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no period? heather.frankum TTC since Dec 2011; Georgia 12 posts
8th Aug '13

i have been having this problem for a few years. im not pregnant but i have no period.i can only have medically induced periods such as taking birth control pills or another prescribed medication.if im not taking the pill regularly i dont menstruate. anybody else have this problem or possibly know what it is?

Shauna Bauer G 1 child; British Columbia 82 posts
8th Aug '13

Could be PCOS look it up and compare symptoms. Have you talked to a doctor about it? If not go see your doctor and get checked for PCOS.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2714 posts
8th Aug '13

Has your doctor tested your hormone levels?



I went 9 years without a period, I had to take BC or Provera to get one. I stopped getting my period because of PCOS issues. Once I finally got pregnant and had my daughter my period started on its own, it was pretty regular too.



Before I got pregnant I tried BC and Metformin for years to regulate me.

heather.frankum TTC since Dec 2011; Georgia 12 posts
8th Aug '13

they tested me thyroid and said it was normal and few other things idr what it was a few months ago bc i have fibrocystic breasts.(i thought it was cancer). but i have compared symptoms and its kinda inconclusive (im no doctor). ive thought about going to the doc for the tests to see if thats what i have bc my bf and i are talking bout getting married in the next couple of years and wanting to have a baby soon after.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2714 posts
8th Aug '13
Quoting heather.frankum:" they tested me thyroid and said it was normal and few other things idr what it was a few months ago bc ... [snip!] ... what i have bc my bf and i are talking bout getting married in the next couple of years and wanting to have a baby soon after."


Other hormone levels besides thyroid can make you irregular. If you think you might have PCOS go ask your doctor to run these tests;



  • FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) - will be normal or low with PCOS
  • LH (Lutenizing Hormone) - will be elevated
  • LH/FSH ratio - This ratio is normally about 1:1 in premenopausal women, but with PCOS a ratio of greater than 2:1 or 3:1 may be considered diagnostic.
  • Prolactin - will be normal or low (elevated in hyperprolactinemia)
  • Testosterone - total and/or free; usually elevated
  • DHEAS - frequently mildly elevated with PCOS; may be done to rule out a virilizing adrenal tumor in women with rapidly advancing hirsutism
  • Estrogens - may be normal or elevated
  • Sex hormone binding globulin (SBGH) - may be reduced
  • Androstenedione - may be elevated
  • hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) - used to check for pregnancy; negative unless pregnant
  • Lipid profile (low HDL, high LDL, and cholesterol, elevated triglycerides)
  • Glucose - fasting and/or a glucose tolerance test; may be elevated
  • Insulin - often elevated
heather.frankum TTC since Dec 2011; Georgia 12 posts
8th Aug '13

thank you so much