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    Default No cycle.

    Hi all

    I'm not sure if this is the right spot but its the closest I could find.

    Has anyone else lost their cycle due to being overweight? Its the only thing I can think of that could stop it, aside from stress. In the last 6-8 months I've had 2 periods. I think those two cycles were about 60-90 days apart or so. My last period finished about 2-3 months ago, or somewhere in between.

    I've got to go get blood tests done but I've got a lot of anxiety and really hate going out so I haven't done it yet.

    I'm just curious if being 117kg (my healthy weight is 70-80kg) would have such a huge effect on my cycles.

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    Hugs, I'm afraid I haven't heard of this but that doesn't mean much.

    Stress defiantly.

    I have heard people say they need to lose weight to fall pregnant but I don't know the ins & ours of it. Hopefully someone else will know more.

    What does your GP think?

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    Def go see your doctor. I've heard of others in a similiar situation having polycystic ovarian syndrome.. (Just offering this as a suggestion..... )

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    Could be PCOS. Definitely see your doctor and they can run some blood tests to check your hormone levels and possibly give you an ultrasound. They probably will suggest you lose weight though. (I have pcos and have been there).

    Why don't you do a bit of reading and see if you have any of the symptoms. Long cycles and weight gain are 2 symptoms of pcos but others can get acne or hairiness etc.

    Are you currently TTC? If not they will probably suggest you go on the pill to regulate your cycle. Metformin is also used for pcos and can help you lose weight.

    Hope that helps xx

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    Hi @lucymoo

    I agree with the other posters, definitely see your GP and a specialist if referred.

    Everything I've read says that weight is an issue, but it's not necessarily always the cause. I'd had clockwork cycles my whole fertile life until April all of a sudden AF didn't show up for two months, and that's how we found my endometrioma.

    Cysts of various kinds can be an issue as can PCOS I think but your best bet is to ask a GP and also start thinking about strategies to get closer to your healthy weight. I've struggled with my weight my whole life, and have only recently learned that it's not at all about exercising to death, and everything to do with learning to eat proper portion sizes. Hope that helps and good luck

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    Consult your doctor about it.

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    Update: As it turns out, I definitely DO have PCOS! So, answers! Yay!

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    Lucy glad u got some answers. Management plan ? Hope u r ok

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    Hi :-)
    No management plan really. Honestly there's not much they can do... Fertility treatment if you're TTC, or birth control to regulate cycle but that's artificial cycles and I think mostly for women who bleed constantly, where I haven't bled in a year or so, maybe once or twice for a couple of days, not a "real" cycle. Plus BC makes me crazy!! So I'd prefer not to take it :-) So I basically just have to deal! It's not so bad I guess :-)
    You can be prescribed metformin to help with weight loss I believe but last time I tried it, it didn't do anything and again, would prefer not to have to take anything that's not necessary.

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    Hello,

    I also have pcos and I only get my period once or twice a year and its never a full period.
    I too have chosen not to use birth control as it doesn't agree with me and my husband and I are trying to have a baby.
    One suggestion though, my doctor has prescribed me with something called primolut-n, its a synthetic form of progesterone. And I just take it for 5 days in a row and when I stop taking it, it brings on a full period.
    It wont help with fertility, but it also isn't birth control. And it means I have a bit of control over when I get my periods.
    I usually use it every 3 months so I know I am at least getting 4 periods a year.
    I also have issues with spotting for up to a few weeks in a row and the primolut-n helps to just bring on a full period and clear everything out.

    But definitely I have been told that weightloss will help the most. Everytime I try really hard to loose some weight and manage to lose 3 or 4 kgs I end up getting a period naturally, so I can definitely tell that focusing on weightloss is the most natural help.


 

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