Post # 1
The title says it all. Since being engaged, I only had my period once. That was in August after not having it for two months. I went to my GYN and she said everything was “fine”. My ovaries were fine, my pap came back “normal”. However, that doesn’t explain why my periods stopped. In addition, she pushed me to go back on the pill even though I told her I don’t want to. I’m starting to feel concerned because I’m in my 30s and want to have a child in the future with FI.
In addition, this happened in the past but that only lasted for a couple of months. Plus, I wasn’t having sex at the time.
I am getting a second opinion tomorrow but afraid this OBGYN will give me the runaround like the last doctor. I just want answers!
Post # 3
Maybe they can check your hormone levels with a bloodtest?
Post # 4
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.
- 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
@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
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
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
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.
Post # 9
@shadowedpixie: The last time this happened to be, they checked my thyroid. It was normal. However, things can change in 4 years.
@Honey_Rach: Been off since April 2013. Had normal periods in May and June and then only once since then.
@Halloweenie: My periods were normal until I was 18 when I missed a month. It was odd because I was still a virgin and was in a health weight range. Then they put me on BC, in which I was on and off for more than 10 years. I had another missed period episode when I was 26. Once again I wasn’t having sex, in a health weight range, and my thyroid was fine. Doc put me back on the pill until last year. And then this happens.