Post # 1
I’ve recently (in the last 3-4 weeks) VERY heavily increased my workouts. They average about 5 days per week, about 1.5-2 hours per day, with a mix of running/weightlifting/additional cardio (bike, elliptical, cross trainer), followed by an ab workout and pushups.
At the beginning of my 4th week of this program, I noticed light spotting even though my period isn’t due. I’ve been on Yaz for years and have NEVER had spotting except for once when I was exercising every day of the week.
Does this happen to anyone else?
I asked my ob/gyn if there is a medical reason not to keep working out and she just told me to lighten it up a bit, which sucks, because these very heavy workouts combined with a strict diet are about the only way I can lose even small amounts of weight.
Someone tell me I’m not totally abnormal!
Post # 3
I use to train heavy (competed in fitness competitions) and lifted at times more than some dudes and it is not the lifting that is causing that, your body fat may be dropping to low that you may stop your periods and thus have irregular ones such as spotting. It happened to me so I understand how you feel.
Post # 4
I DID! I later found out that I had PCOS< and my doctor thought that was related, as PCOS reacts and gets worse with weight, so as I lost weight, my body started to change, as did my ovaries, and I was spotting all the time. Just make sure you aren’t hurting yourself in the workouts, and causing a hernia or anything like that!
Post # 5
@cecullaton – I also have the PCOS diagnosis, though i was told by an endocrinologist that i didn’t “look very PCOS” to her, whatever that means. but i’d always had irregular periods before birth control.
Post # 6
did you guys cut back your workouts, or just keep going?