3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

PMS worse while dieting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-22-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
start march 29 2008
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ontario
Posts: 255

S/C/G: 286/140/135

Height: 5'4''

Default PMS worse while dieting

I'm not prone to headaches but I am finding that I now get headaches two days before my period. I would always find that I would become a little grumpy prior to my period- but that was about it. Now I feel lousy and get headaches. The first month I wrote it off to not drinking enough (but I was) then I wondered if it was my food selections ie not enough carbs. Not that. I read an article that suggested that pms headaches are due to water retention in your spine and skull. Is this common with dieting? Not enjoying this. Any suggestions
lifechange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 09:55 PM   #2
FB
01.01.08
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,516

Default

Are you exercising too? It sounds counterproductive but a hardcore workout solves my PMS blues like nothing else.
FB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
start march 29 2008
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ontario
Posts: 255

S/C/G: 286/140/135

Height: 5'4''

Default

yes, continuing with daily exercise. I think estrogen is stored in fat- I wonder if more is released as you are losing weight so it is impacting me more??
lifechange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 10:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The Deep South
Posts: 4,445

S/C/G: 237/165.8/130

Height: 5'4"

Default

I've actually found that my PMS and my cramps have gotten better since my diet and exercise got better.

One thing that I've read is that taking fish oil capsules can help with PMS and I know that my diet has a lot more omega-3 fats in it as I've started eating better. So maybe that's part of the difference?

.
PhotoChick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 12:26 AM   #5
Former Quitter
 
GirlyGirlSebas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,500

S/C/G: 310/310/180

Height: 5'7

Default

Hi Lifechange,

Yes, our fat does store a form of estrogen and it can impact your PMS. I am in full menopause and take hormone replacement therapy. When I am consistently losing weight, I usually have to alter my therapy as I tend to get depressed, moody, anxious and retain water. Fun fun!

Here are some things that my daughter's doctor recommended for her severe PMS...Make sure you're getting plenty of rest, plenty of calcium and avoiding too much caffeine ,avoiding too many starches and avoiding refined sugars right before your TOM. When she follows these guidelines, her PMS symptoms are greatly reduced.
__________________
- Rhonda

"Live the life you've always imagined." Henry David Thoreau



Last edited by GirlyGirlSebas : 05-23-2008 at 12:27 AM.
GirlyGirlSebas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 01:31 PM   #6
Member
 
Czarria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Western North Carolina
Posts: 76

S/C/G: 297/268/175

Height: 6'1"

Default

Glad I read this.
I'm seriously regretting that bag of cheetos and pint of ice cream I made the boyfriend go get me this week. UGH.

Next time I feel a craving, I'm just going to go exercise through it.
__________________
Czarria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 02:28 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
JulieJ08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California
Posts: 7,097

S/C/G: 197/135/?

Height: 5'7"

Default

I'm like PhotoChick, my cramps *dramatically* improved, and not just that, but my period is much lighter now also, and that was after just 2 weeks of eating better and 1 week of yoga. I still can't believe how much better it is. I'm going to have to buy different tampons and I'm going to have to find someone to give my big bottle of Advil to. PMS-wise, I'm mostly just grumpy, and I can't say I'm really any better or worse now, but I cope better. Oh, and I get pre-menstrual acne (not too bad) and that hasn't changed either.
__________________
Started 4/14/08 LINK TO PROGRESS PICS 1/1/2009
"It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely, well, and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely, well, and justly without living pleasurably" Epicurus
JulieJ08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 06:31 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
yoyoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 1,766

S/C/G: 180/ticker/139

Height: 5'6.5"

Default

My symptoms also seem milder than before, but I'm also eating more soy (eg tofu, soy milk) and I've heard that soy is good for PMS.
__________________
Deborah: Hoping to earn the user name NoYoyoMa (maintenance start: 6/30/2014)


yoyoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 07:10 PM   #9
Future Glamazon
 
Apple Cheeks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: California
Posts: 684

S/C/G: 254/198/170

Height: 6'2"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhotoChick View Post
I've actually found that my PMS and my cramps have gotten better since my diet and exercise got better.
Ditto. My cramps used to be so severe that I would have to take 4 ibuprofen every few hours daily just so I could function. For the first 2 days of my TOM I always felt really crappy, like I was sick, and I had almost no energy.

Since I starting to exercise and eat healthier my cramps are virtually non-existent! I also don't feel ill during my TOM anymore, and even though it still saps some energy from me it is nowhere near as bad as it was before.

I find it puzzling that you would start getting headaches. Maybe there is something else going on there? An iron deficiency perhaps? (I read that we gals can actually get anemic during our TOM, especially if Aunt Flo is particularly heavy.)
__________________
Apple Cheeks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:42 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2