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Can natrual diet pills affect your menstrual cycle? For example a missed period

Can natrual diet pills affect your menstrual cycle? For example a missed period

Yes: They can cause problems. Sometimes they cause your periods to go away. And besides the GYN issues from this, it can affect other parts of your body. So just be careful. Once that happens, it may not be easily reversible ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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Can diet pills delay your menstrual period?

Can diet pills delay your menstrual period?

Weight loss itself: There are many diet pills. Prescription diet pills do not delay menstruation, rapid weight loss caused by the pills may
effect your periods, but not the pill itself. ...Read more

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I was taking demograss diet pills and it stoped my menstural period why?

I was taking demograss diet pills and it stoped my menstural period why?

Speeding to a stop: Most diet pills contain a variant of amphetamine (speed) and when your body fat reaches a critical low then your menstrual cycle will stop just like patients with anorexia. ...Read more

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I was on a diet to lose some pounds. However, my menstrual cycle stopped for 3 months. Should I do something about it?

I was on a diet to lose some pounds. However, my menstrual cycle stopped for 3 months. Should I do something about it?

How many lbs?: If you lost a significant amount of weight, that loss of energy could stop your menses. Please discuss with your doctor to have a healthy nutritional plan for weight loss. ...Read more

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When you change your diet does it effect your menstrual cycle? Like get it one week, then the following week you start a healthy diet and get it again

When you change your diet does it effect your menstrual cycle? Like get it one week, then the following week you start a healthy diet and get it again

Not typically: Our diets, unless at the extremes of starvation or over--consumption, do not affect our menstrual cycle. Most commonly affecting menstrual cycle would be hormones, weight (thin/heavy), thyroid and pituitary. If you're worried about any of these, then see a doctor for check up and labs. As well, of course, make sure you are regularly exercising and following a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Can I do hCG diet while on your menstrual cycle?

Can I do hCG diet while on your menstrual cycle?

You can do: Hcg diet any time you like, it's nonsense. A 500 calorie per day diet will make anyone lose weight, anytime. This is a big scam, ignore the HCG (references please?) and go back to diet and exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you naturally help regulate your menstrual cycle? Like changes in diet, incorporate or avoid certain food?

Can you naturally help regulate your menstrual cycle? Like changes in diet, incorporate or avoid certain food?

Depends: It depends on what you mean by 'regulate'. A diet rich in iron can help to replenish the iron stores that are lost when you menstruate if your bleeding is heavy. If you are having specific problems with your cycle (missing periods or too frequent) there can be dietary changes that can help. Most significantly, if you are heavy, weight loss and being at healthy bmi can help regulate periods. ...Read more

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Can diet changes, not drastic but higher than usual sugar intake, cause a late menstrual cycle?

Can diet changes, not drastic but higher than usual sugar intake, cause a late menstrual cycle?

Unlikely: Dietary changes can cause a late menstrual cycle, but these are usually extreme changes in the diet with very low calorie intake. Some variation in menstrual cycle is normal with a normal menstrual cycle being anywhere from 21-35 days. ...Read more

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How could a morning after pill affect your menstrual cycle?

How could a morning after pill affect your menstrual cycle?

Menstrual changes: It can cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period). ...Read more

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Stopped the pill 2 months ago after 7 years. Didn't have a normal menstrual cycle last month. When will my cycle return to normal so I can conceive?

Stopped the pill 2 months ago after 7 years. Didn't have a normal menstrual cycle last month. When will my cycle return to normal so I can conceive?

Soon: Most women will get their menstrual cycles right away. Few women will take 2 to 3 months to get a normal cycle. You can still get pregnant even without menses. Please see a doctor if you do not get your menses in 3 months. ...Read more

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I've been thinking about taking diet pills, im 22 and I weigh 250. Would it be a bad idea to start taking hydroxycut? Regular diets haven't worked.

I've been thinking about taking diet pills, im 22 and I weigh 250. Would it be a bad idea to start taking hydroxycut? Regular diets haven't worked.

See doctor: You need a good health history, labs, stratify risk factors determine what meds are best for you, see if surgery is an option. Overall, it takes a lot of time (years) to loose weight. Lifestyle modification is the most important aspect, this is what takes time, concentration, adjustments, review, and dedication. ...Read more

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I need to lose 10lbs and it's been a battle because I have hypothyroidism. I eat right & small portions & long walks. Y can't I lose any? Diet pills?

I need to lose 10lbs and it's been a battle because I have hypothyroidism. I eat right & small portions & long walks. Y can't I lose any? Diet pills?

Lose weight: First, make sure your hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. If that is under control, then we look at what you eat, how much you eat, and how much you exercise. Looks like you have the first 2 covered. Walking, while good for you, will not get your heart rate high enough to burn calories. You need to do cardio exercise and maintain a target hr for 20+ minutes a few times a week. ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills or appetite suppressants that work and don't have side effects?

Are there any diet pills or appetite suppressants that work and don't have side effects?

Side effects: There are very few, if any, medications that have no side effects. Our bodies are wondrously complex and delicately balanced machines. To tinker with one part using a medication almost always causes additional effects in another part. The goal is to minimize these side effects but they are almost always there to some extent. ...Read more

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Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

See details: How about starting an exercise and strength training program along with a low carbohydrate, low calorie diet? Diet pills have significant risks and should be avoided. ...Read more

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What diet pills are safest to take that won't mess with trying to become pregnant in the future?

None: Lose weight first, then try to become pregnant. Being overweight is a risk for pregnant women. Try a safe approach to dieting, moderated by your healthcare provider. Lose the weight recommended to get to your ideal weight, then try to conceive. (consider weightwatchers, nutrisystems, etc). ...Read more

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Great diet pills that don't interact with birth control?

Great diet pills that don't interact with birth control?

Diet & Exercise: As you might imagine, most physicians don't recommend diet pills. There are prescription diet pills and they should be given under a physicians supervision. OTC diet pills are not safe and I don't recommend them. In terms of interactions, you'd have to state the name of pill and the name of your birth control to answer effectively ...Read more

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Are there any OTC diet pills that I can take. That doesn't have hormones and can be taken with tamoxifen and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Diet pills safe: Orlistat (xenical) is otc diet pill that prevents dietary fat absorption to help weight loss. You can take 60mg PO three times aday with each fat containing meal. Side effects are flatulence and diarrhea.

In addtion moderate physical activity and calorie restriction is advised. ...Read more

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Why I gain weight even I'm nt a big eater. I'm 40 this year. I have try diet pills but can't work on me. Will evening primrose oil help me?

Why I gain weight even I'm nt a big eater. I'm 40 this year. I have try diet pills but can't work on me. Will evening primrose oil help me?

Weight gain: Simplistically, weight gain occurs when calories in exceed calories out. There's a tendency to continue eating habits developed in our youth even as out physical activity decreases due to work & family constraints. There is no evidence that evening primrose oil will help lose weight. Consider DASH, Mediterranean or vegetarian diet plus regular physical activity - avoid screen time incl TV/computer ...Read more

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I don't want to go over my calorie limit for the day, so I took some of my mothers diet pills. Will they work since I don't take them regularly?

Bad idea: The effectiveness depends on what "diet pills" you actually took. They have different mechanism of action and work differently depending on the individual person. In general, it is a bad idea to take a medication that was not prescribed specifically for you. Go to your doctor and ask for your own pills. You might have characteristics where one diet pill might be better suited for you than others. ...Read more

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My girlfriend started taking diet pills a week ago and she experienced light period 1 day. Ultrasound didn't detect abnormalities. Shall we be worried?

My girlfriend started taking diet pills a week ago and she experienced light period 1 day. Ultrasound didn't detect abnormalities. Shall we be worried?

Diet Pills: "Diet pills" come in many types and dosages. I would need to know more about the medication. That said, some diet pills have hormones in them. Hormones can effect a woman's menstrual cycle. Since she had an ultrasound, I assume she was seen by a doctor. Also, if she hasn't had a pregnancy test, she should. Lastly, if her weight problem is severe, she should try to get help from a nutritionist. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is irregular. Do I need to take pills?

My menstrual cycle is irregular. Do I need to take pills?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What makes one have to take pill on the first day of menstrual cycle?

What makes one have to take pill on the first day of menstrual cycle?

Question?: There are different options for when to start the first pill of your new contraceptive. Some women start on the sunday of the week in which they start bleeding; others start on the fifth day of their cycle. Please check with your healthcare provider who prescribed the pill, since once you start the first pill pack, you shouldn't have to wonder when to start the next pack. ...Read more

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What can stop your menstrual cycle--the pill?

What can stop your menstrual cycle--the pill?

If taken continuosly: If you take only the active pills (first 21 pills for most prescriptions) and then begin the next pack you will skip a period. There are some prescriptions that do this by design. ...Read more

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I TooK postinor 2 twice in 1 menstrual cycle...will that make the pill less effective?

I TooK postinor 2 twice in 1 menstrual cycle...will that make the pill less effective?

No: NO: it may cause a bit of irregular menstrual bleeding or spotting; however, it will not affect the efficacy of your BC pills. ...Read more

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Have a 26day menstrual cycle. Had protected sex on 7june and took Plan B pill on 8th after 25 hrs. My menses was due on 9june. Has not yet come. Worried?

Preg test: If in doubt, check a pregnancy test. Plan b does work, but I don't recommend it as a primary form of birth control. Taking a hormone like Plan B can cause your periods to be different than normal. It can a few cycles to get back to normal. ...Read more

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Will I get sick If I take diet pills?

Will I get sick If I take diet pills?

Weight Loss Meds: In the US there are not any weight loss medications approved for use in individuals 17 years or less.

For adults 18 years or older, FDA approved weight loss medications can be used safely under a doctor's supervision as an adjunct to diet and exercise if you are overweight or obese.

Certain medical conditions like mood disorders, sleep problems, and heart condition may limit options. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more