Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

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 4:44 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 164 · about 17 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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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cavebitch 0 · May 12, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Hi Sammy, I had anorexia for a while, which led to secondary amenorrhea. I got my first period (pre-anorexia) at 90 lbs/41 kg. Fast forward a little bit, and I dropped to 78lbs/35kgs. In case it's not obvious, this is when I lost my period. The... (more)

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by 25 · about 18 hours ago

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 5:46 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 65 · about 18 hours ago

-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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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 09, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Eat more carbs, or eat more calories, or both I went low cal VLC paleo and lost my period for more than a year. I was on 1200 cals/day, 30g-40g carbs/day. I was gave myself hypothyroidism and my god it was miserable! I added both more cals and... (more)

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by 1579 · about 18 hours ago

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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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 15, 2013 at 7:50 PM

You are too thin. Sorry. I know exactly how you feel, about not wanting to be bigger. I'm your height and 115-120, and if I was your weight I wouldn't be having periods either. I lost mine on VLC paleo for a year and had to add carbs,... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

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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Chrysaetos 0 · December 12, 2012 at 1:56 AM

From a clinical perspective, you're almost underweight. I don't think that is healthy in the long run, nor is it sustainable. People who are young, not insulin-resistant, and have no serious hormonal issues tend to remain within a certain... (more)

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by 121 · about 18 hours ago

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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CoconutBliss 0 · November 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Are you on the pill or have taken the pill in the last few years? This can throw your cycle out of whack when you come off it... up to 18 months in fact. The biggest concern in long term amenorrhea is estrogen-deficiency which can result in... (more)

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by 173 · about 18 hours ago

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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Maria_8 0 · October 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Similar situation (although 22 not 15): I don't know any solution, but I would NOT suggest birth control pills. The reason is that birth control pills don't actually give you a period in the same way that your normal cycle would: when they were... (more)

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by 1173 · about 18 hours ago

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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The_Quilt 0 · October 18, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Sounds like acute pregnenolone steal syndrome causing a low Progesterone to E2 ratio. Brain gut 9 and 12 explain this is some detail. When progesterone is low in the brain it means cortisol is too high from the PVN. This means you live in the... (more)

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by 1670 · about 18 hours ago

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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anonymous_12 0 · October 11, 2012 at 3:11 AM

This is a complicated issue. This is my take. Please consider that "fat burning beast" mode, or ketosis or whatever, is sending your brain the message that you are starving even if you are eating a ton of coconut oil. Starvation isn't ideal for... (more)

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by 1173 · about 18 hours ago

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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sarah_79 0 · March 23, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I'm also not surprised you are not getting a period at that body fat %. That is very, very low. I don't know much about the blood work, but I was in the same situation as you once (had no period for almost 4 years) I had similar blood results and... (more)

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by 173 · about 18 hours ago

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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Dragonfly 0 · September 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Hormones can take a while to re-balance. The body isn't a mechanical system, so the weight you were when you lost your period may not be the same weight you need to be to regain your period. You may need to get your weight/body fat up to... (more)

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by 35 · about 18 hours ago

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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foreveryoung 0 · August 25, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Elevated cholesterol is typical for blood lipid panels in anorexics. It is normal, and may be a protective mechanism. Do not worry about your cholesterol/blood lipids, focus on getting to a healthier body weight, and things will level out in... (more)

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by 290 · about 18 hours ago

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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coffeesnob 0 · June 06, 2012 at 5:08 AM

Paleo cured my amenorrhea, which I developed from low-fat, low-cal disordered eating for 4 months. When I had amenorrhea, my BMI and body fat values were normal. It's highly individual. Your body may think it has lost too much weight, or you are... (more)

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by 214 · about 18 hours ago

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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Jazzbay 0 · April 29, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I am sure more people will chime in here, but I can say for myself that 1400 calories with that much exercise would not be enough. I would be craving fats too! You can have lack of periods and be holding on to weight/gaining easily if you don't... (more)

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by 15 · about 18 hours ago

I was always a very healthy weight even in the days when I ate sugar and grains(around 127 at 5' 8''). But I was having health problems--poor sleep, skin, knee aches, meloncholy to say the least..etc, so this last spring I cut out grains and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 22, 2011 at 3:03 AM

This is not good on any level. Time to add back in some carbs/calories! I think this sums it up pretty well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amenorrhoea Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea *Women who go through significant weight loss, dieting, or... (more)

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by 70 · about 18 hours ago

I am 41, not menopausal but have had amenorrhea for 10 years as a result of overtraining and undereating. Though I stopped the overtraining, take estrogen and progesterone I still haven't got a period. Very frustrating and scary. It's as if my... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 17, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Sounds like a classic case of zinc deficiency to me. Start taking 50mg of zinc picolinate a day (but not with a meal containing meat so you're still absorbing iron and copper) and up your oyster intake (don't combine oysters with meat for the same... (more)

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by 125 · about 18 hours ago

I have gone paleo for about 3 months now. I occasionally cheat on dark chocolate and have been eating quite a bit of fruit (about 4 servings a day) in addition to about 3 servings of veggies. All was good - constipation and bloating gone, energy... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 18, 2011 at 4:17 AM

You might want to try kombucha--works great for me as a digestive aid & probiotic. Also, make sure you aren't drinking too much with your meals. 3-4 oz of liquid is usually OK--more can dilute your digestive juices. Magnesium citrate... (more)

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by 1317 · about 18 hours ago

I know there's been a few PCOS questions on here lately, but I wanted to start a new post because it seems something odd is going on with my hormone levels. Hopefully some specialists, doctors or those with very similar problems can weigh in. I'm... (more)

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by 717 · about 18 hours ago

So I haven't had a period for about 18months. Over the past 2-3 years my cycle was going longer (say 45 days) eventually they stopped apart from a 4 month spell in 2009. Test show low levels of LH and oestrogen. Everything else thyroid, adrenals... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Run the other way........you need to to run. Horrible advice.

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by 2231 · about 18 hours ago

About the HPA AXIS, hormones and fertility. I have hypothalamic amenorrhea, and the ONLY studied and proven cure is leptin injection, however that is obviously not affordable. I am 25 years old, female(obviously ha) and trying to gain back my... (more)

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mari 0 · March 02, 2011 at 1:39 AM

Mal, I've followed your story a bit over at MDA and on your blog. I think though, that time will be your solution. I know that's not the answer you want to hear, but it may be the best one. You did a lot of damage to your body, and you deserve a... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:04 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 · October 30, 2014 at 5:04 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 6:56 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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