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Question: No Period Since Stopping BCP

 ashlusk - Mon May 04, 2009 3:27 pm

I stopped taking the pill in Febuary and have not had a period since. I always had a normal period until about 5 months before I started BCP i did not have a period due to excercising a lot and losing weight. I do not do much cardio anymore and have gained weight back. Why hasn't my period returned? Will it go back to normal now since I stopped excercising a lot?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed May 13, 2009 10:01 pm

User avatar Hello,
Exercising to excess can stop your periods, as will being underweight. It's probably because your body knows it would not be able to sustain a pregnancy when in a compromised state like that so ovulation often stops. It likely will resume in time but birth control pills are strong hormones that can disrupt your cycles. It often takes several months for them to resume normally. I would not be alarmed but you should be sure you are getting enough nutrition and that you are of a normal BMI.

If you have an eating disorder or any other condition, it is always wise to see a doctor for help. A general physical exam with blood work might not be a bad idea to be sure everything is healthy.

Best wishes.

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