So I had my last 'naturally-coming' period more than a year ago.
During the time it had to come(las January) I was having an extremely stressful time in my life, because I was on the week skiing trip with my class. I was crying almost the whole week(because of bullying) and undereating(they gave us just a little food). I had no fresh fruit or vegetable during that week, drank just 1-2 liters a day(even if I burned a lot because of skiing we practised) and was very sad and unhappy. It just didn't came.
I was waiting and in February/March I became vegan. From the start of course the unhealthy one, but after some time I started to avoid the sugar, white flour etc and became the healthier one,but still with lots of gluten, nuts/seeds, soy and not much fruit. I was undereating.
I went to the doctor and she gave me an hormonal injection. My period came but then it stopped again.
I went to another doctor and she gave some 'natural pills' but I don't take them anymore because they're covered with gelatine. The second doctor gave me the injection another two times but period didn't came even after that. They did me some tests but my hormones seem to be OK.
Why I'm writing this- I know that my body needs time to heal and I must stay 100% raw and not underat anymore. That's what I'm doing now. I started 80/10/10 in August but with occasional cooked food. Now I'm finally determinated to do it properly.
But I have to see my doctor at the end of January and she will definitely give me another injection or describe any pills or whatever. But I don't want! I hided my last pills in my wardrobe so that's easy but I can't avoid getting an injection. Last time I had lots of pimples because of that, lack of energy and I was extremely moody.
What should I do? Should I avoid my doctor's appoitment? She wanted to give me that hormonal-injection even last time and I persuaded to do it next time. So it's waiting for me. I don't want any chemicals in my body anymore!
I have everything except good relationships. I don't have much friends right now and I don't understand with my school 'friends' a lot but I can talk with them politely at least. I have quite good relationships with my parents, in past I used to argue with them all the time!
But I feel great even if I don't have many friends around and I'm realising that I started to happier alone or just with my best friend because I have my free space then and feel more opened and comfortable.
My BMI is now OK. I'm 180 cm and 65-67kg so that's around 20,4. In the past it was lower-around 18.5 so I think my period stopped mostly because of losing lots of weight(around 8kgs).
good point, Helen are you doing the 80/10/10 and eating 2000 cal per day or more? are you eating your greens/veggies and your fats 4% -10%????
Yes. I eat 3000+ cals a day. I don't eat any overt fats. I keep them to be just 5% of my diet. I eat 100 raw(+dried dates). I drink 4liters of water a day. I eat celery and iceberg lettuce on regular bases. I'm exercising every day.
If you have a very low percentage of body fat, you will not have a period. This happened to me in high school. I was very very active in track/field, cheerleading, etc.
However, I did not take any medication. I gained a little more weight with time. Then my period returned.
The menstrual cycle is influenced by hormones including estrogen/progesterone. Their production can be altered based on body fat. In fact, too much fat can cause ovulation to cease altogether. It is a delicate balance. It is quite normal for young females to have irregular cycles, and skip periods. They also may not ovulate regularly.
Since you are younger, and are not interested in child bearing. I would simply concentrate on proper calories consumption and healthy activity. I think everything else will fall into place. Again, I would just have a talk with the doctor, because you should not be forced to take birth control pills.
You said:"I eat 3000+ cals a day. I don't eat any overt fats. I keep them to be just 5% of my diet. I eat 100 raw(+dried dates). I drink 4liters of water a day. I eat celery and iceberg lettuce on regular bases. I'm exercising every day."
This to me seems very healthy, and you are young so your body needs less time to both heal and adapt to diet changes.
But if you still are unsure about if you are ovulating, could it help to check your basal temperature?
If you check your basal temperature every morning throughout the month, and you notice a slight temperature rise once a month then you know you are ovulating. No matter if you are bleeding or not.
Thanks for the idea.
I will do this, I want to be sure that my body is working.
Glad to help :-)
The temperature rise will last until the egg is discarded, when the bleeding would normally (but not naturally) start. If you are ovulating I would guess, based on reading other womyns experiences here on 30BaD, that instead of bleeding you might have extra mucus during this period.
Those of you of the wonderful female gender, please object if I am wrong here.
A thermometer called basal thermometer is used for this. They are extra sensitive, which is good because the temperature rise is not great. But it is consistent.
I don't have experience with a girlfriend doing this, yet, my suggestion is purely based on my own reading.
THIS IS THE BEST ADVICE OUT OF EVERYTHING - please try this Helen, I will as well
I'm measuring my basal temperature for 2 months and I'm ovulating. I had very light period last month, so I do not worry about my body much.
I'm finally giving it what it needs(4000 kcals a day, lots of water, greens, exercise and sleep) and it really needs time to get to normal after a year with overexercising and undereating and before that years with no exercise and tons of animal products.
But thanks for your reply:)