23 Year old with constipation, no period, anxiety, binge eating
This is my first time blogging and I hope someone can read and help me save my life.
About 5 years ago I was on Ortho-tricyclen for about 1 year and a few months. I stopped that because I was no longer sexually active. I then started to break out terribly which I had never had a problem with in my life. I continuously went to the dermatologist and they gave me every medication and antibiotic you can think of besides Accutane. About 4.5 years later I started to have severe constipation that lead to anal fissures and I had 2 colonoscopies but doctors said everything was fine and I just needed to eat more fiber (which didn't help much). Meanwhile, I was still breaking out so I then decided to go back on bc and took Yaz for about 7 months. During that time I gained 20lbs. I never had a weight issue in my life and never thought twice about what I ate. This caused me to start to diet and exercise. I had very low self esteem which caused me to slowly cut myself off from the rest of the world. What started out as a way to get healthy became an obsession and turned into severe restriction and binging (which I am now only binging but still obsessing about food). I no longer wanted to be on birth control regardless if I broke out or not. I continued to exercise but again I was having issues with food. About a year later (Feb 2011) I moved to Korea to teach English and be with family and I thought this was going to be my ticket to stopping the binging because I thought I might have just needed a change in my life. Instead of being there for a year I ended up leaving after 4 months because my anxiety, depression, binging, and restricting intensified. I still hadn't had a natural period or spotting for over 1.5 years. The only times I did bleed was because it was induced by Provera (which I am totally against now that I am well informed). I've been going to therapists, doctors, and nurse practitioners to try and solve my problem but I haven't had any significant help. I had my blood tested and it looks like I have high testosterone but I also suspect low estrogen because it was higher than 32 but less than the normal range for the luteal phase. The doctor told me that was normal. I have a lot of anxiety every day along with headaches and fatigue and I just want a solution, and preferably a natural one. I apologize this is such a long story but I am just so desperate for a solution. Thanks for the help!