Do you take any supplements Valerie? I just started taking high dose fish oil capsules as well in the hope of reducing viscosity and improving deformability of red blood cells, to help with the flow through constricted blood vessels in the brain. Old red blood cells are less flexible than young ones, so I am hoping to start getting rid of some old red blood cells through menstrual loss which will then hopefully stimulate production of new ones – like a natural form of therapeutic venesection. It really is all guesswork and instinct though, I truly thought I was helping myself conserve blood volume by avoiding my cycle. Everything I drink I pee right out again, which is a real problem with the hyperadrenergic state. If only we could find away to break the vicious cycle!