| | No periods (but all tests are negative)
I am 27 and hoping to start a family sometime soon. The problem is I average only about 1 to 2 periods per year. I have seen no less than 10 doctors and been tested for (what seems like) everything under the sun to no avail. I am hoping that someone out there has had a similar experience and can help me. A bit of history...
I got my first period at the age of 12. They were somewhat regular but I would miss a month every now and then throughout high school - I think because I was super active (playing on multiple sports teams). I started taking birth control at the age of 17 and stopped when I was 25. I didn't get my period for 14 months after stopping the pill even after taking progesterone pills in attempt to jump start a cycle. My doctor finally prescribed Metformin, assuming it was mild PCOS (I have very few symptoms), and I did get a period a few months after taking it.
Since then I have only gotten a handful of periods, but they have all been super light and short (2-3 days). As I mentioned, I have been tested for EVERYTHING: my weight is normal (5' 5", 125 lbs), all my hormone levels are within the normal limits for a women my age who is not ovulating, I do not (in fact) have PCOS (verified via ultrasound and lack of symptoms), my pituitary gland looks good (had an MRI), my thyroid levels are perfect, all of my vitamin/mineral levels are normal, and I tested negative for diabetes. I have even had a colonoscopy and endoscopy due to some reoccurring IBS symptoms, and even those both came back normal.
I am at a complete loss as to what could be causing my an anovulation. I am very active (I run or bike 5 times a week for an hour), and I do have some anxiety, but have recently cut back on the exercise and made some stress-reducing lifestyle changes. I have even tried anti-anxiety medication. I have a few other minor miscellaneous ailments (chronic insomnia, dermatologic issues), but for the most part I am pretty healthy.
I am so tired of visiting doctor after doctor and not finding an answer. If anyone has any ideas or has had a similar experience, I would love to hear from you.