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outcast2005

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outcast2005 asked:

27 Apr 2012

Is it normal to skip periods for more than 4 months at a time?

I have an irregular period and it comes about every 4 months. I heard that skipping occurs often when you first start, but I am 25 years old. I thought it might be due to my anorexia, but I'm not really sure. I haven't gone to a gynecologist since I went twp years ago and I was wondering if I should visit my doctor about it.

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terrikuhn

terrikuhn says:

Posted on 27 Apr 2012

Well, my period skips about 2 months...

silence_

silence_ says:

Posted on 27 Apr 2012

It can be due to your anorexia. One of the MANY side effects of an ED / EDNOS is Amenorrhea, which is the loss of menstrual period for at least 3 months to x amount of time. This comes as a result of many things your body is having to go through because of the lack of nutrients and fat needed to survive. It goes into survival mode, because at that point, it is not necessary to reproduce, but it's main concern is keeping the organs functioning. Thyroid levels are reduced (Hypothyroidism : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001393/ ) but stress hormones are increased , which reduces reproductive hormones that causes regular cycles, to the point where you're not going to get them for months and months and months. The good news is, it should return once you begin to put on more weight rather than face osteoporosis (which amenorrhea can cause) and all the complications that could arise from it. So , please do visit your doctor about it, they will help more efficiently than us. Although, it could be just your regular cycle is odd, you might want to realize all the symptoms associated with Anorexia and do your best to stay healthy...

dreynaboo

dreynaboo says:

Posted on 29 Apr 2012

Some people have irregular periods their entire life

aclockwork0013

aclockwork0013 says:

Posted on 29 Apr 2012

It could very well be due to anorexia. However, you should be careful since anorexia can cause infertility once your periods stop altogether. Visit your doctor and get his or her opinion on your problem.

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