No "Aunt Flo" in 2 yrs…

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Did you have your period when you were on the pill? Was it normal?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

How old are you? Have they done a FSH test yet? 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You need an FSH test ASAP if you haven’t had one. I don’t want to alarm you but your symptoms should not be dismissed.  Ugh some  doctors 🙁

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

atoney86:  If you’ve been off the pill for two years and you haven’t had a period then you’re not ovulating.  There are medications that doctors can prescribe that induce ovulation and 2 years is more than enough time to establish that there is a serious issue.  Have you seen a reproductive endocrinologist?  They specialize in disorders such as anovulation which I would say is your primary issue at this point.

Oh and did they ever order an US of your ovaries to check for PCOS?  I would hope that at least 1 of the 8 doctors would have thought of that.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

How old are you??

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

atoney86:  good luck!! Also ask the doctor what the FSH number is when you get the results back… And when you get home, google it to confirm what they told you. Sad to say some doctors don’t know how to interpret the numbers. I was 27 and had a similar story as you, and even after I demanded this test the dr told me I was fine.

Only when I had a specialist look at those original tests did I find out he made a terrible mistake.

I hope everything works out for you. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe it’s time to see an endocrinologist or some other specialist. I’d try your local university hospital for resources. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow, first off, your doctors are idiots – Sorry, I had to say it. It is NOT healthy to not have a period in two years! You need to have a period at the least once every three months to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. The first doctor should have given you a progesterone pill called provera to induce AF. After that, if you didn’t get another period naturally, they should have run some tests for PCOS. There are several different ways to check for PCOS, but there really is no “official” test for it. They go by symptoms, blood work, and ultra sound. I won’t get in to all the details since you can google them; there is a lot of information out there as PCOS is the leading female cause of infertility (I have it). I would schedule an appointment with an OB/GYN and ask them to check you for PCOS.

There are plenty of natural herbs and supplements to help you get your PCOS or lack of AF under control. One I was looking at yesterday that I found rather interesting was Femaprin, google it, you’ll be glad you did. I haven’t tried it, nor am I a doctor, but after reading the reviews it looks to be very beneficial for us ladies with PCOS, hormonal imbalances, low progesterone, and/or lack of AF.

Good luck to you. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask or PM me! : )

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I have had something very similar to happen to me. I got my period when I was around 13 or 14 and it disappeared until I was about 16. By then I had to go on birth control just to make sure I was having a regular cycle. After having been on the pill for 4-5 years I went off of it when my health insurance lapsed. I went without a period for over a year. Turns out I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. It pretty much prevents me from having anything close to a normal cycle. I have to be on birth control indefinitely just so I can have a period every month. If I stop taking it I could wait forever and it still wouldn’t happen. I’m the only girl I know personally who has this issue but it does happen. 

atoney86:  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

atoney86:  Definitely of course ask for more testing. The FSH test is Follicle Stimulating Hormone and can tell you pretty much how many eggs you have left. I took it in my early 30’s when that happened to me, too and I was already at POST menapausal levels..aka..no eggs left. My mom went through early menapause as well so it wasn’t surprising. 

Not to alarm you by any means, as it could be a number of things, but it’s definitely something to ask for if they haven’t done it. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

atoney86:  Are you very slender or do you have a very low body fat %? I’ve heard you need a certain amount of body fat to have normal cycles. Just throwing that out there.

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