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Question: Havent had a period in months have gained a lot of weight

 Enigmatic4u - Sat May 14, 2005 2:49 pm


I am 29 years old with one child. My son is 14. For the past year I have had an irregular period or no period at all. I have gained a lot of weight in the past 2 years, over 50 pounds. I lost my job 2 years ago and I started to put on weight then. I have tried to get rid of the weight, but I just can't seem to do it. I have a history of mental illness and am on quite a bit of medication. I stopped taking my birth control pills about a month ago hoping that this would fix the problem.
Is there anyone that has any idea what could be wrong? If so please let me know.

Thank you,
Enigma :(
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Sat May 14, 2005 2:56 pm

User avatar What meds are you taking? Many of them do cause significant weight gain. The two (irregular period and weight gain) are not necessarily connected. Severe stress, anxiety and depression can all affect your cycle. Have you had a recent gynecological exam? (Pap smear)?

What have you done to lose weight? Special diets do not work, so if that is what you've done, it doesn't count. You have to eat healthy foods and smaller portions and it isn't going to happen without regular excercise - at least 4 times per week.
 Feathers - Wed May 18, 2005 5:19 am

Hi there,

There is the possibility that you could be pregnant--have you had a pregnancy blood
test? Another possibility could be thyroid-related---I urge you to get your TSH level
tested and other thyroid panels done. Just ask your doctor for a CBC, urine test,
and thyroid panel, also a pregnancy test.
Lastly, you could be menopausal or premenopausal and therefore eating more or
retaining more weight. Again, a visit to the doctor is in order.
Also re female health, various kinds of cysts, fatty tumors and ovarian tumors and cysts
can cause weight gain. I would go to an experienced gynecologist as well and request
a complete ultrasound of your uterus and ovaries.
Good Luck to you!
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Wed May 18, 2005 8:50 am

User avatar OOPS! I answered the wrong thread! I apologize for the worthless advice!! :oops:

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