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Fasting and menstrual cycle

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kippymcquick · 04/06/2023 09:27

So I had posted before about fasting, I'm loving it despite finding some days a challenge but I'm definitely feeling less bloated but my period has some
Back after a week ( very heavy flow too) is this normal? I have the implant in so I do get periods but I hope this isn't a downside of fasting. Will it settle down after a while? Any help would be greatly received x

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Cherryblossoms85 · 04/06/2023 09:32

I don't know what sort of fasting you do, but fasting as a teen (control issues) removed my period for over 5 years, and it never really established itself. Even in my 30s it would disappear if I upped exercise or got stressed. As I managed to churn out 3 kids it obviously hasn't done any harm I guess! But I can't say I recommend fasting, messed with my head.

kippymcquick · 04/06/2023 09:36

@Cherryblossoms85 I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience, I guess it just goes to show it really isn't for everyone.

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babsnet · 04/06/2023 21:40

I’m reading ‘Fast like a Girl’ by Dr Mindy Pelz after hearing her speak on Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s podcast. It talks about how you should adapt your fasting to the different hormonal phases of your cycle. For example you shouldn’t fast at all in the lead up to your period. Really interesting and I’m looking forward to starting the 30-day fasting reset

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