• Quick vegan fix to this menstrual problem? Mature help, please!

    Profile photo of VeganCaramel

    Over a year ago

    So I recently secured an interview at my city’s raw vegan smoothie bar! It’s the best job I could ever hope for and I REALLY want to get it – there are few vegan oriented places in town, I really love making smoothies, and on top of that I really need the job because I’m forced to move out and find my own place soon (I’m 18, it’s a reasonable time to leave, but I also come from a low-income single-parent household meaning I don’t have any of the resources needed to start a life on my own, i.e. parental support). My interview is tomorrow.

    So what’s the problem?

    I just started my period today. I’m not moody on my period, my cramps are often minor, but the biggest problem I have is this: I experience really bad mental blocks at the beginning of my cycle. So bad that I just feel like a stupid zombie, I can’t focus on anything, I need people to say things twice, I stumble around in a fog… I also get very cold and don’t look as strong as I usually do.

    It’s just… it’s not fair. I’ve been on my period during exams once, and I nearly failed one. I need this job. I don’t know how to get rid of this mental fog. Even if people suggest taking painkillers or midol, and even if I wouldn’t take medication in the first place, pain killers are only to deal with cramps, bloating, headaches. Painkillers just numb you further, I’d become a full-time zombie.

    How can I keep focused? Is there anything at all I can do to make sure I don’t completely screw up this interview? :(

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  • Profile photo of LoLo

    Over a year ago

    I suffered from a hormonal imbalance (causing a huge rash of symptoms) after stopping the pill, and my naturopath doctor gave me three things to take that naturally balance hormones…

    “DIM” (Diindolylmethane) pills, a compound extracted from broccoli that metabolizes the “bad” excess estrogen that causes mood swings, weight-gain, painful periods, and cancer

    “I-Throid” iodine pills that balance thyroid function

    Natural bio-identical progesterone (drops or cream) from wild yams that balances both estrogen and testosterone and has a profound calming effect and positive effect on mood.

    All of them can be found in natural food or supplement stores.

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  • Profile photo of Dagmar

    Over a year ago

    Omega three is good for the brain. Eat some flaxseed and walnuts to help boost your brain.

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  • Profile photo of VeganCaramel

    Over a year ago

    @veganistdestrox, I know what it feels like when I’m a little low on iron when this comes around – more pale, more cold, and more sluggish – but that’s not what I’m feeling with brain fog. I haven’t had to deal with any lower iron symptoms in a very long time, I eat plenty of iron rich foods.

    So far, I’ve just been taking a multivitamin plus a lot of vegetables and whole grains, which seems to be working just fine. Again, caffeine is a pretty big no when you’re on your period. And water, though it may not clear up fogginess, is definitely necessary if you don’t want to feel bloated.

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    Over a year ago

    Get a good night’s sleep.

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  • Profile photo of Skez

    Over a year ago

    Magnesium is the best thing I can recommend. It’s good for your brain and helps balance everything out. Drink lots of water too. Sorry hun, I would say try 5-HTP but that gave me night terrors, plus it’s hard to find offline.

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