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So over the past few months I've lost about 3 kilos and am now technically underweight. Now I know this can cause irregular periods, and the most likely cause of my weight loss is stress, but how likely is it that it's the other way round?
(I've had blood tests that have come up clear for anything "medical" as the cause of my weight loss and basically got told to eat more.)
Before I lost this weight, my periods had been quite erratic (anything from 18 to 35 days) and I'd had hysteroscopy treatment for fibroids a year or so before that.
But now my cycle seems really long - 42 days and now 37 days and counting, so is this long cycle from weight loss or peri?
Apart from an erratic cycle I haven't had too many other symptoms thankfully - very tender breasts being the most obvious one.
Interestingly the blood test results showed a vitamin D deficiency, and taking a supplement has actually helped me feel heaps better emotionally. So I'm still left wondering whether stress (and I've been busy) is causing these long cycles or peri or a combination....
I guess I'm fairly unusual to be losing weight at my time of life (late 40s) but it's not at all deliberate!
Sorry, this is a bit of a ramble. Perhaps another symptom of peri that I have is that I don't always make a lot of sense and start out thinking I know exactly what I'm going to say and then end up not being able to express myself at all!
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