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    I'm 21and lost 6.5 stone in 16 months on a diet, and currently have a bmi of 19. My periods became increasingly irregular during that time, stopped completely in January this year, and never returned. I saw my GP who ruled out anything serious with blood tests, and was prescribed vit D and iron tablets. I accidently missed a follow up appt and now feel too embarassed to rebook.
    I feel tired despite having taken my meds and unsure whether I should be worried...
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm 21and lost 6.5 stone in 16 months on a diet, and currently have a bmi of 19. My periods became increasingly irregular during that time, stopped completely in January this year, and never returned. I saw my GP who ruled out anything serious with blood tests, and was prescribed vit D and iron tablets. I accidently missed a follow up appt and now feel too embarassed to rebook.
    I feel tired despite having taken my meds and unsure whether I should be worried...

    Are you under a lot of stress?
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    It can happen when dramatic changes occur to the body, I've known girls who have lost a lot of weight and had their periods become unbalanced.

    However there are women who have nothing happen to them (no weight loss or illness) and their period just stops or becomes irregular for no reason.
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    It sounds like you might be a bit underweight. I know your BMI is technically in the "healthy" range, but BMI isn't a particularly reliable measurement... its also possibile that you're anemic or deficient in certain vitamins and minerals.

    Not having a period for this long is definitely NOT normal and I think you know that because you've made this thread, but the only thing we can do on a forum is speculate. You really do need to go back to the doctor. Being embarrassed because you didn't follow up the first time is not a good excuse. You need to take responsibility for your health. No one is going to do it for you.
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    My girlfriend back had something similar. Turned out she was indeed underweight, and had a few other issues too which were picked up by the doctor. I would say go to the doctor 1000% at this point but try not to stress yourself out about it too much.
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    following your dramatic weight loss your body may still think you are in 'famine' mode and is protecting you and preventing you from having to expend all the extra energy being pregnant means ...

    a BMI of 19 is actually quite low

    back to the Doctor for you i think ...
 
 
 
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