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No period in three years.

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  • Posted By: monarchstar
  • April 14, 2010
  • 04:01 AM

I am 24 years old and started my period when i was 11.

I had regular periods all of my teen years, although I did take both DEPO and Pill form of birth control. After stopping the all forms of birth control (excluding condoms) I resumed my periods for a short time and then eventually they stopped. It has been 3 years since my last period.

After my periods stopped I gained an unfathomable amount of weight. 150 lbs worth, (mind you I'm a active person, constantly moving and working out, but unable to lose weight) in which case made other health factors pop up like shortness of breath, leg cramps, headaches, chest pains, and the obvious the inability to conceive children.

My question is, does anyone know why my periods would have stopped after being regular for 9 years and why it caused all my other health problems.

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  • That could be a serious problem that you might want to see a specialist about before more damage is done.
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  • Might want to look into PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) It is basically a hormone imbalance that makes your periods irregular and difficult to get pregnant, along with other things that i cant think of right now. BUT to treat PCOS they usually prescribe Birth Control pills to regulate your system. So i am thinking once you got off the pills, your hormones went crazy, good luck though
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  • I myself am in that same boat, although it has only been about six months since my last cycle. I have been seeking medical attention, as my husband and I are TTC, and have been diagnosed with insulin resistance, and am now having to go to a specialist due to the fact that my primary doctor strongly believes that I have PCOS. Please, if you have not seen a doctor, make an appointment ASAP! Your health is so very important, especially in this day and age. There are so many factors that can be the culprit of an absent cycle, that without seeking medical attention, your body may be harming itself.
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