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My periods have always been irregular. Before today, I hadn't had my period in over 150 days. I was diagnosed with PCOS around August last year. I was told weight loss and exercise were my only hopes of salvation. I get pretty bad back pain, so I don't exercise very much, but I try to here and there. I've been really working on my weight loss since December through dieting.

This past week, I have not lost ANYTHING. My diet is all the same **** I normally eat and I may even be moving more now than previously. Went to the bathroom today and found out I had a surprise visit from Aunt Flo (on Valentine's Day, no less - perfect timing, as usual). Now I am sitting here, having cramps from hell, wondering if maybe the weight loss stall has to do with my menstrual cycle starting back up. Anyone else experience this?

Here's to hoping my body will figure this out soon and get back to making progress. 😅

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While I do not have PCOS, I have always found that my weight loss efforts have stalled around my period.

For me, i am guaranteed a little stall around ovulation and my period. It feels frustrating because as you said, you are doing everything the same. For me, I know I just have to ride out the stall for a few days and then it's back on track. I'm not sure if that's the same for PCOS since I know there is some irregularities in the cycle, but I would like to think it's not too far off base.

Hang in there and keep holding steady. All your hard work with catch up to you soon!

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Thanks for the responses, ladies! I had been basically begging to finally have my period and now that it's here.. I wish I could take it back. 😂 As @MsMocie said, it's what you'd normally go through, but 1000x worse.

Time to ride this one out..

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