Besides being a late bloomer, I have always had a normal and consistent period up until I went off of birth control last March. I never saw my period again until December when I went on Birth Control for a month. Last summer I started a plant-based diet (no meat or dairy products), and I recently had my blood tested to see what the problem is. My physician told me my estrogen levels are hardly on the chart and I need more protein. She also said that I am not underweight, but I need to gain 5 pound in the next 3 months. What is the best way to do this? Which food are the best for me to eat? I noticed too that this my be why I am losing so much hair and sometimes have headaches and trouble sleeping. Do I need to start exercising or will that only decrease my estrogen levels? I want to have kids sometime within the next couple of years, so if need be I'll ditch the plant based diet so I can get my hormones back to where they need to be!View Thread
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