Hi, my name is Rachel, I'm new to health boards and I have a question about working out and whether it can stop your periods. I took the winter off from sports and now I'm back in them doing track this spring. We run every day and it is pretty intense for at least me. I usually have irregular periods, however I only get about 1 day of cramps that go away with an advil or midol or something. But recently, I had an entire week of worse than usual cramps and I never got a period and in about a week they went away. I was wondering if this is due to starting to exercise more frequently than I am used to. Answer if you know anything about this or it has happened to you!
Thanks so much,
Hi Rach! Yes, exercising CAN affect your periods. I used to weight train 4-5 days a week and I never had periods when I was working out. When I stopped, I was back to having periods, although they were irregular. Probably nothing to worry about but it might make you feel better if you talk to your doctor about it.
Hey everyone, thanks for answering!
I am not pregnant, and I did end up getting a period when I was home for spring break and let up on the running.
Thanks for welcoming me, so far they are very helpfull.
hi rachel. i used 2 exercise a lot!! and didnt get mine for a year and a half. so went to the doctor and ha said it was the exercising and also found out i got a thyroid disorder. so now im on thyroid pills the rest of my life but i did finally get my period.