View Full Version : A troublesome (girl) issue
07-03-2006, 04:29 PM
OK, last warning, men. You really do NOT want to read any further below. Just trust me on this one.
Girls, I have a problem with my cycles. At least, it sure feels like a problem to me, and I'm concerned about it, and need your common sense advice.
A little history, I've always been very irregular, like maybe 4 periods a year, and even those were pretty short and painless. Well, since going raw they are still painless (thank God), but now they are several WEEKS long. I'm bleeding more often than I'm not. The second day I was raw I started my period and kept it up for over two weeks. Then I had maybe 10 days off before it started up again. Over two weeks of bleeding, 10 days off, and now I'm bleeding again.
This is seriously annoying, and it puts a strain on my marriage. DH is of course patient and understanding, but I'M very irritated over it. I can't quite handle a two-week-plus haitus on our sex life, it makes me nutty.
If I knew this was probably just my body detoxing and it would normalize on its own, I would deal with it somehow. But what if it's really a symptom of a big problem? Should I see a doctor, or wait it out? Anyone else go through anything like this the first few months they were raw?
Sharon in Colorado
07-03-2006, 04:34 PM
Eve how long did you say this is going on? I would say that if you are bleeding this long at a time for more than a month or two, maybe you should talk to a health practitioner and get his or her angle on it. You are probably fine and detoxing, but it would be good to get some peace of mind, especially if you could see someone who supports natural living.
07-03-2006, 04:42 PM
It's been going on since I went raw on May 10. It's been, on average, like 17 days bleeding, then 10 days off, repeat, repeat.
My hope is that it is detox. If it was toxidity of the body that make me irregular all these years, maybe this is just a reveral of that and it will play itself out soon. I hope so because this is hard to take!
On the other hand, my twin sister had a 14-POUND ovarian cyst removed a few years ago (the size of a watermelon), and we have identical DNA, so who knows. :confused:
Maybe there is something wrong with us that needs to be addressed. :(
07-03-2006, 04:53 PM
I hae bleed up to 9 months straight---2 times resulting surgery. I have been on my period way more time in my like then not. I can't tell you what you should or shouldn't do, but I do not what the doctors have been telling me about it for 15 years now. Here is some birth control, this should do the trick. Well, and for me it never worked. This along with the complications of diseases that I have been diagnosed with (including female, PCOS, Hyperplasia, PMS, cancer, etc....) are the reason I am on this raw journey. Oh yeah and in addition the last time I was at the OB/Gyn they told me to of course take the birth control and exercise and eat more green leafy vegetables. Of course I took the later advise rather the the first.
07-03-2006, 04:58 PM
I'm certainly no expert, but my understanding is that cycle issues usually have to do with hormone imbalances. Were you ever on the pill, or anything else that could influence hormone levels? If it were me I would take lots and lots of maca and coconut butter. Also seeing a doctor would probably be a good idea just to check for any other possibilities.
Is the flow really heavy? If you have lighter days, I don't see any reason why you couldn't sleep with your husband.
07-03-2006, 04:59 PM
Lay-Lay, has being raw helped or changed your situation? Do you bleed more or less now? If you'll permit me to pry into a VERY personal area, how do you and your DH work around this?
I have often wondered if my sister and I don't have PCOS, we have other symptoms of this, though I seem to be fertile enough.
Thanks for sharing your experience,
07-03-2006, 05:11 PM
It had completly improved. I just finished up my fourth period since being 100% raw. I am blood free, just some super light pink spotting on tissue. Not enough to where any pads or tampons or even liners. It's so awesome.
Before the last few months bleeding had become a part of my life. Hubby never had a problem with it nor did I. I never understood why periods (unless clotting severly) interferes with some womens sex life. I just go about sex like any other day (actually I enjoy it more and orgasim more when I'm on my period). Just afterwards showers are not an option, they are a need, LOL!
Sorry folks, if that is way too much.
Sharon in Colorado
07-03-2006, 05:38 PM
Well if you suspect something like a cyst there could be a possibility that being on raw, which is easier on your body, your body is working on healing the cyst which could be the result of all the bleeding. This is just a guess.
I would hate to suggest one thing or the other. Because waiting it out might not be a better idea than seeing someone about it. Although seeing someone might result in some unnecessary procedure altogether. This is really a difficult decision to make, something you and your husband really need to thoughtfuly decide together.
All the best to you with your other challenge too. Maybe you can invest in some red sheets, huh? :eek: :o
07-03-2006, 06:08 PM
I never understood how some people DID have sex during their cycles. It just kind of grosses me out, hubby too. I find it interesting that this didn't hold you back, Lay-Lay. :) I don't think we could do it though!
Then again, how AWESOME to have raw foods fix this for you! I'm really happy for you!
07-03-2006, 06:22 PM
LOL, everyone has their thing! Yeah, I am pretty excited about it. I hope your issue is just detox. Hope all works out well with you.
07-03-2006, 06:24 PM
Oh I think one of the big reasons why it doesn't bother me is because my mom bleed 10 years straight....if she was to hold out that long...well you could just imagine. Anyway....just a little background....on why for me. Hubby I got no excuse for him.
07-03-2006, 06:27 PM
Just to share a little:
I have always had irregular cycles and still do, even on raw. Everything you are going through I have or am going through.
First, my husband and I just take advantage of all the time when their is no bleeding. We don't lose a precious moment.
Second, you could certainly see a doctor to make sure nothing bad is going on that needs attention. But if your doc comments that maybe you need birth control pills or hormones to control the cycle....then re-think that option. My doctor is always throwing out that option, but I refuse it. I let my body do what it's suppose to do whether it's inconvenient or not.
I hope this helps.
Oh, and if you use a diaphragm you can have sex during your cycle...it holds in any bleeding while it's in you. No mess. (though we don't do this for religious reasons)
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