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Did Red Yeast Rice Affect Your Periods?
An_249462 posted:
Hi all,

I was using red yeast rice to lower my triglycerides. I was using it for about 2 months. After the 1st month, in October, I began spotting lightly. This continued until November 21st, when I started bleeding heavily. I began to pass large blood clots. The bleeding continued until my doctor put me on progesterone to stop it, deciding it was an irregularity. The bleeding hasn't stopped, but has gotten lighter. Although I have a history of long, heavy periods, they were very regular for the past year. I would get them every 29 days like clockwork and they lasted about 3-5 days with normal levels of bleeding, no large clots. The only change I've made recently was using the red yeast rice. I was using Lisinopril when I started the supplement and did experience other side effects of RYR--including dizziness, heartburn, and what seemed to be breast yeast infections.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced anything similar. Thanks!

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