View Full Version : Period pains. Gone.
04-10-2012, 02:39 PM
Ok so for as long as i can remember the 1st day of every period starting i would have truly horrendous pains, aches, sickness and fainting. Ive passed out several times, its made me vomit, id scream and writhe in pain and would totally drain me. This always happened on the 1st day, would last around 5/6 hours and then slowly pass. For the rest of the duration id have back ache and general tiredness.
I know some people get it worse than others and when i took myself to the hospital because of it they just drugged me up and sent me home. I guess i just assumed it was sort of "normal" and id just have to carry on as i am doing; hoping i can sleep through it or that i had enough painkillers at hand to knock me out.
Im now 3months into my raw diet and... this evening i did indeed begin my period, much to my surprise. Usually id know it was here because of all the symptoms above but this time ive had absolutely NOTHING! I was so shocked to see i had started.
I am in no pain, no sickness, no tiredness, no severe back aches, no moodyness no nothing. Feel exactly as i did the day before and the day before that and so on... Amazing!
You guys have no idea how thrilled i am!
I told my friend and mentioned the main and only change in my life of recent has been going raw, i reckon it must be because of that. She didnt agree and reckons its just "one of those things". What i eat couldnt affect this issue. I do totally disagree though, i believe it must be because of it.
Any other women here shared this experience? (Or men that know know of any women ofc.)
So yeah, Im extremely shocked and totally amazed. Just so happy ive finally had one without all the pain.
04-10-2012, 03:09 PM
I have had the same experience. I had a terrible time and since I have gone raw I have not had the pain. I did have a baby recently and I have only had it twice but it's been great. I can't believe I actually used that word.
04-10-2012, 04:49 PM
You know I had a similar experience in the past, I was raw for 2 years and I would only get the terrible pain every 3 months or so, But I know what you mean, they are less crazy, Im really hoping that this time that Im coming back to eating raw this will happen to me again. Very happy for you!!! :D
04-12-2012, 02:22 PM
I too have had major period pains since day 1. Raw has lessoned it considerably. I notice when I eat less fat, that my periods are the best. It is interesting because I crave fatty foods around my period.
04-12-2012, 02:45 PM
smiley I noticed that also!! you would think it would actually help since the fats in a raw food diet tend to have omegas which help a lot with inflammation... but could it be the enzyme inhibitors in it?? because sometimes I dont soak them.... which I probably should, I find this a very interesting coincidence
04-13-2012, 01:15 AM
It is totally down to raw. I am the same. Lots of women get the same relief as we have. It's truly wonderful!
Raw Angel Mom
04-13-2012, 06:41 AM
I am one of those lucky one that never had issue with this ever. But i heard of the pain and how much it cans affection someone well being. I am totally happy for you and thrilled that you are free from this now.
I love raw food!
04-13-2012, 11:11 PM
Yup, same here. While I was never in complete pain, I would get cramps from my uterus down the fronts of my thighs...now...my period suprises me. It kinda sucks in a way because I don't have those warning cramps, but who am I to complain, raw food changed so many facets of my life for the better!
04-14-2012, 03:25 AM
Awesome! Extremely pleased to hear others have had the same positive effects. /cheer!
As mentioned i didnt quite understand how raw would affect it but knew it must have.
There has been a post however, made in the "Other (Health related)" forum at the bottom. Now its a pretty lengthy one but imo well worth a read. (Shall be buying the book mentioned too) These researchers state that fruits are packed full of flavoniods which directly affect hormones. Hormones ofc playing a massive part in our biology and changing our DNA etc. So yeah, definitely a direct link!
I've only just started to look into their research so that was a very brief snipet there. Take a look for yourselves :)
And once again.... YAY!
I too have had major period pains since day 1. Raw has lessoned it considerably. I notice when I eat less fat, that my periods are the best. It is interesting because I crave fatty foods around my period.Consider checking the health of your liver and gallbladder, possibly also the pancreas & bowel. Folks on RFT see me frequently discussing these organs, in a wide variety of different situations, and almost to the point of sounding like a broken record, but there is a very good reason why I focus upon these organs so much. They really do have an impact on a VAST number of different conditions & symptoms of the body, and it's a never-ending learning process, to understand the multitude of underlying mechanisms via which these organs and numerous bodily conditions may be linked, either directly or through a cascade of intermediary processes.The reason I mentioned liver & gallbladder in your case is that if you are experiencing worse period pains when consuming fat, then, firstly, it is reasonable to consider which organs are involved in fat digestion. These include the liver (produces bile), the gallbladder (stores, concentrates, and supplies bile on-demand), and the pancreas (secretes lipase). Bile emulsifies fat, in order to make it & its components (e.g. Vitamin A, etc.) absorbable. Lipase is, as you probably know, an enzyme responsible for digesting fats & oils. Furthermore, the liver, in its vast complexity, is also responsible for metabolising fats & oils (conjugation etc.), these then contributing to the synthesis of various hormones, prostaglandins etc. etc. (note that prostaglandins can play either a pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory role, depending on their composition, Omega 6 oils being, crudely-speaking, more promotive of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins than are Omega 3s). This would, of course, additionally be relevant, from the appropriate hormone synthesis standpoint. A liver compromised in some way may be unable to synthesise hormones AND/OR may be unable to adequately break-down certain hormones which may have served their purpose in the cycle, and thus no longer required. Long story short, if you are experiencing unpleasant symptoms during a hormonal cycle, with an apparent relationship in some way, to fat consumption, then it is at least sufficiently plausible that their might be a hepato-biliary link, and therefore it would certainly be reasonable to investigate this further.
You may have experienced some improvement whilst eating raw, on account of eating a cleaner diet, which is less stressful on the liver (no heat-damaged fats to detoxify, for example) and which also contains nutrients and enzymes supportive of a certain degree of liver cleansing, as well as containing better building blocks for the appropriate synthesis of hormones necessary for the female cycle.
04-14-2012, 06:21 AM
Haven't had a chance to look at the above link yet - will as soon as I've finished posting but...when I am eating basically 80-10-10 I have no problems and all is great however lately, I have been eating a lot of avocado and tahini and been having problems- may need to change back to more fruit and less fat - very sad as i LOVE avocados
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