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    I was going to reply to Malpaz's topic on ammenhorrea, but it's slightly off-topic. So, here goes.
    I also have ammenhorrea and have been trying everything to get my cycle back on track. I'm starting my whole30 tomorrow, 30 days with no caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, bovine dairy, and 8+ hours of sleep. My diet is already 90% Primal, but I am going to try and eat on a schedule because I have been diagnosed with adrenal exhaustion, and eating regular protein snacks is recommended to help cortisol levels lower more naturally. I was wondering if anyone else might be having the same issues, and what they were doing to resolve them, or if they had any additional suggestions. Thanks!

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    what is ithis? ive never heard of it? i looked it up and figured out its symptoms, but what causes it? Where you HA before or after starting a primal diet? Just curious to know from one female PB to another ;-)

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    I had exogenous adrenal failure from years of taking steroids. Eating lots of fat and eliminating caffeine really helped reduce the stress on my adrenals. Also, I think going to sleep before 11 pm helped me. I think your whole thirty plan sounds good. I am not sure about making yourself eat on a schedule though. When I eat enough fat, I don't need to snack to keep my blood sugar stable.

    My adrenals are now nearly normal (I think). I was only having periods once every few months, but now am back on every month. If I have a period of high stress or too many carb/not enough fat or start drinking coffee again, I can still have issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalJen View Post
    what is ithis? ive never heard of it? i looked it up and figured out its symptoms, but what causes it? Where you HA before or after starting a primal diet? Just curious to know from one female PB to another ;-)
    It's caused by chronic stress or traumatic events, and the symptoms persist because of the way lots of women handle them, i.e., tons of caffeine, sugar, high-carb snacks to get through the day. It's also really important to get plenty of sleep and manage stress well. I have been HA since joining the military (I have since gotten out because my health problems multiplied and got worse the longer I stayed in) and haven't noticed a change since going primal, but it's only been three weeks. There's a lot more info on adrenal fatigue here: http://www.womentowomen.com/adrenalfatigue/default.aspx There is tons of good info on that site, it's addictive.

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