My periods stopped for 2 years after i ceased taking the contraceptive pill. My doctor thought it was because my weight was on the lower end of healthy (although i explained to her that i'd always been around that weight and never had problems) and suggested i gain weight. I weighed about 56-57kg at the time (i'm 170cm) and intentionally gained a little weight so i was abt 59kg. This didnt help but for some reason i continued to gain weight (no over eating..just training and eating the same way i always had)
After almost 2 years i had acupuncture and a month or so later my periods returned (don't know if this was related to acupuncture or just a coincidence). I've had them fairly regularly for the last 5 or so months and have continued to gain weight, now weighing 65kg. I had a blood test recently to check my hormone levels and fasting glucose as my Dr thought i may be insulin resistant, but all came back normal.
I don't know what to do..i want to get back to about 57-59kg but it won't budge
It all seems a bit strange that it happened at once.
I'm considering going back on the contraceptive pill to see if that helps (b/c i suppose the weight gain, as well as the amenorrhea, started around the time i stopped taking it) but my Dr said that if i take it again, it will probably delay my periods when i come off it..which could be a problem if i decide to fall pregnant as well as increase my risk of osteoporosis..
Has anyone had experience with this or have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Thread: Post amenorrhea weight gain :(
07-06-2010, 12:03 AM #1
Post amenorrhea weight gain :(
07-06-2010, 09:15 AM #2
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