(Closed) Only 1 period since June and not pregnant…. what's wrong?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe they can check your hormone levels with a bloodtest?  

Post # 4
46416 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 This is the information we use:

If you are not pregnant, other causes of missed or irregular periods include:

  • Excessive weight loss or gain. Although low body weight is a common cause of missed or irregular periods, obesity also can cause menstrual problems.

  • Increased exercise. Missed periods are common in endurance athletes.

  • Emotional stress.

  • Illness.

  • Travel.

  • Hormone problems. This may cause a change in the levels of the hormones that the body needs to support menstruation.

  • Breast-feeding. Many women do not resume regular periods until they have completed breast-feeding.

I know it is frustrating not having a clearcut reason, but whatever you do don’t go off and start treating yourself with suggestions from other Bees until you have had proper testing and a diagnosis.

No ethical health professional would diagnose or prescribe withoout examining you and doing the proper testing.

Post # 5
5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@NYMeetsPA:  You might be in the very early stages of pre-menopause. Not to alarm you since it can take years to go from pre-men to actual menopause. But what usually happens is the body doesnt produce the correct amount of progestrone and you get to be estrogen dominant. 

I would try using bio-identical progenstrone cream. I found the one that come premeasured work best. 

Here is an article, but do your own research.

Supporting Pre-Menopause… Naturally! (#4: Irregular Periods & Progesterone Skin Cream)

Post # 6
227 posts
Helper bee

It sounds like it could be a thyroid issue… I would go get a blood test to check your hormone levels and see what shows up.

Post # 7
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Same thing happened to me, my doctor told me that once you come off birth control this happens often to women, and takes a year for your period to get back on track.  Has it been under a year since you stopped taking BC?

Post # 8
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve had… periods of irregularity with my periods since my teens. Sometimes I’ll be regular for almost a year, sometimes I’ll only have 4 or 5 periods a year. One doctor suggested PCOS when I was like 14 or 15, but I don’t think it was ever confirmed by tests. I’m a healthy weight, no hirsuteness, I don’t abuse drugs or smoke, no doctor has ever been concerned when I’ve told them my issue. They all seem to just chalk it up to stress/travel (mostly stress, since we’re all hysterical women, don’t you know).

I don’t have any advice for you, just camaraderie. Maybe periods aren’t as regular a thing for as many women as we think? My mom said she was the same way, and she still managed to have me.

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