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<span>I'm nervous to ask this in a community I don't know well yet, but I'm taking my chances in hopes of finding answers for my question ^^;;<br><br>
I've been a vegetarian for about 6 years now, but finally went completely vegan in the beginning of this Summer. So I don't eat any meat or dairy, which I find better for my health anyways and even my new doctors don't agree with dairy. (though they're trying to make me get back on meat...pfft, no chance of that happening >.>; )<br><br>
Anyways, as for female health things....<br>
earlier this year I started having problems with my "cycles," as I'm still 16. ^~^; For some reason the cycles either skip a month or they really do come at a normal time....but it's more often that they skip, and I can't figure out why. o_o<br><br>
I've been currently waiting for 2-3 weeks now for when my cycle should've come. So far, nothing but a bunch of cramps on and off during that time. =\\<br>
Like I said though, it's been going on since the beginning of this year....things are so off schedule and confusing me now. D:<br>
Plus, keep off-mind to ask if I'm pregnant. My simple answer: I NEVER want kids, thus I never want that kind of gross interaction even after marriage as I believe. O_O;<br><br>
I highly doubt there's any other natural way to get pregnant otherwise. xD<br><br>
If you need any physical info on me, I'm around 5' 4" (still growing) and somewhere between 102-106lbs. I'm also not very "developed" compared to most girl peers my age or sometimes younger, in case that has anything to do with this....<br>
As for hormone levels, I had 'em checked just last month (passed out from all the blood they drew though x.x ) and my hormones are completely normal. o_O and yet these cycles make me cramp during the weeks they're supposed to have started. :c<br><br>
So I can't really understand what's going on...my hormone levels are totally normal, except some T3 hormone for energy (which I probably ruined with stupid sleeping habits). D:<br><br>
Anyone know anything to help me? If you also have to know my during-cycle symptoms, they usually involve horrible cramps and heavy bleeding for the first two or three days. I also get really tired from them and sleep A LOT on the first day. o_o<br><br>
So...yeah...that's all I can explain for now. Also, in case you have to know the age I first started my very first cycle, it was age 12....oh the crazy memories. o.o;;</span>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>WolfKat777</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2970849"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><span>I'm nervous to ask this in a community I don't know well yet, but I'm taking my chances in hopes of finding answers for my question ^^;;<br><br>
I've been a vegetarian for about 6 years now, but finally went completely vegan in the beginning of this Summer. So I don't eat any meat or dairy, which I find better for my health anyways and even my new doctors don't agree with dairy. (though they're trying to make me get back on meat...pfft, no chance of that happening >.>; )<br><br>
Anyways, as for female health things....<br>
earlier this year I started having problems with my "cycles," as I'm still 16. ^~^; For some reason the cycles either skip a month or they really do come at a normal time....but it's more often that they skip, and I can't figure out why. o_o<br><br>
I've been currently waiting for 2-3 weeks now for when my cycle should've come. So far, nothing but a bunch of cramps on and off during that time. =\\<br>
Like I said though, it's been going on since the beginning of this year....things are so off schedule and confusing me now. D:<br>
Plus, keep off-mind to ask if I'm pregnant. My simple answer: I NEVER want kids, thus I never want that kind of gross interaction even after marriage as I believe. O_O;<br><br>
I highly doubt there's any other natural way to get pregnant otherwise. xD<br><br>
If you need any physical info on me, I'm around 5' 4" (still growing) and somewhere between 102-106lbs. I'm also not very "developed" compared to most girl peers my age or sometimes younger, in case that has anything to do with this....<br>
As for hormone levels, I had 'em checked just last month (passed out from all the blood they drew though x.x ) and my hormones are completely normal. o_O and yet these cycles make me cramp during the weeks they're supposed to have started. :c<br><br>
So I can't really understand what's going on...my hormone levels are totally normal, except some T3 hormone for energy (which I probably ruined with stupid sleeping habits). D:<br><br>
Anyone know anything to help me? If you also have to know my during-cycle symptoms, they usually involve horrible cramps and heavy bleeding for the first two or three days. I also get really tired from them and sleep A LOT on the first day. o_o<br><br>
So...yeah...that's all I can explain for now. Also, in case you have to know the age I first started my very first cycle, it was age 12....oh the crazy memories. o.o;;</span></div>
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You're extremely underwear, and that is likely the problem. Are you anorexic, and are you sure that you're eating enough and getting enough calories, because it doesn't sound like it at that weight.
 

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Also, when you're a teenager, your cycles can be really unpredictable. I remember I got mine around the same age (12) and I vaguely recall that they were very unreliable - it took years and years, but now I can pretty much time a clock by how regular my cycle is.<br><br>
I also second River's question/suggestion. You might need to take a look at how much you're eating and make sure it is enough for a growing teenager.
 

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River and luxdancer already said what I would have said. If you have are anorexic, that is most likely the cause of the skipped periods.
 

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well, my iron levels come out normal, and I just went to the doctors today to get answers. o.o I haven't even been diagnosed with anemia before...<br>
turns out my estrogen levels are just too high...o_o 6 times more than normal....probably from the processed soy that my family finally stopped eating just months ago...<br>
but at the same time, for this delayed cycle at the moment, my doctors said it's my detox diet they have me on...but it's a good sign for this to delay from that, so I'm relieved. however, when they mentioned high levels of that one hormone....that's a different story....<br><br>
I'll probably edit my post and mention that, 'cause at first I thought my hormones were normal ^^;;<br><br>
anyways, I weigh that much 'cause I just....weigh that much...I can't seem to gain weight, and I do eat high calorie plants (beans, rice, etc) otherwise I wouldn't feel full. XD I don't know how I weight lighter than some of my shorter friends o_O I wouldn't really even think maybe weight of "bust" would have anything to do with overall weight, 'cause I'm pretty dang small in that area....compared to those girls heavier than me but shorter....o_o make sense, but then again, I'm not sure why I'm light-weight. xD<br><br>
hmm...not sure what else to say except that I do lots of research on foods I eat, so I've been working hard lately on adjusting and organizing my diet more~ c:
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>luxdancer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2971381"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Also, when you're a teenager, your cycles can be really unpredictable.</div>
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This is what I wanted to add. My cycle took years before they were finally regular.<br>
I was also very thin and not very developed at your age. Probably the same height and weight, and I certainly did not have an eating disorder.<br>
But heck, I'm still barely developed and I'm 23 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I did grow 6 inches in high school though, yikes!<br><br>
eta: Oops, we posted at the same time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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anyways, I weigh that much 'cause I just....weigh that much...I can't seem to gain weight, and I do eat high calorie plants (beans, rice, etc) otherwise I wouldn't feel full. XD I don't know how I weight lighter than some of my shorter friends o_O I wouldn't really even think maybe weight of "bust" would have anything to do with overall weight, 'cause I'm pretty dang small in that area....compared to those girls heavier than me but shorter....o_o make sense, but then again, I'm not sure why I'm light-weight. xD</div>
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Any recommendation to look at caloric intake was not intended to make you feel self-conscious <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">! I have friends who are just naturally very slim and small in shape - an ex of mine is ~5'10 and doesn't weight more than 100lbs, and she literally eats like a hungry teenage boy (ie everything in sight). It just is a concern because there's a trend of people, especially women, using veg*nism as a cover for eating disorders.
 

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an ex of mine is ~5'10 and doesn't weight more than 100lbs, and she literally eats like a hungry teenage boy (ie everything in sight).orders.</div>
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5'10 and 100 lbs?! That is a BMI of 14...I am praying that was a typo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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5'10 and 100 lbs?! That is a BMI of 14...I am praying that was a typo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Nope! She's just... genetics, man, so weird.
 

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yeah, I guess the periods would also be irregular at my age anyways. XD It's just annoying - I have to be homeschooled 'cause I couldn't tolerate staying home from school just to deal with the early symptoms. o.o<br><br>
Oh, and that's okay, I didn't take it too personally or as something of self-conscious. ^_^ I just wanted to throw it out there that I'm vegan for health reasons rather than weight, 'cause I feel skinny enough already. XDD
 

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I had super irregular periods when I was younger. It's normal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yes, don't worry about your periods right now. Like the others, it took years before my periods became regular. I'm sure that by the time you're out of adolescence you'll have one less thing to worry about in terms of your periods, unless the pattern changes and the flows become heavier or lighter or they never do become regular, and that's when you should see the doctor. If that doesn't happen, you're fine.
 

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Alright, awesome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Thank you everyone for your tips - it's helped me feel better especially after what I've gone through today! ( doctors trying to push me back into eating meat...typical, but I'm too stubborn to fall for that, anyways ;D )
 

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If you're interested, there is a thread about putting on weight. I'll go find it and post it here.
 

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<a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/showthread.php?128401-Gaining-weight-helpppp" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/sh...weight-helpppp</a>.<br><br>
If this doesn't apply to you, then forget I posted it. I'm not trying to imply that you should gain weight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Okay, and I think I'll be fine without worrying about intending to gain weight. :3 My weight may finally go up one day, but I'll just wait~<br>
I also think I might have a high metabolism, but I also exercise often and enjoy running, cycling, sit-ups and push-ups. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Thanks anyways, to all of you! ^^
 

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Okay, and I think I'll be fine without worrying about intending to gain weight. :3 My weight may finally go up one day, but I'll just wait~<br>
I also think I might have a high metabolism, but I also exercise often and enjoy running, cycling, sit-ups and push-ups. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Thanks anyways, to all of you! ^^</div>
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Umm.....I'm not anorexic. o_O;; Also, the doctors I go to have already done every test possible: blood (passed out 'cause they drew so much for multiple tests), saliva, urine, stools, and even hair samples. I have a huge health profile from those tests listing: allergies, food sensitivities, hormone levels, nutrient levels (protein, calcium, vitamins, etc.), metal levels, and many more than I can think at the top of my head right now. Even my doctors agreed I'm just <i>slim</i>.<br>
I also think I get enough calories from the nuts, beans, rice, grains, and other foods I eat.<br><br>
My doctors are concerned about a few things with me, but nothing to do with my weight. I also believe I can improve, it's just hard because I'm not the driver of this house, my parents are. Thus, I have to find ways to convince them to by the foods we need, but they have a hard time going on long trips to the right stores. My dad is considering us having our own veggie garden though, and I find that to be a great idea. ^_^<br><br>
Anyways, I just wanted to point that out...I never wanted to give the idea that I'm underweight, it's really more complex than looking at the number of lbs. ^-^;;
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fatman</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2971517"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You are anorexic. It can cause the cycles to stop completely. It can also cause liver problems, intestinal problems etc..<br>
Do you have cramping in your sides ever after modest workouts?<br>
Be honest with yourself, if you are eating a ton of calories, then purging, you need to get help. chances of stopping on your own are pretty slim.<br>
If you are not doing that, then you need to up your intake, at 16 you should be around 12 to 1300 a day to maintain a healthy weight and still have enough to develop.<br><br>
My personal thoughts?<br>
Consult a real doctor and dont hold anything back, a simple blood test will tell him most of what he needs to know. Oh, and a pee test will tell him if your body is actually eating itself.<br><br>
I know someone that is going through recovery from this right now and it is a hard thing to watch, I can only imagine how hard it must be to go through it.</div>
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Since you're posting in the women's forum, I'm assuming you are now a female. So, how did the gender reassignment surgery go? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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