So I've had some time to reflect and I think the true cause of my low mood is the fact that my body does not seem to be recovering from years of an eating disorder as quick as I thought it would. My periods are still non existent despite being a healthy weight now. And the doctors can't figure out why! It also makes trying for a baby difficult. They are referring us for IVF but I worry it will be a huge strain. Do any of you ladies have any advice as to how I can get my regular monthly cycle back? I've tried acupuncture but that also made no difference. I'm wondering if there is something I can include in my diet? Xx

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Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Great advice. Thanks Emma Jane xx

Emma jane
almost 4 years

I have a friend who suffers the same with her cycle. She is a healthy weight, eats with and exercises regularly. Finally after years of trips to the doctors and other professionals they can only pin it to stress. The more she worries about work/life balance - which is totally normal - her body gets stressed. Meditation has helped but like the previous comments, getting out, seeing friends, having a giggle helps her xxx Hope that helps a little xxx

gettingtheglow
almost 4 years

Have the same problem with my cycle, so am also interested for any advice given!

All the best to you X

tinisha
almost 4 years

😘 xx

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

That's so much. Great advice 😘

tinisha
almost 4 years

Hi Hun,

Sorry to hear about your troubles.

I think that periods are lost when there's not enough fat stores in the body and or too much cortisol (stress hormone)... Definitely sounds like stress could be taking its toll on you.

You could try focusing your meals on some of the following foods that are natural cortisol reducing foods:

Spinach
Citrusy fruits
Beans
Omega 3s
Zinc
Cacao

Also, get out lots - exercise, laugh, listen to music... Say yes, to everything. It will all help.

And babies never come along when you want them to. Try to let go of wanting it to happen right now, and I'm sure things will start to click into place.

Good luck xx