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08-08-2002, 10:04 AM
Okay, I posted a thread awhile back on here about ahmenorea (that how you spell it?!). I haven't gotten my period for sooooo long...like for a whole year practically (maybe even longer-not completely sure). But anyways, I went to the doc a couple months ago and she told me i needed to get my period at least once every three months. So, she gave me a prescription for this stuff called Provera. So I took it for ten days, and guess what, nothing happend!! I still haven't gotten my period! What is happening to me??! This is like freakin me out! Am I like not normal or somethin??! I dont know what to make of all this!!I just dont feel healthy..Im gonna see the doc again soon. Anyone else have this problem? I just dont get it-I mean, I took the medicine and I eat healthy-lots of veggies and protein. I eat a low-fat diet, and low sugar diet as well.I also take multi vitamins and calcium pills, along with iron everyday! I know for a fact that I am not pregnant...cus if I was my stomach would be huge-and its not! My abs are completely visible!!!! I am 5'6'' and 112lbs...oh well whatever, anyone got any advice?!
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08-08-2002, 10:45 AM
When I competed 4 yrs ago it was a yr after I had my daughter so I had never been that lean before and even after I had returned to a normal bf% I still didn't get my period for almost a yr and then it was on and off mor months. What was your bf%? You might have to allow your body to go up a little bit. I have to carry more because when I get around 14-15% my periods stop........everyone is different and you have to monitor how your body responds:-)
08-08-2002, 01:14 PM
It sounds like your bodyfat is too low and on top of that you are underweight !! When your body doesn't get enough nutrients it shuts down certain functions in order to preserve itself. It's likely that your hormones are out of whack and your estrogen levels are extremely low ! That's why your doc prescribed a low dose of the pill. This is no guarantee though, that your period will resume. You need to gradually up your calories and gain some healthy weight. You didn't mention your workouts but beware of overtraining !
You don't want to mess with this...ammenorhea can set you up for decreased bone-density and osteoporosis not to mention heart problems in severe cases.
I am not a doc. I just know this, because I have been in your shoes and educated myself and now as a trainer i see it as my mission to prevent other women from making the same mistakes.
Good luck !
08-10-2002, 06:48 PM
I'm 5'4 and weigh 120. I only wear a size 2, so you must really be thin. I also think it's really unhealthy to keep yourself so lean you don't have a period. It will more than likely cause osteoporosis later in life. My bodyfat is 17% right now & I don't go below 15%. I just think it's unhealthy to maintain an extremely low bodyfat or bodyweight. Unless you're competing I think between 15 - 20% is optimal.