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Menstrual Period During Water Fasting. Please Help

by Lori
(Kenya)

Hello Ladies:

I need guidance. I am very much interested in fasting but have a question: Can you water fast during your menstrual period? I really would appreciate some help from women out there that have experience with fasting and how it affects our female cycle. Thank you so much!

Lori

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Apr 27, 2012
32 day & 21 day water only fast NEW
by: Anonymous

Both fasts caused my cycle to begin within one week and I continued to bleed throughout the entire fast. It was the main reason I ended fast. I bled huge clots some days, others light.

Apr 27, 2012
32 day & 21 day water only fast NEW
by: Anonymous

Both fasts caused my cycle to begin within one week and I continued to bleed throughout the entire fast. It was the main reason I ended fast. I bled huge clots some days, others light.

Apr 27, 2012
32 day & 21 day water only fast NEW
by: Anonymous

Both fasts caused my cycle to begin within one week and I continued to bleed throughout the entire fast. It was the main reason I ended fast. I bled huge clots some days, others light.

Nov 16, 2011
PLEASE ANSWER !!!!!!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

how much weight did you lose during your period ??? (why yall never answer these questions ) ? im on my six day and ineed to know if I'm going to continue to lose weight .

Sep 06, 2011
My experience
by: Ana

Today is my 7 day of my first water fast. I got my period 3 days ago. I have endometriosis and my periods are painful with heavy bleeding. I can only tell you that I learned my lesson. I will never again water fast while I have my period. This morning I woke up with cramps thinking I will need to go to hospital. I had so much pain I was completely wet of sweating. It was really painful. I don’t know how I was able to stand it. It last 10 min.

However, I am bleeding less than usually and my belly is not so tense and big. Just one month ago I did 60 day of juice fasting and I had no pain.

Sorry for my English. It is my third language.

Jan 15, 2010
Some info on menses
by: Anonymous

http://www.phifoundation.org/menses.html

Jan 15, 2010
fasting during menses
by: Anonymous

Please do extensive research. I read somewhere that vegans and most people who follow a healthy lifestyle have very short or no menses at all but still ovulate. In their research it is believed that female menses is natures way of cleaning our bodies. If we lead a healthy lifestyle our bodies have no toxins to flush. Do more research on both sides medically and holistically.

Jan 07, 2010
TINA.
by: Anonymous

how much weight have you lost..... 18 days.. how many pounds?
xx
take care.

Jan 05, 2010
Menstruating During Water Fasting
by: Tina

Hello,

I am on Day 18 of a 28 Day Water Fast. My period was 12 days late before I began spotting, yesterday actually, and today, it's gone once again. I've researched this and according to Wikipedia, weight changes (obesity, anorexia, fasting, etc...) will cause a late or absent period, also called amenorrhea. Apparently, weight changes cause low FSH (a hormone) levels. This leads to "inadequately stimulated ovaries which then fail to produce enough estrogen to stimulate the endometrium (uterine lining), hence amenorrhoea." If you wish, you can read about my experience at http://28dayfastingexperiment.blogspot.com.

Tina

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