August 4, 2013 at 7:46 am #10826
Since starting on this Matt Stone thing I have been stacking on the weight, which I see is quite normal. However the question at hand is – why am I getting lots of hot flashes? I am not at a menopausal age and am yet to see a rise in my basal temperature even after 8 weeks.
Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks!August 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm #11112
What is your temp at? I don’t know much about the refeeding stuff, just hormonal stuff, so I’m unsure in your situation.
I feel like if you haven’t improved after 8 weeks (for whatever improvements you were trying to make) and have just seen negatives it’s possible it’s time to move on. Don’t take my word for it, though, I don’t know the standard protocol that Matt goes by. I thought that I had heard only a few weeks.August 12, 2013 at 11:27 pm #11340
Thank you for your reply.
My basal temps usually sit anywhere from 36.0 – 36.3, with 36.1 being the average. Since refeeding nothing has changed in regards to my temperatures, other than they look more consistent on graph, which is a good thing. I am just worried that the high carbs are causing my adrenals to work overtime, hence the hot flashes – this would show on graph though so a tad confused why the hot flashes???
Other than that, libido is back, however feel exhausted, put on 10kg and having bad lower back problems in response to the weight gain.
It doesn’t seem to matter what you do there are positives and negatives.
I just wish I could work this out as I am trying desperately to have a baby…16 months and still trying and not getting any younger.August 13, 2013 at 10:41 am #11352
Is that temps all throughout your cycle and your basal (first thing upon waking)? Do you know if you are ovulating? Do you know how long your luteal phase is? Do you chart you cycles in general?August 13, 2013 at 6:34 pm #11378
Yes I have been charting for 2 years with Fertility Friend. Sometimes I ovulate and sometimes I don’t, majoritively the latter. My luteal phase is 11 days from what I can gather and my temps in this phase rise to about 36.4-36.8, if I ovulate.
I seem to have tried everything, chiropractors, naturopaths, doctors, iridologists, potions, cleanses, eating regimes – low carb, GAPS, now 180. I’m now even seeing a lady who does vibrational medicine.
I really never wanted to go down the road of hormonal creams, synthetically pumped hormones or IVF. My philosophy being, if you are not functioning optimally naturally then you are not fit to reproduce – Survival of the fittest!
I guess my tune has changed now that I’m sitting in the hot seat.August 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm #11390
What about stress and rest? Do you feel ok in those arenas? If not, have you considered trying to reduce those and looking into more emotional and psychological things?August 14, 2013 at 6:09 am #11407
Stress and rest are dialed. I changed jobs to reduce the stress and also the amount of time I spend there, so that its easier to get my rest. The emotional and psychological road is what I’m venturing into now with the vibrational medicine lady.
It’s really hard for me to swallow that there could be any emotional or psychological reasoning for not being able to reproduce.
Thank you so much for your ideas, it’s much appreciated.August 14, 2013 at 11:07 am #11432
I think it’s a huge component for a lot of people. A book I recently read and LOVED was Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup. It is about women’s health and a lot about emotional and psychological components. Another good one on emotional stuff and infertility specifically is Conquering Infertility by Alice Domar.
It’s definitely a difficult thing to think about because it’s a a lot harder to control than diet, but look into those books, particularly the first one. It’ll give you things to think about.
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