As most of you know, I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have always been rather heavy - I went into 7th grade weighing 210lbs. I started my senior year of high school at the lowest weight I had been during that time, which was 220lbs. As I got older and put on more weight my periods started getting crazy and I even went 8 months without one. I had seen the doctor about it b/c my hubby and I really wanted to have a baby, but when you're not having consistent cycles, it seems impossible.
I had a molar pregnancy in 2007 and after that the doctors wanted to find out what was going on. Well back in 2008, after every test under the sun, my doctor diagnosed me with PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome). Not because my hormones were weird, not because any test pointed to it, but because I had had 2 cysts on my ovaries when I was in high school (which they prescribed birth control pills to take care of them), and because of my weight and irregular cycles.
I have lost 75lbs since June 1, 2010 and my cycles have been pretty regular for the last 4 months (I haven't had regular cycles for 4 months in a row since at least 2005!)
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced weight-induced period problems? It seems that my weight was the only thing that could have been affecting my cycles. I know this is a weird topic, but I thought I'd share just in case someone else is struggling with the same thing.
"Looking back and regretting your past never helps you move forward. Let go and look to the future." -Me
| Pounds lost: 10.0