Hi all,
I was diagnosed with pcos many years ago and I have suffered all the symptoms imaginable, from infertility to weight gain etc.... I might have a period twice a year if I am lucky but what I have noticed in this last year was I have tried the atkins diet a few times and when I am not eating sugar I have my period just like normal (like the first week of not eating any sugar). I am insulin resistant and I wonder if that has something to do with me not having a period. So what I have been doing is once every couple months I lay off sugar completely for about a week and I start my period. But there has got to be a easier way to menstrate. Does anyone have any input on this or explanation?
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replied October 26th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Insulin resistance and hyperglycemia are the proven reasons for amenorrhea. I would suggest you to have thyroid function tests and HbA1C to sort it out.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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