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  • in reply to: Menstrual Migraines #13936
    Renae
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    Perhaps? It’s a good theory at least.

    I used to have 2 migraines a month, the other was mid-cycle, I assume right after ovulation (I wasn’t charting yet).

    I have tried acupuncture. That may be why I’m no longer having the second migraine, but I can’t be sure. It didn’t seem to help with anything else, though, so I stopped going.

    I just had some lab work done and am waiting for the results. We’ll see if anything comes out of that.

    in reply to: Menstrual Migraines #13923
    Renae
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    Well, I took the quiz, it seems to agree with me that I likely have high estrogen. So I wonder in my case if the migraines are because I’m more sensitive to the drop. I’ll try adding in some flax, avocado, etc. when I get to the end of my next luteal phase. I hadn’t heard that about being celiac or gluten sensitive, that’s interesting though.

    in reply to: Menstrual Migraines #13851
    Renae
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    Amy, I have tried magnesium, it’s had no effect. I could be low on iron, it’s something I’ve had issues with before, I should probably check on that again. I have been craving red meat like crazy lately, which is usually a pretty good sign that my iron is low again.

    I do tend to drink lots of water when I get a migraine, that never seems to help. I’ll have to add in eating something salty, I usually end up eating very little when I get a migraine because of the nausea that accompanies them. I’ll have to try the caffeine too, it’s something I tend to stay away from because it usually makes me feel like crap.

    From what I’ve read it sounds like it’s the drop in estrogen that precipitates menses that causes these migraines. So I’m trying to figure out if there is some way to kind of buffer that drop. I believe I have issues with estrogen dominance overall (PMS, painful periods, etc), so I’m kind of confused as to how to deal with these.

    in reply to: Vaccinations #13147
    Renae
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    You’re welcome.

    Yes, I agree that considering the community you’re in should also be a factor in the decision. But I think it is a decision that people need to make for themselves. I don’t have kids yet, so I have no idea what I’ll do, but it’s definitely not something I’ll take lightly.

    in reply to: Vaccinations #13131
    Renae
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    Chris Kresser did look into the flu shot very thoroughly: http://chriskresser.com/the-truth-about-flu-shots-and-what-to-do-instead

    And here’s what he’s said about vaccines in general:
    http://chriskresser.com/coq10-vaccination-and-natural-treatment-for-migraines

    in reply to: Food preferences changing during pregnancy #13130
    Renae
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    Chris Kresser has talked a lot about protein aversion in pregnant women. It has to do with urea synthesis being reduced (urea being a waste product of protein metabolism). He’s said that if a woman needs more protein during pregnancy, she will crave more, so follow your cravings in regards to protein.

    Here’s a podcast he did awhile back, there’s a question in there about morning sickness and food aversions. For some reason that was all I could find, though I know it’s something he’s talked about several times.

    http://chriskresser.com/the-healthy-skeptic-podcast-episode-7

    Other than that, it sounds like you’re doing your best. Don’t be too hard on yourself. I’m sure you’re eating a lot better than the vast majority of people. My sister for instance has eaten a lot of candy and doughnuts throughout her pregnancy, and she doesn’t like vegetables. Just listen to your body and do the best you can.

    in reply to: WhMost MYSTERIOUS People? #12327
    Renae
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    That’s true about The Real Amy, she has revealed quite a bit in her posts.

    Hannah is definitely most interested in women’s health. I took her fertility awareness class and follow her on Facebook so don’t find her as mysterious. And I believe she lives in LA, though if she lived in Area 51 or Antarctica I would probably have a lot more questions for her.

    in reply to: Wheat and Corn allergy?? #12316
    Renae
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    This might be a good resource for you: http://www.adventuresofaglutenfreemom.com/
    She is celiac with corn allergies and I know she said she’s struggled with finding things that are corn free as well.

    in reply to: WhMost MYSTERIOUS People? #12289
    Renae
    Participant

    Matt Stone is being pretty mysterious right now. He hasn’t posted anything on here in almost a month. Where is he? What’s he doing?

    The Real Amy is also mysterious, hiding behind that fake profile pic ;)

    in reply to: Raised Ferritin Levels #12218
    Renae
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    As far as I know, other than haemochromatosis, ferritin could be elevated due to excess iron storage or inflammation. You could have a CRP (C-reactive protein) lab run to check for inflammation.

    My ferritin levels tested high a couple years ago and were a red flag with the practitioner I was working with then. I was advised to donate blood, and then my levels were retested. They dropped into the low range and I had symptoms of anemia, basically felt like crap and craved nothing but red meat for months. So whatever you do, be careful. Maybe stick with the blood donation for now, and have your levels tested shortly after the next time you donate to see how much they actually drop. And obviously pay attention to how you feel also. Did you feel any different after the blood donation? Better? Worse?

    Since my last experience I haven’t worried about checking my ferritin levels again. I figure that “high” level is probably a good level for me since it dropped so significantly from one blood donation.

    in reply to: Second Puberty! #11759
    Renae
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    Maybe it’ll hit me in a couple more years then. For now, the thought of having kids terrifies me.

    in reply to: Second Puberty! #11715
    Renae
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    I’m 28 and I still don’t know if I want kids. My uterus hasn’t given me any messages in that regard either. I’m leaning towards not having them. Luckily my husband is on the same page, although if he were adamant about having them, I would.

    My breasts have also gotten bigger recently, but it’s probably due to the fact that I’ve been gaining weight overall from re-feeding. It is weird (in a good way) to have breasts that bounce, I’ve never worried about wearing a sports bra to the gym, but now I have to.

    I guess I don’t actually have any answers to your questions, Julia. Ha!

    in reply to: Hungry soon after breakfast #10988
    Renae
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    I experience this as well. I usually eat 2 breakfasts and still eat lunch at 11am. After that I kind of graze the rest of the day.

    in reply to: Coconut water is nasty #10966
    Renae
    Participant

    Yeah, the fresh stuff is where it’s at.

    in reply to: Fantastic Salty Starches — Asian noodle shop edition #10964
    Renae
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    That sounds amazing. Note to self: find Korean food.

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