In late June 2013 I began writing about my state of amenorrhea in a blog titled “My Journey to the Moon”. I was committed to reigniting my body’s natural rhythms and regaining my feminine connection regardless of what I had to face emotionally and physically. Between the damaging effects of birth control pills and a severe battle with bulimia which included extreme exercise for over 20 years, I fluctuated between very erratic periods (dysmenorrhea) to eventually no periods (amenorrhea). All in all I had not had a true period in over 8 years.
I documented my plan weekly. I was using a whole handful of healing tools … if you would have said walking backwards and whistling helped I would have done it. Week after week I would write about my emotional and physical realizations and what was/wasn’t working. And week after week- no period. I was emotionally spazzed out- for lack of a better term. My body was all over the place with weight gain and fluid fluctuations. I bounced between fear, anxiety and depression with some occasional days where I could feel my soul connection again. Those few days where I could hear my “inner voice” and my “gut instinct” coming back to life are what kept me on track. [Read more…] about Hypothalamic Amenorrhea~