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by 0 · May 31, 2014 at 04:44 PM

Female, 24 years old.SYMPTOMS:Amenorrhea - started getting periods every 2-3 months (for about a year), then entire loss of menstruation last September. Nothing since. IBS - IBS symptoms (inability to digest basically anything without pain, BMs... (more)

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coco_nutrition 0 · May 31, 2014 at 04:44 PM

Matt hit the nail on the head. Your energy intake is far less than needed for maintaining, regulating, and repairing your body. No periods or libido is a red flag -- it's your body's way of going in to "triage" mode. Since reproduction isn't a top... (more)

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by 0 · April 08, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Hello everyone! I'm new here and thought I'd jump right in and see if any other ladies have experienced this. About a year ago I "got serious" on my quest for health with an ill-advised 1400-1600/cal day, low fat, chronic cardio sort of... (more)

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StringBeany 0 · April 08, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Dude, yeah, eat up. I had it for two years of college - started January freshman year when I was kicking my ass back into shape for XC. Sophmore year walked on the cross country team at ~122lb. for 5'9". Just got it back this January (Junior... (more)

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by 20 · February 16, 2014 at 07:25 AM

I am a 49 year old woman with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. I've been on and off various forms of paleo for about a year and a half, and thought I'd just had a very easy menopause a couple of years ago, periods basically stopped. ... (more)

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fiftyplus 0 · February 16, 2014 at 06:56 AM

Hi 57 here and post menopausal. I have had exactly the same experience although I wasn't eating paleo then but I have almost always eaten a mostly healthy diet had no special illness but my period stopped for almost a year then appeared again... (more)

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by 0 · December 19, 2013 at 07:06 AM

I've been eating grain free for a couple of years and eating primal (1 cup of homemade yogurt and a little butter daily and the occasional bit of cheese) for the past year. I have had amenorrhea (no periods) for a year now - coinciding with... (more)

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by 0 · October 12, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Just curious about soy - a huge argument against it is the production of excess estrogen. However, if someone is struggling with hypothalamic amenorrhea and is advised to go on birth control to help with low estrogen levels, could eating organic... (more)

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by 170 · September 16, 2013 at 03:30 AM

I have always been a very un-hairy person - I can get away with a few waxes a year to keep my legs hair free. I also have never had hair on my arms. Really, my arms have always been hairless. But recently I've noticed that my leg hair has... (more)

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by 1580 · May 15, 2013 at 06:44 PM

So, I am now experiencing secondary amenorrhea for the 3rd time in my life! 1st time was when I was 17 and went from 110 to 90 pounds in quite a short space of time. Periods returned when I gained back the weight. Amenorrhea for about 5... (more)

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by 0 · January 22, 2014 at 05:59 PM

Hi everyone, I am 18 years old, and have had secondary amenorrhea for nearly one a a half years. This began since I moved to a new city last year to begin my undergraduate studies. Due to the high demands of my course, I was very stressed out,... (more)

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Amalie 0 · January 22, 2014 at 05:59 PM

Hi @Sammy 2 I've just read your post and wondered if your situation had resolved itself? I'm in a similar position and am baffled by it! Amalie

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by 11664 · March 25, 2013 at 02:50 AM

I am on the pill and yet my period is over a week late. There is no chance I could be pregnant. I did start a new job recently, so I'm thinking stress might be the culprit. My weight has stayed the same. What might be some other possible... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · March 25, 2013 at 02:50 AM

Stress is usually the number one culprit. Over eating or changes in eating patterns, hormonal changes (not just the usual female hormones but also insulin, etc.), aging (are you in your mid-30's or older?), over-exercising, illness, changes in... (more)

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by 25 · March 16, 2013 at 05:46 PM

I'm a 26 year old female, 5'6 113 pounds. I switched from ULC GAPs to PHD with starches in September 2012. Current symptoms include: -Ammenorrhea (1 year of no period) -food sensitivities (FODMAPs, histamines) symptoms of leaky gut, fatigue and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · March 16, 2013 at 05:46 PM

Has your LH been measured? I'm wondering about PCOS (no, you don't have to be obese to have PCOS--I was just as amenorrheic at 113 lbs.), and if that's the case the volumes of so-called "safe starches" on PHD may be part of the problem. It would... (more)

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by 871 · March 09, 2013 at 08:44 PM

Hello Community, I have been searching for some answers recently regarding my health. I had all my hormones checked (previous blood work posts) and I am at the bottom of the barrel with all sex hormones, I have amenorrhea, not ovulating and no... (more)

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by 58 · February 10, 2013 at 11:42 PM

-I've had amenorrhea for about... 3 1/2 years. -I did in fact have a ED for a couple of those years. (eh...) -I'm at a recovered weight (5.1" ... maybe 5.2" - 113lbs - muscular build/medium build - 17 years old). -Started eating "my paleo"... (more)

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adennison 0 · February 10, 2013 at 11:42 PM

I had the EXACT same problem for almost 4 years (no period). I FINALLY am getting mine back now after gaining up from my lowest 110 (ED years) to 127-130ish. (I'm 5'7). I gained the weight after being vegetarian, vegan, raw food, then VLC, etc.... (more)

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by 1527 · February 15, 2013 at 07:50 PM

I have been diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea based on a blood test that showed low estrogen and normal FSH, LH, and progesterone. I have had one period (a year ago) in the past 2 years. I started paleo a little over 2 years ago, at 119 lbs... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · February 02, 2013 at 08:11 PM

Try upping the fat in your diet. If you keep the calories equal, you theoretically shouldn't gain (if you subscribe to the calories in, calories out theory) or you might even lose (if you subscribe to the insulin resistance theory). But the fat... (more)

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by 0 · January 28, 2013 at 01:29 AM

I've been paleo for some time. Almost 3 years ago, before I went paleo, I lost my period. I am 5'11"; at the time, I was maybe 155lbs. I have since lost a significant amount of weight (I'm about 135lbs now). However, since I lost my period when I... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · January 28, 2013 at 01:29 AM

is your life stressfull or how do you respond to stress? do you exercise? if so how much. what is your sleep schedule like? what do you eat? how much? what are your energy levels like? morning, noon, night?

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by 122 · November 29, 2012 at 06:37 PM

First off, I apologize if this question isn't specifically about the Paleo diet. I'm a 20 year old female, 109 lbs at 5'1. I've had amennorhea for the past three-ish years, with an intermittent period or two thrown in. I eat low-carb paleo,... (more)

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Ashley_4 0 · November 29, 2012 at 06:37 PM

I have had the same problem going on a year now, but with a twist. I went my whole life with a period that ran like clockwork and lasted 5 days with horrible cramping on the first day. In Feb of last year it decided to become a sporadic one day... (more)

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by 173 · October 27, 2012 at 04:21 AM

I'm fifteen. I lost my period about a year ago because I lost too much weight unhealthily, and a blood test last year showed that my female hormone levels were too low. I have since gone back up to my regular weight where, in the past, I was... (more)

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margarets 0 · October 27, 2012 at 04:21 AM

You must see a doctor. This is far too complex for random Internet strangers to advise you.

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by 1163 · June 07, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I have been struggling with debilitating brain fog for most of the year. I feel like an idiot most of the time, make stupid mistakes, can hardly pay attention or focus.I dropped almost 20lbs and lost my period about the same time the brain fog... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · May 31, 2014 at 12:12 PM

A test was performed by University of Rochester in New York on 117 women aged between 40-60 in menopause different menopause stages. In postmenopausal year women performed very badly in tests of memory and verbal learning. The test that helps to... (more)

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by 1672 · November 01, 2012 at 02:19 AM

I am a bit befuddled as to why this has even happened. My doctor thinks that it is because I do not carry enough fat on my body, but I have to disagree. I may be athletic and lean, but I find myself at a health body weight of 105 and I am 5'2". I... (more)

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nursling 0 · October 11, 2012 at 05:36 AM

hey girl, I am in the same boat. did you have your estradiol measured? also from what I have read, if you drop below what has been a weight setpoint for your body for much of your life, especially during puberty, your body might refuse to... (more)

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by 0 · October 03, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Hi. I've started to get worried regarding my period. Started aged 12. Irregular till 17. Then no period since, I'm 30 now. Recently I get fresh blood (tiny amounts that don't even get to pants, notice it when been to toilet) but I have been... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 03, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Nobody (certainly not me) can diagnose you over the internet and you DO need to see a doctor. There's a gel that they can put on your arm before taking blood that will numb you so the needle won't hurt AND good phlebotomists are quick and... (more)

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by 1163 · April 06, 2013 at 10:22 AM

I haven't had a period in about 9 months after I lost some weight earlier this year. however, I was surprised by my latest blood test results which said I have the estradiol of a man or post-menopausal woman. estradiol <15 testosterone, total... (more)

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PaleoGreyhound 0 · February 23, 2013 at 05:16 AM

no offense, but i can't believe you are asking this question on the internet... under the assumption that you are a young, premenopausal woman, if you have been missing your period, then maybe you should be seeing an endocrinologist or at the... (more)

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by 173 · December 27, 2012 at 04:08 AM

Hi there, so my dilemma is this: I'm currently 15. In around July 2012 I severely screwed up my body by eating too little and running too much and I dropped about 20lbs in a very unhealthy manner. Think no fat, very little meat, mostly tofu and... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · September 15, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Imo the first question is: Are you male or female?

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by 35 · September 18, 2012 at 06:22 AM

Hello! I just had my cholesterol measured for the first time the other day, and as my situation is a little messy, I thought I'd post to see if anyone might have some thoughts. I'm 23, 5'6", and currently 120 pounds. Dealt with a mild eating... (more)

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Vivalapaleo 0 · August 26, 2012 at 03:06 AM

Yes my estrogen was out and insulin resistance going on even on no grain diet my cholesterol was high . I was told it was because my body was trying to make extra estrogen and insulin as cholesterol is the basis for making hormones. Sort that out... (more)

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by 290 · June 06, 2012 at 05:13 AM

So here's my dilemma. I've been paleo for about a year now. My periods have been regular since I started menstruating (not like clockwork, but I get 12/year one way or another). I'm 21, 5'7" and 160 lbs. For some reason I've missed my last two... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · June 06, 2012 at 05:13 AM

Are you Intermittent Fasting, or did you to lose the weight? http://www.paleoforwomen.com/shattering-the-myth-of-fasting-for-women-a-review-of-female-specific-responses-to-fasting-in-the-literature/ (more)

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by 214 · April 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM

So I know that this information does exist somewhere, although I had tried to search and of course my question is rather particular to me so I did not find anything that quite answered it. So here it goes: I am 5'7", currently weight 151, have... (more)

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Wowza 0 · April 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM

The dirty little secret of the leptin reset is that for every 3 women who lost weight, 9 gained and stopped, as was obvious at the start of the so-called Monster Thread. Then those few for whom it worked were the only ones still on it, and they... (more)

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by 7741 · August 18, 2013 at 08:51 PM

My good friend has been a strict vegan for 3 or 4 years, and a vegetarian since she was 14 (over a decade). She was on birth control most of that time, went off it a year ago, and hasn't had her period once since. She also is generally a mess;... (more)

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Benjamin_1 0 · April 05, 2012 at 03:18 AM

Hey, I don't know if you get on here anymore, but I was curious to ask you about your expierancee switching from veganism to Paleo.... god I wish they would have just called it carnivorism or something... anyhow, email is... (more)