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Irregular periods!!!

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  • Posted By: puccachan77
  • November 21, 2007
  • 07:08 PM

Okay well ever since I was around 17 to 18 years old I've had irregular periods. Now i'm 21 and the only thing that my doc has had me on since then are birth control pills. Hes told me that they will regulate my periods and make my cycle come back to its normal stage. But recently I've been looking this up online and I'm hearing different things from people, like theyre saying that pills actually dont regulate your period. The blood that is being shed is only caused by the hormones and not by the actual period that is supposed to be regulated. I've been taking pills on and off for about three to four years already. Throughout the time when I would stop taking them my period would still not come. The doc would just tell me I had to be on it a little longer. But seriously now I'm worried. I dont like being on the pill because it just makes me feel bloated and sick. I dont plan on having kids any time soon but I would like to be a mother in the future. If I could do anything about this right now I will, I just want to know if I should find another method to regualte my periods with!!?? I'm not taking the pills as a birth control method which I know protects me but If my cycles are not regular and healthy then whats the point of taking the pill that is only making it worse. Am I right about this or no?? Please someone give me there best advice!!! I'm really worried of not being able to have kids in the future and not being able to have my regular periods again!! This month I'm getting off the pill to see If my period can start regulating itself!!! Can anyone give there best advice on what to do???

Thanks I would appreciate that alot!!

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  • The best thing I have seen and used on patients with probelms similar to yours are nutritional herbals designed to balance hormones. They do this by helping your affected organs heal so that they can do their jobs correctly. If you give me your zip or zips close to you I may know or have access to some natural health pros that use formulas that can help organs work well. This also means that if the organs can heal well you should not need ongoing supplements till the end of time. Please reply if you want me to start a search for someone near you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2007
    • 11:26 PM
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  • sometimes it takes quite a few tries with different types of birth control pills to help get you regulateda girlfriend of mine played tons of sports and wouldn't get hers for monthsi would try low-dose pills or even pills that stop your period for 4 months and that "build up" of menstruation might occur right after you take the week off from the pillthere are a lot of birth control options including the nuvo-ring which might help you to feel less sick
    katz0rz 5 Replies
    • November 26, 2007
    • 08:12 PM
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  • Katz0rzthanks for the reply i really appreciate it. I'm gonna try the nutritional herbals and see how that goes. Hopefully my hormones go back to normal and i'll have a normal period. Ralph my zip code is 927604 hopefully there is something close by and i'll be able to start healing soon!!! Thanks
    puccachan77 2 Replies
    • November 26, 2007
    • 11:03 PM
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  • I hope everything works out alrightirregular periods are not uncommon but they do present a number of challenges
    katz0rz 5 Replies
    • November 26, 2007
    • 11:47 PM
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  • One too many numbers in your zip. Please post it again, thanks. Ralph
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2007
    • 03:09 AM
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  • Omgosh I'm so sorry i didnt even notice i put a number extra on my zip code!!! LOL!! OKay here's my real zip code= 92704 Thanks again and sorry about that!!
    puccachan77 2 Replies
    • November 27, 2007
    • 07:46 PM
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  • OK ! Allen Liao, LaC714-669-9088 uses Systemic Formulas.He is an acupuncturist. You might ask if the acupuncture will make the formulas more effective. I assume you can get one or the other or both.Did talk to his office and they said it was OK to put the number up. Hope this helpsralph
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 00:11 AM
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  • OK ! Allen Liao, LaC714-669-9088 uses Systemic Formulas.He is an acupuncturist. You might ask if the acupuncture will make the formulas more effective. I assume you can get one or the other or both.Did talk to his office and they said it was OK to put the number up. Hope this helpsralph Yes! Acupuncture is brilliant for all sorts of menstrual disorders. Birth contol pills all have horrible side effects, and further disrupt your cycle IMO. Please talk with the acupuncturist and make sure he/she is NCCAOM certified in Chinese herbology. IME patent formulas are less effective to treat ammenorrhea than loose herbs, or concentrated granules. A combo of acupuncture and Chinese herbs is the most effective treatment. Give this time - there is no easy fix. But I really think this will help you tremendously. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 09:05 PM
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  • Just get your thyroid levels checked. T3 and T4. Especially if you've had a major weight gain or loss... see an endocrinologist. You want your level to be around a 2 for having children - although the excepted "range" is up to interpretation for your doctor (2-6) - if you are symptomatic, you should be on synthroid to regulate hypothyroidism (usually weight gain). Hyperthyroidism - usually accompanied with palpitations and or bluging eyes (I think?)... your T levels are too low then... usually weight loss.Also, you should have a sonogram to check for cysts and fybroids that would affect your period. Very common in women, don't freak if you have one or several until your doc explains your options. Don't ever let something go for more than 6 months w/o proper testing. Insist on testing, it's your body and you know when something is wrong. "The Pill" is most doc's solutions and is a good way to regulate most female issues... not the thyroid though...If you are too thin though and not eating - eating disorder or an athlete with little to no body fat though, skipping your period is likely. Eat some pizza! Get some fat on your body!again, see a doc that will listen, and avoid male docs, they don't have the parts so how can they "get" you completely.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 3, 2007
    • 05:36 PM
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