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Could do with some support

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snowberry86 Thu 18-Dec-14 17:29:20

I don't usually post here but I could do with some support and don't really have anywhere else to go.

I am 28 and came off the pill in March. Since then my periods have been all over the place, cycles have ranged from 25 days to 7 days and I've had months of constant light spotting/bleeding. None of my periods have been heavy enough for me to really think they even class as periods. I've also lost 2 stone (making me incredibly underweight) and my boobs have disappeared!

I'm sodding fed up!

Jcandy Thu 18-Dec-14 18:00:54

Hi snowberry, have you been to see your gp about all this? Were you trying to lose weight?

snowberry86 Thu 18-Dec-14 20:28:38

No I haven't been trying to lose weight, it's just fallen off me.

I saw my GP a few weeks back and had blood tests, everything was normal. Went back last week as had lost even more weight and have more bloods done. Getting results of them tomorrow morning.

I've dropped down to 7st10 and am 5ft8 so looking horribly thin at the minute.

Jcandy Thu 18-Dec-14 21:32:08

Do you think you've been eating normally? Have you been stressed at all recently? I feel for you and I can understand how you might be fed up. Hope you get some answers soonthanks

Rufus200 Thu 18-Dec-14 21:49:32

Hi Snowberry

I'm 5'9'' and the lowest I've ever been was 8st7 and I went down to a size 6 then. My weight loss was due to extreme stress that had caused a massive flare up of my IBS. I had lots of symptoms though and no matter what I ate I lost weight! I spent most of my days in the toilet.

Your periods will be due to the fact that your body doesn't have enough stores to be able to cycle.

Did they check your thyroid? it isn't often done on standard panels
I would also have checked for a pancreatic problem that would affect you being able to absorb fat. Pancreatic enzymes need checking and also folate cobalamin to look for crohns disease. Diabetes is another cause but that should have been on a standard panel.

Go back to our GP and kick up a fuss. Having that low a body condition score needs investigating!

snowberry86 Fri 19-Dec-14 07:42:46

Thanks guys. They checked thyroid and diabetes at first screen. This time they have apparently done coeliac and hormones. I don't feel unwell but am obviously worried about the weight loss.

I have been under a fair amount of stress and have even slightly less so that will have contributed to it but I'm not sure that is enough to have lost so much and I'm eating as I always have done now but the weight won't go back on!

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