I was never into gymming or diets until November 2016. I decided to join a high end (money sucking) gym for 12weeks with a goal of losing 15kgs. With this a “personalised” diet plan was also given according to my weight 75kgs and height 162cms. Age 27.
The daily macros given to me were:
180g protein ( i felt sick each day with this amount of protein)
Two weeks into following this diet i noticed my period was heavier then normal and lasted for two weeks. Before starting this diet my periods were always on time, lasting for 5-6days.
The following month my period was heavy again and lasted for three weeks.
The month after i bled non stop for three months! I was bleeding like crazy and as a result of this ended up quitting from my full time job.
I saw my gyno and she put me on transexamic acid to stop the bleeding.
After taking the transexamic acid i did not bleed for the next three months, which was a little worrying and was told that if i did not bleed in the fourth month then the bleeding would have to be induced.
I decided to workout a little the following day and i was happy and somewhat scared to see that i was bleeding again.
Again, the bleeding went on for two months and transexamic acid was to the rescue.
The same pattern has been occuring till this day!
Due to all the bleeding ive now got stage three anemia. Ended up in emergency recently for blood transfusion and now due for iron infusion.
The gyno thinks ive got PCOS – although my testosterone and insulin levels are fine. Also, no cysts are visible on the ultrasound on my ovaries. No one in my family has history of PCOS.
The endocrinologist said the high protein diet has set my hormones out of balance and that was a dangerous amount of protein to be consuming.
I asked a lot of senior personal trainers from different gyms if high protein diet can cause this and they all said DEFINITELY and were shocked that i was given diet of a bodybuilder.
Its been nearly two years of just doctors, medications, cramps, tiredness, and blood and blood and more blood.
I’m giving up on doctors and the medications. I cant rely on medications all my life. I fear i may not be able to have kids in the future due to the damage this is causing
I just feel helpless…
Is there anyone out there that knows or knows someone who can help me get better before i bleed to death?
The following factors are responsible for your current complication:
- Very high intake of protein
- Sudden rigorous exercises
- Hormonal imbalance caused due to the above two
- Transexamic acid is just an immediate relief. It cant cure the underlying factors.
- PCOS (Suspected)
- Immediately stop the high protein diet and get back to regular diet
- Stop all exercises temporarily
- Get a lower abdomen ultrasound and complete hormone profiling to rule out PCOS