Ideal Protein Diet - TOM HELP!!! Experienced IPers pls answer!




Porthardygurl
07-08-2012, 06:53 PM
Okay..so i had full blown TOM two weeks ago and it was abnormally heavy..Usually its really light but this time it was heavy...This was the first one since ive been on IP 100% for the past 4 weeks... Well its the end of week 5 right now, so far im down 17 pounds and all of the sudden out of nowhere this afternoon i started having horrible and i mean HORRIBLE TOM like cramps...Like, so bad that i have to lay down...yet no actual bleeding...Has anyone ever experienced this before? You get the cramps like TOM without the bleeding????Does it stay for a day and go away? Stick around for 7 days or what???:?:


NewPath
07-08-2012, 07:03 PM
Okay..so i had full blown TOM two weeks ago and it was abnormally heavy..Usually its really light but this time it was heavy...This was the first one since ive been on IP 100% for the past 4 weeks... Well its the end of week 5 right now, so far im down 17 pounds and all of the sudden out of nowhere this afternoon i started having horrible and i mean HORRIBLE TOM like cramps...Like, so bad that i have to lay down...yet no actual bleeding...Has anyone ever experienced this before? You get the cramps like TOM without the bleeding????Does it stay for a day and go away? Stick around for 7 days or what???:?:

Porthardygurl,
I am having the EXACT same thing happening right now. I have had 3, wonderfully and unusually very light periods....soooo nice. Well this weekend I had cramps from Hello with no Tom. Well Tom found me today!!!! Flood gates open!!!! OMG. HORMONES!!!!!!!

Meadow Wheeler
07-08-2012, 07:06 PM
Yep...gotta love what those stored hormones being released do. I still say it is better to let them go.


Porthardygurl
07-09-2012, 12:29 AM
Porthardygurl,
I am having the EXACT same thing happening right now. I have had 3, wonderfully and unusually very light periods....soooo nice. Well this weekend I had cramps from Hello with no Tom. Well Tom found me today!!!! Flood gates open!!!! OMG. HORMONES!!!!!!!

Oh my freakin Goodness...you were so right about that...Just not even 30 minutes after having massive cramps..all of the sudden TOM!!! AGAIN!!!! Thats like the second time this month!! I hope it doesnt last long!! No wonder i was so bloated the past few days...

Does it stick around long for you?

pitakitten
07-09-2012, 04:26 PM
Oh my freakin Goodness...you were so right about that...Just not even 30 minutes after having massive cramps..all of the sudden TOM!!! AGAIN!!!! Thats like the second time this month!! I hope it doesnt last long!! No wonder i was so bloated the past few days...

Does it stick around long for you?

hi,

I did IP 2 years ago (back for a re boot now) and yes basically have protection ready at all times. It can last for many weeks (in a gentle way). I remember I was on the program for 2 weeks and I wasn't supposed to have it for another week, it started out of no where and it was right before I had to give a presentation. Also for the same reasons remember you can get pregnant even if on the pill or any other hormonal treatment to prevent pregnancy.

Porthardygurl
07-09-2012, 04:28 PM
Yah i can see that...It randomly showed up yesterday for the day..and it was gone this morning...is there a tendency to spot randomly ??? Im not on BC so i know that doesnt play into the equation.

Kaypix
07-09-2012, 04:31 PM
I spot ever flipping day, since week 2...week 11 weigh in was this morning, 9 WEEKS of TOM GAH!!!!!!

Fun theory though, I wondered if I had more hormones stored up since I've been on the pill since I was 14? I'm on the depo shot now, not sure how well it'd "prevent" but it does more than prevent the release of the egg so eh *shrug*

LindseyTradeChic
07-09-2012, 04:32 PM
My cramps are normally horrendous because I have an IUD (tmi), BUT.. I noticed this month, my first TOM with IP diet.. my cramps were 2-3x worse than normal. I was doing breathing exercises in the middle of Costco.. LOL. I think, like any change in your body, your TOM can be effected by IP diet. I wouldn't worry unless you notice other abnormal symptoms.

pitakitten
07-09-2012, 04:37 PM
Yah i can see that...It randomly showed up yesterday for the day..and it was gone this morning...is there a tendency to spot randomly ??? Im not on BC so i know that doesnt play into the equation.

for me and remember I am on the pill, it would always start way before it was supposed to and would last way longer; I did not have random spotting.

don't worry about it, just remember its the fat going away and wear a panty liner at all times.

New Englander
07-09-2012, 07:30 PM
I didn't have that problem at all. Most insurance companies offer a 24 hour nurse line. Check our health insurance and call them if you have that available to you. I'm sure it's the diet causing this to happen and you're probably fine, but peace of mind is a nice thing. Hope you feel better.

rainbowsmiles
07-09-2012, 07:38 PM
I am like kay, i have had to deal with tom every week since week 1 and this is week 10 for me. cramps have been worse than ever in my life, and tom comes and goes as it pleases with NO warnings. i have to wear protection every single day...and wish it wasn't so but it is. i have never been on the pill, have had 4 children, then tubes tied at age 25 a long time ago, and the hormones are frustrating indeed, still the weight loss is worth it to me. i hope that tom doesn't last all year!! it sure "cramps" my lifestyle, no pun intended haha

Cyoungms
07-09-2012, 09:04 PM
Been on IP 4 weeks. TOM came a few days ago and OMG worst cramps since my teenage days. I'm 43. It caught me completely off guard. I took some meds and sleep all day. It lasted about 8 hours. I hope this not what I'm to expect each month...

Aussieluver
07-09-2012, 09:35 PM
Stupid question here regarding TOM and cramping. As part of my Chronic Lyme, I have been taking magnesium and potassium supplements for about 3 years now ... my LLMD told me that the up side is No Cramping ... he was right! This is my second round with IP and never any cramps either time - so, my question is, do you think the cramping you all are getting could be from lower magnesium/potassium in your body?? Just a thought ... and I am soooo glad I am NOT in that boat with you all :O))

LizRR
07-09-2012, 09:51 PM
Congratulations Porthardy...you have reached IP womanhood (aka, crazy & unpredictable TOM).

Delgen
07-09-2012, 09:57 PM
:stars::stars::stars::stars::stars:
LOL

Lynnie63
07-10-2012, 05:24 PM
Seems like the woosh fairy's nasty cousin has visisted us all!

I have a question -

I'm 49, which may explain some things here.

Last regular TOM was October, in January I had spotting for a week. I started IP in April, and for the past 2 weeks I've been feeling like TOM is coming, but nothing until yesterday and wam, it started, heavy.

Also, Sunday and yesterday I was exhausted, like could take a nap at any time. Today I'm a little better. I did the salt lick yesterday morning to see if that might help (grasping at straws).

Is exhaustion part of TOM & IP?