Has anyone gone from overweight to normal-weight and developed amenorrhea? I'm 26 and haven't had a period in over a year now. I went to my gynecologist who checked for early menopause and ran a whole battery of blood tests to profile my hormone levels. Both were normal, and three follow-up blood tests also showed no hormonal issues. I've also had a sonogram which revealed no cysts or other clues. So why don't I have a period?
My doctor asked about stress, but I don't think I have any more than the next girl. She asked if I'd lost a significant amount of weight - which I have, 60 lbs. - but it was four years prior, so that doesn't seem to be it. The only things I can correlate timewise are when I quit smoking and when I joined the gym, both shortly before my last period. I've never had my body-fat checked, but I'd guess it was in a healthy range and the doctor didn't seem concerned because my weight is fine for my height (143 lbs. @ 5'7").
She gave me a prescription for a Provera to take, then stop to see if it would jump-start my cycle and it didn't. You're supposed to repeat the medication up to three times (and I haven't). I know I need to go back to the doctor and get to the bottom of this, but I haven't for 3 reasons. One, I fear her disapproval at the non-compliance of repeating the medicine (silly, I know). Two, I hate the disruption in my life of spending hours at the doctor's office and getting poked with needles every week. It all seems so futile when they never come up with anything. Third, I don't miss having my period! The only reason I want it back is because I know I'm supposed to have it and concern over the reasons underlying it's absence.
I'm sure you'll all maintain that I should return to the doctor or even seek out a second opinion, and you're right. And I will. But I'm just wondering in the mean time whether anyone else has any experience with this. Anyone?
Thanks for reading this looong post and I look forward to any and all responses!