3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

period problems

Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Massena,New York
Posts: 12

S/C/G: 340/177/150

Height: 5'4"

Question period problems

HELP!!!!! Since my weight loss hit triple digits my period has been ALL OVER the place. I just ended a 10 day period after a 14 day cycle. A lot of people are telling me that it is hormones trying to adjust to a new body size, I had a pap 10 months ago and it was normal,but should I go to the doctor's for this? Or just wait it out ..see if time make a difference? Is anyone else experiencing this?
former340 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
There I am!
thnknthin1's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 773

S/C/G: 279/ticker/160

Height: 5'6"


Hi former! Since I've been losing weight I've had wacky periods as well....they've been regular but I'll have spotting during the month. I've heard the same thing from others, that it's hormones being released from the fat cells. That being said, I would definitely contact your OB/Gyn just to be on the safe side and make sure everything checks out okay.
thnknthin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
Senior Member
SarahFairhope's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Seattle, USA
Posts: 308

S/C/G: Highest:266/T/Size 8

Height: 5'4


Pap just check for signs of cervical cancer and wouldn't tell you whether or not you are having an abnormal hormone pattern.

I would definately go in and see your OB/GYN. They can talk to you about what is going on, run some blood work to ensure your hormone levels aren't harmful and give you some hormone management options, if you'd like to control it. As for me, losing weight has certainly has changed my cycle. I've gone to birth control in order to manage mine.

Hope thats helpful.
goal: size 8-10 | 100lb club (165) | only overweight (175) | before school (185) | first goal (195) ______
SarahFairhope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
BreathingSpace's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 506

S/C/G: 183/166/135

Height: 5'6"


Losing weight has really changed my cycle too, but not as drastic as a 10-day period after a 14-day cycle! Omg what torture you poor thing!

But yeah, I would agree, just go to your doctor and check it out to make sure. I wouldn't be surprised if it's just your hormones adjusting to the weight loss but better to be safe.
"There is simply no way for the scale to accurately measure the most beautiful part of your spirit".

Check out my BLOG here for weight loss woes, yoga and life!

BreathingSpace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
Started IP: Nov. 2, 2012
Tziri's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 344

S/C/G: 326/Ticker/175

Height: 5'8''


I'm taking birth control and I have lost quite a bit of weight so far. My period became a little wacky once I had lost about 70 or so lbs. Like other people said, talk to your ob/gyn or dr about it but it probably is just the hormones changing with weight-loss.

Ideal Protein (25 weeks): -75 lbs...
Progress pics: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-...s-pics-26.html
Tziri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 12:22 AM   #6
career counselor a-gogo
rodeogirl's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Washington, USA
Posts: 1,037

S/C/G: HW:~330 325/ticker/145

Height: 5'7


I would definitely go to the doctor unless it's really expensive for you to do so (read no insurance). I had all kinds of problems in that department and waited forever to go to the doc - would have saved myself a lot of trouble.

My problems weren't related to losing weight - but better to get checked out sooner than later, I've learned that the hard way.
First Milestone

Spring into Summer Challenge

rodeogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #7
Senior Member
CherryQuinn's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Newfoundland
Posts: 635

S/C/G: 335/see ticker/135

Height: 5'7 -171ish cm


at 335 I had a period maybe twice a year that would last a month. then mid 20s they were on time perfectly every month and still are...cept...the last one lasted two days? instead of 3-4? I don't know how normal that is. I figure my bodys just readjusting constantly.

Slowly getting there one step at a time.
CherryQuinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
Living Intuitively
lunarsongbird's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,272

S/C/G: Heavy/Happy/Free

Height: 5'6"


I'd actually recommend an endocrinologist; they specialize in hormones.
"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." ~Henry James
lunarsongbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Embarassing problems besides being overweight? deathnotronic 20-Somethings 79 05-05-2008 10:17 AM
diabetes and other problems akrosey49 Dieting with Obstacles 117 09-22-2002 01:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2