rosedeniz reacted to alex180483 in Changes in Menstrual Cycle
I am so glad that I found this topic.
This is my first Whole30 and I am on day 15. In the past I have had a long cycle (38-42 days) and today I got my period two weeks early. This came as a surprise but also I have not experienced any bloating or tiredness prior to the start of my period which in the past was always a given.
I have no doubt this change in cycle is due to diet, another indication of the power food has over the body.
rosedeniz reacted to ABS32013 in Changes in Menstrual Cycle
Background - I can't say for certain that I have endometriosis, but in the past, my periods have been extremely heavy and accompanied by significant pain and discomfort. My reproductive endocrinologist "presumptively diagnosed" me with endometriosis - basically, the symptoms and inability to get pregnant pointed in that direction, but there was no need to do the laproscopic surgery to confirm diagnosis because I was going to do IVF, in any event. (That was a few years ago, and after 3 egg retrievals and 4 transfers (3 fresh, 1 frozen/thawed), I had wonderful twin daughters.)
Since W30 - Since my W30 and sticking quite close to W30 rules post-W-30, my periods have been lighter and much less painful. No pain meds, no heating pads, no curling up on the couch!
Good luck to you, Megan. Hopefully you'll experienced decreased pain soon!
rosedeniz reacted to nutmegananne in Changes in Menstrual Cycle
I had been gluten free prior to my first Whole 30 back in October, but it was my first dairy free trial. I'm on a second Whole 30 right now, and in the interim I've eaten very little dairy. My cycle is more regular, and even better...more normal instead of too heavy as it been previously. Something about avoiding dairy seems to balance my hormones.