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From: asher (host-249-167.resnet.pdx.edu -131.252.249.167)
Subject: amenorrhea-hope this is okay for a general audience...
Date: January 25, 2006 at 4:36 pm PST

Hi, I am a somewhat ex-vegan who eats some occasional cheese, usually on
a slice of pizza of which I will have no more than a couple of slices
per week (Im in college and this is convenience food, people!)
Anyhow, my issue is this: I excercise a lot-running. I run between
2-6 miles per day. I am at a healthy weight for my height at 5'7" and
roughly 122 lbs. However, I have not had a mentrual period in over 2.5
years. A couple of years ago I had anorexia but I was hospitalized and
have since recovered, I was 94 lbs at my lowest weight.
I have gone through phases where I have eaten quite a bit since
then. It seems like no matter what I do- lay off the excercise, up the
caloric intake, etc, my periods have just adiosed into oblivion. What
should I do? Should I be worried? Should I be using additional
precaution beyond coitus interruptus with my boyfriend even though I
know we are both STD free and monogamous?
Is there a chance that I might be permanantly infertile or
sterile? As messed up as this sounds, I dont think I would mind that (Im
in my early 20s though and the biological clock anxiety has yet to
strike) I would appreciate any feedback from other women. I am aware
that this board is not necessarily intended for health discussions nor
is it gender restricted. Hopefully I have not offended anyone by raising
this topic here.

Thanks!!



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