kids after we're married, so maybe that's a good thing.

    -I did have cramps 2 days before it actually started where I thought "be ready, here it comes". But then nothing came. Pretty much a whole day of that crummy feeling, but no "action" lol.

    Anyway, I am BEYOND relieved that those killer cramps didn't come back!!!! I am happy that the timing seems still on course--makes it much easier to track things. I'm not that thrilled that it lasts twice as long...but maybe that will lessen up also once my body adjusts even more. Who knows.

    Anyone else's get longer??

    Comment


    • #17
      Hey

      Not sure it's related to diet for me, but I now get cramps about a week before I get my period since being on Primal. They are there for about 24 hours then go away - then a week later I get my period - starts slowly then gets heavier for a few days then goes away.

      I hope now you've had another one you're feeling better. I'm sure changes in our diet will affect other body functions, and I guess for us ladies, as we get older things also change.....

      PG!
      Primal - June 3rd 2013
      Starting Weight - 150lbs
      Current Weight - 150lbs
      Goal Weight - 130lbs
      (Female / 5'4")

      Comment


      • #18
        Originally posted by little12 View Post
        hmmm, I mean I GUESS it could have been possible to have an early miscarriage. It would be silly to say there was no chance. I'm not on any birth control (messes with my system and triggers migraines), but we're very careful and use condoms.
        Have to agree w/ the others as I had an early term miscarriage and you sound just like me (no pill, thought I was careful w/ a diaphragm). It was an astonishingly painful and heavy period. But until you experience this again, I wouldn't worry that it's food based. And how long have you been off any version of the pill? It actually took me over a year & 1/2, after dropping the pill, for my body to settle into a predictable routine.

        What is it that Dr Christine Northrup says; your period is like when the tide of the ocean retreats from the shore and you see all the stuff that was lying under the surface of the water that you've been ignoring all month. Its an analogy that works for me and you sound like you have a lot on your plate.

        “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

        Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

        Comment


        • #19
          Well Flo visit #2 while being on PB is complete. It was def longer than it was before PB and heavier for longer. That part kind of sucks, but it's not that bad in the grand scheme of things. Just annoying.

          What was more "annoying" was that I had this spotting/trickle effect for like 5 days after! haha. Go figure. Before I was spotting for like 4 days before and then 3 days period. Now i'm no pre spotting, 5 full period days and then 5 days of spotting. Makes ya wonder sometimes what "textbook" is....

          Comment

          Working...
          X