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Posted by: Seraffa, Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:33pm
I'm at work....pardon if I'm not so p.c. in making the thread here.
Look...its simple.....someone please p.m. me or something about what ratio of hormones are in play when menstruation begins each month.
I'm the only one in the office.....last time I asked this question a few months back everyone skirted the subject and started talking about
"perminopause" just because my age is listed, and I'm not asking about that!

Please help me get the answer to my question because I'm trying to figure out what's happening on the new first day of my cycle. What is happening to me happens every 2PM thru 6PM or 9PM and it is very intense and feels like a body cleanse at the same time. I feel the same way I felt on the first day of using DEEP BLUE in my new SWAMI guidelines -- "heavy, wet blanket over my brain, struggling to get the wet blanket off my brain" kind of feeling.

So please tell me the ratio of hormones involved on the first day of menstruation. I can't use our office computer for this, and I'm the only one at the office to fend for myself this afternoon. And this whole thing makes me feel like crawling into bed and going to sleep until it is over......

THANK YOU        THANK YOU          THANK  YOU    IN ADVANCE    
Posted by: deblynn3, Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:44pm; Reply: 1
Seraffa, the ones that might know this aren't online right now so keep checking back, maybe you could add "hormone" question.

Sorry your question got skipped, happens sometimes.

Take care, deblynn
Posted by: Lloyd, Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:57pm; Reply: 2
This site page may answer your question. I myself have not studied the question.

http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/menstrualcycle/physiology.html
Posted by: Adopted4, Friday, August 3, 2012, 10:05pm; Reply: 3
Serrafa,

I know how you feel about that brain fog feeling on the 1st day of a cycle; plus I tend to "run out of gas" in the mid-afternoon and need to sit and rest for a while before resuming my responsibilities.

What I do know about varying hormone levels at different times of the month is this; estrogen dominates from the onset of a woman's period and progesterone dominates when ovulation occurs and continues to rise for a few days. If you know about temperature fluctuations during your cycle, these changes in hormones affect your basal body temperature. When I was trying to get pregnant, my BBT would drop nearly a full degree a day or so before the beginning of my period, indicating progesterone was leveling off. My temperature would stay low and actually drop slightly more about a day before ovulation, then immediately rise quickly after ovulation.

I'm really not sure how different this is in women our age who are in peri-menopause. I just try to concentrate on remaining compliant near the end of my cycle so I can get through those difficult days with less physical discomfort.

I hope this helps.
Posted by: Rev144, Saturday, August 4, 2012, 2:07am; Reply: 4
Check out the book "What your doctor may not tell you about menopause"  He has all kinds of information about what your body is doing at certain times of the month.    

http://www.amazon.com/What-Your-Doctor-About-Menopause/dp/0446614955/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344045955&sr=8-2&keywords=john+lee
Posted by: Seraffa, Monday, August 6, 2012, 12:05am; Reply: 5
Everyone I'm SO SORRY I double posted about this....I couldn't find this thread in the 6 hours following my entry of it.....SORRY!  :'( :B :-/ didn't mean to come off as offensive or pushy...
Posted by: Seraffa, Monday, August 6, 2012, 12:21am; Reply: 6
Quoted from Adopted4
Serrafa,

I know how you feel about that brain fog feeling on the 1st day of a cycle; plus I tend to "run out of gas" in the mid-afternoon and need to sit and rest for a while before resuming my responsibilities.

What I do know about varying hormone levels at different times of the month is this; estrogen dominates from the onset of a woman's period and progesterone dominates when ovulation occurs and continues to rise for a few days. If you know about temperature fluctuations during your cycle, these changes in hormones affect your basal body temperature. When I was trying to get pregnant, my BBT would drop nearly a full degree a day or so before the beginning of my period, indicating progesterone was leveling off. My temperature would stay low and actually drop slightly more about a day before ovulation, then immediately rise quickly after ovulation.

I'm really not sure how different this is in women our age who are in peri-menopause. I just try to concentrate on remaining compliant near the end of my cycle so I can get through those difficult days with less physical discomfort.

I hope this helps.


I just looked at the chart provided; it shows that both hormones start dropping by day 1.......and FSH keeps rising.....
Posted by: Seraffa, Monday, August 6, 2012, 12:27am; Reply: 7
Traditional Chinese Medicine and FSH
....Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), however, believe that there are things you can do to lower your FSH. These have to do with dietary changes (such as cutting wheat products and cold foods out of your diet), taking certain herbal supplements, reducing stress, exercising and acupuncture. One study conducted in China on the effects of TCM on FSH levels found that these practices reduced FSH levels. Unfortunately, other than this there has been very little research to date. If this is something you are interested in trying, you should speak to your fertility doctor first, especially if you are interested in taking any herbal supplements.

....High FSH is something that researchers are very interested in, so keep your eyes open for any new information about this topic.
(http://www.fertilityauthority.com/fertility-issues/high-fsh/can-high-fsh-be-lowered)
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