Does drinking soy milk mess with your period?

smasmasma smasmasma
I started drinking soymilk about 1 year ago and around that time I noticed spotting inbetween periods. It is always about a week before it comes.
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Yes
3  (9%)
no
32  (91%)
Total votes: 35
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09/17/2012
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ellieprobable ellieprobable
I think this is very unlikely.
09/17/2012
Kissy Kissy
Not sure, but a lot isn't good for women hormones
09/17/2012
Rossie Rossie
I suffered from heavier and longer periods when I drank soy milk - so I've switched to drinking organic coconut milk now.
09/17/2012
smasmasma smasmasma
Coconut milk is a good idea I think I will give that a try and see if it helps. Thank you!
09/18/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
It hasn't messed with mine.
09/18/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
It hasn't messed with my cycle.
09/18/2012
PepperPot PepperPot
I haven't noticed that, but then, I experience similar spotting.. maybe I'll switch, too, and see what happens!
09/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Some of the more recent data has shown that the "phytoestrogens" that are in soy products are simply NOT absorbed and used by the human body AS an estrogen.

I've used soy products for years and never seen any difference, it certainly didn't help (as an estrogen would) when I went into premature peri-menopause.

If you think it's having an effect, avoid it for about 3 months and see if it makes a difference, then re-introduce it and see if the same thing happens. My guess it is isn't the soy that causing the problem.
09/18/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've heard stories and read data both ways. I think it's definitely a case of YMMV (your mileage may vary)
09/18/2012
Feisty Feisty
No, never had a problem.
09/18/2012
Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
Quote:
Originally posted by smasmasma
I started drinking soymilk about 1 year ago and around that time I noticed spotting inbetween periods. It is always about a week before it comes.
If it did, that'd certainly be a mix-up, lol.
10/07/2012
no name 1 no name 1
nope never has.
10/21/2012
dks210 dks210
I heard consuming a lot of soy affects your estrogen levels. I prefer almond milk myself.
11/01/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
That's... Not, I've never had a problem like that. It makes me wonder if maybe something else happened around that time that you weren't as aware of?
11/01/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
There is nothing in soy milk that should do this. If you are on birth control spotting is a sign your dose is not right. If it is late in the cycle (such as in your case) you may need to increase the progesterone content.
11/01/2012
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by smasmasma
I started drinking soymilk about 1 year ago and around that time I noticed spotting inbetween periods. It is always about a week before it comes.
its possible it could cause problems. soy contains a compound that is similar to the estrogen hormone. i cant remember it exactly but its something along those lines.
01/10/2013
Lavendar Lavendar
don't drink soy
01/10/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by smasmasma
I started drinking soymilk about 1 year ago and around that time I noticed spotting inbetween periods. It is always about a week before it comes.
nope
01/10/2013
leilani leilani
Quote:
Originally posted by smasmasma
I started drinking soymilk about 1 year ago and around that time I noticed spotting inbetween periods. It is always about a week before it comes.
not that i know of
01/10/2013
amandazxc1 amandazxc1
Quote:
Originally posted by smasmasma
I started drinking soymilk about 1 year ago and around that time I noticed spotting inbetween periods. It is always about a week before it comes.
nope.
02/08/2013
Aubrey M Aubrey M
I have never had any problems with soy milk, but I understand the concern regarding high amounts of soy and increased estrogen. In all of the grocery stores I've been too, I've seen almond milk at almost the exact same price as soy. It's quite tasty also! Hope that helps!
02/13/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I used to drink soy milk.. Never noticed.
04/18/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Soy is xenoestrogenic, and goitrogenic, which means it pretty much messes up your hormones. If you're vegan or "lactose intolerant" (the latter I recommend raw cow's or goat's milk if available) almond or coconut milk are better choices. They do have a lot of additives, but for people who won't consume cow's milk for whatever reason, at least they don't interfere with hormones.

What really gets me is soy INFANT formula...but we won't highjack the thread.
04/18/2013
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Unique posters: 23