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Help with menstration spotting?

Asked on March 14, 2014
Created March 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

My background: I've been aware of primal eating for a good 3 years now, but I have only committed for two weeks at a time for a total of 3 times over my period of awareness. The 3 times I've eaten primal I've been either strict or slipped once or twice with a bit of bread, no more than a bite or two. So the no to low gluten is very different from my regular diet of sandwiches and pasta, especially since I am used to ordering lunch and dinner at work. These past two weeks I declared to my team that I was no longer eating bread and have ordered salads and primal dishes. At home, I've done the same. I plan to stick with primal eating for life now.

Around the 2 week mark of eating this way I notice my periods begin. The first two times of eating primal I was not on birth control and before changing my diet I would rarely get a period. So I was shocked (well not shocked but amused) that not eating crap would force my body to act normal. This third time of eating primal has once again caused me to start a period after only two weeks. But this time I am on birth control! I am currently on my active pills and I have never had breakthrough bleeding before.

About me and birth control: I've been using it off and on for 6 years. I began using it for actual birth control, but this last time I restarted a year ago because I didn't stop bleeding. I got my period and it lasted for 5 months! Very heavy to the point where I would get dizzy and fainting or passing away in my sleep was a scary thought (my sister passed out in class from the same situation and almost died). I would rather not be on BC at all and I am fine with using other methods to prevent pregnancy.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any thoughts on my options? I'm making an appointment wih my gyno, but I want to be armed with ideas and not be pushed into higher doses of BC if I don't need to be. My plan is to get off of BC because it's obviously not working under a healthy diet and seeing how things play out.

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