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6/23/13 9:53 P

Last September I was diagnosed with an-ovulation. My doctor believes it is due to weight and things will return to normal as I lose the weight. She put me on a low dose progesterone pill. It has helped with the pain, a 2 month period (if you could really call it that) and digestion issues (had no idea the digestion issues was due to period stuff). But even with 26 pounds lost, things have not really changed in the realm of regularity.

Strangely, she said no PCOS but it is something cousins on both sides of my family have had since they were teens.

I will say, that the best thing that happened was that little pill but I want to be a mother some day so I really do hope it is all the weight and estrogen from fat that threw my system off.

Good luck. And like others said, fight for you. :)

TORIAMAE Posts: 1,080
6/21/13 3:04 P

I had crazy periods when they first started and was diagnosed with PCOS....high testosterone, all that jazz. I was obese of course at the time. I went on and off the pill a few times and never got regular periods.

Since then, I've yo-yo'd a lot. Here's what I found. For about a year, I kept my weight below the marker for obesity...and my periods regulated. When my weight gets higher, my cycles get longer. When I am lighter, they are shorter.

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6/21/13 1:15 P

I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2009. I was at my drs. office for a visit because I'm on Adderrall (sp?) and since it's a controlled substance I have to go once a year to keep getting the prescription. I already knew that I needed to lose weight. My dr. noticed the excessive hair on my neck (which is a symptom of PCOS) and she asked me about it as well as the regularity of my cycle. I told her I could go several months and not have my period. When it was there, it was heavy (sometimes to the point that I'd get vomit). She tested my blood and within 24 to 48 hrs., told me that I have PCOS with insulin resistance. She put me on metformin. That helped a lot. In addition to the metformin, losing 26 pounds (since Jan. 2011; ~15 lbs more to go to the "normal" range), exercising, and making changes in my diet has helped. I am now regular all most to the day, my period is shorter (from 7 days to 5 days), and lighter.

Edited by: FIELDWORKING at: 6/21/2013 (13:16)
SARAHMO4 Posts: 335
6/21/13 10:39 A

I had my period just disappear too for about 3 months. Since then I have lost about 25 pounds and I don't know whether I am regulated or have PCOS. I don't have the greatest insurance so they wont look into PCOS and I am on birth control to help regulate everything for the time being. My doctor sees my interest in figuring out what's going on, not a lot though until I want to have kids. I would rather know now than wait and have problems later.

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6/21/13 9:24 A

Dont feel bad brandy
I missed almost 2 months period.. im not pregant..
Its stress , its mess up your hormones

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6/21/13 9:23 A

Dont feel bad brandy
I missed almost 2 months period.. im not pregant..
Its stress , its mess up your hormones

6/20/13 1:42 P

Obesity can have an effect on almost every system of the body.
Of course obesity can impact your endocrine and female hormonal, systems.

Glad you are working with your doctor.

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6/20/13 1:30 P

I want it back, too :(

I know that those with PCOS often have difficulties with fertility - and I'd like to have a child in the next few years. I also know that they have difficulty losing weight, which would be a partial reason to why I'm having so much trouble.

I definitely feel supported by my doctor and believe she'll take me seriously, so I don't have worried there. I just with July 2nd (my appointment) would come sooner. :/

6/20/13 1:23 P

I am actually going through an odd period of time where i am not having a period. There is NO WAY I'm pregnant. I have been told by a lot of people it is due finally becoming active, eating better, and losing weight. I'm thinking my cycle has just been thrown off by one or all of those things. If you are going through some changes recently maybe that could be it? IDK best of luck. As much as i hate that time of the month i kinda wish it would happen now!

BLBST36 Posts: 351
6/20/13 1:17 P

Definitely do a work up for PCOS - although there isn't really a set blood test to say "Hey, you got this" It is diagnosed more by eliminating all other scenarios.

Do a lot of research before going into the doctor and see if you have other symptoms. Explain your concern. If they blow it off - FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR! I cannot stress that enough. I had a doctor basically ignore it for years and I was a dang wreck.

One website that REALLY helped me in the beginning was soulcysters (I think it is .net, but don't remember. Google should be able to find it)

Just remember that you are not alone. 1 in 10 women have PCOS even if they are undiagnosed.

If you are interested, I think there is a team here specifically for women with PCOS trying to lose weight. I am not a member, but it might help if you ask your question there, too

Edited by: BLBST36 at: 6/20/2013 (13:19)
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6/20/13 1:06 P

Have you ever lost your period secondary to obesity? I'm working with my doctor, so I don't need medical advice, but there is a possibility that I lost my period secondry to my obesity. I may ask to be worked up for PCOS, but I'm not sure that it's the cause.

Has this happened to anyone else? How did you handle it?

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