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    ColleenE! got a reaction from Rebekah U in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    After reading through these posts, I want to share my story in case someone else has the same issues.
     
    Three years ago I quit all processed foods and started running like a crazy person (this was not Whole 30 or Paleo, this was "I wanted to lose weight fast").  I lost 30 pounds but I started bleeding when I ovulated and then two weeks later would bleed again with my period.  At the height of my weight loss and activity, I started bleeding everyday.  My longest stretch was 33 days in a row.
    I was poked, prodded, examined, given the pill, etc. 
    The end result: I was told that estrogen is stored in fat.  If you lose a lot of fat quickly, that estrogen needs to go somewhere and often sparks irregular cycles. 
    It took about 6 months for things to calm down.   
     
    -at the time I was eating a ton of soy products so I know (now) that didn't help either.
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    ColleenE! got a reaction from mtnstobeach in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    After reading through these posts, I want to share my story in case someone else has the same issues.
     
    Three years ago I quit all processed foods and started running like a crazy person (this was not Whole 30 or Paleo, this was "I wanted to lose weight fast").  I lost 30 pounds but I started bleeding when I ovulated and then two weeks later would bleed again with my period.  At the height of my weight loss and activity, I started bleeding everyday.  My longest stretch was 33 days in a row.
    I was poked, prodded, examined, given the pill, etc. 
    The end result: I was told that estrogen is stored in fat.  If you lose a lot of fat quickly, that estrogen needs to go somewhere and often sparks irregular cycles. 
    It took about 6 months for things to calm down.   
     
    -at the time I was eating a ton of soy products so I know (now) that didn't help either.
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    ColleenE! got a reaction from xine23 in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    After reading through these posts, I want to share my story in case someone else has the same issues.
     
    Three years ago I quit all processed foods and started running like a crazy person (this was not Whole 30 or Paleo, this was "I wanted to lose weight fast").  I lost 30 pounds but I started bleeding when I ovulated and then two weeks later would bleed again with my period.  At the height of my weight loss and activity, I started bleeding everyday.  My longest stretch was 33 days in a row.
    I was poked, prodded, examined, given the pill, etc. 
    The end result: I was told that estrogen is stored in fat.  If you lose a lot of fat quickly, that estrogen needs to go somewhere and often sparks irregular cycles. 
    It took about 6 months for things to calm down.   
     
    -at the time I was eating a ton of soy products so I know (now) that didn't help either.
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    ColleenE! got a reaction from kayfayjay in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    After reading through these posts, I want to share my story in case someone else has the same issues.
     
    Three years ago I quit all processed foods and started running like a crazy person (this was not Whole 30 or Paleo, this was "I wanted to lose weight fast").  I lost 30 pounds but I started bleeding when I ovulated and then two weeks later would bleed again with my period.  At the height of my weight loss and activity, I started bleeding everyday.  My longest stretch was 33 days in a row.
    I was poked, prodded, examined, given the pill, etc. 
    The end result: I was told that estrogen is stored in fat.  If you lose a lot of fat quickly, that estrogen needs to go somewhere and often sparks irregular cycles. 
    It took about 6 months for things to calm down.   
     
    -at the time I was eating a ton of soy products so I know (now) that didn't help either.