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hormonal unhappiness post-whole30?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2012 at 3:43 AM

I'll keep this as low on the TMI scale as possible. :)

since cutting out dairy (now have on very rare occasion, like maybe 2 times in the past month) and soy (grrrrr soy, I hate it so much) entirely, I'm having hormonal issues. or rather, mentrual ones. I'm SO miserable with PMS that I can't even stand myself, and feel really ill the first few days of my period (cramps, sick to my stomach, etc). I've always had cramps and PMS to a degree, but this is really off the chain.

I don't intend to include dairy or soy in my diet again (dairy maybe occasionally, but never soy intentionally), just to put that out there. I plan to start using wild yam cream ASAP.

has anyone else had this happen? did it take long to normalize? I can't even emphasize enough how crappy I feel emotionally. I know it'll pass, but I have a few more rough days in front of me.

904783c7d46605f219cae16fc3885438

on August 17, 2012
at 05:36 PM

thanks for the info! I'll get tested as soon as my medical kicks back in (hopefully within a month!). :)

904783c7d46605f219cae16fc3885438

on August 17, 2012
at 05:35 PM

my herbalist had me on iodoral awhile back, I should go back and be tested! my thyroid isn't optimal thanks to a 10 year stint as a soy-inhaling vegetarian. le sigh!

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on August 17, 2012
at 03:42 PM

I found that after I cut dairy, I was getting leg cramps at night - something that had never happened to me before.

I switched to the Natural Calm with Calcium from the kind without, and the problem went away. It's not a lot of Calcium or Magnesium, but I think it's better absorbed than pills, so it's effective at a much lower dose.

When I had serious hormonal issues that were solved by progesterone cream, I weaned off that and found that iodine also fixed the problem. At this point, I take 2 Iodorals per week, one on Sunday and one on Wednesday and my period is generally back to catching me by surprise.

You will find many, many opinions on Iodine in this community. Mine is "works for me, your mileage may vary"

904783c7d46605f219cae16fc3885438

on August 17, 2012
at 05:35 PM

my herbalist had me on iodoral awhile back, I should go back and be tested! my thyroid isn't optimal thanks to a 10 year stint as a soy-inhaling vegetarian. le sigh!

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on August 17, 2012
at 03:05 PM

FYI~ Wild yam cream will not do anything unless it has Progesterone as an ingredient. The body cannot convert the natural diosgenin in wild yams into Progesterone. It takes a lab to do that!

Since you have removed a major source of Progesterone from your diet(dairy), as well as phytoestrogens (soy), it makes sense to me that you are experiencing some hormonal imbalance and would want to replace the Progesterone.

The best way is to give your body the building blocks it needs to make Progesterone itself.

You need to get your D3 level checked and sun/supplement to 60-80 ng/ml. Also, supplement 200-600 mg Magnesium in a chelate form.

Do a zinc tally test & see if you need supplemental Zinc (likely.) Zinc picolinate 50 mg for 3 months & then retest.

Krill oil has been helpful for many re: cramping. 1000 mg Neptune Krill Oil.

Make sure you are getting enough A, K & E from your diet.

904783c7d46605f219cae16fc3885438

on August 17, 2012
at 05:36 PM

thanks for the info! I'll get tested as soon as my medical kicks back in (hopefully within a month!). :)

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