My period was AWESOME and I didn't have cramps for almost 4 cycles. How cool! However, this last cycle was HORRIBLE. I was in so much pain and I was nauseous and had diarrhea all day and it sucked! In the week leading up to my period, my cravings were pretty bad and I was eating quite a bit of junk food and I felt really heavy and lethargic. My appetite and cravings usually change throughout the month anyway, but this was really extreme and I felt like I was being tossed around! The extremity of PMS for my last cycle leads me to believe that perhaps my hormones are out of balance? Does this ring a bell for anyone? After I started bleeding it was easy for me to be healthy and active and my cravings went away.
What might be out of balance? I would love to hear about similar experiences or advice about how to balance my hormones.. I'm not interested in birth control or drugs, but would love suggestions about herbs or homeopathic remedies or certain foods to eat in abundance or avoid... I generally eat very healthy and I dance and do yoga.
Thank you for your help!