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bf for 13m haven't fed for 7m now and periods all over the place or not at all, is this normal?

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starsandstripes Wed 01-Jun-11 16:51:16

Ds is now 20m and I think since he's been born I've had two very light periods. In this time I have taken a pregnancy test about 5 weeks ago, the day I went to the dr complaining of being overtired and also asked to be put on the pill. He told me not to take the pill until I have another period but it still hasn't come! So probably haven't had a period for maybe 9-12 weeks can't really remember. But If I was pregnant why didn't it show up when I tested 5 weeks ago?? (I've ordered more tests arriving tomo)

I've put on weight
Am always tired
have irregular periods
Have had bloods taken for anemia (came back normal)

What the hell is wrong with my body? I have two ds's don't really want anymore children.

Posted this in health but thought I may get a few more replies here! Hopefully grin

TINKERBELLE33 Thu 02-Jun-11 14:32:54

Sorry I can't help much but I can sympathise as I have had a similar experience. BF for 16 1/2 months with no periods. After about 4 months got regular periods with 6 wk cycle - then nothing for almost 4 months. Went to GP as negative pg tests, but had some symptoms plus more worrying ones too. Had bloods taken including early menopause but all clear. Was waiting for a scan but periods returned and symptoms went so am happy for the time being. GP thinks it could be down to stress and/or the fact I have lost over 2 stones in weight, (though this is unlikely as I have done this very slowly). With DC1 I BF for 11 months but had no periods for 2 yrs - was bliss though cost a fortune on PG tests! It's probably just your body and hormones adjusting, plus having 2 DCs is hard work. If you continue to be worried go back to your GP.

hope this puts your mind at ease a little.

foreverondiet Thu 02-Jun-11 19:37:45

Go back to GP. After breastfeeding hormones and periods should be back to normal certainly within a few of months

Could it be an underactive thyroid? - your symptoms - weight gain, irregular periods and tiredness is what I had when I was diagnosed.

itisnotacompetitionyouknow Thu 02-Jun-11 23:37:52

I was also thinking underactive thyroid from the symptoms you have explained. I hope you get some answers soon.

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