Pearl is going to be my new best friend. I hit the hormone chapters and it will help me talk to my doctor about what is going on. I struggle with more acne then when I was a kid and I get very aggressive during pms. My husband has even asked me if I was demon possessed!
However I have been suffering more and more from heavy long periods with lots if spotting before and after my menses and even through out my cycle. It's getting worse every month since I was a teenager. I also start getting my period at 6 weeks postpartum! So thanks Pearl! I've known a lot but not I have even more info to go on and bring my doctor.
Post by joyfulmomof6 on Jan 16, 2014 10:59:55 GMT -5
Isn't it great to find the help you need just when you thought you couldn't take it anymore?
Just an FYI: Pearl and Serene usually don't answer on the forum...I could be wrong, but I actually haven't seen them post anything since I've been on the forum ( I started in July). I was hoping they would, but I totally understand they are busy ladies! They are very active with their FB groups, so if you needed more direct interaction with Pearl, you might want to contact her through FB.
Not that this forum isn't wonderful...it is and I love it and I'm grateful. The moderators do a great job of answering.
Homeschooling mom of 3 boys and 3 girls, ages 18 down to 3, including Asperger's/ADHD
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes (Matthew 6:34, MSG).
Post by Sarah Beth on Jan 16, 2014 11:51:40 GMT -5
Thanks. I wasn't really contacting Pearl. More putting it out there. I'm looking forward to reading more and praying that the information I take to the doctors is well received. Like her I was thinking surgical intervention. Ablation was what I was looking at.
Sarah Beth-- I had a uterine ablation a few months ago for excessive bleeding. Not a complete erasal of periods but they ate much less and way shorter, I was at the point things were not livable because I was afraid to go out in public a few days each cycle and my period would drag on and on for almost two weeks. I was also back on the pill for a whole in the process and I am finding that had not been great for my body or my weight but I don't tie that to the ablation itself. The procedure was painful but I made it through. I would say if you are not missing life for your periods yet it might be worth looking into other ways to modify your hormones first (which i am doing any way now) but I am still overall glad I did the ablation Nebby
Post by Blessed Beyond Measure on Feb 18, 2014 12:13:23 GMT -5
I had a hormone panel done, but turns out I got PG that cycle, so probably not to reliable. I was put on BCPs at 13 and my DR was talking about a blood transfusion as my iron got so low. The pill and supplements fixed that though. But I don't want my daughters to end up on them so I'd really like to find out what makes them so heavy. I too can not leave the house. However, since I went off the pill when I was 18, I've been PG and/or nursing and the nursing has kept it away for the most part. I usually just have a few inbetween. Best was when I got PG with no cycle inbetween!
Ablation is what I'm considering when we are done having kids, if I can't sort it out hormonally.
Stuff that helps me is taking ibuprofen. It really reduces flow. As well as using a menstral cup. I use thier largest one, from a company called MeLuna. I can actually go 2 hours with it at my heaviest, compared to 20 minutes otherwise. It's a God send! Hope that wasn't to TMI, but I understand your suffering and wanted to share what's helped.
Post by Sarah Beth on Feb 18, 2014 14:55:51 GMT -5
Thanks everyone. I'm at a women's clinic right now. I'm hoping we can get lots if blood work done this month. I finally stopped bleeding on Sunday February 16 and had been spotting or bleeding since January 31st. Just too long! Fingers crossed people will listen to me and think I'm not crazy.
msjongg: Just wondering... Are rice noodles on plan?
Nov 15, 2016 15:37:21 GMT -5
queen: Probably a good idea to start a topic asking about it. Generally, I think they want you to use the whole grains rather than something made from brown rice flour, but maybe there's more to know about it.
Nov 17, 2016 0:11:45 GMT -5
queen: Got a notice that the THM website is having a big cyber-Monday sale and are offering a couple new items. They have also introduced flat rate shipping. Time to stock up on that Gentle Sweet.
Nov 27, 2016 23:40:42 GMT -5
mamaj123: what supplements are recommended on plan? I believe they talk about it in the original book, but I don't have mine right now
Dec 5, 2016 16:50:34 GMT -5
queen: Depends on what you are looking to do. Can you start a topic about it?
Dec 8, 2016 14:15:13 GMT -5
beachmommy: Thank you peacenjoy!
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marmee: Confused about how to ask a question...
Mar 27, 2017 15:22:47 GMT -5
marmee: Sorry to be such an... Older woman but I'm not abl to figure out how to use the forum. I have been able to read a few posts.
Apr 4, 2017 6:40:01 GMT -5
marmee: One question: if I have early morning coffee with coconut oil ( or if I choose cream) are they considered a snack, should I wait 3 hours before eating? If I eat an S meal soon there after am I ok? Would that be a problem if I eat an E meal soon after?
Apr 4, 2017 6:41:55 GMT -5
queen: You can post here if you like. But you can start a post by entering a forum (any of the linked titles above this shouting box). Once you are in the forum, you should see a "Create Thread" link in the title bar. Click that to get a posting screen.
Apr 5, 2017 16:30:19 GMT -5
queen: If you eat an S meal within an hour of your oil/cream coffee, it is all considered the same meal. Otherwise, you need to wait the 3 hours.
Apr 5, 2017 16:31:29 GMT -5
cat31: Is this an active forum? All the posts I see are old.
Apr 25, 2017 9:51:16 GMT -5
queen: There are a few people who check in here and there.
Apr 27, 2017 16:49:41 GMT -5
abbinrmal: Can someone point me to bulk recipe for the trimmacino?
Aug 16, 2017 12:02:42 GMT -5
bfiddles: Can someone tell me what the heck is up this the Membership site? Specifically the menu builder. They made changes and I'm finding it extremely difficult to use! Anyone else? Recipes used to be alphabetical but not anymore. How do you find recipes???
Apr 2, 2018 17:09:40 GMT -5
timberlinemomma: hey is there any favorite NSI sweatpants meals that anyone would like to share? I am a newbie and would like this to be easy peasy no special ingredients other than the things I have in my fridge and cupboards that are on plan but not NSI. Thank you!!
Oct 26, 2018 13:00:17 GMT -5
auntchocolate: I have a question i am still confused about crossover meals how exactly do i incorporate them and how often ?
Dec 2, 2019 1:09:22 GMT -5
queen: If you are in weight loss mode, you avoid them. Maybe throw in one or two a month if you aren't losing well. It can help to shake things up and get losses started again.
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