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What causes irregular periods? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User:Hi doctor
User:i have being facing problem of iregular periods since past 1 year
User:had gonethrough an MTP in MARCH 12
Doctor:Ok
User:i have put on 20 kgs weight (92 ) now since the last 3 years
Doctor:Ok
User:going through a lot of stress in personal life
Doctor:I understand. What other symptoms do you have?
User:lot of dandruff
User:bloated feeling , irritaion
User:mood swings , want to be lonely and quiet
User:do not gel well with people ,try to be away from crowds
User:think think think too much
User:lot of stress , excessive hairfall
User:i have a question
User:though its late to ask
User:is all thsi confidential ?
Doctor:Please proceed with your enquries. This discussion is confidential.
User:sure thanks
User:acn u pls guide me
User:what to do
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:31
Doctor:Do you have children?
Doctor:And are you looking to conceive?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes
User:no i do not have chidren
User:I am seperated and live alone
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor or undergone tests / started any treatment for the same problems?
User:yes
Doctor:May I know what was the diagnosis of your doctor after looking at your tests and the treatment suggested?
User:i did visit a gynac for this and have done a sonography .Undertsand that i do not ahev polysystic ovaries however doctor mentioned that these are small eggs near the ovaries and do not need any specific traeatment
User:however she has given me 2 tablets
User:metadoze -850 none a day & deviry - 10 mg twice a day
User:sorry metadoze is once a day
Doctor:I understand.
Doctor:Since how long have you been using it? Have they helped you?
User:just a week
Doctor:Was your thyroid hormones checked?
User:yes
User:they were normal
User:also
User:i was opearted in year 2000 for microadenoma in the pitutary gland
User:this was done through gama knife theraphy - Super major surgery
Doctor:Ok
User:that time also i had irregular periods and prolactin levels were v high
User:my recent proloactin level range is normal
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Let me brief you now.
Doctor:Since you been investigated extensively, I hope you realize the cause of your multiple symptoms is most likely hormonal disturbances.
Doctor:I am glad to know that you have no serious issues found on testing now.
Doctor:In this instance you should be treated with hormone replacements. Deviry is a progesterone supplement which is helpful.
User:ok
Doctor:You can continue it as instructed. If it doesn't help you regulate period, your doctor can combine estrogens to it.
Doctor:One of these will help you.
Doctor:Besides the medication, it is important that you do your part of lifestyle change.
Doctor:The most important of this is getting back your weight into normal limits.
Doctor:Metadoze helps in lowering insulin resistant cells which are fat cells.
Doctor:However you need to supplement it with a proper diet plan and weight reducing exercise.
Doctor:So start these changes immediately.
Doctor:And as stress also effect your cycles, include destressing measures such as meditation, good sleep and other relaxation techniques.
Doctor:In short, you are being treated rightly. If you don't see good results (which is primarily getting back regular period), you can report back to the gynecologist.
Doctor:she can combine estrogens for better results.
Doctor:In addition start exercise and diet plan to reduce weight.
Doctor:And get those stresses out.
Doctor:Did you follow what I suggested?
User:yes pls
User:i have requested for a diet chart as well online
Doctor:That's a good move. It's also important that you start exercise - brisk walk for 15-20 minutes will not be that difficult to start off with.
Doctor:Add more exercise as and when you find time.
Doctor:With weight under check and the medicines, I expect you to have better quality life.
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:yes last one
User:any alternate medicine to loose weight
User:quickly
User:and reduce stress
Doctor:In this setting, metformin would be the right choice. Metadoze is a metformin product.
Doctor:There are few other drugs that are marketed
Doctor:as weight reducing pills and appetite inhibitors.
Doctor:They either come packed with significant side effects or they lack enough evidence that they work.
Doctor:If you are able to follow metadoze, diet plan and moderate exercise religiously, I expect you to begin losing weight in the next 3 months time.
Doctor:I don't feel you will look for alternate medicine then.
Doctor:Hope I am clear.
Doctor:Is there anything else?
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