Hi everyone, I am 15 years old, weigh around 117-119, putting me at a bmi around 20. I eat around 2300-2400 calories a day and am trying to maintain my weight. I initially got down to around 100 pounds but I have gained up from there. I feel great here, except I still don't have my period! I have a few questions:
1. Recently I have been getting cramps in my lower abdomen, my hair and skin have gotten oily, mild headaches and one day I had some spotting. Are these good signs?
2. The last time I had my period was July 2010 when I weighed 145-140 pounds. Does this mean I have to be at this weight to get my period back? I have no idea what my set point is because I have been overweight my entire life before losing.
Oh my goodness this is exactly like my situation, I'm just like 10ish pounds less. I honestly don't know if those are good signs, maybe they are if it's something new for your body. Haha I've always had oily hair and skin, so definitely not signs for me :P The spotting seems significant though- hopefully you'll get your period soon!
Sorry I don't actually have any useful information, I just thought I'd let you know I'm in the same boat. It's been over 2 years for me, and the last time I had my period naturally I was around 135ish- definitely don't want to go back there. And like you, I was always overweight (150s) so I don't know how much I need to weigh to get my period back either :|
You two sound nearly identical to me. I lost 40 pounds on my own, going from 170 to 130ish over a span of about 1 1/2 - 2 years. I have not had a regular period since January of 2011 (I hit my goal weight of 135 in April 2011). Ever since I've just had some minor spotting every 5 months or so, and the occasional cramping. I've been to two doctors and they think that it's the weight loss, as all my other tests (blood, ultrasound) came back normal.
However they did find that my estrogen was a little low. I was perscribed birth control and have been taking it for less than a week now. My doctor predicts that I'll have a regular working period at the end of next month if it is successful - if not, I'll have to go to a teen ob/gyn specialist. :(
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