My situation is very similar to yours, I, too had the brilliant idea of going vegetarian for about 6 years, and the last couple of years I got really strict, vegan-style… I so everythings fail! I’m working on healing and paleo has done wonders for me, but as you said, not 100 percent yet.
For me, I was without a natural period once off the BC pill after 9-10 months of waiting, I had 3 or 4 cycles, and it’s been gone for the last 3 months or so. I still feel good, but I do want to get it back, so I’ve cut down my exercise a bit and upped my carbs a tad, I’ll se what that does. It’s just been a couple of days and I see improvements in my mood, I feel way more calm, my gut….different story there, since it is used to VLC-LC, it’s not very happy with me now…
Anyway, good luck!!