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Ok, so here's my back story--everything I can think of that would be relevant:
For about 5 or so years previous to the summer of 2009, I was on hormonal birth control (the pill, then the nuva ring). I always had farily regular periods then (and before the BC), but also ate a crap diet and was quite sick most of the time.
Starting about the winter of 2009, I started cleaning up my diet, and eating less sugar, more whole foods etc, progressing until today; I now eat a primal type diet--lots of grassfed meat, eggs, and poultry, some seafood, seaweed, veggies, berries, and the occasional fruits, nuts/seeds and dark chocolate.
I went off of the hormonal BC around the summer of 2009-ish, when I realized it was contributing to making me sick, crabby and depressed. I had one period of bleeding directly after removing the last BC ring, and that has been it since then.
My vitamin D level is good, I eat plenty of calories (trust me--I <3 food!! haha), low-ish carbs but not super low (maybe like 100g/day on average--I tried going higher for a time, but that made no difference and I didn't get my period back). I did lose bout 15lbs at the very start of going primal (which was about Oct 2010) but I needed to, and I am at my normal, comfortable body weight now (132.5lbs, 6' tall--this sounds skinny I know, but it is alot due to family genetics and this is just where my weight stays when I eat plenty of healthy food) I supplemented with Lugol's iodine solution (12.5mg/day) for a few months which got rid of my fibrocystic breast tissue. Now I eat kelp and other seaweed daily for iodine.
I am 25 (26 in March!) years old. I started mensturating at age 16.
I take Dr. Ron's pancreas and organ delight supplements along with Natural Calm magnesium, fermented cod liver oil and high-vitamin butter oil every day. My digestion is good with taking the pancreas supplements 1-2 per meal. I usually eat about 3x per day with maybe one little snack.
I am a very active person (I work as a nurse during afternoons and during the day I do a lot of art stuff--woodcarving, sewing, patternmaking etc) but I don't currently do any formal exercise. I will probably be doing some P90X with my husband, starting pretty soon, to help build muscle.
Does anyone have ANY ideas as to why I still haven't gotten my period back after stopping the BC?? I have gone through EVERYTHING can think of, but haven't had any luck yet. : ( I'd really like to get it back, so I can start charting my cycles and doing the FAM. All I can think of is that maybe since I have such a low body fat level for a female, it is taking my body longer than normal to build up enough hormones again to mensturate, after my hormones were screwed up by the hormonal BC?
*whew* that was a novel LOL! Thanks in advance!
Beet Test (stomach acid?)