||01-17-2013 03:44 PM
Ladies... TOM help!!
Ok, I started Atkins induction on January 1st. My period started on time on the 13th so I wasn't even quite out of induction yet. I have a copper IUD and the normal rhythm is two heavy days with 5-7 very light days. I've had the IUD almost a year, but after 3 months I settled into this rhythm and stayed with it. I can handle two heavy days. But right now, it's the 17th and it's STILL heavy! This is not only an uncomfortable inconvenience and a romance killer, but a medical problem. I've already been dealing with iron deficiency, I can't keep having periods like this or I'll be anemic again quickly!
Is this typical when starting low carb? Will it settle soon? I only lost about 8lbs, all of it water I'm sure. I've regained 5 of those during TOM for obvious reasons. I seriously don't want to deal with this and have to worry even more about my iron levels. The IUD was bad enough (before it, my periods were very light and lasted 3 days with minimal cramping) but I'm out of long term birth control choices. I cannot take pills.
I am soooo upset right now! :mad: