Karlin Posted January 31, 2014 Share Posted January 31, 2014 Hi Ladies, I really need help with this. I am Karlin, 26yo, stay-at-home mom to a 2.5yo and a 1.5yo. Stay-at-home motherhood is a calling for me, but not something I enjoy, though I love my children very much. I find motherhood very hard (partially bc my oldest is challenging), but most days, I cope. Most days. Not PMS days. Ever since starting to eat Paleo, my PMS has gotten worse. I don't have a problem with cramps, and only occasionally do I have a migraine. The problem for me is my mood. On these days, I am an angry, screaming, emotional mom. To the point that I am afraid I could hurt myself or my children. The weird thing is that I never had a problem with PMS before going Paleo. In fact, I was always caught by surprise by my period because I never had any warning signs. As I said at the beginning of this post, stay-at-home motherhood is not something I enjoy, but I still choose this way of life as this benefits our whole family. I was however hoping that by going Paleo, I would shift my hormones so as to start seeing things in another light. The main reason I started a Whole30 was to see if this would ramp up the quality of my sleep, which could only help with my outlook. I think it does help some, for most of the duration of my cycle. But Paleo (and Whole30 even more so) definitely makes things worse during the week before my period. And I am not talking about being unhappy or moody. I am talking about being a danger to my children. I drink bone broth every day. Organ meats several times a week. CLO everyday. Sardines twice a week. Dark leafy greens several times a week. Lots of ghee. Reasonable amounts of coconut oil (about 1.5 Tbs/day). The only thing that I know is lacking from my diet at the moment is probiotic food. I used to make milk kefir, but then life got hard, and then I started this Whole30. I have a jar of sauerkraut fermenting on my counter at the moment however. So, what is wrong with me??? Can you help me??? My kids really deserve a normal mom. Link to comment
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