Same. I’m 50 and started skipping TOM when I was around 49. I’ve been inconsistent with Keto, IF and EF since last June but every time I get a streak going I get regular again. Now I seem to be in some sort of adolescent style perpetual PMS phase with all the crap J used to suffer with . Awesome.
Realize this topic is a bit old–but wanted to post in case anyone else is experiencing issues with this. Just saw Gynecologist and fellow IF/Keto enthusiast (apparently she prescribes it for her patients and lives this WOL too) Anna Cabeca, MD speaking about this and other female-health topics. She recommends DIM supplement or when not fasting increasing cruciferous vegetables intake.
Thanks for posting that. I saw that supplement suggested elsewhere and did try DIM but found no relief. Maybe mine wasn’t a good one or I didn’t use enough? I tried it about 6 months. Further along my keto journey (13 months) I don’t seem to get this symptom quite as frequently so that’s a relief.
Just a guess, but since DIM works by promoting estrogen metabolism perhaps some thing is blocking the excretion process or something else is the root cause.
I assumed it was the excess estrogen coming out of my stored fat causing my issues, I really hoped DIM would metabolize it faster. But yeah, who knows? I’m still losing weight but much slower now so maybe that’s giving the estrogen a chance to dissipate more easily.
Yep! I’m one of those lucky cows that has never had any issues around that time of month, but approx 18 months ago Dr thought I was peri-menopausal (36y/o at time) now regular but god my boobs are sore from about 2-3 days pre until it’s over.
I’m 4 months into keto. Perimenopause (44). Breast or killing me! Did it resolve for you and did you find and answers? Thanks so much!
It did get better! Not sure when or how but it did ease up. I’m 14 months Keto now and only occasionally have soreness. I suspect stored estrogen in my fat cells was released when I burned the fat & that wreaked havoc in many ways. Maybe the DIM supplement I took wasn’t a great one or maybe I didn’t take enough but I wish it had helped. I hope you get relief!
if DIM doesn’t help, try calcium-d-glucarate. This supplement can help you get rid of excess estrogen by excretion so that you don’t recirculate it. It can also help with acne and weight loss.
Look into iodine.
Just a suggestion. Maybe consider changing the title to more accurately reflect what the topic is. I had no idea what a ‘tata’ is - thought it might be a potato!!
I am sure we are all grown ups here and can cope with using the correct body part name, or even boobs if breasts makes you uncomfortable.
It will help those doing a search for similar topics.