So I hadn't had my period in 5 years due to eating disorders & hormonal issues. Before that my periods were AWFUL I'd be so doped up on pain meds, unable todo anything, covered in zits, extremely weak & tired, moody & emotionally unstable.
Now this is my first period ( in 5 years) as a LFRV & while I'm emotionally stable this time around, have energy, only got two pimples, & without pain meds.
My cramps are so incredibly bad that they have brought me to tears & dry heaving a lot more then once in the last three days. Other then what I am currently physically obligated todo ( meaning I have no choice so suck it up princess), I can't exercise or move with excruciating pain. Seriously, even walking feels like I'm going to die:(
This period has also been super heavy & I have virtually no appetite at all. I've been forcing myself to eat though, because I'm defiantly a mess without my fruit & greens.
So girls, any tips other then a hot water bottle & rest?
Any specific fruits or greens that help?
ps. I haven't eaten any fats for over a month.
I've been 100% no slip ups LFRV for about 7 months now total ( it's been longer maybe!)
I drink 3-6 liters of water a day.
And sleep 6-10 hours a night.
And eat 3000-6000 calories a day. TONS of greens roughly 500-2000 calories worth.
I'll make sure to cut out the fats for 6 months or so and see if it helps. I didn't know it can take awhile.
Do your cramps lessen when you go overt free?
I think I can afford to go overt free for atleast 6 months. I'm not lacking in the omega department without them. I got 9 grams of omega 3 & 7 grams of omega 6 without overts yesterday.
I'm very excited for a future of cramp free periods! I'll let you know how it goes for me after 6 months.
I also had eating disorders that prevented me to not have my period for over a year. (ofc not comparable to your case) however i know the pain your reffering too! i had alot to, but it didnt go on for much longer on the next couple periods. Mabye its just the bodies, shock of having the first period. I dont know if your into this, or even heard of reiki. but from personal experience this can really help :) hope you feel better!
ps- i might as you for a couple tips on the LFRV diet, as i just started and am having a hard time eating and drinking half as much as you!! :)