Report This Post (To report rule violations to admin) Another "female Issues" Thread in Related Issues & Disorders Posted April 14, 2009 hannahp57 - I'm so sorry you were so sick! Glad you got a dx and are on the road to recovery! My first few periods after going gluten-free were a breeze as far as PMS symptoms went (bloating, cramps, moodiness, etc). Then I had the month long ordeal, and since then everything is like it used to be. Cramping in my lower back/lower abdominals, bloating, extremely irritable, etc. I sure hope it goes back to little or no PMS symptoms, because this is the pits! fripp07 - Thanks for posting! Sounds like you had quite the ordeal as well! Glad you're on your way to recovery! My doctor has advised against me going on any form of BC that contains any type of hormones (pills, IUD) - I'm 34, still a smoker (working really hard on that part) and have a "mild clotting disorder" so blood clots are a risk. I'm actually leaning very heavily towards Novasure/Essure (endometrial ablation, permanent BC ie tubes tied). That won't help at all with symptoms, but it will help with the heavy, long periods.