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    I've been to four gynecologists in the past year and none know what to tell me. My last period was in January and before that was September. I was on the Mini Pill for years and didn't get a period at all, which the doctors told me was rare but could happen on the pill. Once I went off I had semi-regular periods for a couple months and then this. I'll have a day of spotting once every few months, but mostly nothing.

    I'm 37, 132 pounds, and I exercise but not like crazy. I'm not extremely stressed out. I eat a lot. The doctors have tested me for everything they can think of and this is what they found:
    5/30/2018 8/10/2018 8/24/2018 10/2/2018 5/11/2019
    FSH 8.6 4.6
    LH 1.5 <1
    ESTRADIOL 15 40 <10
    PROGESTERONE 0.2 0.3
    TESTOSTERONE 13 20 25
    So I'm not going into early menopause since I have ovarian reserve, but my estrogen is super low as well as my progesterone. I was told that I have eggs but I don't get the signal from my brain to ovulate and no one knows why. Has anyone been through anything similar? I'm at a total loss and really don't want to get back on the pill because it makes me fat and sluggish.

  • Hey there. This is a really tough one. Mainly, because I'm not an OB-GYN.

    Have you spoken with your doctor about what the potential causes for low estrogen and progesterone in someone your age could be? I am not certain that having eggs left means you can't be going through peri-menopause.

    Perhaps, you should see a hormone specialist instead of an OB-GYN and see if that helps? Someone who looks at ALL your hormone levels, not just your reproductive ones. If certain vitamin levels are low (like B and C and zinc) it can affect hormone production.

    This is important. Low estrogen can cause other things like bone loss. I recommend finding a specialist who will look at the whole picture.
    "Be what you're looking for."

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