Amenorrhea

healthy491
healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
edited November 2016 in Health and Weight Loss
Hello
For all the ladies , did you miss / lose your menstrual cycle when losing weight? As I posted recently , I've had amenorrhea for 8 months now and I am really worried. My Gyneacologist said that I am not eating enough and my weight is too low. My doctor said its normal after losing weight and I should give it time. I dont know what to do. I mean I am okay with not having menstrual cycles but idk if its dangerous for my health and I dont want to gain weight either. My friend who almost weighs as much as I do took the birth control pill for amenorrhea but I dont think it will actually solve the problem. Is there anyone who went through the same thing? Sorry for posting again btw but I really want to know if anyone experienced this
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  • VintageFeline
    VintageFeline Posts: 6,771 Member
    What are your stats and how much are you eating?
  • healthy491
    healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
    What are your stats and how much are you eating?

    49-50kg , 19 years , 158cm
    1000-1200 calories 4 days a week
    Eat as much as I want the other 3 days ( about 2000-3000 calories each day)
  • healthy491
    healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
    to be honest, i would be more interested in what the gynaecologist says, as they are a specialist, over a GP.

    Really? I mean what I dont get is why I need to gain weight when I am definetely not under weight :(
    Thanks for answering again btw ! :)
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    healthy491 wrote: »
    to be honest, i would be more interested in what the gynaecologist says, as they are a specialist, over a GP.

    Really? I mean what I dont get is why I need to gain weight when I am definetely not under weight :(
    Thanks for answering again btw ! :)

    You're at the low end of a healthy weight, which is fine in general, but if it is that which is causing you problems, you need to weigh up the benefits of gaining a little. how long have you been maintaining for?
  • healthy491
    healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
    healthy491 wrote: »
    to be honest, i would be more interested in what the gynaecologist says, as they are a specialist, over a GP.

    Really? I mean what I dont get is why I need to gain weight when I am definetely not under weight :(
    Thanks for answering again btw ! :)

    You're at the low end of a healthy weight, which is fine in general, but if it is that which is causing you problems, you need to weigh up the benefits of gaining a little. how long have you been maintaining for?

    For about a year .. I dont want to look like I couldnt keep the weight off and I worked so hard to get here :(
  • Dannigreen31
    Dannigreen31 Posts: 557 Member
    I'm a healthy weight but recently lost 10 pounds and mine have started being late but still getting them..weight loss will affect it but 8 months is a long time! The pill will make you start again but it wouldn't be your own cycle will be controlled by the fake hormones
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    healthy491 wrote: »
    healthy491 wrote: »
    to be honest, i would be more interested in what the gynaecologist says, as they are a specialist, over a GP.

    Really? I mean what I dont get is why I need to gain weight when I am definetely not under weight :(
    Thanks for answering again btw ! :)

    You're at the low end of a healthy weight, which is fine in general, but if it is that which is causing you problems, you need to weigh up the benefits of gaining a little. how long have you been maintaining for?

    For about a year .. I dont want to look like I couldnt keep the weight off and I worked so hard to get here :(

    what you 'look like' to other people shouldn't be a consideration in doing whats best for your health.

    4-5lbs may well be enough to get your hormones back to normal?

    why are you so against taking the till if that may help?
  • healthy491
    healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
    I'm a healthy weight but recently lost 10 pounds and mine have started being late but still getting them..weight loss will affect it but 8 months is a long time! The pill will make you start again but it wouldn't be your own cycle will be controlled by the fake hormones

    Yeah thats why I am getting worried :/ 8 months is a lot !
  • healthy491
    healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
    healthy491 wrote: »
    healthy491 wrote: »
    to be honest, i would be more interested in what the gynaecologist says, as they are a specialist, over a GP.

    Really? I mean what I dont get is why I need to gain weight when I am definetely not under weight :(
    Thanks for answering again btw ! :)

    You're at the low end of a healthy weight, which is fine in general, but if it is that which is causing you problems, you need to weigh up the benefits of gaining a little. how long have you been maintaining for?

    For about a year .. I dont want to look like I couldnt keep the weight off and I worked so hard to get here :(

    what you 'look like' to other people shouldn't be a consideration in doing whats best for your health.

    4-5lbs may well be enough to get your hormones back to normal?

    why are you so against taking the till if that may help?

    I know but I am really really happy with my body and feel very healthy and better .. i am not against it but like my gynecologist said, it will not solve the problem but it will just cover it
  • healthy491
    healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
    I also have amenorrhea.

    Even if you are technically at a healthy BMI, your weight could be too low for your body personally, which could be causing the issue. You could also have been putting your body under stress due to your weight loss. Amenorrhea can be really harmful for your body and can actually result in osteoporosis if sustained for too long.

    I would personally be concerned and would work with your gynecologist to gain a little weight- your bone health is a lot more important than the way you look or what other people think about your weight- not that it's any of their business anyway.

    Please do what's best for your health! Good luck :heart:

    Thank you so much ❤ how could I know that my body weight is too low though?
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    healthy491 wrote: »
    healthy491 wrote: »
    healthy491 wrote: »
    to be honest, i would be more interested in what the gynaecologist says, as they are a specialist, over a GP.

    Really? I mean what I dont get is why I need to gain weight when I am definetely not under weight :(
    Thanks for answering again btw ! :)

    You're at the low end of a healthy weight, which is fine in general, but if it is that which is causing you problems, you need to weigh up the benefits of gaining a little. how long have you been maintaining for?

    For about a year .. I dont want to look like I couldnt keep the weight off and I worked so hard to get here :(

    what you 'look like' to other people shouldn't be a consideration in doing whats best for your health.

    4-5lbs may well be enough to get your hormones back to normal?

    why are you so against taking the till if that may help?

    I know but I am really really happy with my body and feel very healthy and better .. i am not against it but like my gynecologist said, it will not solve the problem but it will just cover it

    that's understandable (about the pill) but doesnt leave you many other options.

    gaining a couple of pounds shouldn't make you suddenly feel unhealthy, as you wouldn't stop eating nutritious food or stop any of your exercise
  • VintageFeline
    VintageFeline Posts: 6,771 Member
    Do you have a rough guess as to what your body fat percentage is? That's a bigger indicator of health, it may be too low to support good health as a female.
  • VeganRaptor
    VeganRaptor Posts: 164 Member
    I would also like to point out that the reason I have amenorrhea is because I have had a restrictive eating disorder for over six years- which I think illustrates the extent to which your body is being stressed when it results in amenorrhea. Just a thought :heart:

    Be safe!
  • healthy491
    healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
    healthy491 wrote: »
    healthy491 wrote: »
    healthy491 wrote: »
    to be honest, i would be more interested in what the gynaecologist says, as they are a specialist, over a GP.

    Really? I mean what I dont get is why I need to gain weight when I am definetely not under weight :(
    Thanks for answering again btw ! :)

    You're at the low end of a healthy weight, which is fine in general, but if it is that which is causing you problems, you need to weigh up the benefits of gaining a little. how long have you been maintaining for?

    For about a year .. I dont want to look like I couldnt keep the weight off and I worked so hard to get here :(

    what you 'look like' to other people shouldn't be a consideration in doing whats best for your health.

    4-5lbs may well be enough to get your hormones back to normal?

    why are you so against taking the till if that may help?

    I know but I am really really happy with my body and feel very healthy and better .. i am not against it but like my gynecologist said, it will not solve the problem but it will just cover it

    that's understandable (about the pill) but doesnt leave you many other options.

    gaining a couple of pounds shouldn't make you suddenly feel unhealthy, as you wouldn't stop eating nutritious food or stop any of your exercise

    But if I gain , I would end up where I was and would have done all this for nothing and just end up feeling like crap again
  • healthy491
    healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
    Do you have a rough guess as to what your body fat percentage is? That's a bigger indicator of health, it may be too low to support good health as a female.

    Yes. According to my fitbit aria its 22.7%
  • healthy491
    healthy491 Posts: 384 Member
    I would also like to point out that the reason I have amenorrhea is because I have had a restrictive eating disorder for over six years- which I think illustrates the extent to which your body is being stressed when it results in amenorrhea. Just a thought :heart:

    Be safe!

    You are awesome ❤ Great job on fighting the ED :)
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    healthy491 wrote: »
    healthy491 wrote: »
    healthy491 wrote: »
    healthy491 wrote: »
    to be honest, i would be more interested in what the gynaecologist says, as they are a specialist, over a GP.

    Really? I mean what I dont get is why I need to gain weight when I am definetely not under weight :(
    Thanks for answering again btw ! :)

    You're at the low end of a healthy weight, which is fine in general, but if it is that which is causing you problems, you need to weigh up the benefits of gaining a little. how long have you been maintaining for?

    For about a year .. I dont want to look like I couldnt keep the weight off and I worked so hard to get here :(

    what you 'look like' to other people shouldn't be a consideration in doing whats best for your health.

    4-5lbs may well be enough to get your hormones back to normal?

    why are you so against taking the till if that may help?

    I know but I am really really happy with my body and feel very healthy and better .. i am not against it but like my gynecologist said, it will not solve the problem but it will just cover it

    that's understandable (about the pill) but doesnt leave you many other options.

    gaining a couple of pounds shouldn't make you suddenly feel unhealthy, as you wouldn't stop eating nutritious food or stop any of your exercise

    But if I gain , I would end up where I was and would have done all this for nothing and just end up feeling like crap again

    how much have you lost altogether?