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Ladies: Athletic Amenorrhea? (Read 160 times)


Bad Ass

    It did say ladies in the title, so you were warned.... Wink

     

    Y'all need a ladies only group Roll eyes

     

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        I could post this in the sub-4 group Roll!

         

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          Pregnancy is the obvious answer that springs to mind....but if you say no way then I'm not sure.

           

          I've been on the pill for 9 years, but before tgat my periods were crazzzzzy  irregular and any change would set it off.  Exercise, stress, sleep  changes, schedule changes, diet changes..... for example when I was in middle and high school I never ONCE got it in the summer. I think the complete change of routine threw my cycle so out of whack it couldn't adjust. Has your cycle ever been sensitive before to these types of thingsin the past? And have you had any otber changes in schedule or stress level lately? Even in a positive way like more free time or less stress?

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          notimeforthat


            Banshee,

             

            You need to see your OB/Gyn or PCP and have them draw a hormone panel (LH, FSH, TSH, T3, Free T4, prolactin). Amenorrhea can be caused by cycles where you don't ovulate and it may be that you are having anovulatory or oligoovulatory cycles. It is not a big deal unless you are trying to get pregnant, then it can present a problem (obviously).

             

            I had issues with this and was having oligoovulatory cycles (your PCP will have you keep menstrual calendars for a few months and can easily tell if something is up). The biggest issue was that it took over a year to get pregnant with our first, but the subsequent kids were not an issue.

             

            BCP can help regulate some of those issues, but check with your PCP or OB/Gyn.


            No more marathons

              How sad is it that I read all of this?

              Even googled diva cup.

              Not sure I can sleep now.


              Bad Ass

                Don't worry.  The first time I heard about it, I went sleepless too.

                 

                How sad is it that I read all of this?

                Even googled diva cup.

                Not sure I can sleep now.

                Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                No more marathons

                  Don't worry.  The first time I heard about it, I went sleepless too.

                   

                  LOL - good night Damaris.


                  Pura Vida

                    Um, I've decided not to worry about it so far since I have a Mirena.  But I used to get periods even with the Mirena.  Figured I'd mention it at my next Dr. visit, until then just enjoying the time off!

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                    Awood_Runner


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                      I didn't know what athletic amenorrhea was, but have a lot of respect for Banshee as a runner and was worried.  So, I clicked this thread.  I have nothing to contribute accept that my fiance is a huge Diva Cup advocate.

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                        I didn't know what athletic amenorrhea was, but have a lot of respect for Banshee as a runner and was worried.  So, I clicked this thread.  I have nothing to contribute accept that my fiance is a huge Diva Cup advocate.

                         

                        I've heard lots about it, something to think about. I'm experiencing amenorrhea, but mine is from breastfeeding. Not had a period since 2007. I hope you get some answers from your OB/GYN, Banshee.

                        MrNamtor


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                          Get well Banshee! I am OUT of here. Wink

                           

                          Guess they don't have a "runs out screaming" emoticon.


                          Ball of Fury

                            Banshee, after I lost almost 70 pound in 6-7 months, I stopped having periods for about 6 months or so.  I did go to my Ob-Gyn and my female hormone levels were almost non-existent, so I wasn't ovulating.  He wasn't super worried about it, but it can cause early bone loss and osteoporosis (which runs in my family anyway) so we decided to try progesterone to see if it would come back.  Well, four days of that and I turned into a complete nut job (as opposed to the partial nut job that I currently am)!  So, I stopped that and just did birth control pills for a couple months.  That worked and I was able to stop taking them and continue to have regular cycles.  Even though I wasn't underweight when my cycles stopped, my Ob thought the dramatic change in weight plus intense exercise was enough to cause amenorrhea.

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                            Little Blue


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                              How old are you?  Could it be early onset?

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                                How old are you?  Could it be early onset?

                                 

                                Early onset of what??? WTH are you talking about, Little Blue? SHUT UP!

                                 

                                Big grin The Banshee is too young I believe.

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