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Ughhh Am I Ever Going to Get My Period???

I haven't had my period in a month and a half. I had been over eating during the heat wave.and stopped working out at gym, and gained weight right away!!. Then I went back to gym work outs. I have never felt so bloated before, and its all after stopping my binging . So whats with the delayed menses, water retention, and weight gained in the last month. I feel so powerless and really agitated. But, now my period is overdue , late in other words, and i just don't have a clue???

I havent had my period in

I havent had my period in over 2 years. my weight is fully restored to what it was before i got sick. I'm thinking toput on a little more weight and see what happens. if not going to a doctor.

Im underweight and still get

Im underweight and still get mine like clockwork!

Give it time...

From what I've read, most women need a certain level of body fat for their hormone system to work properly. The level varies from person to person, so some are more sensitive to low body weight when it comes to having a period. Some people can technically be a healthy weight and not get their period until they gain more, and some can be underweight and still menstruate. But not getting your period means that the body thinks it doesn't have enough resources. So I suppose it may mean you need to gain more weight, or it may mean your body just needs more time to recover. Either way, maybe it would be best to give it some time and patirence?

I think returning to work after Summer off jolted my system a bi

All Summer I was not eating enough and hibernating from the extreme hot weather. Then when I returned to work in late Aug , I dove right into F/T daily work schedule, no microwave or other appliance for prepping meals now and living like an astronaut. Not sure if perhaps drinking that all day make keep the periods away. But think my female system is still in shock after having Summer to myself and Now feeling a bit Rushed even in these RUDE tail gators on the road while commuting to and fro my daily jobs. People drive very rapidly and very closely behind others round here and its Really quite Frustrating too.

As previous posters mentioned

As previous posters mentioned, it can take some time for your period to be restored after an eating disorder. I am not a medical professional and so cannot make any specific recommendations or answer specifically as to why it hasn’t returned. I would suggest you talk to your medical professional to perhaps rule out secondary causes and also consider talking to your treatment team or dietician as well. If you don’t have one, the NEDA Helpline can point your in the right direction. You can reach them at Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST) at 1-800-931-2237

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