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Missing Menstrual Period
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I am new to the gluten-free world as I just got diagnosed this month. My major issue which drove me to get tested (besides all the stomach issues) was missed menstrual periods. I have gotten my period twice since January 2006. My most recent period was September 2007. After a lot of tests, my gyno said that this was "normal" for someone on birth control for a long period of time. I never felt at ease with this b/c it's just not normal to lose your period for that long. With my diagnosis, I'm finally at ease because it just makes sense now.

So, for my questions:

Has anyone else had/have this problem?

And with a gluten free diet, how long did it take to get your period back?

I never thought I would say this ... but I can't wait to get it. My husband and I are not currently trying to have children, but this will help me feel at ease knowing that I will be able too. :D

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Are you still on b/c?

It may be normal for whatever type you're using.

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Are you still on b/c?

It may be normal for whatever type you're using.

Yes. I am still on birth control but always take the week off for my sugar pills. Also, I forgot to add that my periods were always very normal prior to losing them.

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I think a lot of people have problems with not menstruating when their bodies aren't being adequately nourished, which is certainly a problem for a great many celiacs, especially pre-diagnosis.

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I'm not on birth control, but I have the same problem. My gyno wanted me to go on birth control to make periods more regular. I thought they did that. When I go gluten free I get mine within a month. Sometimes within the next few days. When I very first went gluten free I got mine 2 days later.

Also, my doc was kinda worried I wasn't menstruating at all because it can be a symptom of a lot of serious diseases. But since you're on birth control and i never was it may be different for you.

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