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Sep 24, 2017 · Infrequent periods, not PCOS in Women's Health

I haven’t considered hormone testing before… do you think it would be worth it if all other areas seem to be normal? My blood pressure, fertility, and breast milk supply have always been good. I think my metabolism is good? I can see how I need to be more assertive in my health care, instead of asking why I am like this maybe I should be asking “What can we do to figure out why”. Thank you!

Sep 24, 2017 · Infrequent periods, not PCOS in Women's Health

Thank you for the advice! We have been moving every few years since we got married so I hope to find a good doctor and stick to her soon! My obgyns were great for pregnancy, etc. they just didn’t see the need to address my abnormal cycles since I don’t have a problem conceiving. But I like the sound of your doctor, doing what she can to put your mind at ease. I will look for that in a future provider! My mom was pretty slim when she was my age, she did gain weight in the last 15 years and she told me it wasn’t from having 5 kids it was from the stress of work/other things that changed in her life. So I’m sure that genetic factor plays a part in my body type but none of my female relatives have experienced such infrequent menstruation. I never worried much about not being able to gain weight until I actually tried and couldn’t. But I guess it still isn’t that big of a deal because I gain 30+lbs every pregnancy, so I can do it when it really counts. I just feel a little bit off. Thank you for your consideration and advice! I sincerely appreciate it!

Sep 23, 2017 · Infrequent periods, not PCOS in Women's Health

Thank you for answering! I wondered about this as well and that’s when I really started to work on putting on some weight to see if it would jumpstart my cycle. I was eating my 4 servings of veggies and 3 of fruit every day but I added whole fat dairy and I love baking so I baked and ate a lot. I was also eating more protein, shakes in the morning, more meat and eggs, etc. I don’t work out anymore I just try to keep up with my kids haha. I just hover at the low end of healthy bmi. I used to be 110lbs and I’m 5’4″ and lately I can hardly stay at 105lbs. It scares me because I want to be healthy and take care of my body but most care providers just give me that look like “why are you complaining about this?” and brush it aside. I can’t explain why I feel like this is something serious I should find some answers for. I studied nutrition in college so I feel like I have a good idea of what my body needs when (pregnancy, breastfeeding, just me!) but maybe I will look into getting some professional advice specifically for this strangeness… I think it would easier if I had something to call it! But thank you so much for weighing in on this! I truly appreciate being heard! Thank you!

Sep 23, 2017 · Infrequent periods, not PCOS in Women's Health

I’m new to this and I’m really just here to get some info because none of my doctors dig for an answer because my questions don’t necessarily need to be answered. I can’t find info on this anywhere so I’ll just give you my history. I’m in my early twenties, married with two young children. I have had infrequent periods since I was 14 when my periods started. No sex before marriage, no STDs, used birth control for a month before and after I got married to try to get myself on a regular menstural cycle, haven’t used it since then. My periods come like 3 times a year, max. I don’t think I have PCOS because I already have two healthy babies, two years apart, I have trouble keeping my weight up, not keeping it down. I don’t have extreme acne or any hair issues. I just really want to know what other explanations there are for my lack of menstruation. I don’t feel like I have the right questions to ask my doctors because they act like I’m crazy wanting to know about my cycle since I don’t necessarily have a hard time conceiving. Anyone else dealing with a similar situation??