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Old Oct 23rd, 2014, 13:18 PM   1
Trying to conceive (TTC)
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hypothalamic amenorrhea

I know a lot of people don't know what hypothalamic amenorrhea is, but it's what I've been diagnosed with. I have a 6 year old daughter, but since I gave birth to her I've had no cycles naturally at all. I've tried a couple of cycles with clomid and I've tried IUI, but no luck. Chemical pregnancy with the IUI. Anyway you get this from stress, over exercising, or being underweight. My diagnosis was because I was underweight for my body type, which isn't to say I was very underweight, apparently my body needs a little more weight on it for my hormones to function properly. 2 months ago I had my first period after 6 years naturally after I put on about 10 pounds. It was exactly like my periods always were before. I didn't know if I would have one again, and I did but it was weird. A lot of brown discharge, like it was old blood, and much lighter than normal. My cervical mucus doesn't seem to follow the "normal" pattern. I'm just so frustrated with this. I had given up the idea of trying to have another baby, and then all of a sudden boom AF! And now I feel like it's going to go away again. I just feel like giving up again, and like no one I talk to really understands. How have you ladies done this for so long because after 2 months I'm ready to give up. It's so emotionally draining and I start to feel so bad because I have a beautiful, healthy little girl, and putting so much energy into trying to have another one and getting so down about it feels selfish. I just don't know if I can do this anymore, but I don't know if I'll really be able to stop either.
I'm sorry for such a long, emotional rant. I'm just feeling down and alone, and I needed to vent. I'm also new to this so I hope this is an okay place to do it.

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