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#1 of 2 Old 06-03-2010, 09:32 AM - Thread Starter
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I'll try to make this short and to the point:

For the past six months, my cycle has fluctuated. In Dec, March, and May I had very heavy bleeding (soaking through natural tampon+heavy pad) every half hour. This usually lasts four hours total. My cycle is now 24 days (I'm 44). I haven't been tracking my basal temperature yet to determine length of luteal cycle. My blood work for thyroid and sex hormones was "normal." I'm slightly anemic even though I had been supplementing for three weeks before the blood work is done. My diet is fairly clean. Few grains, no coffee, chocolate, sugar, etc. I'm eating quality protein. I'm going to go gluten free. I taking flax oil, Bvits, zinc, E, iron per a book by Ann Gittleman. I'm wary of using progest cream if my levels are indeed normal, but I'm suspicious. Would saliva test be helpful?
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I asked my ND this recently. I am having a few issues myself.

She told me usually blood results are more reliable, but she would use saliva to compare/verify.

If you can swing it id do it. It could give you valuable info.

If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.

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