Kick start my cycle

@CatEyes (2449)
United States
February 10, 2007 4:12am CST
OK, I need some help kick starting my menstrual cycle here. It is now almost 4 months and the doctors are not worried? I need to get on some kind of cycle here. I am 27, and yes I am over weight (gained 50 in 9 months) and I am eating healthy, just lost 8 pounds etc. What can a person do to kick start things? Please, information on the topic would be great. On Jan 28th I spotted for 2 days and nothing. Was that my period?? That's all? And no, I am not pregnant. So I can rule that out.
1 person likes this
4 responses
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Regular exercise and keeping fit and healthy can help regulate the menstrual cycle. On the other hand, exercising too much and overstressing the body can have a negative effect on the hormones to the extent that menstruation may cease. Hormones influence your periods. If they are not in balance, the cycle will similarly be affected. If a you periods are very irregular, you can ask your doctor to measure the hormones in you blood to find out if your hormones are out of balance. This will give a rough indication as to whether there is a serious hormonal problem. Pituitary or thyroid is first thought too. Thre is a chance of polycystic ovaries too. Found through blood tests. I have heard this is really treatable too. Hope this helps!!
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (43363)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Yes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is treatable, but don't wait as long as I did to find a COMPETENT doctor. I lost 80% of my hair because it took them so long to find out it was PCOS. And it won't grow back.
1 person likes this
@Stephanie5 (2953)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Did you get the depo shot? It's a birth control shot that lasts for 3 months but can cause you not to have a period for up to 1 1/2 years just off one shot. If you didn't, I would definitely be going to get a second opinion. It's just not healthy to go that long without one. You could have several different things going on. How many pregnancy tests have you taken?
@apky12 (776)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Do your doctors think that you are ovulating? Have they had you take an u/s for cysts? These 2 things could be definite reasons for not have a cycle. If you aren't ovulating you may not have a cycle. If you have cysts, this can cause you to not have a cycle either.
1 person likes this
@AmbiePam (43363)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Have you tried jogging every day? I heard that exercise in that manner might help keep a girl regular. If it hasn't started in a few weeks, you might want to consider the possibility you have PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This doesn't require you to have cysts on your ovaries, but it can cause irregular periods, weight gain, loss of hair, or excessive hair. Just a thought. Also, I am not sexually active, but I am on birth control. They keep females on a regular cycle as well as the added benefits of preventing migraines and reducing chances of ovarian cancer. Good luck!