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Menstrual Cycle loss due to bulimia - can I have babies?

by Shortty

I've been Bulimic since I was 15 and now I am 18...

I haven't had my period for almost 3 months... before this, my doctor gave me birth controls because before I would always have my cycle out of control... I'd have my period twice a month and with a duration of 7 days. So she gave me birth controls to get my period in order... But, now not even with birth controls I am getting my period.

I feel so bad I don't know what to do... and if I GOOGLE a the web, they say that when this happens a lot of problems can happen... One of them - and the one I care the most of - is that I might not be able to have babies.. is this true?

Shaye Says

Hi Shortty!

When you lose your periods it is called amenorrhea - and yes, if you don't address it, it can result in you not being able to have babies one day...

The best thing that you could do is go back to your doctor and let her know what is happening. Open up to her about your bulimia and she could possibly point you in the direction of professional help...

Alternatively, please use my site as much as you need to get bulimia recovery advice and inspiration. I had bulimia for 10 years and then recovered - I know that you can recover too.

Stay strong!


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