View Full Version : Birth control??
09-09-2007, 04:53 PM
I am brand new and just started 100% today. I am supposed to be going on a high estrogen birth control pretty soon and am wondering if that interferes with this eating lifestyle? Or if anyone else has had a similar experience? I am hoping that with diligent raw eating maybe my need for the chemicals will go away but I'm not gonna bet on it. Thanks.
09-09-2007, 05:14 PM
why are you going on the pills? you mentioned a "need". I only used birth control for just that..birth control..and about 1.5 years ago i just stopped..i could not stand wondering what things it was doing to me that i couldn't see...and the things i could!! I was on depo for 3 years, no problem, then i gained 40lbs overnight and got huge cystic acne on my chin....yuck!! went off that, lost the weight, then went on the pill and gained the weight back and lost my sex drive!!! no matter what pill i tried!!! so a year and a half later i will never touch the stuff again! I'm 29 now so the weight doesn't come off as easy and on the pill it was almost impossible to lose it. I'm sure its different for everyone, but i hated the stuff. I have yet to get to the point where i think raw is "magic" but i do think if you eat super healthy and probably cut out the added hormones you take in from meats and dairy, it makes sense to me that your body may naturally reset its hormone issues and you wont need to the added stuff.........worth a try!!
09-09-2007, 05:18 PM
I have horrid ovarian cysts that I take birth control for. I'm hoping they will improve since I've been 100% raw. I've heard a high sugar/low glycemic diet makes them worse and that's pretty much how I ate-a junk food vegetarian. Ugh I get so mad thinking about those things. Last period I was curled up in bed with the damn things :mad: I want to be off the BC, too!
09-09-2007, 05:29 PM
i never really thought much of the connection between what we eat and our periods..until before i got pregnant when i was pretty consistant with raw and i wouldn't even know my periods were coming because i had NONE of the usual PMS, no headache, no cramps, not tiredness, a VERY light flow...it was amazing!! Then i came on here and found threads of girls noticing the same thing!!
That should be some hope that raw may correct some problems you ladies have!
09-09-2007, 09:35 PM
i have the cyst situation as well... my biggest fear is gaining weight though. i hope it starts to take care of itself with a better diet though.
09-10-2007, 05:10 PM
I was put on a high estrogen pill in december by my dermatologist. Switched me from a normal pill to that one b/c she said it would be better for preventing acne. I had taken the pill for over 10 yrs prior to this with no weight gain or serious side effects (not high estrogen ones), but the high estrogen pill really messed me up! I only lasted 2.5 mos on it before I had to quit mid-cycle. It made my appetite voracious, made me crave non-vegan things that I never eat and I gained 10 pounds. Once I quit the pill my apetite went back to normal and thanks to raw, I lost all the weight plus more. I seriously do not reccomend it. New, low-dose pills have been developed for a reason. I for one am done with the pill for good after that! And don't even get me started on how awful my skin got after I stopped the pill.
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