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My son is 9 months old and I got my periods back at 3

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Hi, my son is 9 months old and I got my periods back at 3 months. I'm still exclusively breastfeeding. Now I suffer heavy periods and weird/severe PMS that includes headaches, bloating, nausea, insomnia and extreme acid reflux and this really horrible scratchy throat (feels like I may have post nasal drip) the cough and reflux can even wake me up. Starting to feel very worried, what could this be? Thanks!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Usually during breast feeding period there is no ovulation and mothers have anovulotory period without any PMS.

But this may not be found in all women normally without any significant pathology.

You can use only progesterone pill after consulting with your doctor to get relieve from this symptom.

Thank you

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Progesterone pills would not typically be started while you are still breast feeding.

And these symptoms need much further investigation.

Possible causes do not simply indicate progesterone being low at all, particularly acid reflux.

The cough and reflux waking you up is not normal, and not typically hormonal.

See an internal medicine doctor.

Exam needed.

Testing:

Sex hormone panel and SHBG

TSH and T4 [tyroid studies]

All routine labs which will have the liver profile and kidney profile.

H pylori breath test.

AM cortisol.

Pelvic exam if not done recently.

Many things can through off hormonal balance. The testing above covers most of the.

I am a double board certified US doctor.

LEt me know if you have further questions.

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