Post # 1
So, I’ve always yo-yo’d with my weight, and my period has always been really funky. I’ve been tested and technically should be okay to have children, it was just going to be harder to have kids since I rarely get my period… the longest I’ve gone is 6 months. Well my period has become REALLY irregular the past 3 years after I gained quite a bit of weight, the highest I’ve ever been (178lbs on my 5’9″ frame.) I’ve been dieting and exercising pretty consistently for the last 6 months (but also execising and trying to lose weight 6 months before that, just not as seriously.) and.. I’ve gotten my period 4 of the past 6 months! I used to get my period 4x A YEAR, if that! I’m super thrilled and literally want to cry everytime I get my period because I’m so happy. I really want children and it always made me so nervous to go so long without ovulating.
Just wondering if others had trouble with their weight and if their period was affected by that. I know there is actually scienific evidence behind this but just looking for personal experiences.
Post # 3
Mine was effected. I’m 5’9 as well and in high school I was underweight at 105lbs. During that time I had super heavy periods and never on time. Most people would skip periods but I would bleed heavy for weeks.
I eventually gained weight and went all the way up to 200bs. During that time I would skip a month of my period and then bleed for a month skip a month etc and it was all crazy.
I lost weight and went to a healthy low of 120 and my period still wasn’t regular. It was still about 10 days long and never on time.
When I gained a bit of weight and got up to about 145 my period became regular and has been since. I’ve unfortunately gained another 10lbs but my period is regulated now. Doctors have often told me you period is definately effected by your eating and weight
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I’ve never had this problem because my weight has always stayed within 10 lbs or so, but I just wanted to chime in and say that I can’t imagine how stressful that must be for you!
Post # 5
At my heaviest weight (175lbs, 5’4″), I hardly got my period. I’d say I averaged about every three or four months I’d get my period.
Since I dropped to a healthier weight, it became more regular. Although I got on BCP shortly after, so it’s hard to tell what it would be without the pill. But it definitely started getting more and more regular as my weight dropped.
Post # 6
I was underweight as well and lost my period, but it came back when I gained some weight. I’m just on the cusp of underweight/normal right now, but I don’t get my period because of my birth control so I don’t know if I would normally! I’m going to go off it this year, so I guess I’ll find out. I don’t think it’s as common to lose your period from being overweight, though if you are obese or have hormonal imbalances then you definitely could. Regardless of weight, if you are severely restricting calories and/or fat, you could lose your period due to nutrition as well.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Malvern Baptist church
I am 5’9 as well, but I don’t quite know what I weigh. I know it’s somewhere in the 200’s, and I feel like I have gained in the last few months. My husband and I really want children, but because of me being irregular, this has become a very difficult thing. People always reccomend birthcontrol, but if I want kids, that doesn’t seem to make sence… I have a very hard time sticking to a diet and finding the motivation to exercise. I have been heavy all my life and since I started my period for the first time, I have been irregular. I think I was regular for maybe 3 months straight. This last time I went about 6 months without a sign of it, and when it did pop in to say “hello” it lasted for almost 4 weeks… It makes me feel somewhat better knowing I’m not the only one out there who has this trouble.