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I have absent periods. They have always been light. And I can miss months here and there and go for longer stretches without one at all, but still ovulate...

I think the last one I had was March.. I’ve had a child and conceived no problem. Was told years ago I had PCOS (passing comment in gp) but now wonder if the long stints without periods is just a hypo symptom.

I’m undermedicated- can anyone else relate to absent periods with hypo? I also have low ferritin which is odd but a comment on my last post has prompted me to ask if this is common or not. Absent periods anyone?!

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Jenna it won’t let me tag you

I once mentioned to my doctor I had t had. Period for 6 months, had t worried S my gran who brought me up finished early 30's though I now suspect she had a thyroid problem. Doctor had me on HRT befor I was out of the door! 10 years later it was stopped as new directive said that was long enough but my thyroid was not working S well so went privately to doctor who first diagnosed and he went back to first principles of tracking basal temps. These said I was still ovulating so I was in the phase I can't remember the name of but they wSfn you to take precautions as could still get pregnant. So I was t menopausal when periods stoped but under active thyroid caused it!

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Dee8686 in reply to silverfox7

Crazy isn’t it? I’m hoping mine will sort out when I’m optimal with everything.

Feeling healthy and being normal seems so far away!

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silverfox7 in reply to Dee8686

The like was that being optimal should sort it out! But it's frightening what can happen through ignorance which in this case wasn't down to me!

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