Birth Control & Eating Disorder Recovery

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by Kati_nixie on Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:18 pm

Birth Control & Eating Disorder Recovery

Hi everyone :) , I've started to have disordered eating patterns when I was 18-19 years old and my periods have been off. They were not super regular before that either, but after the cycles of restriction & bingeing - that lasted for many years - I have lost my period. I have been slightly overweight, then quite underweight, then had fluctuations. The thing is, I was chronically undereating & then bingeing, then repeat.

My gynaecologist has prescibed Belara in order to gain my period back (after hormonal tests, that showed that my hormones are quite unbalanced: 'female' ones are down, and 'male' ones are up) however I did not disclose that I've had an eating disorder.

I am now recovering my weight and making sure I actually eat enough. I wonder if losing period happened due to my eating patterns. Is it safe to assume that if I get back into normal eating, my hormones will balance out over time, too? I am not sure if taking birth control is necessary and i don't want to be putting unneeded hormones in my body!
Advice much appreciated <3

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by talkhealth on Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:04 pm

Re: Birth Control & Eating Disorder Recovery

Hello Kati

We are currently running an online expert clinic about abnormal bleeding - which is supported by Wellbeing of Women. The expert Dr Varsha Jain is currently answering questions and I would hope that she would be able to help you on this concern. The clinic is open until Thursday 24th September - so please go into the clinic to post your question. ... l-bleeding

I hope this helps.
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