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So all my life I have had period issues. When I was a teen and into my early 20's I was on birth control pills to give me more normal and regular periods. Was also told that it would help my PCOS, Endometriosis and Adenomyosis . My GYN really wanted me to get a hysterectomy saying that was really the only thing that would cure that stuff but I wasn't ready. I was also young and not sure if I wanted another kid or not. So I didn't get it and stuck to the pills.

And the BC pills worked for a while. Until about 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with high BP. Then the doc took me off of them. I was back to square one with the monster Migraines, heavy, clotty periods, the periods coming whenever they felt and staying as long as they wanted sometimes lasting like 14 days at a time, etc. Right around the time I was diagnosed with high BP and taken off, I was also diagnosed with Insulin Resistance. So my endocrinologist put me on Metformin and said that would help the IR and PCOS/Endometriosis/Adenomyosis issues and help me becomes regular again without BC pills. And it did!! I would get my period like clockwork within a few days time (usually every 28-33 days). And it usually only lasted like 4 days.

So I get the sleeve surgery and was told that my periods could be irregular to start. It was kinda heavy the first few times after surgery and lasted a lil longer than normal but nothing nuts. One of my main goals for getting surgery was to get off of my medication or at least have it cut down. Well on September 13th I had my Metformin cut in half by my regular doc! Needles to say I was very happy! However I now think it's the reason my period is 47 days into my cycle today, 16 days late!! Like I said, I had gone to the doc Sept 13th and got my last period on Sept 17th. I've yet to have one since!!

I swear weeks ago I felt like I was gonna get it. I had the aches, the tenderness down there and in my breasts, etc. so I'm not sure why it hasn't come. Has anyone experienced this? I do believe it's due to the Metformin being cut in half. Otherwise it would be very coincidental it was anything else like me going through the change/menopause suddenly when I've had no other signs or symptoms thus far.

Has anyone gone through something similar? And no, no chance of being pregnant. Hubby was fixed years ago. Don't really wanna have to go on the pill again just to be regular. And especially not now since my BP meds have also been cut down and I'm doing great BP-wise.

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a lot of women experience screwed up cycles the first few weeks or months after surgery because of extra estrogen (or so they say...). Estrogen is stored in fat cells, so it's released during rapid weight loss. For most people, it'll eventually stabilize. However, with your medical history and various meds, your situation may be more complicated than that.

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1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

a lot of women experience screwed up cycles the first few weeks or months after surgery because of extra estrogen (or so they say...). Estrogen is stored in fat cells, so it's released during rapid weight loss. For most people, it'll eventually stabilize. However, with your medical history and various meds, your situation may be more complicated than that.

I figured at almost 6 months out this would no longer be an issue/related to the surgery. It just seems awfully strange that this happened right after I cut the Metformin dose in half. I wonder if there is something I can get that will normalize my period without actually going on the pill. I'm so out of the loop when it comes to that sort of thing. LOL

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8 minutes ago, SummerTimeGirl said:

I figured at almost 6 months out this would no longer be an issue/related to the surgery. It just seems awfully strange that this happened right after I cut the Metformin dose in half. I wonder if there is something I can get that will normalize my period without actually going on the pill. I'm so out of the loop when it comes to that sort of thing. LOL

oh sorry - I didn't catch that you're six months out. Yes - if it were related to surgery, it probably would have stabilized by now.

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I’m 7 months out and still have very unusual cycles. This is the norm for me, but I’ve found my symptoms are greatly exacerbated even after losing 100+ lbs. I don’t haveh any advice other than I feel your pain!

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I too have PCOS. Not had my surgery yet, but my very wise OBGYN told me hormones are slow to come around. What you’re seeing today is the result of what you were doing related to hormones 9 months ago. The initial stuff is related to that excess estrogen, further out is just probably more hormonal as I’m not back to a normal hormone yet. Hopefully time will tell and be better 3-6 months from now. I’m no doctor, just a nurse, but what he said made sense to me.

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8 minutes ago, mrsjo said:

I too have PCOS. Not had my surgery yet, but my very wise OBGYN told me hormones are slow to come around. What you’re seeing today is the result of what you were doing related to hormones 9 months ago. The initial stuff is related to that excess estrogen, further out is just probably more hormonal as I’m not back to a normal hormone yet. Hopefully time will tell and be better 3-6 months from now. I’m no doctor, just a nurse, but what he said made sense to me.

I sure do hope it goes back to normal eventually. I don't like not knowing when it's coming nor this extreme bloatedness I'm experiencing. I swear I'm retaining like 8lbs of Water weight right now. It's nuts. And of course I'm no longer on my prescribed water pill (that went with my BP pill) so no help there either. Ugh!

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maybe you are entering peri- menopause, My periods were all over the place before surgery up to 6 months between then monthly for 6 six months then another big gap. Had a period immediately after surgery after a 6 month gap then fell face first into hot flushes mood swings etc , I thought righto menopause, got onto Patches as I just couldn't cope with the surgery recovery and menopause fast forward 4 months and i have had 2 periods but yes all over the place ............ so much fun going through this 😜

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41 minutes ago, SleeverSk said:

maybe you are entering peri- menopause, My periods were all over the place before surgery up to 6 months between then monthly for 6 six months then another big gap. Had a period immediately after surgery after a 6 month gap then fell face first into hot flushes mood swings etc , I thought righto menopause, got onto Patches as I just couldn't cope with the surgery recovery and menopause fast forward 4 months and i have had 2 periods but yes all over the place ............ so much fun going through this 😜

Yeah that's what me and my doc thought until he tested me (Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Luteinizing Hormone, Estradiol, etc.) and my numbers are still no where near menopause or perimenopause. LOL We joked about being almost 50 and still not even close to it (perimenopause). Anyway, it eventually came and it's been normal again since so who knows.

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