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The Shangri-La Diet => Is It Safe? => Topic started by: spacehoppa on May 20, 2006, 01:16:01 PM

Title: Female side effects
Post by: spacehoppa on May 20, 2006, 01:16:01 PM
So far I've noticed only positive side effects, such as better skin/hair/nails, increased libido, increased energy, lowered blood pressure and pulse, thinking more clearly, weight loss (musn't forget that one!) and so on, but some women have reported mild depression and increased hot flushes/flashes if they're menopausal.

As women are so different from men hormonally, I think we should have a women-only thread to discuss the diet's side effects.

Anyone notice anything else new?
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Sherrie on May 20, 2006, 09:44:41 PM
Like you, I've only noticed the positive side effects. Well, I suppose I can attribute the hot flashes to this, but I honestly never connected the two. In fact, I thought it was because I quit smoking.

To anyone who would like to quit smoking also, I encourange you to try it. I smoked for more than 20 years, up to two packs a day, and quit cold turkey last Sunday...with barely a craving since! I did have some dizziness and have been grouchy as a bear (which is actually my normal disposition, so nothing new), but all in all, it has been the most painless attempt ever and I think it must be the Shangri La Diet.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Denise on May 21, 2006, 12:41:10 AM
The hot flashes, if not associated with menopause, are actually common when losing weight quickly.  My coworker who did very low calorie WW and was only 31 said she would wake up in a drenched heat some nights.  It's not just this diet, it seems to be any that you're burning more than your intake.  I had flush days often with low-carb.  And I'm not menopausal at all.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Ann H on May 21, 2006, 04:37:45 AM
Oh, is THAT why I've been sweating like a pig recently while others around me aren't?

The last few weeks, especially last few days (when I've been losing weight), I've been drenched at night, during the day, etc., while others are fine. I've lived in the tropics now for 5 years and had gotten used to the temperatures and generally stopped sweating, but I was still assuming that somehow my body had suddenly reverted to its old "hey-I'm-a-temperate-climate-caucasian-it's-bloody-friggin-hot-in-here" ways. Maybe it's the diet: I'm always the only non-Asian in the room AND always the only Shangri-la-er.

Thanks for the tip! Hope this means my scale will keep dropping!

Cheers,
Ann H (in Malaysia)
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Lyn on May 21, 2006, 03:45:39 PM
I've been hot too. I'm not in menopause (yet). I just figured it might be an increase in my metabolism.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Dee on May 21, 2006, 07:59:26 PM
The not-so-great side effect I'm having is lethargy.  The oil seems to make me tired.  Although this is great at bedtime, it is not a good thing during the day, particularly since I have little kids. 

I also have gastric upset shortly after taking the oil, but I have remedied that with fiber caplets.


Dee
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Denise on May 21, 2006, 10:14:45 PM
I'm having a hard time understanding why that would happen.  It's just oil.  I go to Italian restaurants and dip my bread in oil.  I have cooked with oil.  I've eaten fried foods.  I'm not doubting you at all, I just don't understand how a food item that's a normal part of most people's diets could cause lethargy when consumed alone.

Gastric upset I can understand and have had.  I'll try fiber caplets, thanks!
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: spacehoppa on May 21, 2006, 11:13:26 PM
Maybe the lethargy is from eating less. After all, to lose weight we're expending more energy than calories consumed. I can easily imagine that would make you feel tired if you have small children.

Perhaps once a good few pounds have been shed this feeling will diminish as you'll gain energy from having a slighter frame... Wishful thinking perhaps... or maybe I've fallen into the trap of thinking that all problems are solved by being thin  :lol: .

Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Dixie_Amazon on May 22, 2006, 04:10:19 AM
The not-so-great side effect I'm having is lethargy.  The oil seems to make me tired.  Although this is great at bedtime, it is not a good thing during the day, particularly since I have little kids. 

I also have gastric upset shortly after taking the oil, but I have remedied that with fiber caplets.
I am lethargic too. On the bright side I haven't taken a sleeping aid since I started.  :) I am definitely trying the fiber today.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Dee on May 22, 2006, 09:04:18 AM

I am lethargic too. On the bright side I haven't taken a sleeping aid since I started.  :) I am definitely trying the fiber today.

I have not taken any Ambien either since I started.  I have had insomnia issues for the past decade.  It usually takes me over an hour to fall asleep each night, regardless of how tired I happen to be.  Since starting SLD, I barely make it 15 minutes before I'm out.  And if I sit down on the couch in the evening to watch a DVD with my husband (even if it's early), I am out!  I can't make it through the movie, which is a first for me.  Like I said, I really like that side effect of SDL...it has cured my insomnia.  However, I also feel the same during the day and usually need caffeine to snap out of it.  I'm not a big caffeine drinker; so when I go without, I am lethargic throughout the day.

Dee
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: terry on May 22, 2006, 10:30:09 AM
I've had another unusual side-effect that I posted on another thread.  It usually happens after my second dose for the day (I take oil in water with a tiny bit of sugar for pleasantness, between b/f & lunch, then again after lunch).  I begin to feel a little shaky and sort of disoriented, like I haven't eaten enough for the day (even though with the oil, I've had plenty of calories).  I know I have some slight issue with sugar but, there is not enough sugar in my dose to have that effect.  However, after I've eaten my dinner or even a snack, that feeling goes away. 

I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant so I know what it feels like to have too much sugar and too much insulin in my system.  It feels similar to having too much insulin which makes sense since it is helped by eating.  However, because of the hour I need to wait after my dose, I feel very strange until I've had some food, usually something with carbs to counter the insulin feeling.

Anyone have similar effects or suggestions?
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Seena on May 22, 2006, 01:25:28 PM
Oh, SLEEP for sure! I haven't had an interrupted night since I began. I used to have a "routine": wake up at, oh, 3 or 4, have a glass of milk or some cereal, go back to bed and fall back asleep. Not once since I started sld! I fall asleep immediately, and I wake up in the morning feeling great.

This "diet" (there's got to be a better word -- method? regime? routine?) has stopped my cravings, depressed my appetite, improved the quality of my sleep ... if Big Pharma invented a pill that, taken 2 or 3x per day, would do those things with few other side effects there'd be a rush to the patent office and the company's stocks would go outta sight. And add to that weight loss! Seth deserves to be wealthy and famous. Yoo hoo, Seth, did you hear that?  :lol:
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: julienuce on May 23, 2006, 08:48:03 PM
anyone out there getting moodier? I notice a definite mood change since starting 3 weeks ago. I am so much more irritable and cranky, and short tempered with kids hubby etc. I hope I am not alone on this as then I wont have my 'excuse' and Ill have to face the hard truth...ugh :?. Maybe the oil (canola) has some influence over brain synapses..any of you smarties out there have any clues? :wink:
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Cleo on May 24, 2006, 01:31:22 PM
I get acute libido flashes. I started this technique two weeks ago but started "offically" yesterday.   I noticed the libido flashes about a week ago but didn't attribute them to the ELOO until I read about it on this forum.

Also, I am a total caffeine addict and I have needed about half of the caffeine that I usually need to clear away the morning torpor.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: juliebjorn on May 25, 2006, 01:11:11 PM
In response to Terry:
I've noticed a similar effect myself - not so much hungry, but dizzy and shaky as though I need to eat. For me this was after my first dose of the day, between breakfast and lunch. Like you, I know I've had enough calories so far today. I don't have diabetes, but it runs in my family (and I'm probably at least a little bit hypoglycemic). I don't take the sugar, because I don't have the patience. I don't know why this is an effect.

Also, I've been more tired during the day, but waking early and not sleeping as deeply at night. When I'm not sleepy, I'm fidgety, which seems a good thing to me since I'm usually more sedentary.

Moodwise, I've actually been quite cheery - mainly because, though it's only been a week, I've noticed a big difference and I really believe that this time I will lose the weight and keep it off.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: mtzudiker on May 31, 2006, 06:36:24 PM
I too have felt shaky at times and today during yoga I was really light headed...kinda scary. I think its because I am losing weight faster than my body is used to and it's a signal to me to moniter my calories more closely....Also I am just going to do one tablespoon of oil a day instead of two....I'll let you know how that goes. :)
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: gdziengel on May 31, 2006, 07:59:55 PM
I get acute libido flashes. I started this technique two weeks ago but started "offically" yesterday.   I noticed the libido flashes about a week ago but didn't attribute them to the ELOO until I read about it on this forum.

I've noticed this too...thought it was a side effect of being able to fit into smaller clothes.  :-)  And my husband has been generous with the compliments.

I'm taking the sugar water because more than one swallow of oil makes me gag (and yes I'm working on it).  I've noticed that when I do get hungry, I get very hungry very fast.  It goes from a little hungry to lightheaded and dizzy much faster than it used to. 

As far as my mood goes, I have been a little more cranky, but I'm chalking that up to stress of moving which we're doing in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: terry on June 01, 2006, 10:37:29 AM
About the shakiness issue, I'm beginning to think I may be having some sort of problem with hypoglycemia, too.  I have a physical scheduled for Friday and I'm going to ask my Dr. to give me testing for this.  Because I don't feel very hungry, I've really come to notice that feeling of shakiness when I don't eat enough or eat regularly.  I just feel really shaky and even somewhat disoriented like I can't think clearly.

Until I know for sure, I've been keeping small snacks with me so I can eat a little something being careful not to eat during my taste-fasting period.  That seems to be working great.

Good luck to all!  t.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: porkypine on June 01, 2006, 10:52:25 AM
Another female side effect – I want to see if anyone else has this. For the past few weeks, I have had one symptom that usually only happens with PMS – pointless emotional crying. For example, I was looking at the food aisle at Target and started to tear up because all their food is so highly processed and therefore bad for people (!) Pointless, as I said. I have been on the same birth control (Nuva Ring) for the past 5 months so I know that’s not it. SLD is the only thing that has changed in my life.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Den on June 01, 2006, 11:25:17 AM
I've been doing SLD for 5 days now, and I did notice today that I either felt very hot, or really cold (so cold that I had to put the central heating on)  and I still had to but the fire on and sit right in front of it. Have also been extremely hungry today - no appetite suppression at all which is a real pain.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: patigayle on June 01, 2006, 01:49:21 PM
I've been experiencing the dizzy feeling. Sometimes, I feel like I'm in some sort of dream. I was shopping at Walmart this week. I started getting dizzy and almost felt like I would faint. I had to sit down. This usually happens an hour or so after the oil. I do eat when I'm hungry, so I don't think I was starving or anything like that. :lol:
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Sherrie on June 01, 2006, 08:12:08 PM
I've had the dizzy feeling a couple times too, but it usually goes away after I eat a little bit. I have been more short tempered also, but I thought it was because I quit smoking. My sleep has not improved.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: akhdar on June 01, 2006, 11:39:45 PM
About the female issues -- I don't know if this is a female thing but I am THIRSTY all the time on the SLD. I'm guessing that my body has learned (in just these few days) to distinguish thirst from hunger! Ta-da. I used to never, ever get thirsty and would have to force myself to drink water. I still don't drink enough, but having my thirst signal return really helps!
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: xt92879 on June 02, 2006, 07:24:38 AM
About the female issues -- I don't know if this is a female thing but I am THIRSTY all the time on the SLD. I'm guessing that my body has learned (in just these few days) to distinguish thirst from hunger! Ta-da. I used to never, ever get thirsty and would have to force myself to drink water. I still don't drink enough, but having my thirst signal return really helps!

I'm super thirsty too! It's crazy! I've found myself drinking cold water all the time. Something I never used to do much... Lots of times I walk to the fridge, look in for a minute & realize I'm not hungry...just thirsty.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: JanetH on June 02, 2006, 04:26:31 PM
Add another sweaty broad to the list. I've been doing the diet for four days now -- had some trouble with the hypoglycemic-type symptoms that others here are reporting, but that went away when I switched from sugar water to oil. But I cannot believe the way I'm perspiring! -- it's warm but not hot here, yet the least physical exertion has me dabbing sweat out of my eyes and stripping off as many items of clothing as possible.

Also thirsty, as others here have reported. And my habit of sipping coffee all day long disappeared almost immediately -- I have two cups in the morning and then don't want any more.

Detoxifying, perhaps?
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: akhdar on June 02, 2006, 04:51:55 PM
Sounds like detoxifing, no? That's an interesting take, JanetH.

Since we are losing fat (cross your fingers) which holds toxins and also giving our digestive systems a bit of a break -- perhaps the body begins to release stored toxicity.

Just a thought.

Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Ann H on June 02, 2006, 10:40:47 PM
As we lose fat we should lose the related water as well. Maybe that's the sweating/peeing all the time. Or maybe we're just nuts. :)

Ann H
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: bekel on June 03, 2006, 01:04:52 AM
I noticed that over the weekend when I was only taking 165 calories I didn't have a problem with the hot flashes. Now that I've got my dosage back up to 360, I'm sitting here sweating and have been since the day after I resumed normal dosage.

Oy.

Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: oilee on June 07, 2006, 10:02:30 AM
I'm having a hard time understanding why that would happen.  It's just oil.  I go to Italian restaurants and dip my bread in oil.  I have cooked with oil.  I've eaten fried foods.  I'm not doubting you at all, I just don't understand how a food item that's a normal part of most people's diets could cause lethargy when consumed alone.

Gastric upset I can understand and have had.  I'll try fiber caplets, thanks!

It makes sense to me that there would be some lethargy from taking the oil. Granted, we don't get these side effects when we consume it with other foods, but I doubt there's much of an occasion where we would actually eat 1-2 tbsps at a time. I would wonder too, if the effects of the oil on its own in our systems would be more pronounced than when its in our gut with other foods that are more easily digestible. One of the reasons that i think this diet works is that fat (oil) is digested slowly, and is thus likely to slow us down a bit. Because it is digested slowly, it is also known to make you feel full longer.

I just started yesterday, taking 2 tbsps 2x day. I slipped up a bit last night, had water with a lemon in it 45 mins post-oil. hopefully that won't interfere much. the IDEA of taking the oil i find hard to deal with, and the immediate aftertaste is also a bit tough, but a few seconds later its fine. I'm not sure how i feel its going yet. i'll give it a few more days and see where my hunger is at.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Stephen M (Ethesis) on June 09, 2006, 07:32:41 PM
I noticed that over the weekend when I was only taking 165 calories I didn't have a problem with the hot flashes. Now that I've got my dosage back up to 360, I'm sitting here sweating and have been since the day after I resumed normal dosage.

Oy.



Just be aware that your body stores some amounts of fat soluable hormones in fat, and that they can be released when you lose weight, especially if the weight loss is rapid.  Usually the amounts are minor, but not for everyone.

Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: tsg on June 22, 2006, 12:51:25 PM
Re : sweats and flushes -   Toxins are stored in our body fat.  As your body uses up its fat resources, toxins are released at the same time. The sweating/flushes could be a result of that:  Our body naturally wishes to flush toxins either through our skin (the body's largest organ) or through urine. (That is why it is important to drink water to help flush these trapped/now released toxins.)   PS I am not a doctor. I have simply read a lot and like you are committed to health and winning the weight game.  Caffine (like alcohol) will also give you a 'flush' - it opens the capillaries at the skin level allowing more blood to flow and cool on contact with air.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: barbinsky on June 22, 2006, 05:44:35 PM
Hey, I've been sweating like nobody's business at night too!  I thought it was a side-effect of my SSRI or just the fact that it's hot or something.  I haven't felt lethargy, but doesn't it stand to reason that you might when eating so little?  Because your body doesn't have enough nutrients to run on?  For that reason it's probably super important to eat very nutritiously and watch that you're getting the right amount of vitamins and all that good stuff, no?  (Again, I'm no doctor here :)
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: Debbie123 on October 27, 2006, 11:23:21 AM
I've been having the same problem with hot flashes and sweating. Glad to know I'm not the only one. Thought I was going through menopause early. That's the only problem I've had otherwise clothes are fitting much better and I don't feel bloated any more. This diets great.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: SDSunflower on October 29, 2006, 08:22:34 PM
I would like to respond to the issue of hormones and hotflashes. I had a hysterectomy 12 years ago.  I am on hormones but still had hot flashes when I was overeating.  They seem to go hand in hand for me.  However, since I started the SLD I have not had one hot flash that I am aware of.  I find myself more alert throughout the day and sleep about the same each night as I did before (using 2 Tylenol PM).  I will add that I gave pop and caffiene at the same time I started SLD.  I am also much colder than before.  I finally had to get warmer pj's.  (DH jokes that he doesn't need any ice packs for his arthritic knees, he will just use my cold legs.)
SDSunflower
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: lvivianka on October 29, 2006, 08:34:29 PM
with all the good changes due to SLD, I did not think that my cold feet were from oil. does any one else have cold feet?  :lol:
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: SDSunflower on December 07, 2006, 04:35:40 PM
Dear Husband said he woke up last night and saw the strangest site.  He saw me sleeping without any covers.  Maybe I do have so hot flashes ---- or the electric blanket was too warm.
SDSunflower

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Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: NVMojo on December 10, 2006, 03:03:57 AM
I must be a weirdo. No symptoms like these described here. Hang in there, ladies! The weight we lose will certainly benefit us in the long run!  :P
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: fitnessfreak on May 09, 2007, 11:22:24 AM
Oh I am getting moodier too.  At times I feel euphoric like My mood swings and female hormones are more in balance than ever, other times I feel super angry and moody. Perhaps my body is reacting to the reduction of sweets, etc? Kind of like withdrawals from seretonin levels in my brain?? I don't know. Does anyone else know? I feel like Jekyl and Hyde sometimes. Has anyone done this long enough to see if this normalizes?

Also, I've been having a strange taste in my mouth - especially on my tounge. It's like I licked the bottom of an ash tray. Not that bad, but close. Anyone having this? I'm only 5 days in.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: mpq on May 09, 2007, 11:55:48 AM
with all the good changes due to SLD, I did not think that my cold feet were from oil. does any one else have cold feet? :lol:
My DH says the temperature of my feet could be used as a weapon. :(  This and the top of me is sweating to death! :lol:
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: spike on May 09, 2007, 12:10:54 PM
I've also noticed that i am way warmer at night then I used to be.  I've gone from bundling up to sweating.  I had attributed it to the onset of spring but maybe is is SLD related.  If it means it is working then I am happy to be sweating at night.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: bigbaddar on May 09, 2007, 12:37:38 PM
Hey...Fitnessfreak...I do know what you mean about the moodiness.. I've found I'm ve-e-e-r-r-r-r-y cranky the day after I eat hot wings (from the bar across the street)...I'd get very irritable...yucky....it must be related to my "tasting" foods better...kinda like I'm super sensitive to the oil the chicken is fried in or something...I don't know...anyway...I know not to eat those specific wings.  I am able to eat the ones my GF makes. She broils hers...

Do you remember what you've eaten before the bad mood stikes?  Can it be diet related...a food/ingredient sensitivity..... and not ELOO/SLD related?

Just a question mind you....
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: karky on May 09, 2007, 12:53:38 PM
fitnessfreak Also, I've been having a strange taste in my mouth - especially on my tounge. It's like I licked the bottom of an ash tray. Not that bad, but close. Anyone having this? I'm only 5 days in.

I also sometimes have a bad taste in my mouth, I associate it with being in ketosis.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: fitnessfreak on May 09, 2007, 01:49:29 PM
fitnessfreak Also, I've been having a strange taste in my mouth - especially on my tounge. It's like I licked the bottom of an ash tray. Not that bad, but close. Anyone having this? I'm only 5 days in.

I also sometimes have a bad taste in my mouth, I associate it with being in ketosis.

Interesting, I am going to see if I have any keto stix in the house. I never thought I was in, but I wonder if that's the case? Very, very intesting. It would take me a good few days to get in when I was on Atkins. But I'm still having sugar n'stuff. Not a lot, but enough I think. I'm so curious to see if I am in Ketosis.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: karky on May 09, 2007, 01:59:53 PM
I wonder how much ketosis you would have to be in to get the bad taste.  Just a tetch? 
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: atomic on July 06, 2007, 06:06:09 AM
anyone out there getting moodier?

i wasn't sure it was possible for me to get moodier than i usually am but that certainly appears to be the case. the two-and-a-half-year old is really, um, riding my nerves. the baby not so much, but her constant need to nurse or be held by me (only me - screams bloody murder for anyone else) is getting to me too. i'm a jungle gym 24/7 so a certain amount of moodiness is expected but it's off the charts the last few days.

has this mellowed out for anyone? because as much as i love some of the other side effects, the desire to get in the car and drive till i run out of gas isn't so great.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: fitnessfreak on July 06, 2007, 08:49:06 AM
I was calmer in some areas, and moodier in others. What I realized is that it wasn't all the oil. It was partially my previous habit of turning to food for comfort and stress. Since I no longer do that I now get moodier sometimes and am having to deal with my anger management. That's just me. The other reason for moodiness was that I found I wasn't eating often enough. Maybe a man can go a long time without eating, but a woman can't? Maybe it's hormonal? I dunno. But those are the two reasons I know I was getting moodier in some areas. In other areas however I'm very happy. For instance I'm euphoric about the possibilities in life now, and I'm very satisified with myself. I'm realizing I can't change anyone else but me and even when hubby is frustrated with me, I'm able to let it go more often.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: nougat on July 06, 2007, 10:57:44 AM
I had to stop the oil cos of female problems that freaked me out.
my breasts became very painful and my period came after just 3 weeks.  when my tom was over the breast pain did not go - not until i stopped the oil and then it subsided.
luckily for me i had just been to my gynaecologist so i know everything was fine.
but i could not bring myself to take something that messed up my hormones to such an extent.
i was also feeling extremely nauseous and just the thought of the oil was turning my stomach.  even tho to start with swallowing the oil did not have this effect!! and all this with no weight loss!!
now i'm doing cff and fast-5.  hope to see some better results.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: K-Mac on July 06, 2007, 01:20:14 PM
The only issues I've had were the complete stoppage of my TOM, which I wouldn't consider a bad issue.   :lol:  Since I've been on this darn plateau, I've had a period each of the past three months.   :x

I'm on day two of my TOM and I just raided this guy's office for the chocolates in his candy dish.  I usually don't even have a sweet tooth.  Wassup with that?!   :?

I guess it's a good thing I'm alone in the office today because I would be embarrassed for anyone to see me mackin' on chocolates and chugging this Coke.  Oh well, I'll do a little extra oil later.  One day of being bad won't hurt anything.   :wink:
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: fitnessfreak on July 07, 2007, 07:28:08 AM
One thing I have to ask you all - have you noticed when you ovulate (for me it's usually a week or 2 or so before TOM) is actually when my weight will go up, bloating, etc. Anyone else notice this?

Then right before TOM I can be my lowest weight and during I have found now that I will lose 1 or 2. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: atomic on July 07, 2007, 07:44:50 AM
i've had one period in over three years (two kids and nursing) so i got nothing on that. but i did go for run this morning and i feel about a billion times better than i did yesterday. so maybe the lack of running (i've been taking a break) was responsible for my moodiness and not the oil.
Title: Re: Female side effects
Post by: K-Mac on July 09, 2007, 10:08:53 AM
One thing I have to ask you all - have you noticed when you ovulate (for me it's usually a week or 2 or so before TOM) is actually when my weight will go up, bloating, etc. Anyone else notice this?

Then right before TOM I can be my lowest weight and during I have found now that I will lose 1 or 2. Anyone else?

Yes!  Looking at my bc pill pack, I can see that about two weeks before TOM, I bloat, want to eat everything in sight and I'm moody.  I assumed it was PMS, but maybe it's that other condition they came out with a few years ago...what is it?  PMDD or something like that?  I've always meant to ask my Dr about the difference but I forget by the time I'm due for my exam.