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Looking for advice from others who might have been in this situation, assuming I;m not the only one! Quick background- I've run for 8 years and I'm currently doing less milage but more quailty session than previously. Average about 25 miles a week. I have never had any problems with my periods before (I'm 32).
My period stopped compleetly last Oct. Didn't get lighter beforehand, just stopped. I waitied 6 months then went to the Dr. They said to wait another 3 months which I did. HAving gone back I've had all my hormones tested and they have come back normal. I've been told my issue is probably due to 'excessive excercise' and to stop running distances. I know that running can affect your cycle but I wouldn't have thought 25 miles a week was 'excessive' especially given that in previous years I have run much higher milage with no problems. I eat well and have a BMI of 19. I weigh 9 stones and am 5'6 so pretty much normal size wise. I love my job and am under no stress at work/home.
I'm very reluctant to stop running as I do feel, at the moment, it's a bit of a cop out from my GP. Although it's an improvement on the first GP (male) I saw who told me to make another apt with a famale GP or 'google it'....