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Monday, July 25, 2011

Weight loss and my irregular menstrual cycles

Sorry in advance for those fellas that read my blog, the topic of irregular menstrual cycles is probably of no interest to you!

Ever since I started my cycle in 7th grade it has been sporadic and irregular thanks to my PCOS. The only time it is regular is when I'm on birth control pills. The hormones in the pills keep things consistent.

For the most part I've been on birth control pills since I was 18. The only time I wasn't on the pill is when I decided I wanted to have kids. I still had to take a ovary stimulating drug called clomid to help me ovulate but that's an entirely different story!

I decided to stop taking my pills in February to see if my weight loss could/would play a factor in regulating my cycle on it's own?

Shockingly for the last four months my cycle has started and stopped on it's own on time! You have to understand this is major for me because there were times in the past when I would be on my cycle for two-three weeks at a time. This also contributed to my severe anemia when I was in high school.

From my junior year to senior year I went from being 175 pounds down to 140 pounds because I was anemic. I looked gaunt and sickly. I wasn't overweight but I was still very unhealthy. I had no energy and pretty much slept through my last year of high school!

With my health being a top priority, I now have something else I can attribute to my lifestyle transformation! Regular menstrual cycles!! This was a brief experiment though, I don't need any "new" additions to my life right now!

Back on my pills I go!

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Doing it My Weigh said...

its amazing how our weight affects our body processes. just another reason to lose weight and keep it off.

Miesha Roshawn said...

Exactly! I'm really bugging over it!

L said...

Do you think eating better could be the cause for improvement? There's a body of evidence that says chemicals in processed foods exacerbate hormonal issues. I have endometriosis and I know since I started eatin better my periods are much more bearable. Just some food for thought (pun intended).
Love the blog!


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