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    This hormones in fat cells theory explains so much for me!

    I got my period Dec 14, then on Jan 1st.

    I cut out dairy completely about 4 weeks ago and lost noticable weight, which stalled as soon as I started eating butter instead of ghee.

    I was on the pill for 3 or 4 years straight until about 1 1/2 years ago.

    Oh man, I was pretty worried, guess I'll just hope things balance out on their own..


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    Weird thing to bump, I know, but this exact same thing is happening to me. I'm on the pill -because- I'd get constant hormonal imbalances (to the point where I'd be getting a visit 2x a month).


    I started eating primal a few weeks ago, and now 2 weeks into my pill cycle I'm bleeding again.


    Will this adjust itself or is it something I need to talk to my doctor about? More than anything it's a nuisance... But I would like to remain regular.


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    It'll adjust, I promise. I was soooo freaked out when it happened; I started the pill because I was having completely odd cycles. I wouldn't about it too much - the first month was weird, the second month I got it about a week early, & now this third month it's back to being right when it's supposed to be.

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    I'm quite interested in the idea of taking the pill to provide or even out periods. Firstly, as far as I can tell taking the pill doesn't 'cure' anything, it just makes your body bleed once a month, and as someone said above, it is not a true menstruation. Isn't taking the pill just treating the symptom and not the cause? Is is essential to our health to have regular periods, or is it in our minds? I don't know the answer to this, but it seems a bit drastic to take a hormonal pill for a condition that is not actually making us sick. Any thoughts? I guess you could argue that having regular periods is actually unusual because in Palaeolithic times (and others) we probably didn't have that many periods at all.


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    My GP has told me that it's OK to not bleed for 3 months at a time (some women actually take 3 months of BC pills back to back, i.e. without a HFI) or even more, but it is healthy for the body to occasionally (at least every 6 months) slough off the endometrium.


    After all, in the past, much of a woman's reproductive life was taken up with pregnancies. Women, in general, never used to have this many periods in their lives...


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