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Hello! has anyone experienced changes in their menstral cycle after going on the diet? I notice each month pms symptoms get worse. I was thinking it has something to do with hormones being suppressed during the years I was eating gluten....and now they are just going crazy or something. Please please please let me know what you think!

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I've been gluten-free for just about 2 years (yay!).

This might be TMI, but you ask so I'm gonna tell you! I've noticed MAJOR differences!! I used to have HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY bleeding for 7 days with debilitating cramps (I couldn't stand up for like 3 days, it was UNCOOL). Now I have heavy ish bleeding for 3 days, spotting for 2 and I'm DONE! I had really icky PMS for a while, but I don't have ANY anymore.

I would say that it's entirely possible that your body is detoxing from gluten. I have no idea for sure though. I can tell you that I've been completely regular and perfect for 19 months now because we were TTC (before we discovered my husband's infertility and gave up) and I track my cycle religiously even though we can't have children, so I KNOW about the changes my body goes through.

Give it time and I hope it gets better for you!

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For 4 months the gluten-free diet made my cycle longer (34 days), but it is now back to my normal 30 days. No cramps since gluten-free until the one I am having right now. And yesterday and today extreme nausea. I have NEVER had nausea before with my period. So I looked online and it appears that nausea is a symptom of perimenopause. I am 39, so I guess it is my time. I cant blame everything on gluten or changes to the gluten-free diet.

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Mine got totally regularly for four months then something threw me off big time. But my flow is the same, BUT my emotional PMS is sooooooo much better. I would get so mad and bitter and for those four months, nothing. When I got thrown off, I did get moody. I am about to get my period now and emotionally I feel fine. YEAH. Hopefully yours will balance out soon and be improved.

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My 19 yr old dd had pms so bad I took her to the doc and found out she is allergic to gluten. I thought she was going to bleed to death. The pain was unbearable. She was in college at the time and exhausted. She had middle of the month pain too. He put her on Vit B's with magnesium and she never complains much any more.

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Yes! I went from a 28 day cycle to a 24 day cycle and I certainly am having less "Big D" right before hand, and cramping before has gotten a LOT better! It was sort of unpredictable around for a year and then settled into the "new cycle" of every 24 days. Wish it had gone the other way and went to a 32 day cycle instead, lol! I am so glad that someone had the guts to ask this, I was wondering it myself! Thanks!

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The pain I get in my back is actually worse since going gluten-free. My periods are kind of screwy right now so maybe the pain is from that. I was also told I am estrogen dominant and started taking progesterone so hopefully all of that will get better soon. Oh yeah, I'm also perimenopausal, which symptoms seem to have kicked in a lot more since going gluten-free. So many variables, don't know if it has to do with celiac or not. At least I'm not so moody anymore so things are looking up! :D

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