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#1 Old 03-29-2010, 08:42 PM
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I've been a vegetarian for about a month now, and I've had my period for....mmmm... almost 3 weeks now... needless to say I'M DYING HERE!

At first I figured it had to be because I changed my diet. I've been reading around and I've seen that most women who have become vegetarian usually have shorter menstrual cycles NOT LONGER. I was just seeing if there is anyone PLEASE ANYONE who has had a similar situation.

The flow has NOT been heavy at all (I think I would have died of significant blood loss by now if that were the case) it's been really light and it's been mostly brown (with the exception of 2 days <--- but even then, really light)

Someone please help, I'm freaking out here!
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#2 Old 03-29-2010, 08:58 PM
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Have you recently started any kind of medication or changed your exercise habits?
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#3 Old 03-30-2010, 08:45 AM
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you should go and see a doctor. its probably just a weird blip on the radar, but they can check you out just incase it isn't, and they also have good drugs that'll stop it in its tracks before you go completely mental. unless you've stopped eating entirely or made some radical change to your diet, it seems odd that it'd be down to that.
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#4 Old 03-30-2010, 08:47 AM
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Eliminating dairy made a really big (positive) change to my periods. Do you think you've been eating a lot more dairy now you're vegetarian?
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#5 Old 03-31-2010, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hoodedclawjen View Post

you should go and see a doctor.


My periods used to shut down whenever I was under a lot of stress. I went to the doctor once after a 3 month period sabatical and he said that they don't worry too much when the period is missing; just when it is too much.

It's probably nothing, but better to be safe than sorry.
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#6 Old 06-16-2010, 06:55 AM
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I agree with the above comments, go to a doctor. It's probably something small, but better to figure it out in advance. I waited years before I saw a doctor and my period lasted a month at a time when I was 16 and if I went earlier it would have saved me a lot of pain. Once I went veg though, after a few months, I was able to get off medication and after eating whole foods and not drinking soda, it got a lot better.
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#7 Old 06-16-2010, 10:31 AM
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A week or 4 of not eating meat would not cause anything like that. I'd go to the doctor if I'd been bleeding for 3 weeks. better safe than sorry!
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#8 Old 06-16-2010, 11:23 AM
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I agree. GO TO THE DOCTOR!!! About two years ago I got my period for six weeks. Like yours, it was not heavy, just constant. It could be many things. Mine ended up being hormonal due to stress. It eventually stopped. Now, I'm starting menopause and I barely get my period at all every month. When I went through that bleeding for six weeks, I was not a vegetarian. But, you must get it checked out right away. I don't want to scare you, but the stuff they were checking me for were very scary things.

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