Post # 1
And no doctor can tell me what is wrong!!!
My cycle stopped after I quit using the pill. When I realized 2 months passed and no cycle, I made an appointment. They did all their tests and said I was healthy and everything was normal. That type of thing happens to a lot of women who stopped taking the pill. They just told me to wait, my body will readjust. Well, my body never readjusted. During the first year, I have been to at least 8 different doctors and the last doctor, lets call him DA, diagnosed me with hypothyroidism and gave me some medication to treat it and told me I have to take the medication forever to replace the missing hormone my thyroid needs. He told me my cycle should come back as well. So I took the meds for 3 months and still nothing. I scheduled an appointment with DA, but he went to another practice too far from my home. So another doctor, DB, replaced DA. She ran more tests on me and when my bloodwork came back, she told me everything was normal and I did not have hypothyroidism. I was frustrated because obviously something was wrong as to why I am not having a cycle. No doctor wanted me on the pill to regulate my cycle. Months later, I find another doctor, and the same thing, everything is normal, blah freaking blah!
Fast forward to today, I am waiting on another appointment. I seriously need some answers. I mean I do not know what to do if a a damn doctor can’t figure it out. Has anyone ever been in this type of situation? I need to figure this out because I do want children in the future.
Any advice will be so helpful.
Post # 2
Did you have your period when you were on the pill? Was it normal?
Post # 3
eeniebeans: Yes I had my period and it was normal. I am confused as to why they can’t tell me what’s wrong.<br />
Post # 4
How old are you? Have they done a FSH test yet?
Post # 5
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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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 # 8
sharksgrl99: 27 and no I do not recall ever having an FSH test done
harperlynn: I am 27
beachbride1216: No, they only checked my hormone levels, thyroid, no FSH or US for PCOS
Magdalena: It’s crazy that none of these tests have been performed on me… I know now what to ask at my next appointment.
Post # 9
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
Maybe it’s time to see an endocrinologist or some other specialist. I’d try your local university hospital for resources.
Post # 11
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
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.
Post # 13
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
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.
Post # 15
GrannyPantiesRock: When my cycle stopped, I was 130lbs. I am 5’8. I gained weight after my cycle stopped. I was 175lbs (highest weight ever),I lost 25lbs since 12/04/2013. My goal is to get to 135-140. My appointment is coming up so I will bring up every aspect of my condition to the doctor.