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TrillumHunter

Tremendous Cycle Improvment!

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I was diagnosed with menorrhagia about ten years ago. Really, it's always been that way since I could remember. It got progressively worse until there where several days out of the month I couldn't really leave the house without a change of clothes. I'm not even kidding a little bit. I had surgery two years ago with a specialist that made no difference at all. It seemed I was always in some stage of bleeding. And I never knew when I would it a would all of the sudden start. So now I've been gluten-free for my third cycle and WHAT A CHANGE! The first one was slightly lighter, the next came 25 days later and lasted only five days and this last one came on day 29 with nary a cramp! I am in shock! I would spend several days a month attached to a heating pad. (and, essentially, a diaper :rolleyes:) I am very hopeful that this is a permanent change for me. Have any of you experienced this? I am still so amazed that this could make such a difference in my cycle. And I'm kind of mad that not one of the five ob/gyns could have suggested it!

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Wow that is great news!

I've been mostly gluten-free since April. (Elimination diet - tried wheat/gluten a couple of times since to read body's response). I've been on BCPs solid for 15 years. I love BCP. I didn't want to come off of them but I had too. I was majorly bummed and scared at how terrible I'd feel while my hormones readjusted. I stopped the pill one time, about 14 years ago, and felt so horrific, I vowed never again. Well, I have to say, much to my surprise, as far as female hormones go, etc. It has been just fine coming off of them. I've been taking some supplements, which I think help too but mostly I think it is because I've been gluten-free (and not eating any real processed junk food). I agree - I think there is a definite connection there.

But don't be too mad at your docs - I'm sure the thought never crossed their minds - at all. However, I'd definitely try to "educate" them when you see them next. Maybe they'll be open to it and learn and offer it to someone else going through similar problems.

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Nope, you're not the only one :) Whee!!!!!

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