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Before I went on birth control pills i was 95 pounds and my period was IRREGULAR. Im currently 19 years old and i got my period in 8th grade on easter and it lasted for a full month. My second period came on christmas. Over a 5 year span I only had my period about 15 times!! average person is 11-13 times A YEAR. When i was 16 i went on orthotricyclen. After the first few months when the nausea was supposed to have ceased, i still had it. every day of the first pill i would throw up. This continued for a year until i decided to stop. (I waited till i finished the whole pack) I stopped on June 1, 2002, and until this day, i have never had my period!!! its been almost a year! I have read all about the symptoms of secondary amenorrhea, i am not pregnant, i am not over or underweight, (i still have the 10 pounds that i gained, so im now 105 and 5'3)
i went to my gyn this january and i asked her if i needed to worry because i didnt get my period for almost a year, and she said no cause i had been irregular before i started taking the pill. I dont think she realized that i was irregular for a only a few months. My last resort is to go back on the BCP, but is there any way i can get my period again? It's really scaring me. Thank you so much for reading this long message. Im only 19 but i want to make sure that i will be fertile and able to have a family on my own. Thanks!

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It sounds like maybe you need to get a second opinion from a different gynecologist, if that's possible, or go back to your curent one and explain your concerns again.

There are a lot of different reasons why you might not be getting your period, so I wouldn't panic just yet about being infertile.

Go and get another opinion and let us know how it goes.

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