*Periods and losing weight - detail*

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  1. anna_vixen

    anna_vixen Gold Member

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    WARNING! PERSONAL INFO!

    Sorry if this is a little too personal but could really do with some reassurance.


    I am on the contraceptive pill, and have been for about 5 years, I have tried two sorts, and have been on my most recent for about 3years.

    In the past 3years since I have been on this pill I havent bled while I've been on and that was totally normal according to the nurse. I just sort of got the symptoms, with occasional spotting so I knew it was 'that time'. When I was concerned that I started spotting, I went to the clinic and they said it was absolutely normal, and I could bleed whilst on this pill.

    But, this month, for the first time in 3years, I've had a proper period, with the stomach cramp I used to suffer with years ago, headaches, spotty t-zone blah blah blah.
    ITS RUBBISH!!

    Is it because I'm losing weight that I've started to get my period back?

    Sorry if there's too much info!

    Thanks
     
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    Lady who is 57!!! Not had period in 9 years had one last month at my group, she ran to doctor , he said was weight loss boosted her ovulation
     
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    anna_vixen Gold Member

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    Oh my gosh!!

    Thanks for the info!

    x
     
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    I know my periods are more frequent when I am losing weight especially if I have a big loss.
    Hope your ok
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
    I'm feeling a bit better about it now. Thanks.

    x :)
     
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    I had a few months go by with really light periods - My first loss was 10lbs & my period after that was so heavy & painful! I can only assume that it was down to the loss because nothing else had changed. I really hope so.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    It makes me feel kind of normal! x
     
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    My periods have been a nightmare since I've been on SW, getting them every 2 weeks and very heavy and painful but thankfully I've gone 3 weeks and no sign so must have sorted itself out!

    Don't worry hun it's probably just your hormones getting a boost from your losses
     
  10. bunnylovesalan

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    Ever since I have started to lose weight, I suffer with stomach cramps :(
     
  11. anna_vixen

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    I'm sorry you're having such a tough time with your period at the mo :( but like you said hopefully it's sorted itself out!!

    Thanks Hun. :) x
     
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    Aw :( at least I'm not the only one!
    Hope it's not too bad :) x
     
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    Funnily enough, I've not had periods the whole time I've been on my current pill, but they started again a few months back - reading your post has made me wonder if it is, in fact, down to weight loss!!
     
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    Which pill are you on? I'm on cerazette which stops bleeding generally but spotting/periods can sometimes occur. Although I don't bleed I still seem to get spots, bloating and cravings when I would have been due to have a period! Odd!!!
     
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    Since i lost a stone my periods have been very heavy and crampy and last 7 to 8 days whereas before it was so light and lasted for about two or three days x
     
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    My periods have been all over the place since starting SW. I haven't had any dramatic weight loss just the usual 1pm a week.

    I went 7 weeks without having a period then some light spotting then a week gap then a period which lasted for around 8-9 days :(
     
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    Thank you, strong pain killers helps, with a hot water bottle, bath and a loving boyfriend :)

     
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    I am on cerazette too. And I've only ever had spotting before but since I'm losing weight it's been a proper period. :( x
     
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    Aw that's pants about your long period. Thanks for the reply! X
     
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    I cannot think of anything else it could be! Xx :)
     
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    Phew n I thought just me who had trouble on cerazette... It's done nothin but be a pain in the arse the last twelve months!

    I didn't have a period for 12 months. Had to have internal scan. Everythin was fine! And came on my first period in 12 months 2 days later... Then doctors messed up prescription so I was on wrong pill for 6 months.... Went bk as blood pressure rocketed. Then was bk on cerazette a year ago and I have 3 months no period and 3 weeks heavy period and it makes me
    Pass out feel sick and dizzy.

    I can't have other pills as hormones make me bad. Don't wanna try injection or implant or coil.....

    Only got 2 more packs left after the one I'm on so I'm just gona stop takin it!

    As in sept I gonna try for baby number 2 any way. Just a nightmare pill. Not knowin when ur gonna be on
     
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