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    Question GIRLY POST...guys, you've been warned!

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    I read a couple posts in which women have said going primal has made an improvement with abnormal periods.

    I've had extemely abnormal periods for almost a year now (abnormal being that I'll get it every other month, sometimes a couple days, sometimes for weeks at a time or heavy in the morning and extremely light by that evening). The problem is I have no real idea when I'm going to get it and how it will be once I do...

    I've been primal since monday (but sticking with dairy for now). I'm down 6lbs already and I'm loving it. Anyway I digress..

    My last period was August 20th-27th. A little spotting since then, but that's become usual. I wasn't expecting to get another until October, but to my surprise I seem to have gotten it this morning (which would put me back on a normal schedule). Trying not to get my hopes up yet, but I was wondering wether any other women who went primal saw a change in theirs (especially if you'd been irregular)?

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    Yes.

    You most likely see some changes in your hormones eating primal. It will probably take a couple to several months to balance out, so it's probably too soon to tell, but give it some time.

    There are a couple of threads on this forum regarding the girlie stuff... maybe search "period" and you'll probably get a few threads about this specifically with lots of personal stories!
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    Yeah, it took 4-5 months for my period to get back on track. It was really wonky for awhile, but now it's super light & on time. Cramps still happen, but not so much like they used to be. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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    definitely. I am pretty regular now, and another plus: I have NO cramps now! I used to get pretty bad ones with back aches and all, and now I have no pain. It's great. Keep it up!

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    Now that you mention it... I was talking to someone the other day and realize that I haven't had cramps really in a few months.
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    Definitely. My periods used to be extremely irregular, I often had no periods for months on end, and now I get them every 28 days like clockwork. They are still painful.
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    I had no periods as a teen, hard trouble getting pregnant the first time (due to not ovulating) and when I switched my diet years ago to raw primal then later paleo , I got pregnant easily and got pregnant again 3 more times- without having a period . So I had no period for 17 years due to nursing kids. It came back when I turned 41. And I was shocked when it did- regular periods that occur every 28-30 days. The extra 2 days is due to a longer than usual luteal phase of 16 days. But I have never had cramps, clots, and the blood is bright red as it should be. Last from 3-4 days. I will get a dull back ache first few hours of first day of flow if I cheat and eat grain (non gluten and not very often but sometimes it's hard when you make GF stuff for the kids and it's with GF grains).
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    yes and they are soooooo much easier! cramps, moods, zits are a thing of the past. i did notice though when i was eating dairy my tom wasn't as easy. no more dairy 4 this gal. primal perks;-)
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    My periods did get weird and a bit irregular when I first when primal (but I stopped having horrible cramps- I've since learned that gluten is my trigger- even a few oz. of beer is too much gluten for me!) After years of very regular short cycles (luteal phase defect) they were suddenly 30-40 days.

    I decided to help my body adjust faster by using Femaprin vitex. I've use vitex before without results, but this one is a German over-the-counter herbal drug (and has tons of studies) and I had read a ton of great reviews on it. It seems to be working nicely- it got me back down to 28 days within one cycle.

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    Oh definitely. I'm incredibly regular, and better yet, my manPMS is so much more manageable now.

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