Can I do this at all while breastfeeding?? Since she's 16 mos, I thought maybe I could do it for a few days. What about the saltwater flush? Will that bother her? I was thinking of doing it and then not nursing her for four hours or more (if possible) would that be ok? I have to start getting some weight off. I can't use "I just had a baby" anymore, :'(
hi everyone! i just discovered this forum, what an excellent resource for people on the MC, so many of my questions and fears have been answered here, thank you all!!
one thing i couldn't find direct reference to that i am experiencing right now- bloody discharge, 2 days in a row (day 4 and 5 of the cleanse), accompanied by mild cramping. I am not expecting my period for another week or so, not that this is any kind of actual flow, it's only when i use the bathroom and then wipe. it was red at first, then brownish, this morning still brown, but now going red again. my cycles are usually really regular, and i have never had any between-cycle bleeding, so i'm kind of worried. has anyone else experienced this kind of bleeding on the cleanse? do you think i should go get checked out? (this is my first cleanse, btw)
WELCOME....AND DONT BE WORRIED ...ITS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS TO SOME OF US...I HAD JUST HAD MY CYCLE 2 WEEKS PRIOR AND STARTED LIKE THE 3RD DAY OF MY CLEANSE...YOUR BODY IS CLEANSING...AND THATS WHAT A PERIOD IS (SOMEWHAT)A CLEANSING OF WHAT WE DONT NEED..UNLESS YOU ARE PREGNANT THEN WE DONT CLEANSE.....I WAS A LITTLE WORRIED AT THE FIRST AS WELL...BUT ITS OKAY...ITS A PERIOD SO THATS WHY THERES CRAMPING...IF I CAN FURTHER HELP YOU ALONG THE WAY...I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY/...YOUR DOING A GREAT THING!!!!!ROCK ON!!!!
Hello and thank you for the responses I just wanted to send a follow-up update, just in case other women ever experience something similar!
So after a full week of basically spotting (blood only when I wiped), which is why I was concerned because it was definitely NOT a normal period, I finished my cleanse (only had time for an 8 day this go around, sadly, because I was just starting to feel great!), and when I started to re-introduce food, the spotting stopped. Two days later, I woke up with cramps and bleeding and started a full period, fairly normal flow (a bit more clumpy that usual, and definitely BRIGHT red!), lasting my normal flow time. Very strange indeed! I guess my body was just adding it's own cleansing eliminations to the mix I think next time I'm going to time my cleanse to coincide with my period so all systems can work together!
I actually have a question about birth control methods too. For religious and other reasons, my husband and I use a natural planning method that has worked for us for a few years now. I have to say that we are both thrilled with the method that allows me to remain hormone free and allows both of us to be very intimately connected with the cycles of my body. Anyway. I have two concerns -- mucus and temperature. I use a daily basal body temperature reading and attention to vaginal discharges to monitor my fertility . . . has anyone noticed a significant change in body temperature or discharges that could frustrate this method? I know that stools are often passed at higher temperatures during the cleanse; has anyone experienced a higher general body temperature as well?
I'm very interested in what responses you get on this topic as I get occasional questions on this myself.
On the hotter eliminations possibly causing a rise in body heat, I think you'll find that body temperature is lowered on a fast (juice fast). So, I'm interested in your experience so I can tell others.
I am planning to start this diet for the first time and I had a few questions, being a woman.
First off, I have had VERY irregular cycles my entire life, (I'm 19 right now) although taking BC pills have regulated them. I was just wondering because since my periods have been very irregular in the first place, will they become that way again though I'm taking the pill? Do you also become very fertile during the MC?
Secondly, I notice that when I dont eat I get very shaky and dizzy... will the MC be different or just the same as not eating at all in regards to the shakiness?
Lastly, while using the MC, has anyone experienced a type of hair loss? Is it okay to take an extra multivitamin during the MC process to prevent that?
Thanks in advance. I'm looking forward to using this!